General information about Mercedes
In January 1886 Carl Benz patented the first petrol-powered car. Gottlieb Daimler patented just one year later a petrol powered car with an petrol engine. The first Mercedes automobile were sold in 1901 by the Daimler-Motor-Company.
Throughout the 1930s, Mercedes-Benz produced the 770 model, a car that was popular during Germany’s Nazi period. Adolf Hitler was known to have a bulletproof car. Other survival models have been sold to private people. One of them is currently on display at the War Museum in Ottawa. Today Mercedes-Benz is one of the best known, established and oldest automotive brands in the world. One of the many Daimler factories, where they are producing A, B and GLA models and also the AMG model, is located in Rastatt.
First Drive with an automobile
In the morning she had told her sons Eugen and Richard, that she planned to drive her husband’s car. Together they took the car quietly. Bertha left her husband a note on the kitchen desk, but she never him told that she would take the car. Later Carl got it that they took the car and not the railway. Bertha Benz made the first drive of the world in August 1888. The distance was from Mannheim to Pforzheim, around 180 Kilometers. Bertha Benz decided to drive the car of her husband, to reassure him about his dream. She drove to Pforzheim, because it’s her native town.