Mercedes Benz is one of the most celebrated names among the Luxury automobile brands in the world. The German automobile company has been around for more than a century, now operated by Daimler-Benz and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. The people behind Mercedes are responsible for the dawn of modern day internal combustion engine, in true sense they invented the automobile.
Carl Benz is regarded to be the founder of this company, his 1986 patent 'Benz Patent Motorwagen' is widely considered to be the first automobile. Later that year, Daimler along with engineer Wilhelm Maybach also converted a stage coach with a petrol engine and got rid of the horse powered transportation. Although Benz and Daimler both stayed in south Germany and worked around the same time on their respective models, they never met each other.