Top 10 Automobile Brands in United Kingdom (UK) 2016

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3. Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer and is a division of the company Daimler.


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Mercedes-Benz is well known for its luxury vehicles, trucks and buses, and is an aspirational brand for people all across the world. The company has its headquarters located in Stuttgart, Germany and the slogan of Mercedes-Benz is “the best or nothing” is recognized across the world.

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Dieter Zetsche is the current chairman. The company also has a financial services division.

The history of Mercedes-Benz dates back to 1886 when Karl Benz created the first petrol powered car. Gottlieb Daimler also had a helping hand in this. The first Mercedes was marketed by Daimler in 1901. All the cars produced thereafter are well known for their quality and durability. Some of the famous Mercedes-Benz vehicles include the GLC class luxury cars, Sprinter for cargo transportation, Zetros for snow ploughing, Unimog for all type of road conditions etc. Mercedes-Benz also has another brand called Maybach under its portfolio which is known for ultra-luxury cars. In India, it has manufacturing plants in Pune and Chennai.

Mercedes has been associated with Formula one for a long time. It has also won some championships. The famous world champion Michael Schumacher drove for Mercedes team from 2010 to 2012. In addition to that, the company also supplies engines to other formula one teams. Mercedes-Benz sponsors the German National Football team. It is the only automaker to design and manufacture bicycles too. It introduced them in 2005 for fitness and trekking purposes. The company is also involved in the process of launching an all-electric vehicle.

Number of Units Sold: 154000

Revenue (million $): 7415.95

Profit before tax (million $): 701.34