Mercedes-Benz - mark German cars, as well as the name of a company specializing in the production of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. At the moment, is a subsidiary of Daimler AG. The headquarters is in Stuttgart. Founded in 1871. In 1898 Wilhelm Maybach built the car Daimler-Phöenix 4-cylinder engine with 8 hp, which speeds up to 15 miles. At the time, was appreciably affected by Emil Jellinek, head of Daimler in France and the Consul of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Nice, on his proposal was created by a more powerful engine, which was named Daimler-Mercedes. Jellinek persuaded to create a new Maybach car, which was ready in 1901. At the suggestion of Jellinek, a car named after his daughter Mersedes.Torgovoy brand cars produced by German company Daimler-Motoren- Gesellschaft, the name Mercedes was in 1902.