Proudly displaying the three-point star logo, Mercedes cars have epitomised style and quality for many decades. The company was at the forefront of car development back in the 1900s and continues to innovate in the 21st century.
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In 1886, Carl Benz submitted the patent for his motor car at the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin. This is generally considered to be the birth of the automobile.
In March 1901 the first Mercedes attracted enormous interest at the Nice Race Week. It was a powerful, lightweight vehicle with a low centre of gravity and stood out from all cars previously built. The 35 hp Mercedes signalled the end for the carriages used in automobile manufacturing – this Mercedes was considered to be the first modern automobile.
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For the past 25 years, Mercedes has provided the Safety Car for all Formula One races around the world.
In June 1909, the company registered a three-pointed and four-pointed star as trademarks. Both logos are legally protected – but it was the three-pointed star that was ultimately used. A three-dimensional star adorned the front radiator of vehicles from 1910 onwards.