A Brief History of Mercedes Benz
We know that plenty of Courtenay residents choose to drive a Mercedes Benz, and for good reason. The history of Mercedes Benz starts in Germany with Karl Benz's creation of the first gasoline-powered automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, which was patented in January 1886. The automobile was marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motors Corporation, and in 1902, Emil Jellinek, an automobile entrepreneur who worked for DMC, created the trademark for the vehicle, naming the 1901 Mercedes 35 after his daughter, Mercedes. Jellinek began selling Mercedes cars not only to the elite in France (like the Rothschild family), but also to billionaires around the globe, including Rockefeller, Astor, Morgan, and Taylor. In 1899, Jellinek drove at a race in Nice under the pseudonym Monsieur Mercédès; this race is considered the birth of the Mercedes brand.
The first Mercedes-Benz brand cars were released in 1926 at the Berlin Motor Show. The following year, 7,000 Mercedes-Benz cars were produced. In 1931, the Mercedes Benz W15, which featured the first four-wheel independent suspension system and new hydraulic brake technology, debuted at the Paris Motor Show and was received well. Five years later, the Mercedes Benz W136 model was released, which was the first diesel passenger car. In the following years, the W135 roadster and W138 limousine were introduced before production was halted by World War II.
Mercedes-Benz has always focused on motorist and passenger safety. In the 1950s, Mercedes Benz started performing crash tests on each model before its release. In 1952, Mercedes Benz began importing cars to the United States, starting with the 300SL Gullwing.
Your Reliable Shop for Mercedes Benz Repair
Eventually, all vehicles need to be brought in for repairs. Whatever your needs are, you can take your Mercedes Benz to KEAN Auto Services. Proudly serving residents of Comox, British Columbia and surrounding areas since 1974, our owner Phil Peterson hires highly-skilled technicians who go through extensive automotive repair training. We perform a multitude of services, including Tire and Alignment Service. At KEAN Auto Services, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction, and we will make sure your vehicle is taken care of with top-notch service and also efficiently and cost-effectively.
Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
- We are Experts
- Years of Experience
If you are in or nearby the Comox Valley, feel free to give us a call at 250-897-3643 or to schedule an appointment online at KEAN Auto Services today! KEAN Auto Services - Quality Auto Repair for the Comox Valley since 1974.