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History of Legendary car Brands

By Edited May 8, 2015 0 2

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Mercedes-Benz is one of the most respected and established automotive brands in the world, and is also the world's oldest automotive brand still in existence. Mercedes-Benz is a division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The name Mercedes Benz first used in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile. The Benz Patent Motorwagen patented in January 1886 .The first Mercedes- Benz brand cars were released in 1926 following the merge of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company.

Rolls-Royce started manufacturing cars in late 1903.It is a British manufacturing company which owned by BMW. The luxury car of the world started its journey in 1884 when one of its founder henry Royce started an electrical and mechanical business. He created his first car a two-cylinder Royce 10 in year 1904. He made a deal with the proprietor of an early motor car dealership, C.S.Rolls & Co, Charles Rolls. Rolls-Royce manufacturing plant started production in 1908 at the Derby England. Today Rolls- Royce is considered as the most prestigious car in the world.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is a German automobile manufacturing company founded in year 1917. BMW evolved from three other manufacturing companies, Rapp Motoren Werke and Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFw) in Bavaria, and Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach in Thuringia. BMW started as an aircraft engine manufacturing firm in 1917. The firm faced a lot of setbacks during the world wars; its manufacturing unit was shut down after WWI due to the Treaty of Versailles. The company shifted to automobile production in year 1928. Today BMW is one of the major producers of luxury cars in the world.

Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of automobiles founded in 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley. Today the brand is owned by Volkswagen, Volkswagen acquired the Bentley brand from rolls- Royce in 1998. Bentleys are known for its exquisite design and master class of luxury.

 Audi a German manufacturing company is solely owned by the Volkswagen Group. The Audi is a Latin derivative of its founder August Horuch surname. Audi is acquired by Volkswagen from its predecessor Daimler-Benz. First Audi car was manufactured and delivered in year 1910, in September 1921, Audi became the first German car manufacturer to present a production car, the Audi Type K, with left-handed drive. Audi 5000 models faced an accusations sudden unintended acceleration which caused 6 deaths and 700 accidents in United States of America. Later the National highway traffic safety administration declined the claim saying the accidents were caused by the driver error. As of 2009 Audi incurred nine-month operating profit of €1.5-billion.

Automobili Lamborghini commonly referred to as Lamborghini is an Italian car manufacturer. The company was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963. Lamborghini who was a manufacturing giant in tractors, air conditioners and gas heater had a passion for luxurious cars. He once found the clutch in his Ferrari is similar to the clutch of his tractors so he asked Ferrari for a better replacement but Ferrari insulted him saying that “he was just a little tractor maker, and could not know anything about sports cars”. This motivated him to start the Lamborghini which has produced the world’s fastest car, Diablo in 1990. Today Lamborghini is owned by Volkswagen. Every fewer than 3000 cars are rolled out.

The Two major Groups in the car manufacturing are BMW & Volkswagen.

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Comments

May 6, 2012 10:43pm
Introspective
I didn't know much about the Bentley, and finding out that it was acquired by Volkswagen was surprising. Good article.
Jul 6, 2012 12:02pm
Marlando
Great article--I am not a car guy at all but truly enjoyed your article and your writing style. Keep up the good work--thumbs up
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