The frightening and tragic history of the Mercedes-Benz name

Mercedes-Benz is probably the most famous German car company in the world, and one of the most recognized and respected luxury brands. The Mercedes S-Class, G-Wagon and Mercedes-AMG GT are icons in the world of high-performance cars. The brand also has a strong racing history. But did you know about the strange side of the history of Mercedes-Benz, and the tragic story of the Mercedes Jellinek?

The history of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler and the Jellinek family

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In 1886, two men invented the first automobile: Karl Benz in Mannheim and Gottlieb Daimler in Stuttgart. Benz’s wife, Bertha, is on the first long-haul road trip to convince the masses that this amazing new patented Benz car is safe.

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