Talk:Mercedes-Benz

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History section - extension[edit]

The history section of the article is insanely compact for such a relevant enterprise. It could be extended with some material of de:Mercedes-Benz#Geschichte. -- Horst-schlaemma (talk) 08:20, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Brabus SLS AMG specs?[edit]

I'm asking here since it'll be a long time before someone sees the Brabus article's talk section and replies. Is the "BRABUS SLS 700 BiTurbo" their SLS AMG Gullwing? I was wondering what the specs for the car are because I saw one the other day at a gas station near my apartment and it was supercharged, with a badge on the side reading "SUPER CHARGED / KLEEMANN", and the Brabus "B" in place of the Mercedes star in the grill. What are the specs on the engine other than it being supercharged? Is it the 6.3 liter V8 or something else? --RThompson82 (talk) 01:19, 10 May 2014 (UTC)


A fatal confusion[edit]

There is a fatal error in this article as to the nature of the name "Mercedes-Benz" as such.
Mercedes-Benz is a brand. Daimler AG is a company name.
The confusion is caused by several facts.
Laymen generally identify some brand names with the company names they are involved. This is correct in many cases - but not in the present case.
Mercedes-Benz has never been the name of the German company. When the firms of the former Gottlieb Daimler and of Carl Benz were united in 1926 under the company name conatining Daimler-Benz. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz as a brand statrted and was registered as a trade mark.  : As far as I know,
Since the name Daimler had been used in the UK since the first years of the 20th century, the name "Daimler" in the name of the newly unified fim was replaced by the most successful racing car model of Gottlieb Daimler's firm - the Mercedes (being named after Mercedes Jelinek, the daughter of Emil Jelinek,the sponsor of Gottlieb Daimler's racers).
So, Mercedes-Benz has ever been a brand and has been cited shortly as Mercedes.
The confusion arises from the fact that several commercial and other affiliated companies related to Daimler-Benz (and temporarily DaimlerChrysler and Daimler AG, at present) hold company names incorporating this combination of words.
To be short, Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz are brands and are equivalents but neither identical with Daimler AG as a firm.
So I think the infobox of the present article is erroneous and should be deleted or modified in the light of the above.
You can check my words just by looking up the German Wikipedia-version of the article of the same title.----Linkoman (talk) 12:22, 26 May 2014 (UTC)