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Learn about the Mercedes-Benz Slogan & History

The Mercedes-Benz Slogan is “The Best or Nothing,” and it certainly embodies the quality of the vehicles the brand provides even today. From the infamous S-Class to the powerful GLS, this brand has plenty of vehicles that gives luxury vehicle shoppers here in Peoria an excellent driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz History

The creator of Mercedes-Benz, Carl Benz, first submitted his motor car patent in 1886 at the imperial Patent Office in Berlin. This model became the Benz Patent Motor Car, which is the first car that Benz created, but the first car created – ever. It had no gears, a top speed of 7 miles per hour, and you had to push it uphill. Basic, but functional and most importantly? Unique! Nothing quite like this had ever been seen before.

What was the first Mercedes-Benz ever created?

Mercedes-Benz was actually two separate companies before they merged and created their first models: S, SS, and SSK. It’s no wonder the S-Class is so amazing today! This model has stuck around since it first was put into production. In 1888, Carl Benz’s wife, Bertha Benz took his car for a drive with her sons from Mannheim to Pforzheim in order to prove its functionality and capability.


First MB model exterior facing forwards

First contemporary MB model exterior passenger side

Mercedes-Benz models for sale near Phoenix, AZ

Nowadays, the Mercedes-Benz models have advanced from the 3-wheel, no-gear car to many, many more models with even greater power than ever before. Come on over to your friendly Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead to find your next Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead! Here, you can find classic models like the S-Class and the brand’s newest offerings like the GLB and A-Class. 

Are you looking to learn more about our favorite brand? Contact your friendly Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead team! We would love to tell you all about our favorite models both old and new.