Interesting facts about
Mercedes-Benz cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Mercedes-Benz facts.

Some interesting facts about Mercedes-Benz...

Karl Benz developed the world’s first ever car in 1885 called the Benz Patent Motorwagen. With just three wheels, its appearance resembled more that of a tricycle than what you would think of as a motor car. Perhaps rather fitting for the inventor of the car, Karl Benz was also the first person to receive a driver's license.

Karl Benz went into partnership with Gottlieb Daimler to form Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft at the turn of the twentieth century. The name Mercedes first appeared in 1901 as the name of one of their earliest vehicles. The car was named Mercedes after the daughter of a racing enthusiast and marketing strategist who helped to promote Daimler vehicles. However, the first vehicle to be badged as a Mercedes-Benz would not appear until 1926.

The three-pointed star that makes up the world-famous logo was designed by Gottlieb Daimler. Each point of the star symbolises where the brands engines have been used - on the land, in the sea and in the air.

When you think of a colour for a Mercedes-Benz, there is a good chance that you think of silver - they are the silver arrows after all! But why is silver so linked to the marque? The answer can be found in the early days of motor racing. In the 1930s, in a bid to reduce the weight of their race cars to make them more competitive on the track, the decision was made to remove all the paintwork to reveal the aluminium silver shell underneath, and the legend of the silver arrow was born.

Nobody ever wants to be in a crash, but unfortunately, they do happen from time to time. To help protect their occupants should the worst happen Mercedes-Benz can claim several industry firsts that are now standard on all vehicles. For example, Mercedes was the first manufacturer to introduce the concept of crumple zones to help absorb the energy during a crash. They also were the first to build a car with brakes on all four wheels, which hugely improved the vehicle’s braking performance.

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You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Vauxhall, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your Mercedes-Benz?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Mercedes-Benz, so if you currently own an A-Class, a C-Class, a CLS, an E-Class, an SLK or any other type of Mercedes-Benz then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Mercedes-Benz?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Mercedes-Benz Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Mercedes-Benz

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Mercedes-Benz cars

Of course, it is not just Mercedes-Benz cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell a BMW, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.