When it comes to automobiles, Mercedes-Benz is a big deal. Like a really, really big deal. Not just because it’s one of the world’s foremost luxury vehicle manufacturers, but because Karl Benz invented the world’s first internal combustion engine in 1886.
Since that initial stroke of genius, Mercedes-Benz has shaped and led the automotive industry in too many ways to count, including such innovations as traction control, crumple zones, and electronic stability programme.
Fancy jargon aside, the brand has also produced some of the most iconic cars of all time, with the likes of the 300SL Gullwing and 230SL Pagoda turning into absolute collectors items in modern times.
The ever-popular C-Class has been manufactured in East London since the mid-1990s, but these days, Merc SUVs like the GLA, GLC, and GLS are becoming increasingly popular. The sporty A-Class has somewhat set the benchmark for the premium hatchback segment, while the imposing G-Class - or G-Wagon - is still the epitome of boujee-ness worldwide.