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Mercedes logo 1902
Mercedes logo 1909
Benz logo 1909
Mercedes logo 1916
The company was founded by life-long business partners Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Mercédès is the name of Maybach’s elder daughter, while the Benz came as a result of a merger with Benz and Cie in 1926.
Mercedes logo 1926
The Mercedes-Benz logo consists of a simple depiction of a three-pointed star that represents its domination of the land, the sea, and the air.
Mercedes-Benz logo 2008
The colour silver is typical of the Mercedes-Benz brand, and dates back to its involvement in the first Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in 1934.
Lewis Hamilton driving a Mercedes-Benz W25 at the Nürburgring
When one of the cars exceeded the eligible weight of 750 kilograms in the pre-race checks, officials spent the night polishing off the white paint so the car was back to its raw silver colour. (So the legend goes.) The car was named the “silver arrow.”
Update: 30 November 2009
Mercedes-Benz logo and symbol 2009