What does the logo of Mercedes?
history "Daimler-Benz", producing cars "Mercedes", started in 1926, after the merger of the two companies: "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft" and "Benz".The symbol "DMG", which produces cars under the brand name "Mercedes" was a three-pointed star, indicating supremacy at sea, on land and in water.Chosen he was not without reason, since in addition to the car, "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft" produces engines for the Air Force and Navy. In 1912, the company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft was the official supplier of the Court of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas II.
trademarks "Benz" was styled steering wheel which, as now, was a circle with a transverse rails.After several victories in sports competitions and was
replaced by a laurel wreath - a symbol of victory.
After the merger was made a compromise and both merged into one logo.Over time, a complex emblem with laurel wreath has been simplified to a simple, concise range, and in 1937 the world saw all the famous logo in its present form.
Logo Mercedes: other versions
Some versions of this icon is closely connected with aviation, seeing a three-beam star picture aircraft propeller or aircraft sight altogether.It is unlikely that they can be regarded as conclusive, because the manufacture of products for the aviation industry was far from the main profile of the company. Another version says that the star represents the unity of the mechanics, engineers and drivers.
There are very romantic hypothesis that tells that the three executives of associated companies - Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach and called Emile Ellinek so long to come to a definite decision about the new logo, that it nearly reachedbattering.And when they are in combat fervor crossed his cane, then suddenly saw this as no reason for discord and harmony of forces and settled on this symbol.However, no documentary evidence of this version is not therefore correct to take it to the fantastic.
- History on the official website of Mercedes in Russia