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    Mercedes-Benz: A History of More Than Just Luxury

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    Known today as one of the world’s foremost luxury car brands, Mercedes-Benz has long been a pioneer in the automobile industry. With a history dating back over 125 years, Mercedes-Benz created many of the innovative technological features that are now standard on many luxury cars. Just take a look at a few Mercedes-Benz milestones over the past century:

    1886-1888

    In January of 1886, Karl Benz patented a self-propelling Motorwagen that ran on gasoline. This featured the first internal combustion engine, and thus was the ancestor of all modern cars. In 1888, Karl’s wife Bertha, along with their two children, made the first long-distance automobile trip, travelling 66 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim. There were no gas stations in those days, so Bertha had to buy small containers of gasoline from pharmacies to keep the Benz family on their way.

    1910-1931

    With a groundbreaking four valve cylinder, the Benz Special Touring car was introduced in 1910. This first multivalve engine was more powerful and used less fuel than other automobiles of the era. In 1931, Mercedes released the 170, a vehicle with independent suspension, individual wheel response, and hydraulic brakes, features that help Mercedes drivers stay safe to this very day.

    1972-1979

    In the 1970s, Mercedes began development on its new G-class trucks and SUVs, which were originally intended as military vehicles. These “cross-country wagons” have since become signature vehicles in the Mercedes line. In 1979, the first commercially available G-class vehicles were manufactured in Graz. The Vatican even ordered a special G-class that would become the iconic “Popemobile.”

    2002-Present

    Taking advantage of the latest computerized technology, Mercedes-Benz continues to create innovations in automobile performance and safety. The PreSafe system, for example, braces vehicle occupants for impact, and Attention Assist alerts potentially drowsy drivers when they need a break.

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    Kelly Blue Book's Take on the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Where to Find Quality Used Mercedes Vehicles in Dallas

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    Mercedes-Benz doesn’t just make sports cars and luxury sedans. The GL-class SUV offers the quality that consumers expect from Mercedes with the added advantages of four wheel drive, extra cargo space, and seating for up to seven people. All this comes in a body slightly more compact than the average American SUV. And, if you’re looking for a quality used Mercedes vehicle, you’ll find it at our dealership in Dallas. Keep reading and watch this video clip to learn more about GL-class Mercedes models.

    GL-class vehicles can also come equipped with optional luxury features including navigation, backseat audio controls, rearview camera, power seats, and a power liftgate. The off-road package includes an adaptive damping system to automatically adjust the suspension for different conditions. Learn more about GL-class vehicles by watching this video.

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