Mercedes-Benz is a German brand of luxury cars, trucks, buses, and vans. It was founded in 1926 by the merger of two companies, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. The brand is renowned for its quality, elegant design, and advanced technology, and it is considered one of the most prestigious automotive brands in the world. Mercedes-Benz offers a range of models from luxury sedans and coupes to SUVs, convertibles, and commercial vehicles. The brand is also involved in the production of race cars and hybrid and electric cars.