Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz is a manufacturer of buses based in Mannheim, Germany. The Mercedes-Benz brand is under EvoBus GmbH which is under Daimler AG.

History

In 1895, Karl Benz manufactured the first motorized bus in Mannheim, Germany under his Benz company. The first vehicle entered service on March 18, 1895 with Netphener Omnibus-Gesellschaft. The bus had a body similar to that of a carriage and had space for eight passengers. It was powered by a horizontal single-cylinder rear-mounted five horsepower engine. In 1897, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft introduced their own motorized bus. It's structure was based on their Phoenix automobile and used two-cylinder in-line two to ten horsepower engine.

After the First World War, economic pressures led to the merger of Benz and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, forming Daimler Benz AG. Under the Mercedes-Benz name, the company built bus chassis and bus bodies. Their products included front-engined and rear-engined buses as well as double deck buses.

Current Products

Minibuses

Full-size buses

Chassis

Past Products

Minibuses

Full-size buses

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