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Do YOU Know What Mercedes-Benz’s 3-Point Star Means?

By emarketing | Posted in Mercedes-Benz History on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Do YOU Know What Mercedes-Benz's 3-Point Star Means?

Do YOU Know What Mercedes-Benz's 3-Point Star Means?

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It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz’s logo is one of the most distinguishable logos in the world, but have you ever thought about what Mercedes-Benz’s 3-Pointed Star really stands for or where it came about? You’ll be shocked to know how much time and effort was actually put into the design and principle(s) behind it.

First and foremost, Mercedes-Benz’s 3-Pointed Star was the idea of Gottlieb Daimler, a man who is closely associated with the beginnings of the internal combustion engine as well as automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine and also the first, four-wheel automobile.

The three points of the star are a representation for the three principle modes of transportation, which include; land, sea and air. Even though Mercedes-Benz has only focused on the land portion of the three modes of transport, Daimler wanted a strong logo that would be recognized easily and had a strong visual meaning. On top of that, Daimler wasn’t the man responsible for naming his brand Mercedes, Mercedes received it’s named from Emil Jellinek. Jellinek wanted to name the car after his oldest daughter, Mercedes, and he did just that. The name stuck and more than a century later the name has stuck. Jellinek is also credited with the one who suggested that Mercedes-Benz builds large/luxurious automobiles for the wealthy.

All of the aforementioned activities took place before Mercedes-Benz was officially ‘Mercedes-Benz.’ It wasn’t until 1926 that the first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles came to fruition as Karl Benz’s and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies decided to merge to form Daimler-Benz. Once this agreement was completed, the 3-Pointed Star received a circle connecting all the points and the rest is history.

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