Mercedes-Benz ( German pronunciation: [mɛʁˈtseːdəsˌbɛnts] ) is a global automobile manufacturer and a division of the German company Daimler AG . The brand is known for luxury vehicles , buses, coaches , and trucks. The headquarters is in Stuttgart , Baden-Württemberg . The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz .
With a lineup that includes entry-level luxury cars to 12-cylinder SUVs that cost more than some houses, Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s best-known luxury automakers.