Mercedes-Benz Company Description:
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler North American Holding Corporation is based in Auburn Hills. Established in 1871, Benz & Cie. was the most important of several companies founded by Karl Benz. The Benz patent motor wagon was ahead of its times; by 1886, Benz had the first four-stroke engine. Since its inception, Mercedes-Benz had a reputation for quality and durability. Increased focus on costs and volume, and the increased complexity in modern automobile electronics led to falling quality in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Mercedes-Benz Cars automobiles have introduced — both in the past and present — the majority of technological and safety features common in modern vehicles.