Mercedes-Benz Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In what year was Mercedes-Benz officially established?
A: 1901
B: 1926
C: 1945
D: 2019
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz was officially established in 1926 following the merger of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies into the Daimler-Benz company.

2: Who is the current CEO of Mercedes-Benz AG as of 2024?
A: Dieter Zetsche
B: Ola Källenius
C: Bernd Pischetsrieder
D: Dietmar Exler
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Ola Källenius is the chairman of the board of management and CEO of Mercedes-Benz AG.

3: Where is the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz located?
A: Munich, Germany
B: Berlin, Germany
C: Stuttgart, Germany
D: Hamburg, Germany
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

4: What was the first vehicle regarded as the true automobile developed by Karl Benz?
A: Benz Velo
B: Benz Motorwagen
C: Benz Omnibus
D: Benz Autowagon
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Benz Patent Motorwagen, developed in 1886 by Karl Benz, is widely regarded as the first internal combustion engine in a self-propelled automobile.

5: Which famous racing car model did Mercedes-Benz produce in 1928?
A: SSK
B: 770
C: 300SL
D: 260D
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz SSK, produced in 1928, was a famous racing car model.

6: When did Mercedes-Benz introduce the first diesel-powered passenger car?
A: 1901
B: 1936
C: 1950
D: 1960
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 1936, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 260D, which was the first diesel-powered passenger car.

7: Which Mercedes-Benz model is known for its “Gullwing” doors?
A: 300SL
B: 500K
C: 170V
D: A-Class
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is famously known for its “Gullwing” doors.

8: What is the slogan of Mercedes-Benz?
A: “Innovative by Nature”
B: “The Best or Nothing”
C: “Driven by Perfection”
D: “Luxury in Motion”
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The slogan of Mercedes-Benz is “The Best or Nothing”.

9: Which Mercedes-Benz model won the 1955 Mille Miglia race?
A: 300SL Roadster
B: 500 K
C: 300 SLR
D: 230 SL
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 1955 Mille Miglia road race was won by Stirling Moss driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

10: How many cars did Mercedes-Benz produce worldwide in 2020?
A: 1.5 million
B: 2.16 million
C: 3 million
D: 2.5 million
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2020, Mercedes-Benz produced 2,164,187 cars worldwide.

11: What year did Daimler AG announce that Mercedes-Benz would become a separate, wholly owned subsidiary?
A: 2015
B: 2017
C: 2019
D: 2021
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In November 2019, Daimler AG announced that Mercedes-Benz would become a separate, wholly owned subsidiary.

12: Which Mercedes-Benz division focuses on high-performance vehicles?
A: Mercedes-Maybach
B: Smart Automobile
C: Mercedes-AMG
D: Mercedes-EQ
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Mercedes-AMG is the division of Mercedes-Benz that focuses on high-performance vehicles.

13: In what year did the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR crash and cause a catastrophe at the Le Mans race?
A: 1949
B: 1955
C: 1961
D: 1969
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR crash caused a catastrophe during the Le Mans race in 1955, leading to over 80 fatalities.

14: What is the name of the ultra-luxury sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz that features extensively enhanced models?
A: Mercedes-Maybach
B: Mercedes-AMG
C: Mercedes-EQ
D: Smart Automobile
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The ultra-luxury sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz that features extensively enhanced models is Mercedes-Maybach.

15: In which operation segment did Mercedes-Benz pay reparations for using forced labor during World War II?
A: Clothing manufacturing
B: Electronic manufacturing
C: Military equipment production
D: Food processing
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz paid reparations for using forced labor during World War II, particularly focusing on military equipment production.

16: Which technological innovation was Mercedes-Benz the first to offer on production cars?
A: Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
B: GPS navigation system
C: Hybrid engines
D: Adaptive cruise control
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz was the first to offer an anti-lock braking system (ABS) on production cars.

17: When did Mercedes-Benz introduce the world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission?
A: 1999
B: 2003
C: 2007
D: 2011
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz introduced the world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission called ‘7G-Tronic’ in 2003.

18: What is the most expensive car ever sold by Mercedes-Benz, and what was its price?
A: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL – $100 million
B: 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR – $142 million
C: 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL – $75 million
D: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 260D – $90 million
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In May 2022, Mercedes-Benz sold a very rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR for $142 million, making it the most expensive car they ever sold.

19: Which Mercedes-Benz model is used for the “Popemobile”?
A: G-Class
B: E-Class
C: M-Class
D: GL-Class
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The pontiff’s Popemobile has often been sourced from the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

20: Which electric SUV was Mercedes-Benz planning to produce starting in 2019 as part of their EQ brand?
A: EQC
B: EQA
C: EQB
D: EQS
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz planned to produce the EQC SUV starting in 2019 as part of their EQ brand.

21: In what year did Mercedes-Benz introduce the brand’s first turbocharged diesel production car?
A: 1978
B: 1985
C: 1991
D: 2001
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: In 1978, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300SD, the brand’s first turbocharged diesel production car.

22: Which division of Mercedes-Benz focuses on electric cars?
A: Mercedes-Maybach
B: Mercedes-AMG
C: Mercedes-EQ
D: Smart Automobile
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Mercedes-EQ is the division of Mercedes-Benz that focuses on electric cars.

23: What kind of engine did the Benz Patent-Motorwagen have, making it unique at the time?
A: Two-stroke engine
B: Electric engine
C: Steam engine
D: Internal combustion engine
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was unique at the time for having an internal combustion engine.

24: In which country was the first Mercedes-Benz factory outside Germany established?
A: United States
B: Brazil
C: Argentina
D: Canada
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The first Mercedes-Benz factory outside Germany was built in Argentina in 1951.

25: Which of the following models is a Mercedes-Benz supercar developed entirely by AMG?
A: SLR McLaren
B: GT
C: EQS
D: C-Class
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The AMG GT is a Mercedes-Benz supercar developed entirely by AMG.

26: What year did Karl Benz develop the Benz Patent-Motorwagen?
A: 1880
B: 1886
C: 1895
D: 1901
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Karl Benz developed the Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1886.

27: What markets did Emil Jellinek target when promoting early Mercedes-Benz cars?
A: Middle-class families
B: Haute volée of France and Europe’s wealthy clientele
C: Government officials
D: Farmers and ranchers
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Emil Jellinek targeted the haute volée of France and Europe’s wealthy clientele when promoting early Mercedes-Benz cars.

28: Where is the Mercedes Grand Prix factory located?
A: Munich
B: Stuttgart
C: Brackley
D: Berlin
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Mercedes Grand Prix factory is located in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

29: Mercedes-Benz formed a joint venture in Vietnam with which local corporation?
A: SAMCO
B: Vingroup
C: THACO
D: Petrolimex
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is a joint venture between Saigon Mechanical Engineering Corporation (SAMCO) and Daimler AG.

30: Who founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG), one of the predecessor companies of Mercedes-Benz?
A: Ferdinand Porsche
B: Karl Benz
C: Gottlieb Daimler
D: Wilhelm Maybach
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Gottlieb Daimler founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG).

31: Which Mercedes-Benz model featured in the famous “Silver Arrows” racing team?
A: 300SL Gullwing
B: SSK
C: W125
D: F1 W06 Hybrid
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz W125 was part of the famous “Silver Arrows” racing team.

32: Which major event accelerated the production of military products by Daimler Benz in the 1930s?
A: Economic depression
B: Nazi period in Germany
C: Technological advancements
D: Global oil crisis
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The rise of the Nazi regime in Germany accelerated Daimler Benz’s production of military products in the 1930s.

33: Name the rarest and most expensive model sold by Mercedes-Benz recently.
A: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
B: 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR
C: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 260D
D: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz sold the rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR for $142 million.

34: What type of vehicles does Daimler Truck manage since late 2021?
A: Passenger cars
B: Light commercial vehicles
C: Heavy commercial vehicles
D: Electric vehicles
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Since late 2021, Mercedes-Benz-badged heavy commercial vehicles are managed by Daimler Truck.

35: Which Mercedes-Benz car was the first hybrid-electric vehicle to use a lithium-ion battery?
A: EQC
B: S400 BlueHYBRID
C: E-Class
D: GLC
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID was the first production car to use a lithium-ion battery for its hybrid-electric system.

36: In what year did Mercedes-Benz introduce the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)?
A: 1987
B: 1990
C: 1995
D: 1999
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz introduced the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) in 1987.

37: Which model is referred to as the “Adenauer Mercedes” due to its association with the first Chancellor of West Germany?
A: 600
B: 300
C: SSK
D: 170
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300 is referred to as the “Adenauer Mercedes” because it was associated with the first Chancellor of West Germany.

38: What is the name of the electric van Mercedes-Benz planned to produce starting in 2013?
A: Vito E-Cell
B: Sprinter Electric
C: B-Class Electric
D: EQA
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: In mid-2010, production commenced on the Vito E-Cell all-electric van.

39: What iconic performance model was inspired by the 1930s racing car success?
A: AMG GT
B: SLR McLaren
C: 300SL Gullwing
D: W196
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was inspired by the success of the 1930s racing cars.

40: Mercedes-Benz partnered with which company to create an electric battery car called Denza for the Chinese market?
A: Nio
B: BYD Auto
C: Geely
D: Changan
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz partnered with BYD Auto to create an electric battery car called Denza for the Chinese market.

41: Which Mercedes-Benz model was produced in Argentina and popularly modified into buses called Colectivos?
A: Actros
B: A-Class
C: Sprinter
D: Trucks
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: In Argentina, many Mercedes-Benz trucks were modified by third parties to be used as buses, popularly named Colectivos.

42: When did Mercedes-Benz recall nearly one million vehicles due to potential brake system issues?
A: June 2022
B: January 2021
C: December 2020
D: September 2019
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: In June 2022, Mercedes-Benz recalled nearly one million vehicles due to potential brake system issues.

43: Which German ultraluxury brand was under Mercedes-Benz Cars division before being phased out in 2012?
A: Smart
B: Maybach
C: AMG
D: EQ
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Daimler’s ultraluxury Maybach brand was under the Mercedes-Benz Cars division until December 2012.

44: What classification indicates a diesel engine with selective catalytic reduction exhaust aftertreatment in Mercedes-Benz vehicles?
A: BlueEFFICIENCY
B: BlueTEC
C: CGI
D: CDI
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: BlueTEC indicates that the diesel engine is equipped with selective catalytic reduction exhaust aftertreatment.

45: Who drove under the pseudonym “Monsieur Mercédès” in early Mercedes racing history?
A: Karl Benz
B: Gottlieb Daimler
C: Emil Jellinek
D: Wilhelm Maybach
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Emil Jellinek used the pseudonym “Monsieur Mercédès” when promoting early Mercedes cars.

46: Which Mercedes-Benz component earned the Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certification in February 2018?
A: Seat material
B: Cabin air filters
C: Paint
D: Leather seats
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In February 2018, Mercedes-Benz cabin air filters earned the Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certification.

47: What historical Mercedes-Benz model served as a basis for the “S-Class”?
A: 220SE Cabriolet
B: 300SEL
C: 600 Grand Mercedes
D: 260 D
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL served as a basis for the S-Class models.

48: The F-Cell fuel cell vehicle by Mercedes-Benz is based on which existing model?
A: E-Class
B: GLA
C: B-Class
D: C-Class
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The current version of the F-Cell fuel cell vehicle by Mercedes-Benz is based on the B-Class model.

49: Which country is Mercedes-Benz’s joint venture Beijing Benz located in to produce Mercedes models?
A: Japan
B: China
C: South Korea
D: Vietnam
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Beijing Benz is a joint venture in China that produces Mercedes-Benz branded cars for the local market.

50: What was the production output of Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide in 2018?
A: 1.8 million
B: 3.1 million
C: 2.31 million
D: 2.0 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 2018, Mercedes-Benz sold 2.31 million passenger cars worldwide, making it the largest brand of premium vehicles in the world at that time.

51: Which pioneering car model by Mercedes-Benz is considered the first with a diesel engine?
A: 170V
B: 260D
C: 500K
D: 770
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 260D, introduced in 1936, is considered the first car model with a diesel engine.

52: Who was the Austrian automobile entrepreneur who collaborated with Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) and named the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp?
A: Friedrich Fischer
B: Emil Jellinek
C: Ferdinand Porsche
D: August Horch
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Emil Jellinek, an Austrian automobile entrepreneur, named the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp after his daughter.

53: Which facility is known for manufacturing both right and left-hand versions of the C-Class in South Africa?
A: Johannesburg plant
B: Pretoria facility
C: East London assembly plant
D: Durban factory
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The assembly plant located in East London, South Africa is known for manufacturing both right and left-hand versions of the C-Class.

54: Which company became a separate entity from Mercedes-Benz in 2021 and now controls Mercedes-Benz-badged heavy commercial vehicles?
A: Daimler Truck
B: AMG Performance
C: Maybach Division
D: EQ Division
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Daimler Truck became a separate entity from Mercedes-Benz in late 2021 and now controls Mercedes-Benz-badged heavy commercial vehicles.

55: When was Mercedes-AMG integrated into DaimlerChrysler?
A: 1995
B: 1997
C: 1999
D: 2001
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Mercedes-AMG was integrated into DaimlerChrysler in 1999.

56: Which innovative component was first offered on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing model?
A: Anti-lock brakes
B: Direct fuel injection
C: Airbags
D: Stability control
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was the first production car to offer direct fuel injection.

57: Name the system developed by Mercedes-Benz to detect an imminent crash and prepare the car’s safety systems optimally.
A: Pre-Safe
B: Active Safety
C: Smart Guard
D: Safe Stop
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz developed the Pre-Safe system to detect an imminent crash and prepare the car’s safety systems optimally.

58: What significant technological feature was first introduced in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in model year 1981?
A: Traction control
B: Pre-tensioners for seat belts
C: Fuel injection
D: Turbocharging
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz first introduced pre-tensioners to seat belts in the 1981 S-Class.

59: Which revolutionary car design by Mercedes-Benz featured a “drop chassis” configuration?
A: SSK
B: Patent-Motorwagen
C: 35 hp
D: W196
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The car designated as the “Mercedes” by Daimler was the first to have a modern “drop chassis” design, where the carriage was lowered and set between the front and rear wheels.

60: Which electric crossover SUV was revealed by Mercedes-Benz and expected to start production in 2019?
A: EQB
B: EQC
C: EQE
D: EQA
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Mercedes-Benz revealed the EQC as the first fully electric car under their EQ brand, which was expected to start production in 2019.

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