Here are some Mercedes fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia
Mercedes was a brand in the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) which began to develop in 1901. It was created by Austrian automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek who had been racing DMG automobiles under the pseudonym Mercédès, named after his daughter, Mercédès Jellinek.
On January 28, 1938, a new World Land Speed Record on a public road was set in Germany at 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph). That record, set by Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen, still stands.
Adolf Hitler had a special Mercedes touring car with a special seat which could be raised up so that he could be more easily seen when he rode through the streets.
Mercedes-Benz was the first automobile manufacturer to offer a compact disc player as a factory option in 1984.
The Mercedes-Benz motto is "Das Beste oder Nichts" which means "the best or nothing."