Perhaps surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz is not an automobile manufacturer but a name owned by the German manufacturer Daimler AG. The Mercedes empire is thought to have been named after the daughter of a man named Emil Jellinek, who traded cars at the beginning of the 20th century and participated in motor races under his daughter's name. The Daimler Motor Company later adopted Mercedes as a product name: Daimler-Benz AG - and with it, the brand Daimler-Benz - came into being as the result of a merger in 1926. One of the first vehicles was the Typ 400, which was derived from the Mercede 15/70/100 HP and of which just under 1,000 units were produced. Since then, innumerable models in all different vehicle classes have appeared on the market. Many are nowadays of inestimable worth, the legendary gull-wing model 300 SL being one example: with an original retail price of 29,000 marks - a fortune at the time - it was purchased exclusively by the rich and famous and nowadays doesn't sell for much less than a half million Euros (almost 400,000 GBP). Thankfully, current Mercedes models are obtainable for significantly less - and you're sure to find the right Mercedes-Benz rims for them in our online shop. Select your new rims from our impressive range today - we have steel and alloy options in a huge choice of sizes, colours and designs.