The Story Behind the Mercedes-Benz Logo

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Thanks to the auto maker’s popularity, the Mercedes-Benz logo is a pretty common sight around the Gatineau area. But, have you ever wondered about the meaning behind the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed star? And what about the Mercedes-AMG® logo? The logo is such an iconic symbol, yet many people never give any thought to the story behind it. Every prominent logo has a history, so Star Motors of Ottawa Mercedes-Benz of Ottawa digs into the Mercedes-Benz logo meaning below.

What’s the Reason for the Mercedes-Benz 3-Pointed Star?

The roots of the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed star date back to one of Mercedes-Benz’ parent companies, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). In 1872, Gottlieb Daimler, the founder of the company, drew a 3-pointed star on a postcard that he would send to his wife. The symbol was to mark the location of his family home. He said it symbolized the prosperity that would one day shine over the company’s factory. Fast forward to 1909, and DMG decides to update their logo. Daimler’s sons, who were still involved with the company, recalled the star that their late father drew and suggested it be incorporated into the new logo. When the company later merged with Benz & Cie in 1926, the star survived as part of the new company’s logo. Now let’s talk about the Mercedes logo meaning and what’s behind the Mercedes-AMG® logo.

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The Mercedes-Benz Logo’s Meaning

The Mercedes-Benz corporation has said that the three points of the star picture the company’s use of motorization to dominate the land, air, and sea. Not too shabby, as far as corporate goals go.

What About the Mercedes-AMG® Logo?

The Mercedes-AMG® logo is different from the regular Mercedes-Benz logo. The left side of the logo contains the Affalterbach, Germany coat of arms. Affalterbach is the home of the Mercedes-Benz corporate offices. The right side of the logo pictures a cam, a valve, and a valve spring, symbols of the devotion to quality behind the design of the Mercedes-AMG® engine (no wonder this car is so popular with Stittsville-Kanata drivers).

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