Trucks you can trust.
As part of the Daimler Trucks division, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been a hallmark of premium quality for over 100 years. It stands not only for reliability and economic efficiency, but also for first-class products, service quality and comprehensive expertise in the area of customer-oriented transport solutions.
The first truck.
The first Daimler truck was completed in 1896. This ground-breaking vehicle was fitted with a 4-speed belt transmission and a two-cylinder "Phoenix" engine. Although the Phoenix still used the hot tube ignition system, it was already equipped with a spray jet carburettor and developed a creditable 4 hp.
The Daimler truck had a payload of 1500 kg, which would qualify it as a van by today's standards. The first vehicle built was delivered to England.
No. 1 in the region.
With all the outstanding experience and knowledge gained throughout the last decades, Mercedes-Benz trucks has innovated and pioneered in varied fields such as safety, ergonomics, economy and environmental protection. Additionally, in the particular demanding conditions in the Middle East and North Africa, Mercedes-Benz trucks - now operating for decades – has become the leader in the region with a portfolio of trucks designed to endure such conditions with their sturdy, proven components. A service life of over 2 million kilometres is easily achievable.
Vans. Born to run.
Whether for a private or commercial customer – Mercedes-Benz Vans is focused on customisation according to the customer's needs. Although each customer is different, one thing applies to all in the same measure: Mercedes-Benz Vans delivers the best possible solution. The Mercedes-Benz Vans product spectrum includes vans, MPVs and camper vans for private and commercial use.
The first Van: Benz Velo combination delivery van.
The small two-seater coach carriage with chain drive was derived from the Benz "Velo" and featured a removable box body. The four-stroke single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1045 cc was installed in a horizontal position at the rear and produced 2.75 hp at 600 rpm.
This enabled it to reach a maximum speed of 20 km/h and carry a payload of 300 kg, including the driver. From 1900 to 1902, two further engine variants with 3.5 hp at 800 rpm and 4.5 hp at 900 rpm, respectively, were produced.