Although Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC was founded in 1965, importation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles actually began in 1952 under Max Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was a driving force behind the car that cemented the identity of Mercedes-Benz in America: the iconic 300SL Gullwing. By 1957, Mercedes-Benz was in a position to expand its reach in the United States and entered into a distribution agreement with Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Eight years later, the company struck out on its own, forming Mercedes-Benz USA. Over the following years, MBUSA grew into a nationwide organization, now employing over 1,600 people. The company also has 373 associated dealerships.
Headquartered in Atlanta, MBUSA is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S.
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