This is the fascinating story behind one of the oldest and most successful producers of cars, driven by royalty, racers and the very rich since the turn of the century. Discover how Mercedes-Benz has consistently created designs which combine the highest levels of luxury with the newest technology to exude an opulence maintained for over a hundred years. Trace the story of former business rivals, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, who came together in 1926 to form this legendary company. Along with pioneering engineers like Ferdinand Porsche, they went on to build an automobile empire under the beautiful but mysterious Mercedes name badge - one of the best-known trademarks around. Superb racing and factory line footage along with original advertising allow you to follow the evolution of the three-pointed star from the turn of the century to the huge corporation of today, which incorporates the famous brands Maybach, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and smart. Special features include an in-depth look at the birth and development of Chrysler before it's inception into Mercedes-Benz AG in 1998, using unique archive road, race, and safety-testing footage. Also includes detailed features on classic Mercedes-Benz models including the SS, 300SL, 500K, 190SL and footage of the recent E-Class, SLK, and SLR McLaren models in stunning locations, plus exclusive in-factory shots of the new F500. Whether you've ever been fortunate enough to own a Mercedes-Benz or you're just an admirer, this is the DVD for you!