Where are Mercedes-Benz Cars Made?

October 26th, 2018 by

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The question “where are Mercedes-Benz cars made,” can be answer simply–all around the world. While the Mercedes-Benz luxury brand, a division of Daimler AG, is one of the few automobile companies that still has a plant in its founding city, it also has plants in 22 countries around the globe. Read on to get specific on the major Mercedes-Benz plants, then feel free to contact us at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego if you have any more questions in San Diego!

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Stuttgart is the founding city of Mercedes-Benz, and headquarters of the entire Daimler Group. The Stuttgart-Untertürkheim plant was founded in 1904, employs about 19,000 people, and now makes genuine Mercedes-Benz parts such as engines, axles, and transmissions. This plant also hosts the research and development team, and will be producing electric vehicle batteries in the future. Additional German Mercedes-Benz plants include:

  • Affalterbach – about 1,700 employees: AMG® engines, AMG® Performance Studio AMG® GmbH
  • Berlin – about 2,500 employees: engines, components, and more
  • Bremen – about 12,500 employees: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, GLC, GLC Coupe, SL, and SLC
  • Hamburg – about 2,500 employees: Axles and axle components, steering columns, exhaust emission technology components, and more
  • Kamenz – about 600 employees: Lithium-ion drive batteries
  • Kölleda and Arnstadt – about 1,400 employees: Engines, AMG® engines
  • Rastatt – about 6,500 employees: Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and GLA
  • Sindelfingen – about 25,000 employees: Mercedes-Benz CLS, E-Class, S-Class, and Mercedes-AMG® GT family, and Mercedes-Maybach

United States

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama employs about 3,700 employees. This plant produces Mercedes-Benz SUVs like the GLE, the GLE Coupe, and the GLS, as well as the popular Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Car manufacturing has become a major industry for Alabama, and this Tuscaloosa location founded in 1995 was the first major Mercedes-Benz production plant outside of Germany.

Additional Mercedes-Benz Production

  • Hambach, France – about 800 employees: The “smart fortwo” model series of city cars
  • Kecskemét, Hungary – about 4,000 employees: Mercedes-Benz B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake
  • Sebes and Cugir, Romania – about 3,000 employees: Transmissions, engine and transmission parts
  • Beijing, China – about 11,500 employees: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC, and engines
  • East London, South Africa – about 3,300 employees: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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