Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer, a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Actually the company is producing vehicles in four continents and is officially distributed in over 178 countries. Always representing the icon of luxury and prestige, Mercedes stands as one of top quality car producers world-wide. Together with the others German brands, BMW and Audi, Mercedes dominates the “premium” car market segment. Until 2010 it was also leader of this segment while actually it is second when including LCV models and third considering just cars (excluding Smart division).