In the video above, we take a look at Mercedes-Benz, a company that dates back to 1901 when the very first Mercedes went on sale.

In the 1930s, the Mercedes “Silver Arrows” dominated in motor racing and more recently, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes have been successful in Formula One in the past two seasons.

We take a deeper look into the history of Mercedes-Benz, including how it designed the ultimate luxury car in the 1960s, and how the brand was the first to launch a car with ABS and electronic stability control.

This is the seventh episode in our History of Cars series that takes a look at the evolution of some of the most renowned car brands in the world, documenting their rise from conception to the modern-day release of their latest models.

The final episode in this series will look at the start-up and growth of iconic car brand Ferrari, while last week’s episode focused on the history of Volkswagen.