Mercedes-Benz, commonly referred to as Mercedes, is a German luxury automotive brand. Both Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Benz AG are headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. Mercedes-Benz produces consumer luxury vehicles and commercial vehicles. Its first Mercedes-Benz-badged vehicles were produced in 1926. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz was the largest seller of premium vehicles in the world, having sold 2.31 million passenger cars.