The phrase “car” is a classical compound derived from the Ancient Greek word autós (αὐτός), which means “self”, and the Latin word mobilis, meaning “movable”. It entered the English language from French, and was first adopted by the Automobile Club of Great Britain in 1897. Over time, the word “vehicle” fell out of favour in Britain, and was changed by “motor car”. “Automobile” remains mainly North American, significantly as a proper or business term.
Daimler died in 1900 and later that yr, Maybach designed an engine named Daimler-Mercedes that was placed in a specially ordered model constructed to specifications set by Emil Jellinek. This was a production of a small number of vehicles for Jellinek to race and market in his nation. Two years later, in 1902, a brand new mannequin DMG car was produced and the model was named Mercedes after the Maybach engine, which generated 35 hp.
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