Not now, but the confusion is understandable because at one time, Mercedes Benz did merge with Chrysler (in 1999). But the merger did not work out. These days, Mercedes is an entirely separate company again, owned by Daimler, with its… Full Answer
Daimler achieved the patent of the first automobile in 1886, yet Benz had already invented the automobile in 1885. "Mercedes" comes from the daughter of Gottleib Daimler, and "Benz" obviously comes from Karl Benz.