Daimler-Benz was formed in 1926 when Daimler Motoren
Gesellschaft (the parent company of Mercedes) merged with Benz. The
company quickly entered the liquid-cooled V-12 market with the F2 in 1927.
Daimler-Benz DB 605
The DB 605 was introduced in 1942 as a successor to the DB 601. Like the DB 601, the DB 605 had direct fuel injection as well as a fluid clutch drive for the supercharger that turned the blower slowly at sea level but reduced the slippage to almost zero at altitude.