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Mercedes-Benz Stars in “A Good Day to Die Hard”


Mercedes-Benz has recently gone  the Hollywood way in promoting their cars and products.  Several models star alongside Bruce Willis in the iconic Die Hard franchise, titled ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’.

Bruce Willis aside, there are 14 different Mercedes cars in the film featuring spectacular car chase sequences through the streets of Moscow, where most of the film has been shot. If you’re a car-lover, and especially fond of Mercedes-Benz, then three models in particular enjoy starring roles, which include the G-Class, Sprinter and C-Class. But if those aren’t enough for you, the Unimog, Zetros, E-Class, G AMG 63, GL-Class, Vito and Maybach 57 have cameos in the movie as well as at a Mercedes-Benz dealer.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a five-passenger SUV offered in a single G550 trim that comes fully loaded with many of the luxury and technology items found in modern Mercedes. According to Mercedes, there are no factory options, but one can sample from the extensive “designo” catalog of custom-order paints, leather colors and interior trim choices.

The G550 is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 generating 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted through a seven-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel-drive system with lockable front, center and rear differentials. This combination is good for a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds. The design of this car is very strong and aggressive, suitable features for an action movie.

The C-Class has a sporty, modern look with revised metallic edges. With the base C250 models you get a turbo-charged, direct-injected 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. This engine is fuel-efficient and fun, and quick. The C250 is available with a seven-speed automatic transmission changing gears. In the middle, the C300 4Matic models get their motivation from a new 248-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and are again offered with a seven-speed automatic. A 302-hp version of this same smooth 3.5-liter engine, making 273 pound-feet of torque is installed in C350 models.

Finally, the Sprinter 2500 comes in two wheelbases, two roof heights and three body lengths for class-leading versatility. Available as a Cargo Van, a Crew Van, and a Passenger Van the Sprinter is powered by a 188-hp 3.0-litre V6 BlueTec turbodiesel engine for fuel efficiency and coordinated with a five-speed automatic transmission. Featuring a distinguishing tall roof, the Sprinter Passenger offers seating for twelve and ample room for luggage. Standard air-conditioning with automatic temperature control and four-wheel disc antilock brakes are also included. A lengthy list of available options enables the Sprinter to be outfitted to meet almost any specific need. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 offers great versatility, flexibility, and convenience.

For more information on these and other Mercedes-Benz models, visit Mercedes-Benz of Tucson.


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