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Old 7th May 2010, 14:26   #31
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Some more pics from my side.
@Mods : If a similar thread exists please move the pics there.
Excellent pics, especially the interior shot on the 30 degree lateral slope. Thanks

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To be precise Wrangler Rubicon is among the best hard-core offroaders.
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Manish's shot of the black GL Class on the 30 deg has come out really well. One feels like rushing there to give support to that might SUV, to ensure it doesnt topple over
Notice the technique used; before the rear wheels get fully on the slope, the front are already pointing downward.

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Can the good ol' Zen with 'good rubber' do that 30 degree ?
A lot better than most SUVs & MUVs, I can tell you that. Lower center of gravity.

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I doubt any of the Merc SUV owners in India would ever subject their vehicles to these tests
I don't think they should either . If I (in my Jeep) come home with underbody damage, it costs be anywhere between Rs. 500 - 2,000 to fix things. Add a couple of zeros to that repair bill for the Mercs.
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Old 9th May 2010, 02:20   #32
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Pics from the 'Star Drive' event in Chennai held at the Madras Motor Sports Track. I know there were some bhp-ians there who took great pics and i hope they post them!.This event was all about the safety and traction devices in M-B's cars.
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Great pics nickatnite. Those pics are a real treat to all Merc lovers. Who were driving the cars - the Merc guys or media guys?
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Great pics nickatnite. Those pics are a real treat to all Merc lovers. Who were driving the cars - the Merc guys or media guys?
Thanks!. The drivers were professionals some from Merc and others hired for this event.
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WOw nice pictures there. I'm going to use my invite today.

I think they brought a set of German drivers for the cars.
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Old 9th May 2010, 14:07   #36
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Attended this event at the MMSC track yesterday. It was well organized and a first among the premium players in this segment.

The German drivers were excellent in pushing the E 350 CDi and C 250 CDi to the limits and demonstrating their safety features.

Time for BMW and Audi to wake up.....looks like MB is gearing up to take back the no. 1 slot this year. Most of their top and mid-level management have changed since last year and they are trying to think out of the box.
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Old 24th April 2011, 09:41   #37
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Default Stardrive Event at Kolkata

Ample has been written about the Stardrive Events in this thread. So I'll skip the narrative and just upload the photos from the Kolkata Stardrive Event for your viewing pleasure.
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Nice set of pictures Predator,

when and where was this event held ?
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Nice set of pictures Predator,

when and where was this event held ?
Thanks Rajdeep Da,

The event was held at Lakeland Country Club, off Kona Expressway. Saturday & Sunday, 3 slots of 2 hrs each everyday. Entry was by invitation only.
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How does one get invited to these events? Do you need to be a prospective buyer of Mercedes?
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Default Mercedes Benz Star Drive Bangalore 29th May

I read today that MB India is organizing a Star Drive Program on 29th May at Sundaram Motors.

Need help from the seniors on the possiblity of being a part of the drive.

Can I just walk in? (Unlikely )
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Read this in today's TOI. Me too interested to know the answer to the above question. Anybody who is going there and want some company, take me please!

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PM me if you are interested. We can at least give it a shot :-)
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AFAIK There are invite passes given to Mercedes Benz Car owners and other previliged customers. I got My invite
PS: In which page of TOI did you find the Ad ?
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Sportygellar, thanks for the heads up. Enjoy the event!!

Check out page 3 in bangalore times(25th May)
Its not exactly an ad, but sort of a report.

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