Winter time with Mercedes-Benz: Heading to the slopes

DAIMLER AG - The cold time of the year makes the hearts of many winter sports fans beat faster: soon they'll go on holiday and head for the ski runs, half-pipes or cross-country trails. Mercedes drivers are well prepared thanks to state-of-the-art driving assistance systems and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive available in many model series. New products from Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH suitable for the recently launched new generations of the B and M-Class, and the programme of Mercedes-Benz Driving Events also are fully adapted to the requirements of car drivers during the cold season.

For instance, together with the new M-Class the "450" roof box is coming on the market with a revised design. It can hold as many as four pairs of skis. The "dropping line" of the roof box takes up the current Mercedes-Benz design idiom. An alternative for winter sports enthusiasts is the New Alustyle ski and snowboard rack, now also available for the new-generation B and M-Class.
Traction under the most adverse conditions is ensured by the two snow chains which Mercedes-Benz carries in its accessories range. For the B-Class, for example, there is the easy2go model from chain world market leader RUD. Its patented fitting device makes manual retensioning of the chain unnecessary now. And with winter tyres and snow chains on board, skiing holiday makers don't have to worry about the compulsory winter equipment rules existing in many European countries.

The winter training courses of Mercedes-Benz Driving Events train the participants to react intuitively and skilfully at the wheel specifically so that they can handle difficult road conditions. With the confidence that comes from being in the hands of experienced instructors, the participants explore their personal limits in the breathtaking winter scenery of Austria or Sweden with various vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz model range.

And finally, the winter products of the Mercedes-Benz Collection bring warmth to the cold season. For example, the insulated Thermo Mug and a stainless steel thermos flask in brown/silver. The latter has a capacity of 750 ml and a button-off leather cover, embossed with vintage Mercedes-Benz star logo. Icy temperatures are no match for the AMG windcheater and the AMG fleece jacket that combines with it (both for men).