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Mercedes Interesting Facts

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Mercedes-Benz is a brand synonymous with luxury and safety.
Along with Audi and BMW it forms part of the German “Big 3” and, with them, is one of the best selling luxury car manufacturers in the world.

Mercedes-Benz has always been a forerunner in innovation has introduced many technological and safety innovations which have became commonplace in vehicles by other manufacturers. With this and their reputation for quality and durability it could be easy to think that your Mercedes-Benz is infallible but these cars are not immune to theft and accidents and you may want to consider Mercedes-Benz GAP Insurance from ALA.

Mercedes-Benz models regularly feature in lists detailing “Most Stolen Cars” – their high specification and desirability making them a target for thieves.

Also, as of 18th March 2013, Japanese prosecutors are deciding whether to prosecute drivers of a convoy of luxury cars – one being a Mercedes-Benz – following on from the world’s most expensive car crash in December 2011.

If your Mercedes-Benz is declared a total loss by your comprehensive insurer, they will only pay you the amount your car is worth at that time. This will most likely be much less than you originally paid for the car if you purchased it outright, or if you have finance, will leave you with outstanding finance on a car that you no longer have.

If you have your Mercedes-Benz on Contract Hire or Lease then, you may not realise it, but you may be liable for up to 100% of the outstanding rentals should that car be written off. This could leave you severely out of pocket, particularly at the start of the lease.

If you’re interested in Mercedes-Benz GAP Insurance from ALA, speak to one of our advisors.

Protecting your investment couldn’t be simpler with ALA, and with our Price Match Guarantee for comparable policies we won’t be beaten on price.


Mercedes Interesting Facts

  • Mercedes-Benz is a multinational division of Daimler AG and also includes SMART and Maybach production.
  • Origins of Mercedes-Benz date back to the creation of the first petrol powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, produced by Karl Benz.
  • The brand has been involved in a range of motorsport, including Le Mans and perhaps most notably, Formula One, in collaboration with McLaren. The McLaren Mercedes team had a downturn in fortune in 2007 when they were issued a record breaking fine of US$100million for being in possession of top secret technical data belonging to rival team, Ferrari.
  • Notable employees of Mercedes-Benz include:
    • Wilhelm Maybach, hailed as a technical pioneer who first met one of the founders Gottlieb Daimler in 1865 and had the luxury car brand named after him
    • Ferdinand Porsche, joined Mercedes-Benz in 1926 and developed the Kompressor or “supercharger”
    • Mercedes-Benz is famous for a long list of technological innovations, many of which were developed in the early days of the company and are still widely used today, including brakes on all four wheels (first used in 1924); crumple zones, pre-tensioner seatbelts and the world’s first 7 speed automatic transmission.
    • Janis Joplin famously referenced Mercedes-Benz in a song of the same name in 1970
    • Several Popes, including Pope Francis, use modified Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the so-called “popemobile” and has variously been 600Pullman, 300SEL, a modified M Class SUV and most recently an open top G-Wagen

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There’s a GAP plan suited to your Mercedes

Back to Invoice Plus

Suitable for vehicles owned outright or on finance and for new and used vehicles up to 10 years old, delivered within the last 180 days, or 365 days where the car has been covered for new car replacement in the first 12 months.

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Vehicle Replacement Plus

Suitable for vehicles owned outright or on finance and for new and used vehicles up to 7 years old, with fewer than 80,000 miles, delivered within the last 90 days.

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Contract Hire Plus

Suitable for new and used vehicles on contract hire, delivered within the last 365 days. Pays the difference between the comprehensive insurance settlement and the amount of outstanding rentals as well as any shortfall in the vehicle value.

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Agreed Value GAP

Suitable for used vehicles, our policy has no age or mileage restriction – so long as your vehicle’s value is obtainable on Glass’s Guide. Pays the difference between the comprehensive insurance settlement and the Glass’s Guide retail value at the time of the policy purchase. We would not look at the original purchase price of the vehicle on this policy.

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