Japanese A 45 AMG ad Involves Drifting and Zen Buddhist Monks

Back in August we were telling you about what is probably the oddest Mercedes-Benz CLA commercial we had ever seen, made by the Japanese branch of the Stuttgart car manufacturer.
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Well, it seems that the land of the rising sun is home to some of the most creative minds in automotive-related advertising, because the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG just received a highly imaginative commercial as well.

To celebrate the A 45 AMG's launch, Mercedes-Benz Japan went to a Zen Monastery that for some reason has a huge and perfectly flat parking lot in the back, put some heart and brainwaves monitoring devices on five Buddhist monks and then employed a racing driver to drift around them in the said parking lot while they were practicing Zazen meditation.

With this occasion we also learned that, despite its FWD-based all-wheel drive system, the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG can actually power drift, even though just on a flat and highly wet surface. Nevertheless, the commercial is at least as cool but obviously more original than the Mercedes-Benz “chicken” ad.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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