Mercedes Benz SLK Commercial: Masquerade

Mercedes must have confused Halloween with the Venice carnival, because the commercial they released just a few days before the dead come to life seems to have more to do with the Italian festival. The commercial that has already started airing features the latest incarnation of Mercedes’ SLK two-seater sportscar.
The plot goes a bit like this: You’re at a party where all the people are slim and goodlooking when suddenly you make eye contact with this sassy Chinese girl (played here by Fan BingBing… strange name, isn’t it). She runs off in her SLK convertible in typical James Bond fashion and you give chase in yours.

Some F1-style paddle shifts and a great exhaust sound help you catch up until she gives you the slip. Like the true staucker you are, you find her place and the SLK parked outside, and then… nothing happens.

We can’t help but feel that Renault would have made a Twingo look cooler than the SLK. But at least the soundtrack of the commercial (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Spread Your Love) is very good.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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