At the film’s debut in Berlin, the whole cast of actors and the director were on hand to sign autographs at the Sony Center. They were chauffeured by a fleet of Mercedes Benz S400 luxury saloons. However, the three-pointed star didn’t just play a role at the launch, but also in the movie.
First off, the stunning SLS AMG played a roll as Huntington-Whiteley’s car, though the only transformation it did was that it lifted its gullwing doors. The only actual Mercedes that turns into a robot is an E-Klasse Autobot. That’s the official info, and we’ve been trying to figure out which one. Reports indicate it’s the one that looks like Albert Einstein, has white hair and plenty of brain-power. It’s been impossible to figure out the name of this Autobot, but (spoiler alert) we don’t expect he’ll make a comeback in the next movie as he gets killed.
The video below gives an overview of the film and Mercedes-Benz's participation--plus some scenes from the movie itself. There’s also a lot of shots of the lovely Huntington-Whiteley, including a saucy one of her backless sparkly dress.
We’re glad that the E-Klasse got to play an Autobot, but the SLS AMG would have made for a far better character.