• Nov 10, 2009
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon + slot car track - click above to watch the video

First of all, yes – this is pure Mercedes-Benz propaganda. We're fully aware of that fact. Second, despite it all, we're very jealous of what takes place in this video. In order to show off just how much junk you're able to fit inside the new E-Class Wagon -– or "Estate" in Mercedes parlance. How they settled on building a giant slot car track (or more precisely, sneaking it past the corporate money men) is beyond us, but we're glad they did.

So, how much junk? Quite a bit. Specifically, 1,275 pieces of track, including a section that snakes through the E-Class. All told, the track is over 400 meters long (about a quarter mile) and takes the 1/32 scale DTM cars four minutes and forty-seconds to complete. The track layout was designed beforehand on a computer because otherwise, well... they'd still be building it. Watch the full video after the jump.



[Source: Mercedes-Benz via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I want a refund in the time that I spent to watch this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      easiest way to add 10 years onto your age: be seen driving this car
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, that would be driving a Buick....or any car in that weird pinkish/beige-like/champagne color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry, but this vid is a great big pile of marketing fail. Their point - "E-Class Wagons can hold a lot of sh!t" - was made in the first 10 seconds of the video. The rest looked like a bunch of dudes taking their assigned task waaaay too seriously. Gosh, don't keep me in suspense, fellas...I hope they can make it all work! Yay, the slot track works!! A true testament to the power of the human spirit, indeed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As enjoyable as slot cars can be (not for too long IMO), this is just retarded.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw an E63 wagon today! Was it a fake or did they really sell them in the US?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This was the last gen, so I guess it was real then.

        It's weird, the guy debadged it from the rear, not even E-class markings, but on the fender it still had the 6.3 badge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Imported maybe? See quite a few E63s and M5 wagons, gotta love 'em!
      • 5 Years Ago
      1. I LOVE station wagons
      2. All the previous MB wagons have been dang sweet rides. This is lame looking.
      3. This is a dumb ad aimed at no market MB serves.
      4. Why does it have Toyota Sienna tail lights?
        • 5 Years Ago
        To answer your 4th question, the SLS has camry lights lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the point is?....