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Mercedes StarDrive with Farhan Akhtar


Mercedes Benz StarDrive Experience is being offered by Mercedes Benz along with Mobil1. Here, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar who is also first customer of the new Mercedes Benz M Class SUV, tested limits of Mercedes M Class at the airport tarmac while a host of customers who also participated in the StarDrive across India got a chance to experience the StarDrive in Mumbai along with the superstar.

2012 saw a total of 2400 participants while 7500 participants from 19 Indian cities have participated in the StarDrive Experience to date. This venture entails a team of expert drivers who have between 12 to 15 years of professional racing experience. It aims at educating customers about the nitty-gritty’s of handing facilities on critical road conditions in a safe and controlled manner by simulating rear life accident situations and off road conditions.

Bollywood singer, director and actor Farhan Akhtar enchanted audiences with his presence at the event held in Mumbai. He was also the first customer of the Mercedes Benz M Class and was seen proudly seated in his prized vehicle.

Mobil1 has a long and strong association with Mercedes Benz and motorsports. ExxonMobil (world’s largest company by revenue) provides the auto manufacturers with Mobil1 lubricant technology and support so as to bring about next generation lubricants for car engines and gearboxes. Partnering with Mercedes Benz in this StarDrive Experience has been a privilege for the company.


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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