Stuttgart. For many, the most enjoyable time of year is about to begin. For some German states, summer vacation has already begun and many families will be setting off on vacation trips in the next weeks. Whether it's the North Sea, the Alps or a city trip, most people will be getting there by car. Genuine accessories and collection items from Mercedes-Benz are top-quality, practical and will make the journey even more comfortable and fun.
Summer vacation also means transporting things. It's not just bags and suitcases. Quite often it also means loads of toys for the kids and family sports equipment. With genuine accessories from Mercedes-Benz you can increase the carrying capacity of any of our cars. Racks and railing systems can be combined with the New Alustyle bicycle carrier, for example. That way you can carry up to three bikes on your vehicle. You can also easily fit a roof box to the carrier. Available in 330, 400 and 450 volume litres, the roof boxes offer considerably more stowage space. A key attribute of the current range of roof boxes from Mercedes-Benz is the aerodynamic design that matches every vehicle model. This is combined with high-quality durable material. The roof boxes can be opened from either side, making loading and unloading very easy.
Mercedes-Benz Accessories offers practical solutions for the luggage compartment too. The load sill protector, for example, protects the rear area from scratches when loading and unloading, as well as protect your clothes from picking up dirt from the car. The protector can be fixed to the reversible mat (made of high-quality velour with an anti-slip back) or the flat trunk liner (made from shock-resistant, anti-slip polypropylene). The liner prevents objects from slipping or falling over and provides a secure base for the useful storage box.
Mercedes-Benz also offers style & travel-equipment. In combination with the pre-installation for rear seat entertainment and comfort system a coat hanger and a useful folding table can be easily and securely fitted on the rear of the front seats. It not can be folded away, but also adjusted for height and reach. An iPad® (iPad® 4, Air and Air 2) can also be attached on the rear of the front seat using the iPad® passenger compartment integration, instantly transforming the rear seats into a communication centre and cinema.
The most important thing of course is that your little passengers arrive safely and comfortably as well. The KIDFIX XP child-seat is a new addition to the Mercedes-Benz's product range of high-quality secure restraint systems. This new model was created in partnership with leading child seat manufacturer BRITAX RÖMER and is rated for groups 2 and 3, i.e., children between age four to twelve and weighing 15kg to 36kg. The backrest of the child seat can be removed in accordance with the Euro NCAP requirements. With its exclusive Limited Black cover, the new model fits neatly into the interior of any Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz Collection: Many ideas for the best time of the year
"Are we there yet?" This familiar question from the rear seats can be easily dodged with the Reversible Bear/G-Class. This soft toy can be transformed from a cuddly bear into a red G-Class in an instant. A zip on the back of the bear, or on the bottom of the G-Class, makes this trick possible.
Kids, who are no longer so easily amazed with a soft toy, will look forward to riding their new children's bike at the resort. The bikes are constructed with high-quality aluminium frame at a height of 23 cm and are equipped with 16-inch wheels. Schwalbe-balloon tires of the "BIG APPLE" ensure driving comfort. A coaster brake and rim brake (V-B) with front power modulator promises the necessary degree of safety. Robust metal fenders, soft handles and stem with impact protection, a practical side stand, the adjustable brake lever, non-slip pedals with ball bearings and safety reflectors in front, behind and in the spokes, round off the safety features. Bikes are equipped with adjustable seats for heights of ca 50-59 cm for body height of 105 cm, and children aged 4 years. Support wheels are also available separately.
Even for adults there are new bicycles from Mercedes-Benz. A good example is the trekking bike in exclusive Mercedes-Benz design with matt black painted aluminium frame. Equipment features: 73.7 cm (29”) wheels with Continental Speedride tires, Suntour suspension-fork with 63 mm spring pitch, hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano, Shimano DEORE shift components, Phorm seat with suspension seat-post, FUXON LED head and taillight, Shimano dynamo hub, park-light function and fender. The frame is available in sizes M, L and XL.
“Fitting” for the new bikes is the bicycle helmet. The sensitive back of the head is especially protected by the sweeping downward shape. The helmet provide excellent fit with height-adjustable IAS-size adjust system (Individual Adapting System) and the FAS chin strap system (Fast Adapting System) for easy and continuous adjustment of the helmet to the head shape. Offered in black matt, the helmet is suited for men and women. The helmet is manufactured through an in-mold process, i.e., the protective material EPS (expanding polystyrene) is foamed directly into the durable polycarbonate top shell and thus allows a lightweight helmet design with maximum impact resistance. 18 vents and easily removable washable comfort padding ensure a comfortable fit. The foamed-fly net and Monomatic closure system round off the key features.
Long vacation trips aren’t so bad when regular breaks are taken in-between. The Mercedes-Benz Collection offers picnic blanket and basket as well as the right utensils. The picnic blanket is made of fleece and has a plaid cream in shades of beige and blue. The underside is water-resistant coating. Stylish design details are the straps with handle in leather look and embossed historic Mercedes Star logo. Dimension: 140 cm x 200 cm. The picnic basket is made of stained willow and has a handle made of brown leather and a lining made of 100% cotton. A metal plate with vintage Mercedes-Benz star is on the basket lid. Contents: 2 white porcelain plates, 2 white porcelain mugs, 2 wine glasses made of glass, 2 sets of stainless steel cutlery (knife, fork, teaspoon), 1 stainless steel bottle, salt and pepper shakers made of stainless steel, 2 cloth napkins and 1 tablecloth (80 x 80 cm).
The Mercedes-Benz Collection has the right luggage for all your travel needs, such as the 'Spinner' range made from Curv® material made by Samsonite for Mercedes-Benz. The trolleys are available in three sizes: 55, 69 and 75. The 'Spinner 55' is a cabin-ready model approx. 40 x 55 x 20cm in size and weighing 1.95kg. It features elasticated packing straps in the lower compartment, a divider trimmed with lining fabric in the upper compartment, smooth, silent wheels and a three-digit TSA lock. The 'Spinner' range of suitcases is available in charcoal and south-sea blue, and now also diamond white.
An alternative for smaller luggage is the sports and travel bag manufactured by Deuter for Mercedes-Benz. All important things find its place in the black and grey bag with blue and white contrasts embroidered with a Mercedes-Benz logo. Besides a spacious main compartment that can be securely closed with a double-barreled zipper, are many other interior and exterior pockets. In terms of comfort, the polyester bag (volume: ca. 50 litres) also convinces: it is not only equipped with padded handles, but also with a padded shoulder strap that can be removed and adjusted.
And backpacks are loyal companions on every journey, no longer just for hiking vacation. The Mercedes-Benz Collection offers several models. For adults is the backpack in black-grey design with blue contrasts and a white embroidered Mercedes-Benz logo. Manufactured by Deuter for Mercedes-Benz this backpack is made of 100% polyester and has a generous amount of storage space (volume: ca. 22 l). In addition to a large main compartment with zipper, it has small inner and outer compartments and two spandex side pockets. For best possible comfort, the Airstripes back system, the anatomic padded shoulder straps and the practical carrying handle, along with the reflective light attachment, ensures the necessary degree of safety even under dark and/or bad weather conditions.
A number smaller is the blue children’s rucksack suitable for kids starting from 5 years. Also produced by Deuter for Mercedes-Benz, some of key features of the children’s rucksack are S-shaped shoulder straps with Soft-Edge trim, 3M reflectors, chest strap, soft padded back, 2 mesh side pockets and a name tag inside. On the front cover, there is a light-grey Mercedes-Benz logo print.
The accessories are available from all Mercedes-Benz sales partners.