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A gift for all the family at Mercedes-Benz World

Added: (Thu Dec 07 2006)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Bored of buying socks for Dad, perfume for Mum and the latest fad for the children that becomes out-dated by Boxing Day? Then why not try something different this Christmas?

At Mercedes-Benz World the whole family can treat themselves to the ultimate automotive gift that guarantees to please.

Mercedes-Benz World at Weybridge, Surrey is a Brand Experience Centre, which means its cars are not just for looking and touching, but for driving too!

For adults, over 1.5miles of purpose built handling courses, a wet skid circle and a 10 acre off-road terrain circuit will put them through their paces and ensure their driving skills are put to the ultimate test. Whether it’s behind the wheel of the AMG performance cars or putting the M- and GL-Class models through their paces on the off-road terrain – every adult will leave with an unforgettable experience which could change the way they drive forever.

For children tall enough to touch the pedals (over 1.5m), a ‘Stars Driving Club’ offers their first opportunity to develop driving skills by taking to the wheel of a dual-controlled

Driving Experience packages range from £25 for 15 minutes to £300 for a half day package. Mercedes-Benz World is open daily from 10am to 7pm, seven days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) and admission is free.

To entertain the whole family when they are back on stationary land, there are several brand attractions housed within the impressive three-story building.

‘Watch’ is a state-of-the-art cinema starts gusts off on their journey of discovery with an enlightening short film spanning 120 years of Mercedes-Benz. ‘Build’ is a 3D simulator ride takes guests along the production line of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. ‘Solve’ is an interactive problem-solving laboratory allows them to tackle the challenges faced by the early pioneers. Finally the ‘Brand Gallery’ showcases a number of iconic cars including the legendary 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupé.

There is also a restaurant, café, boutiques and for the younger members of the family, a KidsZone full of interactive and stimulating activities aptly named ‘Play.’

For more information call 0870 400 4000 or visit

Submitted by:Katie Hornshaw
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