Because what’s more romantic than an outing in a $200,000 neon green monster Mercedes?
Many people who move to California come seeking the big city life, but in the 1800s the state was a refuge for those who wanted to get away from society. Respite is what eventually led people like John Muir to turn Yosemite into a national park. He once said, “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” If only Muir could have foreseen the advent of cars like the Mercedes G-Class 4x4 Squared.
Mercedes is on the cusp of releasing its massive SUV with portal-axles to the states so it went ahead and drafted up this commercial depicting a happy young couple that wants to go hiking at the top of a very tall mountain.
The only problem is that they don’t want to do all of the climbing themselves; this is a romantic nature getaway after all not a full-fledged exploration party. Luckily the climbing isn’t an issue because they own a $200,000 Mercedes SUV that has three locking differentials and pushes 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. With the push of a few buttons, the mash of the throttle, and an enduring smile, the two explore nature in a manner sure to make Muir turn in his grave.