In a little movie called "Jurassic World."
The fourth installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise, “Jurassic World,” is set to debut on July 2, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE will be one the film’s stars. Kind of. Remember the old Ford Explorer and Jeep Wrangler from the original 1993 film? Both off-roaders received a nice popularity/sales boost as a result. The film’s 1997 sequel, “The Lost World,” featured the then new Mercedes M-Class. So now we get to see the new film’s characters getting chased by dinosaurs in another Mercedes.
We have to admit, the GLE is an interesting choice. It’s not exactly, shall we say, the most off-road capable thing out there. According to the Mercedes press release, the “GLE 450 AMG Sport is convincing on screen in dynamic off-road scenes set against the tropical backdrop of Jurassic World.” The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and is directed by Colin Trevorrow. We’ll know this summer whether the GLE can outrun man-eating (CGI) dinosaurs. We’d still stick with the Explorer or Wrangler. (Pics: Yasid Oozeear)