Classic Mercedes-Benz models join Mario Kart 8 lineup

By Loeber Motors | Posted in For Fun on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 9:20 am

How Do I Drive a Mercedes-Benz in Mario Kart 8?

If you’re a fan of the Mario Kart series for Nintendo, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the availability of the Mercedes-Benz GLA in Mario Kart 8. We thought the idea was pretty cool, as it marked the first time the title has incorporated real-life cars into the game. Now, the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Nintendo has gone a step further, as players can choose to have their characters get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow from the 1930s or a 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s.

Mercedes Benz Silver Arrow Mario KartThe cars are both look awesome in their graphical form and many of you are probably wondering “How do I drive a Mercedes-Benz in Mario Kart 8?” It’s quite easy, actually. Nintendo will release a downloadable content pack (DLC) on August 27 that will allow players to operate any of the three available Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Don’t worry, the Mercedes-Benz DLC is free, so it’s definitely something you’ll want to take advantage of while it’s available.

From the videos and pictures, it also looks like the Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Mario Kart 8 will be available with some customization, at least when it comes to color choices.

What is the Mercedes Cup on Mario Kart 8?

In addition to the availability of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Silver Arrow, and 300 SL Roadster, players can participate in an online Mercedes Cup on Mario Kart 8. The Mercedes Cup is an online tournament that requires race using one of the three available Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Cup will run from August 27 to September 23 and can be accessed through the Online Tournament section in the Mario Kart 8 menu.

As we await the real-life release of the Mercedes-Benz GLA in the coming weeks, it’s cool to see the all-new crossover making its way into the mainstream through the game. The implementation of the two classic Mercedes-Benz models may be even more popular, as they have some great vintage appeal, even in a cartoonish universe.

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