On the purpose of bringing the truly Off-road experience for customers as well as training them how to drive safely over kinds of terrain, the “three-pointed Star” brand organized the Mercedes-Benz Off-road Driving Academy in Vietnam for the first time. The international off-road experts conducted a terrain topographic at Dong Mo then designed 2 specific exercise, including Off-road and Trail.
In the first exercise, drivers will be trained to drive the GLK 250 and the GLK 220 through 1.5 km mix of terrains including stiff hill, loose chippings, pothole, rock, flying bridge and other natural obstacles. In this exercise, Mercedes-Benz experts will guide customers how to control the car on each road surface as well as how to overcome barriers safely and smoothly. The hindrance on surfaces in the first exercise will help drivers to comprehend the effective combination from the 4MATIC drivetrain, the 4ETS electric traction systems, the 7G-TRONIC and the well-balanced chassis of the GLK. In the second exercise, drivers will control their cars over a combined road of 13km length, including a 3km concrete road, 3.5km slippery red soil road and 5km highway. All experts will guide customers how to choose the appropriate speed and optimize the performance mode. The second exercise will prove the flexibility and stability in different surfaces of Mercedes-Benz SUV including GLK 250, ML 250 and GL 350.