Mercedes-Benz Offers Alabama Factory Delivery of Award-Winning SUV
26 February 1999Mercedes-Benz Offers Alabama Factory Delivery of Award-Winning M-Class Sport Utility Vehicles
MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 26 -- Mercedes-Benz of North America, Inc. (MBNA) today announced the beginning of its U.S. factory delivery program for the M-Class Sport Utility Vehicle which is built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Clients who order an M-Class through an authorized Mercedes-Benz of North America Center can now take delivery at the factory in Alabama and have the option of taking a short vacation there at the same time. Clients who choose factory delivery will be treated to a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Visitor Center -- which includes the only vintage Mercedes collection outside Germany; a private tour of the M-Class factory and an off-road test track demonstration with a certified driver. The final stop is the delivery center where the client is presented with their M-Class, including a bumper-to-bumper walk around of the vehicle. "The Alabama M-Class Factory Delivery Program is yet another example of how Mercedes-Benz is tailoring the buying process to the needs of our clients," said Mike Jackson, president and CEO of MBNA. "Our European Delivery program, by comparison, has not only been phenomenally successful since its beginning in 1964, but has contributed to building long-term Mercedes relationships and we are happy to offer the same service for our M-Class clients." In addition to just picking-up their M-Class from the factory, clients can pick from two optional vacation packages offered in conjunction with the factory delivery program. The Explore Alabama Package is 4-day tour that includes the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Cheaha State Park, Little River Canyon and Montgomery -- the state capitol. The second is the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Package where clients can play some of the lushest year-round golf courses in the U.S., including the Oxmoore Valley in Birmingham, the Grand National in Auburn/Opelika and the Cambrian Ridge in Greenville, Alabama. "We are proud of our plant, and continue to have considerable interest from the public in touring our facility and seeing how we build quality and integrity into every M-Class," said MBUSI president and CEO Bill Taylor. "We are excited about the beginning of our factory delivery program and the opportunity to host our M-Class owners while they experience the pride and spirit of MBUSI."