Facebook competition winners strap in to experience ‘AMG Driving Performance’ at YAS

To take part, users downloaded a special Mercedes-AMG Performance Tour 2012 app that enabled entrants to place a photo of them to an AMG background. Entrants then competed in describing why they should be chosen to drive the AMGs at Yas Island. Three winners from Kuwait and Jordan received the most votes to win their spots in the hot seats with a friend, and were flown in to the Yas F1 circuit to drive the full range of the thundering AMG fleet, including the newly launched trio of the E 63 AMG, SLK 55 AMG and ML 63 AMG.

Entering the third annual instalment of the competition to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to drive the precision AMG performance machines on a world class circuit, the winners sourced votes from over 50,000 new fans to the MercedesBenzME Facebook page. The competition’s pole position was taken by Osama Al Farkh, followed by Dina Abu-Mwais and Zeyad Alasbah.

Frank Bernthaler, Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant said: “The third instalment of this hugely popular annual competition to take part in the AMG Performance Tour 2012 allows us to reward the passion for our adrenalin fuelled Affalterbach performance division across the Middle East through a convenient and easily accessible medium. The unforgettable experience provides fans a firsthand understanding of what the AMG ‘Driving Performance’ brand claim truly means. Judging by the grins on our lucky winners’ faces, I think it’s safe to say they got the message loud and clear!”


For more information, please contact:

Ali Kherallah
Public Relations, Daimler Middle East & Levant
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Nick Langmead
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