We don’t know if this commercial is going to be part of the Superbowl but it sure is witty enough to have a place on America’s biggest football game.

The commercial, which is promoting Mercedes’ new certified used-van program, features a dinged-up old Mercedes Sprinter jugging along a country road before its engine inexplicably conks out. As the driver opens the hood, an evil clown jumps out Jack-in-the-Box style.

Then the tag line comes: “Avoid surprises. Choose a Mercedes-Benz Used 1”.
Nice tag line, if you ask us. And we’ll be honest; the driver wasn’t the only one that was caught by surprise by that clown.


Source: YouTube

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  (399) posted on 07.14.2011

Well, I was surprised by the result of the video. That clown seems a little bit scary to me. I think Mercedes has made their point on this ad. Nice and straight.

  (380) posted on 09.27.2010

And inevitably, American manufacturers will all band together and decide on a different standard.

  (570) posted on 08.5.2010

I surprise would be great if the outcome would be good...but if you will get a surprise like that in the video..then that would be horrible surprise.

  (377) posted on 05.5.2010

Well, this one cool video for the Mercedes. I hope the kids won’t get scared about the clown.

  (666) posted on 03.24.2010

@ anthonyevers37 – well anthony even my self has no idea on what the commercial wanted to say.

  (1022) posted on 02.1.2010

you can call me slow but honestly I didn’t get the Idea of this commercial.

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