In previous years, some manufacturers have created their own variation of Santa’s Sleigh – you know to help the big guy get around a little better. Well this year, Mercedes decided to launch a sleigh configurator so that you can create your own sleigh for Santa.

The configurator starts out by offering up three models to choose from: Santa’s Silver Arrow, Santa’s F 015, and Santa’s G-Class. There are several color options to choose from, including Jingle Bells gold and Pine Needle Green. After choosing a color, you can move on to the type of runners you want on the sleigh, and then the four-reindeer drive system you want. Optional equipment includes a safety system, navigation, and an intelligent light system.

I decided to configure my own sleigh, and of course, I had to go for the AMG treatment. As you can see from the image above, I started off with the G-Class sleigh, painted in Jingle Bells gold. The stylish AMG runners should give the sleigh plenty of slide in the snow, and the AMG drive system looks to be more than adequate to get Santa around the globe in a hurry. Notice the powerful red eyes of the AMG reindeer? I also chose the Safety package plus, which gives Santa an angel overhead. The navigation system illuminates the North Star and who can forget the little elf that comes with the intelligent light system. I’m not sure if he can fly or not, so hopefully Santa lets him ride along when airborne.

There isn’t a whole lot to the configurator – it’s not quite like configuring a real AMG, but it’s a pretty cool twist for the holiday season. When you get a chance, check it out here. Merry Christmas.

Why it Matters

This year, I haven’t seen a whole lot of holiday cheer from manufacturers like I’ve seen from Mercedes. That said, I think this idea is really cool. A lot of people don’t seem to be feeling the holiday cheer this year, but this configurator helps to spruce things up a bit — at least for me. If you take the time to make your own sleigh, post an image of it in the comments section below, or drop us a comment on Facebook. We would love to see what you’ve come up with.

Source: Mercedes

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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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