Mercedes-Benz Vans Drive Experience. 

19.09.2017

On the 24th of August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Brisbane was thrilled to welcome customers and friends of the brand to the Vans Drive Day at Mount Cotton's Driver Training Centre.
With the session lasting four hours, the day commenced with a thorough briefing on the latest Sprinter, Vito and Valente models. Throughout the day everyone was able to get behind the wheel of the Vans while the talented team of expert drivers, all of whom have race qualifications, and many of which are current or previous Formula 3 racers, instructed guests on the essential skills for safe driving.
During the day, several courses were tackled. These courses included, the Diesel Skid Pan Training Course, which taught guests how to control understeering and oversteering in dangerous conditions. They also completed the Van Control Course which highlighted our ABS and BAS braking system, as well as the ADAPTIVE ESPĀ® System. The final course was a Motorkhana course which involved drivers manoeuvring the vans accurately while sliding, spinning and maintaining speed through tight obstacles. The day concluded with guests having the opportunity to test drive each model on the race track, where they were encouraged to experience the latest and greatest features for themselves.
With the assistance of The Driving Academy, our guests walked away from the Vans Drive Experience having learnt the ins and outs of Mercedes-Benz Van techonology, as well as how to identify risks and avoid dangers while driving. The experience proved to be an unforgettable, challenging and rewarding day which saw guests and staff improve their driving skills, tenfold.