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Practice and experience are the foundation of superior driving, especially in unexpected traffic situations. Understand the right way to master sudden manoeuvres or full braking in an emergency situation and to make the right decision in a split second.

Open to Mercedes-Benz and non Mercedes-Benz owners.

Please Register Your Interest for 2019 Accelerate dates here 

A Mercedes-Benz half day drive day.

Sandown Raceway, Melbourne -  Monday 28 May and Saturday 23 June (morning sessions) 

Mt Cotton Training Centre, Qld - Wednesday 8 August (morning session) 

Sydney Motorsport Park - Tuesday 24 July and Saturday 20 October - sold out (morning sessions) 


 Driving Excellence

Practice and experience the foundations of superior driving.

This is your chance to combine education with exhilaration, and learn from Australia’s best driving instructors. Master sudden manoeuvres, learn to make the right decision in a split second and be tested in emergency situations.

Under the personal guidance of our driving instructors, you will take part in a number of dynamic handling exercises that have been specifically developed to test you and showcase the technology and handling capabilities of the Mercedes-Benz range, including autonomous driving.

Finally, you’ll also be taken on the thrill ride of your life in our Mercedes-AMG hot lap car.


$480 - half day program, including lunch and morning or afternoon tea.

Session time:

  • 8.45am for registration
  • 9.00am driver briefing
  • 9.30am on track
  • 12.00pm lunch followed by departure


Experience and drive models across the Mercedes-Benz range including Mercedes-AMG, and you will even drive an Actros truck.  Participants do not drive their own cars.


With a focus towards the more experienced driver the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding modern motor vehicle technology
  • ABS and BAS braking systems will be highlighted through a range of exercises and the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) will be demonstrated and experienced, showing the modern motorist the capabilities of some truly remarkable cars.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience the very latest in automotive technology benchmark by Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive Systems including Pre-safe® Plus, Pre-Safe® Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS, Intelligent Headlights, Night View Assist Plus, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, Collision Prevention Assist, BAS Plus and 360o camera.
  • Recognising risks and avoiding dangers
  • Handling critical driving situations
  • Emergency braking and avoidance techniques
  • Recognising loss of control on the road (skid pan)
  • Recognising stopping distances relevant to driving conditions

Participation restricted to drivers over 25 years who hold a valid full licence.

For Full Terms & Conditions please click here

If you have any questions please email


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