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Accelerate

Practice and experience are the foundation of superior driving, especially in unexpected traffic situations. Understand the right way to master sudden manoeuvres, full braking in an emergency situation to make the right decision in a split second and train in various demanding driving conditions including advanced car control on the skid pan.

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

 

A Mercedes-Benz half day drive day.
 

Sandown Raceway, Melbourne -  3 May, 14 September and 17 September and 15 October 2019

Mt Cotton Training Centre, Qld - 25 September 2019 

Sydney Motorsport Park - 20 August and 22 August  and 21 November 2019

 

 Driving Excellence

Practice and experience are 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 professioanl 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.

Experience how you can optimally evade suddenly appearing obstacles, how to respond to oversteer and understeer. Practice emergency braking and train in various demanding driving conditions including advanced car control on a skid pan. 

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

Cost:

$490 - half day program, including lunch and morning or afternoon tea.

Session time:

Morning session: 

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

Afternoon session:

  • 11.45am for registration followed by lunch
  • 1.00pm driver briefing
  • 1.30pm on track 
  • 5.00pm finish

Vehicles:

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.

Content:

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 mbevents_au@daimler.com

 

Accelerate Programmes

Upcoming Experiences

22 August 2019 - First Gear, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW - afternoon session

22 August 2019 - First Gear, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW - afternoon session

Register your details to secure your place at the First Gear Driving Event at Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW

25 September 2019 - First Gear, Mt Cotton, Qld - afternoon session

25 September 2019 - First Gear, Mt Cotton, Qld - afternoon session

Register your details to secure your place at First Gear Driving Event, Mt Cotton QLD

20 August, 2019 - Accelerate, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW - morning session

20 August, 2019 - Accelerate, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW - morning session

Register your details to secure your place at an Accelerate Drive Day at Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW