Mercedes-Benz adds rich media to sites

Redesign to include more multimedia could signal interest in younger drivers.


Mercedes-Benz is relaunching all of its Web sites to include more rich media content and tools, the company announced Monday.

The change will effect over 50 brand sites and 1,000 dealership sites around the world. The brand sites will include higher-resolution photos, videos and a 3D vehicle configuration tool, as well as Mercedes-Benz television commercials and links to Mercedes-Benz TV.

While several car companies already offer media rich Web sites, the change is significant for the German automaker as it could signal that Mercedes is getting serious about courting a younger demographic of drivers.

The company cites increased broadband connections and visitors to its sites, as its main reasons for change.

It has been a year of change for the luxury automaker, which took home the 2007 World Green Car Award at the 2007 New York auto show for its E320 Bluetec car that gets about 37 mpg. The company also did a complete revamp of its brand design in November. The design had not been changed for 18 years.

While the U.S. version of the new site has not yet been rolled out, interested people can check out the revamped German Mercedes-Benz site.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over it

MyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of Apple's new campus, which looks remarkably like an alien craft.

by Brian Tong