The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris has been a hugely important part of Roadshow's long-term test fleet, but you might not see why at first. But take a look at all the review videos we've published over the last 12 months, and know that most of them wouldn't have been possible without our trusty Metris.
See, it takes a lot of gear to make a Roadshow video. Producers need to haul drones, tripods, sliders, microphones, lights, cameras and car-cleaning supplies. Most of our gear comes packed in large, hard-sided cases, so it's not always easy to squish and squeeze it into the trunk of a sedan or compact crossover.
The Metris cargo van, meanwhile, offers 183 cubic-feet of space behind its front seats, making it perfect for video production work. And with upright, flat body panels, the Metris allows us to mount cameras to its sides and back, so we can get those sweet car-to-car shots you viewers love.
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