Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle said that Mercedes refused to allow its vehicles to be placed in the ﬁlm’s many non-ﬂattering settings, meaning that the post-production team had to digitally remove all the Mercedes logos from the movie at considerable ﬁnancial cost. Interestingly, Mercedes had no such reservations about gangsters and hoodlums using their cars. Their take-home message seemed to be, ‘It’s okay for murderers to drive our cars, as long as they’re not poor.’
Ram the Ram If you have a new C-Klasse Mercedes-Benz, and you need to stop a villain in a Dodge Ram Van, this is an option. From ‘Geliebter Feind’, the last of the 2009 episodes of Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei.