Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, G63 6×6 and Unimog U5023 Star in Jurassic World

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Update1 – With Selected Photo Credits to Baptiste Coudert

It has been almost 20 years since the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class made a silver-screen debut in Jurassic Park 2 in 1997 — best known for spinning all four wheels in reverse while trying to pull a research trailer back from the edge of a cliff.

The Mercedes SUV product-placement offensive has continued in the X-Men films and a few other since then, but never with the same action-packed, memorable drama as the ML320 in Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

The fact of the matter is that the Mercedes SUVs in movies have delivered ROI far beyond a typical ad campaign.

Mercedes is doubling — no, tripling — down on the new Jurassic Park film: three at least six vehicles from the brand star in this summer blockbuster.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe is the most glamorous machine on Isla Nublar, but it is joined by its hardcore offroading brothers: the Galendewagen G-Class, the AMG G63 6×6 and the new flagship Unimog, the U5023. A few 4×4 Sprinter Vans even make a muddy on-screen debut with all four wheels scrambling to escape angry dinosaurs.

In fact, every road-legal truck in the film appears to be a Mercedes except for two military vehicles and a handful of ATV quad bikes. The Hummer H1 makes an appearance, as does the Textron Tiger, a Dodge Ram-based armored military troop transporter.

So what truck will make a daring escape up a river-bed with a T-rex on their trail?

We’d hop into the Unimog in a hot second, but the G63 6×6 would be a solid alternative!

We’re excited for the film — and to share these 20 on-set photos plus a behind-the-scenes video discussing Mercedes’ role in the movie.

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For an up-close look at the new GLE63 Coupe, check out this mega gallery from Amelia Island 2015


Photo Credits for On-Set Textron, G-Wagen and Composite of All JW Vehicles: Baptiste Coudert

Check out Coudert’s Flickr stream and social links below for everything Jurassic World!


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The dinosaurs are back

“In 1997 the Mercedes-Benz M-Class made its first official appearance in the Hollywood Blockbuster ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’. Today, 18 years later, another Mercedes-Benz car will debut in a significant role in the latest installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series named Jurassic World: the new GLE Coupé” says Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a multitude of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and will promote the film and our cars with many exciting global marketing activities.”

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupé makes its film debut as the official car of Jurassic World operations manager Claire, played by Bryce Dallas Howard. When Claire must confront a crisis well beyond what she can handle alone, she takes the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé (showcasing its off-road capabilities) and joins behavioral researcher Owen (Chris Pratt) on a mission in the lush jungle of Isla Nublar.

In addition we see Owen piloting the G-Class, the patriarch of all Mercedes-Benz SUVs. The film also features the Unimog, cast as a dinosaur ambulance, as well as a G 63 AMG 6×6 and various Sprinter models. “The fleet of Mercedes Benz vehicles fit perfectly into Jurassic World. They are classy, sophisticated, and sexy — exactly what would exist in a modern international theme park”, says producer Frank Marshall.

Global promotion via all channels of communication

The Mercedes-Benz promotional campaign kicks off prior to the June 12th release of the film. Starting May 18th, Mercedes-Benz will launch a TV commercial ( showcasing footage of all the Mercedes-Benz vehicles appearing in the film. But it is the all-new GLE 450 AMG Coupé which will captivate viewers as the “Alpha Car”. The ad is supplemented by extensive print, online and out-of-home publicity measures. In Germany, for instance, the key visual will be featured in advertisements, on posters and flyers.jurassic-world-mercedes-heade3r

Mercedes-Benz Launches Campaign to Support Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World.

Mercedes-Benz Launches Campaign to Support Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World.

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Movie fans can discover more about the film and the featured Mercedes-Benz vehicles on a special Jurassic World microsite ( that will show exclusive behind-the-scenes material and a selection of additional images of the set, which explain how the film was created and the roles of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Exclusive content will be released and discussed with fans on Mercedes-Benz social media platforms (Making-Of: Jurassic World model vehicles of the G-Class and G 6×6 will be available at the Mercedes-Benz Accessories online store as well as in toy retailers. Mercedes-Benz will also support the US premiere in Hollywood on June 9th and French premiere in Paris on May 29th.

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Jurassic World

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12th, 2015.

Making-Of about the Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Jurassic World:

TV commercial showcasing all the Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Jurassic World:


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