The 7th annual Mercedes-Benz Challenge by Gargash was in Dubai and was yet another fantastic day filled with excitement, adventure, and physical competitions. Launched in 2012, this event continues to challenge the minds and wits of its contestants, who while going on a unique adventure also had the opportunity to win a brand-new Mercedes-Benz GLC 250.
100 teams of 2 to 4 members gathered at the Jebel Ali Recreation Club to participate in the most awaited event of the region. Spread across prime locations in Dubai, the event’s seven challenges tested mental, navigational and physical skills and coherence of each team.
Team “Desert Danes” completed the challenge with 5552 points taking home the well-deserved grand prize.
“Every year we take great pleasure in being a part of this event that promotes fitness and challenges mental and physical fortitude. A big thank you to all those who supported us in bringing this event together and making it a success year on year. Congratulations to the winning team, we hope they have equally exciting journeys in the future with their brand new GLC 250.” said Robert Hazelwood, CEO of the Automotive Division, Gargash Group.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 is a testament to contemporary luxury that is ready for any terrain and merges effortless design with superior power and performance. Powered by the 9G-TRONIC, this revolutionary transmission system is the world’s first 9-speed automatic transmission in the premium segment that can be used with longitudinally mounted engines.
Winning Team captain, Hans Christian expressed “this is one of the best adventure events I have ever been on. The organizers ensured the game spirit was kept alive throughout and every team took the challenges very seriously. Winning the GLC is the greatest feeling; it is totally worth all the effort we put into the challenge”.
The interior of the GLC 250 lives up to the brand’s claim of the best or nothing. With the Dynamic Select System that enables a range of drive modes, intelligent onboard systems, and one of the most spacious load compartments in this segment, the GLC driving experience can be compared to nothing.