Peter Fonda Stars in Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl LI Ad

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz News, New Models on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:18 pm
Which Actor is in the Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl Commercial?

Which Actor is in the Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl Commercial?

Mercedes-Benz has released a new commercial for the big game this Sunday. The commercial features a bunch of bikers acting rowdy in a bar when someone walks through the door, notifying all the patrons that their motorcycles were blocked in. The actor whose car is blocking the way out for the bikers is legendary actor Peter Fonda, who is driving the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT C Roadster.

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The commercial was based off of the movie “Easy Rider,” which was produced and co-written, as well as starred Peter Fonda. Peter’s family is filled with famous actors such as his dad Henry and sister Jane. The 1969 film starred Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, and told the story of two bikers traveling through America. The film was the third-highest grossing movie in 1969, bringing in $60 million at the box office.

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“The AMG brand, over the past decades, has gained a phenomenal following among true performance enthusiasts and we pay that off with a continuous stream of new products leading up to this year’s much anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. So the goal with the spot was to pay homage to the history that brought us to this point with something iconic but authentic that would resonate with people who have a passion for open air driving, who live for the call of the road and who share a little of that rebellion from the norm.  This film, which came out late in the ’60’s, as did AMG, was the perfect vehicle for a fast drive down memory lane.”

– Drew Slaven, vice president of marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA)

Peter Fonda, the actor in the new Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl commercial, is a known Mercedes-Benz aficionado. If you are also interested in learning more about the featured Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT C Roadster, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington. You can also schedule a test drive of any of our current new models in stock.

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