MercedesBenz muscle on display at SMMT

SMMT has welcomed the first high performance car into its modern exhibition space in the heart of Westminster. The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé in striking Fire Opal Red paint arrived today, with the ‘Edition 125’ package that celebrates the company’s 125th year.The new C 63 AMG is powered by an advanced, hand-assembled 457hp V8 engine that features a range of cutting-edge technologies, and is on sale now through Mercedes-Benz dealers in the UK.Mercedes-Benz operates six businesses in the UK, with a turnover exceeding £4 billion. It directly employs 4,000 people, with another 11,000 colleagues in independent retailers. As well as engineering businesses in EvoBus (UK) Ltd and Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines, the company also operates a successful Apprenticeship Programme and Advanced Driving Academy, investing in both UK skills development and driving standards.SMMT’s new office is the London heart of the UK motor industry frequently hosting ministers, government officials, senior industry executives, media and stakeholders for a variety of meetings and events. The reception exhibition space provides a unique opportunity to highlight the breadth and scale of the modern UK automotive industry to visitors and passers-by in a prime, central London location.Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more