28 Feb '13, 4pm
Mercedes-Benz to offer illuminated emblem star
Mercedes-Benz Accessories has announced that an illuminated front grille star will be offered on its compact model range. Using optical fiber with LED technology, the star emblem is lighted up only when the car is stationary, when the car is unlocked or the engine is stopped. It also lights up when the car’s doors or trunk is opened, and once they are closed, the light will go off in 15 seconds. Already available for the M and GL Class SUVs, the optical fiber white LED-lit tri-star emblem will be extended starting next month for the C, CLS , and E Class models. The luminous star is priced at €300. So far, this has only been announced for the European models. No word on US availablity. To see it in action, check out the video .