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February 21 2013

MERCEDES-BENZ CLA 45 AMG AND A 45 AMG IN NEW DRIVECLUB™ RACING GAME

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. presents Driveclub for the newly announced Playstation 4

Stuttgart/New York -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) presented in New York yesterday, Driveclub, a brand new racing franchise developed exclusively for Playstation 4 by Evolution Studios. The car line-up in this pioneering game, which conveys the heart and soul of motor racing and the passion it inspires better than previous games, includes several exceptional sports cars from Mercedes-Benz including the new CLA 45 AMG and the new A 45 AMG. Both of these high-performance vehicles from AMG will be celebrating their real-world premiere in March 2013. Driveclub and the new Playstation 4 console will be launching this holiday season.

Playstation 4 is SCEI´s next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Driveclub fits perfectly into the lifestyle of the next generation of PlayStation gamers: an exhilarating, visceral and highly socially connected racing experience that showcases the immense capabilities of Playstation 4. Driveclub is a networked game to be played in real clubs, encouraging players to team up and to collaborate and compete with one another while experiencing the thrill of driving the best cars in the world, on the best roads in the world. The audiovisual quality of the cars and the tracks is staggering, and the view from the cockpit is absolutely true to life, immersing the player in every race and recreating the power and the drama that they would feel if they were actually sitting in the driver's seat. In addition to the CLA 45 AMG and the A 45 AMG, more vehicles with the three-pointed star will join Driveclub.

Firing up the world's most powerful four-cylinder production engine
In March, the A 45 AMG will be presented at the Geneva auto show. With this new family member Mercedes-AMG will for the first time be offering a high-performance vehicle in the compact class segment. The AMG version of the new four-door Coupé, the CLA, is celebrating its world premiere in New York. With a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 newton metres, the turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is the world's most powerful four-cylinder power unit in series production. The power density of 133 kW (181 hp) surpasses even that of the most powerful super sports cars. At the same time, these engines excel with outstanding efficiency, while also meeting the EU6 emissions standard. The A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG are equipped as standard with the fully variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and smart in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com

Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com

For more information about Driveclub and Playstation 4, please visit:
www.scee-press.net and the social media accounts:
http://www.facebook.com/DriveclubOfficial and
http://www.twitter.com/driveclubgame