European Delivery Program

Experience your new Mercedes-Benz at its birthplace.

Though engineered to perform anywhere in the world, the soul of a Mercedes-Benz truly reveals itself in its natural environment: Germany. Whether you're winding your way through snow-capped villages or raising your adrenaline on the Autobahn, there's no better place to immerse yourself in the Mercedes-Benz experience than in its own paved backyard. And that's why we've created the European Delivery Program (EDP).

With European Delivery, you'll not only experience the "Best or Nothing" against the backdrop of Germany, but you could also save up to 7% off your vehicle's MSRP*.

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What's Included

Your European Delivery experience begins with professional travel assistance to assist with your hotel and airline reservations. Upon arrival in Germany, you'll take a tour of our factory at Sindelfingen. Once you take delivery of your new vehicle in Sindelfingen, you'll be sent on your way with a full gas tank, fifteen days of European road insurance, and all vehicle shipping and handling expenses settled in advance.

After your driving adventure comes to an end, simply leave your Mercedes-Benz at any one of several designated drop-off points, and you'll be reunited with it on the other side of the Atlantic.

Other benefits include:

  • 7% discount on total vehicle MSRP on eligible models
  • One night hotel accommodation in a luxurious hotel in Stuttgart
  • MBUSA travel assistance for hotel and airline reservations
  • Sindelfingen Factory Tour
  • Two tickets to Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Fifteen (15) days of European road insurance
  • Vehicle transportation to the selected U.S. dealer
  • Breakfast or lunch at the Delivery Center
  • Two taxi coupons for ride from airport or main railroad station to the Delivery Center or hotel
  • Full tank of fuel
  • Marine Insurance
  • Destination charge is waived

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Trip Packages

See Europe by car. Specifically, yours.

While purchasers are free to explore Europe at their own pace, Mercedes-Benz also offers four exclusive driving packages designed for those who prefer to have a structured itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Standard Package

Enjoy a one-night stay for two at your choice of selected hotel in Stuttgart, and breakfast or lunch at the Sindelfingen factory restaurant. After that, explore a variety recommended hotels and resorts in Europe's finest cities.

Black Forest/Alps Rally Package

Black_Forest.jpg A self-guided tour through the Black Forest and into the Austrian Alps. You'll have five days on challenging roads selected to bring out the very best in your Mercedes-Benz, with five-night accommodations in a variety of first-class hotels.

Alpen Route Package

Alpen.jpg Along the way, you'll experience some of Europe's most charming villages, lake fronts and restaurants.

Stuttgart Walking Tour Package

Stuggart_Walking.jpg Stroll along the Konigstrasse. Experience world class art museums. Discover a truly unique European shopping experience. This custom-designed walking tour is your best way to uncover Europe's best kept secret - Stuttgart.

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Drop-Off Points and Accommodations

Whether you choose the natural majesty of the Black Forest or the celebrated culture of European cultural centers like Paris, Munich or Vienna, our network of hotels and vehicle drop-off points helps ensure that your trip is as convenient as it is memorable.

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Ritschard SA

Aircargo Building
Entry no. 1, Office E 173
Case Postale 1061
1211 Geneva, 5 Aeroport
Phone: +41 22 798 77 00
Fax: +41 22 798 67 78

Hours: 8:30AM - 11:30AM/1:30PM - 4:00PM (Mon - Thurs)
8:30AM - 12:00PM (Friday)

Distance to Rail: 800 Meters

Distance to Airport: 800 Meters

Closed on: January 1st; January 2nd; Apr-18; Apr-21; May 29; June 9; August 1st; Sep-11; December 24; December 25; December 26; December 31;

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TT Car Transit

Airport Roissy/CDG, Terminal 3
95716 Roissy CDG 2
Phone: +33 -1-48 62 37 53
Fax: +33 -1- 48 62 19 73

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Distance to Airport: 5 Min/ 0 KM

Distance to Rail: 5 Min/ 2 KM

Closed on: 1/1; 21/4; 1/5; 8/5; 29/5; 9/6; 14/7; 15/8; 1/11; 11/11;

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The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel is a stylish five-star experience with award-winning design, a luxurious, spacious spa and idyllic views over the historical heart of Munich.

Sophienstrasse 28 D-80333
Tel: 011 49 (0) 89 544 555 - 1411



Hotel Königshof

Located in Munich's city center, the Hotel Königshof overlooks the historical old town and is close to the world-famous Marienplatz. Savor an exquisite culinary experience at its Gourmet Restaurant, which has the honor to bear 1 Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau points.

Schützenstraße 11 D-80335
Tel. 011 49 (0)89 55 137 - 129



Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Located in the heart of Munich, the Hotel Bayerischer Hof reflects the personal care and dedication of the Volkhardt family, who have owned the property for generations. Enjoy a variety of fine dining at The Palais Keller with its traditional Bavarian cuisine as well as Polynesian specialties at Trader Vic's.

Promenadeplatz 2 - 6 D-80333
Munich, Germany
Tel: 011 49 89 21200

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Vehicle drop-off in Italy is subject to prior arrangements and an additional charge, payable to BLG. Rate information is available upon request. Cars are driven to Munich for truck transfer to port of loading. Car registration and insurance must be valid for at least five days after drop-off.

Please e-mail or fax to:

Regine Plettenberg
Phone:+49 471 48 295-676
Fax:+49 471 48 295-688


Rainer Guthe
Phone:+49 471 48 295-665
Fax:+49 471 48 295-688

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Hotel Traube Tonbach

Traube Tonbach is nestled in the romantic Tonbach Valley, surrounded by tall fir trees and gently rolling hills. The historic Black Forest hotel has been family owned and operated for over 200 years. Today, it is setting extremely high standards as one of the most exclusive and modern locations for hospitality and enjoyment, accommodations and wellness, activities and relaxation.

Tonbachstraße 237, 72270
Baiersbronn-Tonbach, Germany
Ph: 49 7442 4920

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Gondrand LTD

Industriestr. 10
8152 Glattbrugg
Phone: +41 44 828 68 00
Fax: +41 44 828 68 06

Hours: 8:30AM - 11:30AM/1:30 PM - 4:00PM

Distance to Airport: 10 Min Drive

Distance to Rail: 2 Min walk

Closed on: 1-2, und Fr. Jan; Do 17. Apr;18. Apr; 21. Apr; 28. Apr; 30. Apr;1. Mai und Fr 02. Mai; Mi 28. Mai>Open till 15:00 Uhr; Do 29. Mai; Mo 09. Jun; Do 31. Juli; Fr. 01 Aug; 15 Sep; 24-25 Dez; 31-1;

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Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Located down the street from Mozart's house, the Hotel Goldener Hirsch is a short walk from designer boutiques and the Salzach River, while its bohemian design pays homage to the city's rich heritage.

Auerspergstrasse 4 5020
Salzburg Austria
Tel: 011 43 662 88 999 9963

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Auto Turistica Iberica

Vehicle drop-off in Madrid is subject to prior arrangements and an additional charge, payable to Shipper. Rate information is available upon request.

Auto Turistica Iberica
C/I Torres Quevado 6
28022 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 3292 911/710
Fax: +34 91 3293 980

Hours: 9:00AM - 1:00/3:00 - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday (except legal holidays).

Distance to Airport: 5 Min/ 5 KM

Distance to Rail: 20 Min/ 12 KM

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TT Car Transit

Nice Airport Terminal 1
Arrival Area
Desk TT Car Transit
06281 Nice Cedex 3
Phone: +33 4 92 29 13 83
Fax: +33 4 93 72 51 80

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Distance to Airport: Located at airport

Distance to Rail: 30 Min/ 10 KM

Closed on: 1-January; 21-Apr; 1-May; 8-May; 29-May; 9 June; 14 July; 15-Aug; 1-Nov; 11-Nov; 25 December

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2013 Transportation Charges
To be charged directly to Shipper and collected from Customer by Forwarding Agent at time of drop off

Sipson Road
Unit 6 Sovereign Court
UB7 OJE Heathrow
Phone: +44 20 881 996 91
Contact person: James Cubberly

Hours: Mon-Fri
Please schedule an appointment with your intended drop-off location prior to dropping off your vehicle. This will help avoid any problems with returning your car.

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Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

In the midst of the Tyrolean Mountains, guests discover the perfect balance between dramatic scenery and the luxury of a top-class hotel. Facilities include tennis courts, swimming pool, sauna, and steam baths.

Dr. Hans-Liebherr-Alpenstrasse 1 A-6410
Telfs-Buchen, Austria
Tel: 011 43 5262606

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BLG Car Shipping GmbH & Co. KG

Grauwallring 2
27580 Bremerhaven
Phone: 0471 48295 671/676
Fax: 0471 48295 688

Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Distance to Airport/Rail: N/A

Closed on: 01. Jan.; 4-Mar; 18. Apr.; 21. Apr.; 1-May; 29-May; 09. Jun.; 19. Jun.; 03. Okt.; 24. Dez.; 25. Dez.; 26. Dez.; 31. Dez.;

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The Villino

The Villino, Lindau, Germany
Hoyerberg 34
88131 Lindau, Germany
Telefon: 011 49 83 82/93 45-0

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United Stevedoring Amsterdam

Ruijgoordweg 80
Havennummer: 7989
1047 HM Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 611 6688
Fax: +31 20 201 1882

Hours: 7:00AM -11:30/12:30 - 3:00PM

Distance to Airport: 40 Min/ 35 KM

Distance to Rail: 10 Min/ 8 KM

Closed on: Wednesday 01/01/2014 New Year; Monday 21/04/2014 Easter Monday; Thursday 29/05/2014 Ascension; Monday 09/06/2014 Pentecost Monday; Thursday 25/12/2014 Christmas; Friday 26/12/2014 Christmas;

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Parkhotel Adler

Owned within the same family since 1446, the Parkhotel Adler is situated on 10 acres of parkland in the Black Forest, with several kilometers of walkways, and includes a credit of f102 per couple, (f51 for single occupancy).

Adlerplatz 3 D-79856
Hinterzarten, Germany
Tel: 011 49 76521270

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BLG Auto Terminal GmbH & Co. KG

Kattwykweg 7
21107 Hamburg
Phone: 49-40-75 27 97 161
Fax: 49-40-75 2797 160

Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Mon - Fri)

Distance to Airport: 45 Min/ 35 KM

Distance to Rail: 10-15 Min/ 10 KM

Closed on: 01. Jan.; 4-Mar; 18. Apr.; 21. Apr.; 1-May; 29-May; 09. Jun.; 19. Jun.; 03. Okt.; 24. Dez.; 25. Dez.; 26. Dez.; 29. Dez; 30. Dez.; 31. Dez.;

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Graf Zeppelin

The Graf Zeppelin, offers guests comfort, elegance, and individual service. Ideally located in downtown Stuttgart, it is within walking distance to the Koenigstrasse, which offers many fine shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Arnulf - Klett - Platz 7 70173
Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: 011 49(0) 711 2048 0



Hotel am Schlossgarten

This international 5-star hotel is situated in the park landscape of the castle gardens of Stuttgart closest proximity to the Königstraße shopping area as well as many cultural institutions such as the city theatre, the famous ballet and opera house, the city gallery, and the new as well as the old castle and belongs to The Leading Hotels of the World®. The luxurious hotel is only a few minutes away on foot from the central train station Stuttgart.

Schillerstrasse 23 70173
Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)711-20260

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BLG Automotive Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

LC Ludwigsfelde
Brandenburgische Str. 51-53
14974 Ludwigsfelde
Phone: 49 (0) 3378 / 20 11 10
Fax: 49 (0) 3378 / 20 11 50

Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Distance to Airport/Rail: N/A

Closed on: 01.01.14; 18.04.14; 21.04.14; 01. - 02.05.14; 29. - 30.05.14; 09.06.14; 14.07. - 08.08.14; 03.10.14; 31.10.14; 25.12. + 26.12.14; 29.12. - 31.12.14;

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BLG Auto Transport GmbH & Co. KG

Hugo-Junkers-Str. 7
60386 Frankfurt
Phone: 069-426908-125
Fax: 069-426908-130

Hours: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Distance to Airport: 15-20 Min/15 KM

Distance to Rail: 10 Min/10 KM

Closed on: 01. Jan.; 4-Mar; 18. Apr.; 21 Apr.; 1-May; 29-May; 09. Jun.; 19. Jun.; 03. Okt.; 24. Dez.; 25. Dez.; 26. Dez.; 31. Dez;

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Simovic Car Service

Am Hirnach 6
71065 Sindelfingen
Phone: +49(0)7031-866161-17
Fax: +49(0)7031-875081

Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Distance to Airport: 30 Min/ 45 KM

Distance to Rail: 30 Min/ 45 KM

Closed on: 1/1/2014; 1/6/2014; 4/18/2014; 4/21/2014; 5/1/2014; 5/29/2014; 6/9/2014; 6/19/2014; 10/3/2014; 11/1/2014; 25.26.14; 24.12.14 - 26.12.14; 12/31/2014

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Hotel1 Zurich

15 rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008
Paris, France
Tel: 011 33 1 44 94 1414
Fax: 011 33 1 44 94 1428
Phone: +41 22 798 77 00
Fax: +41 22 798 67 78



Hotel2 Zurich

4 rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008
Paris, France
Tel: 011 33 1 44 94 1414
Fax: 011 33 1 44 94 1428
Phone: +41 22 798 77 00
Fax: +41 22 798 67 78

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Terminalstr. Mitte 20 (50 meters before Hotel Kempinski at the right site.)
85356 Oberding (Flughafen München)
Phone: +49 - (0)89 - 416114600
Fax: +49 - (0)89 - 416114609
Contacts: Kathrin Gaugele

Hours 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Distance to Airport/Rail: N/A

Closed on: 1-Jan-14; 6-Jan-14; 18-Apr-14; 21-Apr-14; 1-May-14; 29-May-14; 9-Jun-14; 19-Jun-14;15-Aug-14; 3-Oct-14; 1-Nov-14; 24-Dec-14; 27-Dec-14; 31-Dec-14;

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Hotel Mueller

A warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Mueller in Hohenschwangau located 10 minutes from 19th Century Hohenschwangau Castle (the childhood home of King Ludwig), and 35 minutes from Neuschwanstein Castle. Dine in lovely Café Restaurant AM Park and nearby Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is performed.

Alpseestraße 16, 87645, D-87645
Hohenschwangau, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 8362 81990

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Once You're Booked

The final steps toward taking delivery

After you've completed the registration process, Mercedes-Benz will send you a confirmation letter, insurance information, and other helpful travel details. In order to take delivery of your vehicle, you must present your confirmation letter, your invoice and passport. If you're taking delivery on behalf of someone else, you must present notarized Power of Attorney approved by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Purchasing Options

Is it possible to purchase a non-u.s. specification vehicle?

MBUSA can only process orders for U.S. specification vehicles.

Is leasing possible?

It is possible to lease a vehicle through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and pick it up at the Delivery Center in Germany. However, the maximum time you can keep a leased vehicle in Europe is one month.

Another option is to participate in the European Delivery Program and lease through a different leasing company.

Can I cancel my order?

You may cancel your order; however, a $200 cancellation fee will apply.


Which countries are covered under the insurance?

AXA Insurance coverage shall apply within the geographical borders of Europe.

Can the duration of insurance be extended?

Customers may purchase additional insurance up to twelve months in length. An extension of the International Registration and Insurance beyond its original expiration date is not possible; therefore, it is most important you order exact insurance coverage required at least two weeks prior to delivery date. Please contact your dealer for rates.

Can I purchase insurance on my own?

Unfortunately, other insurance companies are not accepted. All vehicles delivered through the European Delivery Program must be covered by AXA Insurance.

Touring Europe

How long can I drive my vehicle in Europe?

Up to a maximum of twelve (12) months if purchased, thirty (30) days if leased. The International Registration is limited to the duration of insurance, however not exceeding a maximum period of twelve (12) months from the date of registration. The German Export Registration Plates are not valid in the U.S.

Is an International Driver's License required while in Europe?

If you travel through Austria, Switzerland & Italy an International Driver's License is needed. It can be obtained from any AAA location in the U.S., and its cost varies. The vehicle must also have a sticker for travel on the roadways, which can be purchased at gasoline stations (Germany and Austria) and at the borders.

Will I be charged European road taxes?

If your European Road Insurance/Registration exceeds three (3) months, the road tax is applicable. The Road Tax is payable at time of delivery in Germany.

Are toll stickers required?

Toll stickers are also required on all vehicles on Austria, Switzerland, and Italy´s highways. They can be purchased at gasoline stations (Germany,Switzerland & Italy) and at the borders. Authorities in both countries fine heavily for non-compliance with these regulations. "Vignetta" in Italian, a "Vignetten" in German.

Is Navigation Available for European Delivery Orders?

European Navigation package works for all classes offered on European Delivery Program. Upon the vehicle's return to the United States, the US data is entered into the navigation system by our Vehicle Preparation Center.

BECKER PILOT MAPS will not work in Europe and if you have ordered code 001 the Vehicle Preparation Center will include the part in the US before delivery to the dealer. While in Europe, the Delivery Center will provide a portable navigation system at no additional cost to European Delivery orders equipped with the Becker Pilot Maps. The portable unit must be returned at time of drop off. The customer will be required to provide a credit card in the event the portable navigation unit is lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise not returned.

Will the hotel charge for a third person?

Many hotels charge for each additional person, including children. Rates vary by hotel.

What are the European/Austrian laws for winter travel?

*While traveling in Europe during the months of November through April, it is the responsibility of the car owner/driver to adhere to local traffic regulations, which require that a vehicle must have winter tires in winter driving conditions, and take appropriate measures for travel in prevailing weather conditions. As stated in the Operator's Manual for your vehicle, always use winter tires at temperatures below 45 degrees F (7degrees C) and whenever wintry road conditions prevail. See your Operator's Manual for specific details concerning operation of your vehicle, including information concerning tires and snow chains for winter driving conditions.

While traveling in Austria during winter months of November through April, you must have winter tires.

If you disregard this, you can be assessed with a fine of up to € 5.000.

Austria & Switzerland:
If you travel through Austria, and/or Switzerland an International Driver´s License is needed. It can be obtained from any AAA location in the U.S., and its cost varies. The vehicle must also have a sticker for travel on the roadways, which can be purchased at gasoline stations (Germany and Austria) and at the borders. Authorities in both countries fine heavily for non-compliance with these regulations. These additional costs are the responsibility of the customer.

Cars with "R02 code" All Season Tires (M+S marked on the side of the tire) meet the winter tire laws in Germany and Austria.

Are there any requirements for child safety?

German law requires the use of a child safety seat for any child less than 12 years of age and less than 50" tall.

Delivery to the US

What is required for customs clearance?

U.S. Customs requires a copy of passport or driver's license as well as the Social Security numbers of the individual purchaser and his/her IRS ID Number (EID) if the vehicle is purchased in the name of a company. A street address is also necessary (a P.O. Box is not acceptable). Without this information the vehicle cannot be cleared by customs.

What can be left in the car for ocean shipment?

Marine Insurance only covers the equipment as listed on the Confirmation of Order/Invoice. No other accessories or personal effects are covered during transport. Neither the shipping lines nor U.S. Customs allow other items than listed on the Confirmation of Order/Invoice in the car.

What's the estimated transport time from drop-off to the United States?

The approximate transport time from the drop-off location within Germany to the U.S. East Coast is 6-8 weeks to the port, and for West Coast 8-10 weeks to the port, then you must count in addition to this time, one complete week in Customs and ten working days at Vehicle Preparation Center.

Drop-off locations outside Germany require additional three weeks

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Learn more at your local dealer

From planning your itinerary to model eligibility, your nearby Mercedes-Benz dealer can help with questions specific to your situation.

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European Delivery is available on select C, E, S, CL, CLS, GLK, SLK, and SL models with a 7 percent savings off the Mercedes-Benz USA manufacturer's suggested retail price. All MSRPs exclude taxes, title/documentary fees, registration, tags, Mercedes-Benz Dealer prep, labor and installation charges, insurance, optional equipment and accessories, certificate of compliance and non-compliance fees, and finance charges.

All illustrations and specifications contained in this Web site are based on the latest product information available at the time of posting. Mercedes-Benz reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in colors, materials, equipment, specifications, and models. Any variations in colors shown are due to variations in monitor resolution. Illustrations may include test situations. Some vehicles may be shown with non-U.S. equipment. Some vehicles shown with optional equipment.

All MSRPs exclude taxes, title/ documentary fees, registration, tags, Mercedes-Benz dealer prep, labor and installation charges, insurance, optional equipment and accessories, certificate of compliance and non-compliance fees, and finance charges.