As part of the promotional campaign for the Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake in the United Kingdom, the company hooked up their brand ambassador Adam Scott – not the actor, he’s an Australian golfer – with Formula 1 guru and DTM driver David Coulthard for a surprise drive in the new car. This was also to boost Scott’s morale ahead of his 141st Open Championship tournament.
This was quite convenient, as both these guys are Mercedes ambassadors, and both play golf. Well, Scott is a pro, but Coulthard as far as we know, is not bad either. Not sure what’s his handicap, but it must be good. And the car, well it has a big engine to satisfy the race driver, and a big boot to accommodate the golfer’s gears. Perfect!
Adam Scott commented: “It was fantastic, a real surprise to be picked up by David Coulthard and driven out to the course. Just to spend some time with him, what he had to say and listen to him talk about driving.” Adam Scott had to take his leave to continue training for the Open, giving David Coulthard some time to pay a visit to the historic Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Golf Club.
David Coulthard was impressed by the new CLS Shooting Brake: “I love the fact that Mercedes-Benz are always coming out with new concepts. And I think the CLS Shooting Brake as a concept works, you have something which is very sporty looking, but equally it can be used for everyday driving. And of course it has the space that you want in this type of class of car.”