Being the geek that I am, I find interest in just about any form of transport but I rarely have the opportunity to talk about one of the finest of them, helicopters.
The automotive theme of this blog may have left me with an open window so why not take it. In what seems like a recent effort from the marketing division rather than production of Mercedes Benz, we can see the Eurocopter EC145 in styled up clothes.
When you have the money to afford a great big Mercedes luxury land barge, you may feel constrained by the poor road quality around town or the ever growing congestion levels.
Helicopters always seemed like a better way to get about only they are mostly utilitarian in decor, or are they? This special edition of Eurocopter EC145 goes to extreme lengths to prove the part ownership of Daimler in their blood.
Built as a one off for one of Mercedes’ European customers, the Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes Benz Style was unveiled at the at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2011.
The event was held in Geneva and this small part of the available display there was this flying testimonial to luxury as business men have come accustomed to knowing.
A very subtle painted exterior begins to clue you in on what’s going on inside the Eurocopter within Mercedes-Benz’ Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy.
Soft colors bathe the interior of the craft which contains leather and wood fittings, ambient lighting and a capacious refrigerator such as the best of the Mercedes S Class lineup has to offer.
Unlike the non-flying Mercedes counterparts, the Eurocopter EC145 can have its interior readjusted as many times you want in order to fit specific needs ranging from business use to family occasions.
A very generous luggage bay has been incorporated and the creator of the Mercedes style that can take to the skies, Prof. Dr. Gorden Wagener oversaw the project to ensure that the utilitarian aspects have been maintained but are no longer the focus.
Carrying capacity in terms of passengers for the Mercedes Eurocopter can range from 4 to 8 depending on the seating arrangements.
If you don’t want your pilots to be dropping in on the conversation, there’s even a separator panel available for the Eurocopter, as befits true Mercedes limousine styles.
Everything seems so amazing about the Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes Benz Style that it’s very difficult to believe it was a concept on Mercedes-Benz Style Design Division‘s table just over a year ago.