Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally 2020 will happen in December despite pandemic restrictions

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Mercedes-Benz Classic Rally 2020 will take place in December amid pandemic restrictions. The event will start next month at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai.

The classics will start at the famous rally on  the 13th of December in Mumbai, India. The event will take place despite the ever-growing number of Covid-19 infections. India is second in the ranking of the world’s most affected countries, following the United States. MBCCR 2020 will comply with the Standard Operating Procedures of the Indian Government. The regulations also limit the number of participants.

Therefore seventh edition of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally will run under a special theme in this difficult year: A Rally of Resilience.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Cars Rally 2020 (3)

“What better symbols of resilience than the cars that have stood the test of time?”, says the rally curator Perseus Bandrawalla.

What are the cars that will start in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally 2020?

A salute to the owners, who make efforts to keep the iconic models in mint condition, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally is a display of engineering and timeless design.

All the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars manufactured before 1996 have been eligible to participate, plus the models produced until the end of their life-cycle.

  • Mercedes-Benz R129 SL Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz C208 CLK Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz W140 S Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz W124 E Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz W202 C Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz W461 G Class (all years)
  • Mercedes-Benz W163 ML Class (up to 2001)

All generations of the Mercedes-Benz SL, S-Class and E-Class will be on display in Mumbai, in every body style. A replica of Carl Benz’s Patent Motorwagen will also be in India.

Iconic models such as the 300 SL Roadster, the 500 K, the 300 “Adenauer” saloon and pre-World War II saloons were the stars of the show in the previous years.

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