Mercedes-AMG Returns as Title Sponsor of Miami Beach Polo World Cup


Montvale, NJ, Mar 17, 2011

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Mercedes-Benz USA announces that its Mercedes-AMG performance brand is returning for a second season as title sponsor of the Miami Beach Polo World Cup from April 21st to April 24th, 2011, and plans to showcase the all-new 2012 CLS63 AMG to Southern Florida car enthusiasts.

The AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the official branded event property, is the world’s largest polo tournament to take place on a beach and this year’s event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami and the National Foundation for Missing and Exploited Children. In its seventh consecutive season, the separate men’s and women’s polo events take place on Miami Beach between 20th and 22nd streets behind The Setai Hotel.

In addition to supporting the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Mercedes-AMG is the proud sponsor of the AMG men’s and women’s polo teams that feature notable and top players from around the world including John Walsh, the well-known presenter of America’s Most Wanted and spokesman for the National Foundation for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as number one female player, Sunny Hale.

Alongside the well-trained thoroughbred horses at the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Mercedes-AMG is displaying a stable of its own high performance vehicles including the SLS AMG supersports car and the all-new 2012 CLS63 AMG equipped with the newly developed AMG V8 biturbo engine, featuring a peak output of up to 550 hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque. Guests can see this newest Mercedes-AMG 4-door coupe in-person at the tournament
before it reaches Mercedes-Benz dealerships in early June.

“The game of Polo shares a natural affinity with AMG, both rich in heritage and prestige, requiring skill, power and performance to succeed,” said Greg Clark, Manager Exclusive Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz USA. “The AMG brand has been deeply involved with polo tournaments from around the world and we are thrilled to continue this tradition in the U.S. with the title sponsorship of the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup.”

Just as the polo pony is carefully selected and trained for quick bursts of speed, stamina, agility and maneuverability, AMG engines are built on the overall principle of “one man, one engine,” to deliver the epitome of peak performance and craftsmanship. Every single AMG engine is handcrafted from start to finish by a single Master Engine Builder at Mercedes-AMG GmbH in Affalterbach, Germany.

Attendees who wish to experience the power and performance for themselves can test drive AMG vehicles at the AMG Driving Academy where top professional instructors teach the fundamentals of performance driving at one of three world-class locations. Each program progresses to a set of high-speed exercises that puts each participant through their paces on the entirety of each of these racetracks. A description of the 2011 AMG Academy program including locations, levels and preliminary schedules can be found at www.amgacademy.com .’

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