Filming and Driving – Mercedes-Benz SL550 Safety Features

We’re down here in San Diego this weekend for the MOBE License Right event. San Diego is only a 1.5 hour drive from Orange County so we decided it would make a good road trip to test out the new Mercedes-Benz SL550.

Many people would say you shouldn’t film and drive. However, when you’re in a Mercedes-Benz SL550 on the highway during rush hour, you really aren’t driving. The car practically drivs itself! And it’s equipped with more technology and safety features than the space shuttle. Watch the video and see for yourself.

18 thoughts on “Filming and Driving – Mercedes-Benz SL550 Safety Features”

  1. jenya says:

    🙂 Awesome features John…. I guess you could have found where towing place was with the I-phone app if you have had this car in Vancouver when we went out and there were no cars, lol 😉

  2. sandi says:

    I see that you enjoy the ride with this great car.
    So what was the test drive?

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s not a test drive. That’s my car. LOL

  3. I. C. Daniel says:

    I love Mercedes – Benz..

    No matter what car they come up with I love it.

    I wish I have so much money to buy one 😀

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel – Romania

    1. faisal says:

      Some where BMW is as good and even better.

  4. Abhishek says:

    No doubt Mercedes and Volvo are the best in terms of feature. no other company can beat them when it comes to safety of travellers. John you looking awesome in it 🙂

  5. the kir says:

    Thank you for this incredible video. What is the top speed you achieved with the benz? Did you obey the speed limit? I guess no with a car that has an over 300 bhp engine

    1. John Chow says:

      Of course I obey the speed limit! 🙂

  6. Looks like you had a lot of fun John! Mercedes are awesome 🙂

  7. Charles says:

    I test drove one of these fantastic machines once. The danger is, you can be going 70 mph, and feel like you’re going 30 mph. LOL

  8. You seem to glide on the highway with the world’s biggest smile.

  9. Hey John, I still suggest not to venture too much with driving and filming, the reason is simple, you know how safe you are are in that merc, but we don’t have heart to see you acting like that. 🙂

  10. Bryan says:

    Cool video John!
    What’s that strange beep that you hear in the background constantly?

    1. John Chow says:

      I think that was the low battery warning on the mic. lol

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  12. MONA says:

    The Merc is one car which spells luxury ,sophistication,power and polish in one smooth,silky blend .
    Congrats n best of luck John.
    You’re a real inspiration


  13. MONA says:

    It’s good seeing you driving and commenting simultaneously
    thanks for the inspiration

  14. Lisa says:

    Thanks For sharing informational article..

    I have a c300 and I am looking for a site that sells mercedes benz brand parts? I am looking for brakes and rotors

    finally I found one site. The best quality parts are from your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, of course.

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