Breaking new ground, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has teamed up with XDubai to capture some of the world’s most exciting athletes and thrill seekers undertake never-before-seen stunts for the creation of its latest film – featuring Mercedes-AMG’s venturesome A 45 4MATIC, the CLA 45 4MATIC and the GLA 45 4MATIC.
In the film, recently launched online but filmed earlier this year, stuntman Damien Walters showcases just why he is a Hollywood favourite, world-renowned skydiver and base jumper Noah Bahnson astonishingly taunts gravity, and Nick Jacobsen, kiteboarding and kitesurfing champion, shows the true meaning of adventure with a record-breaking and world-first feat from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s iconic helipad.
In the record-breaking stunt, Jacobsen drives the stylish and sporty Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC to the world’s most luxurious hotel, before fearlessly launching from the famed landmark’s helipad with only his kiteboarding gear. In doing so, Jacobsen completes the highest kiteboarding jump on record – an incredible 210m above the water, smashing his own previous world-record of 90m.
Commenting on the groundbreaking stunt, the XDubai athlete and champion kiteboarder said: “Standing on the top of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah helipad was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity and launching from it, a global first. It took a lot of planning, precision and safety measures, but it all worked well in the end, and the experience was amazing.”
Along with the unprecedented accomplishment, world record-breaking wingsuit and base jumper, Noah Bahnson also performs a unique stunt that includes an extremely low altitude launch off a Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC compact SUV.
Set against the dazzling backdrop of Dubai Marina, the SUV effortlessly pulls Bahnson into the air with a parachute, reaching a height of 131m before he releases himself into a breathtaking freefall towards the sea – opening his parachute nimbly at a mere 67m before floating to the ground.
Not to be outdone, Hollywood stuntman and YouTube sensation, Damien Walters is showcased inside the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC – the world’s most powerful mid-sized car – at Port Rashid, before impressively climbing out of the car at full speed onto the sunroof and leaping to grab a rope hanging from a crane.
With the Burj Khalifa in the background, Walters swings side to side as the car drifts back, allowing him to deftly jump back into the speeding car in ultimate style. Along with showcasing Walters’ skills, the stunt also highlights the A 45 4MATIC’s modern athletic design with dynamic curved surfaces and the ultimate confidence of this speed machine.