Baden-Württemberg's police drive Mercedes-Benz

  • Date
    15 April 2000
  • Description
    The Minister of the Interior for the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Dr Thomas Schäuble, is presented with 29 C-Class estates and 29 E-Class saloons for the Baden-Württemberg police force at DaimlerChrysler's Sindelfingen plant. These 58 units are the first of a total of some 3630 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars covered by a leasing agreement signed by the Ministry of the Interior with debis Car Fleet Management GmbH. 170 Vito and Sprinter vans are also included in the order. Part of the cost concept is the green/silver livery for the new vehicles, which not only gives them a more contemporary edge than the traditional green/white combination, but also improves re-sale opportunities, since removal of the special adhesive foil leaves all-round silver paintwork rather than white as before.
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