One of the most remarkable voyages of exploration ever undertaken -- a four-year global trans-navigation by sea and land launched by South African adventurer-explorer Mike Horn -- makes its U.S. debut today in Pangaea, a 115-foot state-of-the-art sailboat currently moored in New York City's Battery Park from September 4-6, 2008.
Mercedes-Benz is partner and main sponsor of the overall Pangaea Project, a campaign to educate young people about conserving natural resources. The Pangaea expedition's philosophy and objective fits with Mercedes-Benz's approach in developing pioneering technologies that will contribute towards emission-free mobility.
In the course of the 4-year expedition, Mercedes-Benz will support the project teams at different land stations with vehicles including its M-, GL-, and R-Class BlueTEC vehicles that get 20-30 percent better fuel economy relative to comparable gasoline engines. Mercedes-Benz 2009 ML 320, GL 320 and R 320 BlueTEC luxury SUV models meet the demanding criteria specified in the U.S. BIN5 (50-state) emissions standards.