Be Limitless in the Autobahn

October 2nd, 2018 by

What is the Autobahn?

If you’re a Mercedes-Benz fan, you may have heard mentions of the “autobahn”. What you might not know is what this means. The term “autobahn” (short for “Bundesautobahn”) is a German word that translates to “Federal Automobile Track”. So what relevance does this have to Mercedes-Benz? Get the rundown below!

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The autobahn refers to a highway system in Germany that has no mandated speed limit for a large portion of it. This is one of two places in the world that has a federally-controlled road without a posted speed limit (the other is Australia’s Northern Territory). While you won’t be pulled over for driving too fast where there aren’t any speed limits, you’ll still be held liable in the event of an accident, and the liability increases depending on how fast you’re going. A 2008 estimate reported that only about 33 percent of all highways on the autobahn system have a permanent speed limit, meaning you cant test your vehicle’s top speed on most of the roads there. The autobahn stretches for a length of 8,075 miles.

The autobahn is often referred to in popular culture as a rebellious place; one where drivers can test the laws of physics and experience things they never could on other roads. This is the perfect place to test out the capabilities of your Mercedes-Benz if you happen to be in the area. Interested in learning more about the German autobahn? Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi and try to test our knowledge!

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