Mercedes Badges on grill?? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Go Back   Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W140 S-Class
New User? Register - Forgot Password

BenzWorld.org is the premier Mercedes-Benz Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2006, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Bee
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 95S320 , 98E320 4-matic wagon
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 158
Send a message via Yahoo to Bee
Mercedes Badges on grill??

Just a quick question. What are those "Badges" that you see on mercedes grills?
Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-17-2006, 04:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Nimrodthewombat's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 2001 E320W(ELEGANCE) 2005 CLK500
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Posts: 1,525
Lifetime Premium Member
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Most are high mileage awards given out by Mercedes-Benz. Germans tend to also like to display their auto club or the state that they live in (Bayern, Hesse, Sachsen, etc)
__________________
2001 E320W (ELEGANCE)
2005 CLK500 Cabriolet
Nimrodthewombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Bee
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 95S320 , 98E320 4-matic wagon
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 158
Send a message via Yahoo to Bee
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Quote:
DaimlerChrysler - 3/17/2006 7:52 AM

Most are high mileage awards given out by Mercedes-Benz. Germans tend to also like to display their auto club or the state that they live in (Bayern, Hesse, Sachsen, etc)
Ahhh, so if you see them in the US or Canada it would denote high milieage only?
Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 06:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
BenzWorld Elite
 
1996_S500's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: Two MB S Classes: 1989 560 SEL (W126) AND 1996 S500 (W140)
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,161
Send a message via ICQ to 1996_S500
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Quote:
Bee - 3/21/2006 11:10 PM

Quote:
DaimlerChrysler - 3/17/2006 7:52 AM

Most are high mileage awards given out by Mercedes-Benz. Germans tend to also like to display their auto club or the state that they live in (Bayern, Hesse, Sachsen, etc)
Ahhh, so if you see them in the US or Canada it would denote high milieage only?
no, you can buy grille badges. Some of them are Mercedes High Mileage, some of them are country grille badges (Ex. Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, etc.) Or many Mercedes-Benz clubs give them out (Ex. Mercedes-Benz Club of Canada)
There are many types of Grille badges. They do not all promote high mileage.
__________________
My cars:

BLACK 1996 S500 (W140)

BURGUNDY 1989 560 SEL (W126)
____________________________________________

1996_S500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Bee
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 95S320 , 98E320 4-matic wagon
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 158
Send a message via Yahoo to Bee
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Quote:
1996_s500 - 3/22/2006 9:07 AM

Quote:
Bee - 3/21/2006 11:10 PM

Quote:
DaimlerChrysler - 3/17/2006 7:52 AM

Most are high mileage awards given out by Mercedes-Benz. Germans tend to also like to display their auto club or the state that they live in (Bayern, Hesse, Sachsen, etc)
Ahhh, so if you see them in the US or Canada it would denote high milieage only?
no, you can buy grille badges. Some of them are Mercedes High Mileage, some of them are country grille badges (Ex. Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, etc.) Or many Mercedes-Benz clubs give them out (Ex. Mercedes-Benz Club of Canada)
There are many types of Grille badges. They do not all promote high mileage.
Thanks, is there any significance to these badges or is it just a prestige/decorative type of thing? Would one buy these from the dealer when a certain milieage is obtained?
Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: w140 s300turbodiesel
Posts: 238
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

the only badge I'd ever want on my car would be the one that goes on the roof! [:D]
posix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 11:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Nimrodthewombat's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 2001 E320W(ELEGANCE) 2005 CLK500
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Posts: 1,525
Lifetime Premium Member
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Actually, they're free. You just go to MBUSA.com, download the form and fill it out then take it to your dealer where the service manager has to sign it then you send it in. They send you the badge, a lapel pin and a congratulatory message from Dieter Zetsche (CEO of DCX and Mercedes-Benz)all for free. The other grill badges with countries,etc you can get from performance products. They are not free.
Nimrodthewombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 02:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
bayhas's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: SL55, SL500, 300SE, ML430, Saturn SCX 1.9L DOHC.
Location: Lincoln / Boston - MA
Posts: 8,661
Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to bayhas Send a message via Yahoo to bayhas
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

I sent my 155k miles badge request about a week ago (kinda late)

I ll be sending my second one in less than a couple of months (275k mile)
__________________
Garage:

Mercedes-Benz, W140 S Class S320 (AKA 300SE)

Mercedes-Benz, R230 SL Class SL55 (///AMG)

Mercedes-Benz, R129 SL Class SL500 (AKA 500SL)

Mercedes-Benz, W163 ML Class ML430 (Designo Edition)

Triumph Daytona 955i - SSSA

Former Mercs:
W140 S Class 500SEL(sold) - W140 S Class S320(sold) - W140 S Class S500(sold) - W140 S Class 500SEL(sold) - W201 190E 2.3(sold)
bayhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Bee
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 95S320 , 98E320 4-matic wagon
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 158
Send a message via Yahoo to Bee
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

Quote:
bayhas - 3/23/2006 5:10 AM

I sent my 155k miles badge request about a week ago (kinda late)

I ll be sending my second one in less than a couple of months (275k mile)
LOl, cool. I think I will do the same
Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2006, 09:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: '83 300D
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 372
RE: Mercedes Badges on grill??

where do you all get your badges, for US states or things other than what MB would send you?

n23ova is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W140 S-Class

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:19 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.