Blinding Lights Singer Shows Off His Throwback Mercedes-Benz Cruiser

December 18th, 2020 by


The Weeknd Rides In a Vintage 300SL

It’s safe to say that the year 2020 will have a very large section in the history books. From start to finish, for better or worse, we’ve been pushed onto quite a wild ride…one that we might want to forget…and speaking of wild rides, one automotive company that is considered an expert in providing the unexpected, is German luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz.

Last year, the car brand teamed up with the equally innovative and influential musician, The Weeknd. The Canadian singer recently sparked controversy by his unprecedented snub by The Grammys, which was hopefully made up by the recent honor of Billboard for his powerhouse single Blinding Lights as its Hot 100 Song of the Year. This was the same song that was featured on Mercedes-Benz’s 2019 commercial that started The Weeknd in order to promote the brand’s EQC 400 4MATIC® sedan.

Recently, the popular singer and songwriter posted an Instagram post cruising around in a vintage Mercedes-Benz convertible. No caption was needed, as the sensuous black-and-white photo shows The Weeknd driving in a vintage Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster. 

This two-door luxury grand tourer was first produced in 1955 and continued till 1963, it had a classic and modernistic design that is still just as fresh as many other present-day vehicles. The car was made as a more economical alternative to the 300SL. Ironically, The Weeknd’s gull-winged coupe has a look to it that definitely says “you can’t afford me”.

This is the first time that we’ve seen The Blinding lights singer driving around in one of Mercedes-Benz’s most magnificent vintage cars, as the only before this has been the high-tech EQS electric SUV. It’s quite plausible that the singer received this car as a sort of “thank you” present from the automotive company. Either way, the 300SL seems to match the aura and overall vibe of The Weeknd’s image, which is: cool, modish, and enticing.

During its heyday, a 190SL would have been priced for under $4,000 North American dollars, but as of yet, it would cost as much as $200,000…then again, for some Mercedes-Benz customers, that may not seem like a jaw-dropping amount.

We’re not entirely sure if the post is some sort of an indication of The Weeknd teaming up with Mercedes-Benz again, but with the company’s recent push for futuristic cars such as the EQC, which corresponds well to the futuristic elements and themes in both his songs and music videos, anything is possible.

Mercedes-Benz of Washington

The current release date of the fully-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC is sometime in 2021. When the time finally comes to purchase the Weeknd-endorsed sedan, be sure to do it at Mercedes-Benz of Washington. We have a wide range of popular Mercedes-Benz models such as the G-Class wagon, the S-Class sedan, the CLA coupe, the GT Roadster, and much more at different prices and variations.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: The Weeknd via Instagram