Feature Flick: Watch Mercedes-Benz Make “A Good Day to Die Hard”

When it comes to action movie franchises, we here at Automobile put Die Hard pretty close to the top. Evidently we weren’t alone: the fifth Die Hard installment, A Good Day to Die Hard, will feature a fleet of vehicles furnished by Mercedes-Benz themselves.

It’s a bit odd to think of any of the Die Hard films as car-intensive movies: the original Die Hard took place almost exclusively in a high-rise office tower; Die Hard 2: Die Harder was all about planes (with the occasional snowmobile). The chase sequences in Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Live Free or Die Hard didn’t feature anything particularly pricey or special.

This time around, the German automaker is going all-out to make sure we enjoy lots of three-pointed stars along with Mr. Willis’ wisecracks. The film includes C-Class sedans, G- and GL-Class SUVs, and even a Sprinter van. Lest anyone forget that Daimler also makes large, professional-grade trucks, the filmmakers threw in a handful of Unimogs and even a Zetros. In a particularly cheeky move–perhaps a nod to the movie’s product placement–it appears that the film begins with a series of bombs exploding…beneath a fleet of last-generation BMW 7 Series sedans.

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video below, then get ready: A Good Day to Die Hard crashes into theaters February 14th.

Source: Daimler

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