What's up with these Russians and Mercedes-Benz?
Remember the unhappy Russian who dropped his Mercedes-AMG G63 from a helicopter because of alleged reliability and after-sales service issues? Well, it looks like it has a sequel but this time from another vlogger who faced similar issues but with a different Mercedes-Benz.
Mikhail Litvin is a Russian vlogger who had a constant battle with a Mercedes dealer where he purchased his Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S.
According to reports, his four-door coupe constantly broke down since he got it and the dealer wouldn't do anything about the issue. He allegedly sent his car to the dealer five times already – in all instances the dealer would find excuses to not repair the vehicle or just kept his car for a couple of weeks without fixing it.
In the end, Litvin decided to send a message to Mercedes-Benz and burned his AMG GT 63 S down in the middle of a wet, grassy field. It was a dramatic scene, which ended ironically with him driving away (or trying to) in a ZAZ 968m that needed pushing.
The video embedded on top was uploaded recently and has already reached over 6 million views as of this writing. It came with a description in Russian, which, when roughly translated, described Litvin's feelings about the car.
I have been thinking for a long time what to do with my Shark after the conflict with Mercedes. I think the idea is FIRE! That's it... The end.. I'm not a happy man.
We'll never know the true story behind the video, whether it's a voluntary act out of sheer annoyance or just a publicity stunt, just like the allegation on the aforementioned AMG G63 dropped from a helicopter. But one thing's for sure – it's a very costly video and we're not sure if the revenues from all the hits in this YouTube upload can cover all the expenses.