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Mercedes Benz Official Colors

What do you think the official colors are of Mercedes Benz?
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The official racing color is Silver, goes back to the early days of F1


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I believe it's Firemist Red with black & red interior.
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I believe it's Firemist Red with black & red interior.
I go along with that, but I think it was recently replaced with Obsidian Black


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The official racing color is Silver, goes back to the early days of F1
In the early days of F1 there was an instance where Mercedes removed all paint from their racer to meet a weight goal.

This is the beginning of Silver for German cars.

For 2010 official colors: http://www.mercedes-gp.com/
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In the early days of F1 there was an instance where Mercedes removed all paint from their racer to meet a weight goal.

This is the beginning of Silver for German cars.
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Original international racing teams were assigned colors by racing officials. Germany was originally white, but migrated to silver (bare metal) in later years. See this....

It's also the origin of British Racing Green, amongst others.
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Original international racing teams were assigned colors by racing officials. Germany was originally white, but migrated to silver (bare metal) in later years. See this....

It's also the origin of British Racing Green, amongst others.
Italy was red and France blue


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Thanks all great information. It looks like from a branding or marketing standpoint they use a grey and blue?
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Silver most popular color in general not only on slk but most mb models.
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mostly german cars silver
italian red, blue and yellow

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What do you think the official colors are of Mercedes Benz?
Ken,
Back to your original question, I think perhaps you're asking what might MB use as their "official" colors for a product, perhaps other than a car...

If so, I'd think it might be the silver and blue they use for their logo/hood ornament. Is that closer to your question?
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