Mercedes Benz High Mileage Badge – Award Requirements and Application Information for Your High Mile Mercedes


Do you have a high mileage Mercedes-Benz vehicle? I see a lot of cars with more than 250,000 kilometers (155,000 miles) on their odometers that are eligible for a cool grille badge from Mercedes-Benz, many owners don’t realize these awards are available, a neat ittle trinket to dress up your car and show some pride in your ride.

Mercedes-Benz first introduced the High Mileage Award in the 1960s to recognize the Mercedes-Benz vehicles still on the road that reach well over 100,000 miles, with some even passing the 1 million mile mark. The program continues on today.

If your car is over 155,000 miles, you are eligible for a 250,000km grille badge, there is a list of each milestone below. You can download a High Mileage badge application here at MBUSA. Part of the process is having your mileage verified, any Mercedes-Benz dealer can do that, then you send in your application. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center will send you a certificate and grille badge.

Award Milestones
155,000 miles (250,000 kilometers)
312,000 miles (500,000 kilometers )
466,000 miles (750,000 kilometers )
625,000 miles (1,000,000 kilometers)
1,000,000 miles (1,610,000 kilometers)

Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver.

According to MBUSA: “The current Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver who holds the known record of more than 2.8 million miles in his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D.”

How did I know the high mile champ would be driving a diesel?

3 thoughts on “Mercedes Benz High Mileage Badge – Award Requirements and Application Information for Your High Mile Mercedes”

  1. Applied for my badge about 2 months ago so I called today. They told me they ran out of badges and it will be another 2 months?? Come on

  2. My 250,000 km award arrived for my 300D 2.5 today. I applied some months ago and then forgot about it. It comes with an impressive certificate as well as the radiator badge. At 280,000 miles I am well on the way to the half million kilometer badge.

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