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.
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)
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?