On the 27th August 2014, Mario Kart 8 players around the world will be able to download the Mercedes-Benz DLC for free. Before now, we didn’t know the exact detail, but thanks to a PR contact, we now do! But first, here’s the Japanese trailer for the DLC to get your excitement pumping!

First, let us start with what models will be added. First we have the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the luxurious yet compact SUV. Then we have 300 SL Roadster, a sports car built for the road. Finally there is the Silver Arrow from the 1930’s, Mercedes-Benz’s legendary Formula 1 racing car. Each car can be customised with various car parts that you unlock throughout the game, however the GLA model will come with three special wheel variations.


The 27th August also marks the 22nd anniversary for the Mario Kart franchise from the release of Super Mario Kart in Japan on the 27th August 1992 for the SNES. For this special occasion, players can compete in the Mercedes Cup from the 27th August to the 23rd September 2014!

Which model will you be looking forward to race with?

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!