JULY 2008

Alanis Morissette partners with Mercedes-Benz

Seven-time Grammy winning artist Alanis Morissette has partnered with Mercedes-Benz and its “Mixed Tape” online music magazine for “Underneath,” the first video/single from her new album. Morissette, a strong supporter of environmental causes and organizations, chose the fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTEC for the music clip.

Morissette poses near the E320 BlueTEC which appears in her latest video.

In the video, which was shot in Los Angeles, Morissette is sitting at a bus stop wearing a “Save the Earth” t-shirt and distributing fliers to encourage concern for the environment. When a Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTEC passes by, Morissette salutes the Mercedes driver in appreciation for their environmentally aware choice.

BlueTEC denotes state-of-the-art engine and exhaust technology which produces the cleanest diesels available on the market. Utilizing this technology, the V6-powered E320 BlueTEC diesel is able to provide the powerful torque of a large V8 engine with the low fuel consumption of a four-cylinder compact. This fall, the E320 BlueTEC sedan will be joined by a trio of Mercedes-Benz SUV’s using this advanced powerplant, including ML320 BlueTEC SUV, the larger GL320 BlueTEC, and the versatile R320 BlueTEC.

Beyond their fuel efficiency, from an environmental standpoint, BlueTEC vehicles are the cleanest diesels available. Since diesels inherently burn less fuel than gasoline vehicles, they also produce significantly lower emissions of carbon dioxide (C02). Also, in BlueTEC vehicles, particulate levels are reduced to levels comparable or better than that of gasoline-powered vehicles. Last year, the Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTEC was named the “2007 World Green Car”.