Competition between brands and a friendly banter online isn’t remarkable. Recently, the trolling between two conspicuous vehicle organizations went to a whole new level when BMW hired an actor resembling Mercedes Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche to represent how after his farewell he picked a rival company’s car!
In a viral video online by BMW, the doppelganger of Zetsche is seen approaching his last day as CEO of Mercedes Benz. The man is seen clicking selfies with various workers as he gets ready to leave the office. The video at that point indicates him leaving the organization in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. However, on reaching home, the video shows the garage door opening and Zetsche driving a BMW i8 Roadster. And the ad’s punchline is “Free at last”.
The end of the video was additionally an excellent tribute for Zetsche’s long commitment to the car world. “Thank you, Dieter Zetsche, for so many years of inspiring competition,” the message read.
Mercedes-Benz took this opportunity to reply. In a cheeky tweet, they not only had a great comeback but also did a little marketing by mentioning the company’s new electric brand that’s directly competing with BMW’s electric models.
— Mercedes-Benz (@MercedesBenz) May 22, 2019