Now You Can Cop A Mercedes-Benz With A Light-Up Badge

It's classier than you might expect.

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Remember how having cars with light-up undercarriages and other glow-in-the-dark parts was all the rage back in the ’90s? Thankfully, that fad has passed (though you still see the occasional schmuck who hasn’t gotten the memo floating down the highway late at night like a UFO). But now Mercedes-Benz is toying around with the idea of bringing something similar backā€”in a much classier way, of course.

Mercedes-Benz has begun offering the M-Class and GL-Class SUVs with a three-pointed star tastefully illuminated with white LEDs. The light-up grille emblem only kicks on when the car is stopped, popping into action when the engine turns off, when the car is unlocked or when a door is opened. (It turns back off in about 15 seconds, though.)

Mercedes will start offering it on the CLS-Class, E-Class and C-Class models next month, in addition to the SUVs. Expect to pay around $300 for it, which doesn’t seem like a bad price for something that adds a bit of taste to your Benz’s startup.

[Shout-out to Mercedes-Benz on YouTube!]