Annalise’s Olympic bid gets Mercedes-Benz backing

Olympian Annalise Murphy and her Mercedes Benz X-Class.

Olympian Annalise Murphy and her Mercedes Benz X-Class.

Mercedes-Benz has added further wind to the sail of Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy as she ramps up her preparations for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, due to take place later this year.

The move sees Mercedes-Benz retain its status as the only vehicle manufacturer supporting Annalise’s bid for further Olympic glory. The brand has renewed its backing for the 31-year-old Dublin native who will continue to drive a top-of-the-range X-Class pickup for use in transporting her Laser Radial, her team and her equipment to events, here in Ireland and overseas.

Finished in the Kabara black, silver and grey livery, her 190hp X-Class is festooned with features fit for a sailing star. Among them are 4Matic 4×4 automatic transmission, chrome style bar, reversing camera, cruise control power, rear sliding window and a style pack that includes roof rails and side steps.

“Mercedes-Benz is proud to extend its support to one of Ireland’s leading medal contenders in her quest to achieve further success," Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager, Fergus Conheady, stated.


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