I figure it must be to put the brand in the mind of kids playing it so they associate happy memories with Mercedes, but it just seems like a bad way to advertise because they look so dull compared to all the colorful and fun vehicles in the rest of the game. It also reminds me of when I was little and I'd see car commercials on Nickelodeon, which I eventually started wondering about, because it's not like kids are gonna see that and then get their parents to buy an entire car. I don't retain a single distinct memory from any of those, either. All I know is that I was just glad they weren't Barbie commercials with those really obnoxious songs.That is random as hell. Who honestly says "I just brought a Merc because Mario Kart"