Stuttgart. Three years ago, Mercedes-Benz began its successful cooperation with the German family-owned company Hartan based in Gestungshausen in Franconia, which has produced high-quality prams "Made in Germany" since the 1950s. In the same way as the car manufacturer, Hartan stands for innovation, comfort, safety and - last not least - products with that certain sporty extra. All interior designs are in certified organic cotton, while the particularly light aluminium chassis in combination with the ergonomic seat units are characterised by stability and manoeuvrability. In addition, these prams incorporate the technical know-how from four generations of German pram/pushchair development and production. Accordingly, the new pushchair collection with AMG GT, AVANTGARDE and PERFORMANCE models firstly impresses thanks to its unusual appearance developed in close coordination with the Mercedes-Benz design department, and secondly thanks to its superior functionality and outstanding workmanship. Like all Hartan products, the Mercedes-Benz pushchairs meet the highest standards in terms of material selection and manufacturing quality, and bear the TÜV seal of approval.
The new Mercedes-AMG pushchair in the alpine grey colour finish of the Silver Arrows is reminiscent of the legendary racing cars. The light grey handle stitching and graphite grey-silver chassis of the AMG GT visually suggest the Driving Performance for which genuine Mercedes-AMG models are known. The large, lockable swivel wheels with their suspension system allow the pushchair to be moved effortlessly over any terrain. The standard handbrake, the sophisticated 5-point harness system with magnetic buckle and the reflectors on the height-adjustable handle also ensure maximum safety. Thanks to the reversible seat unit, the child's view into the distance or towards its parents can be changed with a flick of the wrist. Other comfort features include back and foot sections that can be adjusted in several stages down to the reclining position, and the fold-out canopy with integrated sun visor ensures well-being in all weathers.
The AMG GT model particularly excels with its ultra-compact folded dimensions of only 69 x 58.5 x 31 cm including the reversible seat unit, which allow easy stowage even in the boot of sporty vehicles. Cross-spoke wheels in the original AMG design and the high-quality AMG seat covers round off the sporty, dynamic appearance. In addition to the Silver Arrows design, the Mercedes-AMG pushchair is available in stylish AMG-design black with red handle stitching and the chassis in graphite grey-red.
A special highlight of the AVANTGARDE model series is the new "Vegan Leatherette" material, a unique, vegan fabric with no animal constituents. The look and feel of the fabric is very reminiscent of the finest leather, but it is far superior in terms of function. Because this high-tech fibre is not only extraordinarily hard-wearing, but - unlike leather - also very breathable and exceptionally durable. This durability was tested by means of 100,000 so-called abrasion cycles, proving that this material is particularly resistant to abrasion and wear.
The Mercedes-Benz AVANTGARDE pushchair is available in five finely coordinated colour shades. For lovers of classic shades, there is a choice of the strong "magmagrey" or the lighter stone grey called "steel", while the cream-coloured "opalith" and the classic brown "tartufo" look particularly elegant. For customers who prefer something a little sportier, "denimblue", a combination of different shades of azure blue, ensures a very dynamic look. The extraordinary designs are rounded off by the elegantly colour-graduated chassis with the Mercedes-Benz pattern and the magnetically lockable harness system, which is child's play to operate and convenient to adjust. In addition there are the double fold-out sun visors, which provide optimal sun protection for youngsters.
The PERFORMANCE model is the debut of a completely new pushchair. As the successor to the legendary Topline S from Hartan, the doyen of all models in the swivel pushchair class, a unique, modern model has been developed that sets new standards in terms of flexibility and mobility. Literally with a flick of the wrist, the handle of the pushchair can be swivelled to the other side so that its small occupant can be given the attention it needs in a matter of seconds. The versatile seat unit equipped with all comfort and safety features is reversible and multi-adjustable down to the reclining position. In addition, like all the Mercedes-AMG models, it is equipped with the intelligent magnetic seat belt system and double sun visor. The large, lockable swivel wheels with suspension in the iconic five-spoke rim design are perfect for any surface. The innovative chassis with swivel action can be conveniently folded to a compact, flat size. The spacious and easily accessible shopping basket with organiser bag is particularly practical. The new PERFORMANCE in all Vegan Leatherette designs is expected to be available from all maternity shops from spring 2022.
The standard features for all models include the Bag2Go. This bag, ideal for mobile phone, keys, wallet or bottles, can be easily attached to the pushchair handle. In addition, Mercedes-Benz and Hartan are once again offering a sophisticated range of accessories for the AVANTGARDE, PERFORMANCE and AMG GT models. This includes, for example, a particularly light and dimensionally stable premium folding carrycot in a coordinated design with colour-contrasting double-stitched seams. As a comfortable and flexible lying position is very important for the baby in the first six months, the premium foldable carrycot is equipped with a Softline climate mattress as standard, an extended surface, floor ventilation, a pop-up rear support and an adjustable carrying handle to prevent a weight bias towards the baby's head. Also available for all models are various stylish nappy-changing bags and backpacks which score with well-conceived interior compartments and great versatility. There are also other original accessories such as a sunshade, windbreak and footmuff.
The Mercedes-Benz AVANTGARDE and Mercedes-AMG pushchair are available now from leading maternity shops. Hartan grants a three-year warranty for all models. Further information on the "Mercedes among pushchairs" is available at www.hartan.de.