A New Era Of Luxury Is Upon Us
and Mercedes-Benz Is Taking The LeadIn today's day and age, subscription services are as common as mobile devices, everybody has one. However; as much as we have clothing, groceries, fragrances and other subscriptions products arriving at our doorstep every day, I never thought there would be a subscription service for cars. In rolls Mercedes-Benz Collection -- the new luxury vehicle subscription service. In short, think if Birchbox (not affiliated with MB) had access to a fleet of luxury cars, you open a mobile app on your phone and type in, "I need a vehicle for a long weekend, that can hold five people and some camping gear". The next day, a concierge shows up at your house, gives you the rundown on your vehicle and then you're off to live your best life. That's MB Collection in a nutshell. As someone who appreciates craftsmanship, design, luxury and a splash of opulence -- experiencing such a variety of vehicles that Mercedes-Benz offers has been a dream. More importantly, taking a deeper look at their Collection program, there are many pros and cons to such a revolutionary concept in a space that bridges technology from the mobile application side to luxury product and service verticals. How It Works Check out the MB Collection -- How It Works page for information directly from the brand. However; once you've downloaded the Collection app (iOS & Android), you're almost set. Right now, the program is in its pilot phase and is only available in the Philadelphia (and greater Philadelphia-area) and Nashville. If you're within the area, you'll select which tier you'd like to try -- Reserve or Premier. With Reserve, you can flip cars four times a month and at the Premier level, you can flip cars often as you'd like (so, you can ball all the way out and drive a different car each day of the week). A concierge will meet you at the location that you've provided for your flip and will guide you through the specs and features of the vehicle. After that walkthrough, you'll be left with a beautiful vehicle to enjoy.