When a Mercedes ad featuring the bodacious model Kate Upton hit YouTube last week, sports fans and advertising geeks alike were sent into a minor tizzy. Was it a leak of Mercedes’ Super Bowl spot, as some speculated? A preview of the actual ad?
As we suspected, that was just a preview, but Mercedes released its actual Super Bowl spot online on Wednesday. There’s a lot less Upton — she makes just one brief appearance — but the ad features a star-studded cast nonetheless: Usher’s there busting Usher moves; Willem Dafoe is a Lucifer-like character offering a tempting deal on the new CLA-Class; and the Rolling Stones’ classic “Sympathy for the Devil” plays a starring role
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