While beating a cargo van in a cops-and-robbers chase isn't really anything to crow about, Mercedes nonetheless appears to be quite proud of the feat in this oddly scripted, but weirdly interesting video.

Essentially an extended commercial for the 2013 GL Class's various features and technologies, the chase vid still manages to be more than just a marketing exercise, despite the cheesy action.

For us, the video is at the least another great chance to see the much-improved, better-looking GL Class in action, rather than sitting under studio lights looking rather bored.