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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coming this Fall!

GLC = New GLK

I know the new nomenclature is making it hard to keep track of what is what in the world of Mercedes-Benz. The addition of coupe variants to the small and mid-size SUVs is not making it easier! So, when I saw this article about the new GLC that says there are just 11 things to know, I was thrilled!

AutoGuide’s 11 Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Mercedes GLC

You can also visit MBUSA Future Vehicles section for more about the Regular and Coupe version.

Race Car Pit Stop Video

It was almost hard to watch this video. The non-F1 pit stops seem comically slow!

Hands Free Access to your Mercedes-Benz!

I just posted this new video to my YouTube Channel! Search for BenzBlogger to find my other videos!

/Drive on NBC Sports – C63 AMG in Germany!

I caught this show over the weekend and thought you would enjoy it! It is almost like watching home movies from my latest European Delivery! Try to catch it this Sunday!

The GLC-Class will Arrive in November!

Here is our latest interpretation of “The Best or Nothing,” the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Replacing the GLK, the…

Posted by Mercedes-Benz USA on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Self Driving Mercedes-Benz? Almost!

I am often asked when we will have “self-driving cars.” I say that we do! A Mercedes-Benz equipped with the Driver Assistance Package has just about all it needs to drive by itself. Yes, it still requires a little input from you but it can handle the hard stuff!

When I started with Mercedes-Benz in 2003 Distronic was a $3000 option that only worked at highway speed and could only keep you a set distance behind the car in front of you. Today the Driver Assistance Package costs just about the same and has a suite of features that sound like the future! Radar Adaptive cruise control that works to a complete stop, Steering Assist, Autonomous braking with Collision Prevention Assist and Cross Traffic Detection, and on and on!

Instagram Friend @F1mike28 Feature!

The Mercedes-Benz International website is a great place to spend an afternoon!

They recently did a feature on AMG engine builder Michael Kubler, who I’ve always followed on Instagram.

Visit the site here to read the full article!

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Video Review by Ben Wayne!

Follow our friend and customer Ben on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! Seach for Ben Wayne.

This C63 AMG is for sale and on the showroom floor!

2016 Mercedes-Benz Model Names, Launch Dates

For Model Year 2016 lots of Mercedes-Benz models are getting new names. I have detailed this once before with a chart but I thought I would add a little more detail.

The sedans are the basis for the new names. The SUVs start with the GL pre-fix and add the associated sedan for size. The 4-Door coupes get the CL prefix and the 2-door roadsters get the SL prefix.

Obviously there are exceptions:

  • The G-wagon stays as-is. No one tells the G to make changes!
  • The SL cannot be the SLS so it stays as the SL-Class.
  • The GL and SLK will not change until next year when they get refreshed/redesigned.

Launch Schedule for new 2016s: (subject to change and change without notice)

  • C-Classes – August/September
  • E-Class – Available now
  • CLS-Class – July
  • S-Class – August (Mercedes-Maybach S600 available now)
  • SL-Class – July
  • SLK-Class – July
  • CLA-Class – October
  • GLA-Class – October
  • GLC-Class – November (pictures this month!)
  • GLE-Class – August/September
  • G-Class – October
  • GL-Class – August
  • AMG GTS – Available Now

As always, keep an eye on the MBUSA Future Models Section for the latest info!

Mercedes-Benz Hold Braking or Brake Hold Video

Do you use HOLD braking in your Mercedes-Benz? I use it all the time. Constantly. And if I happen to be driving a car that doesn’t have it I feel exhausted by having to hold my foot on the brake pedal through a whole red light!

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