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I am excited to say I am almost half way to my fundraising goal for the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk on October 24-26th here in Atlanta!
Team ACC Breast Friends is at almost 20% of our overall goal of $20,000!
Thank you to my clients, family and friends who have been generous in supporting this cause. I will be carrying all the names of the women who have inspired my donors to give. It has been an honor to hear their stories.
If you want to learn more about donating to or participating in the walk please let me know. I am eager to spread the word!
AMG Standard Feature:
AMG Speed-Sensitive Sport Steering
AMG sports suspension with 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels
AMG high-performance brake system
AMG sports seats with integrated head restraints
AMG performance steering wheel – flattened lower section – shift paddles
2008 C63 AMG Option Packages:
(P01) Premium 1 – Standard on C63 AMG
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Heated Front Seats
Garage Door Opener
(P02) Premium 2 – $1,080
All Items in Premium 1 Package
Power Rear-Window Sunshade
Headlamp Washing System
Cornering Fog Lamps
(318)Leather Package – $2,950
Power Passenger Seat w/Memory
Power Dr.Seat & Steering Col. w/ Memory
(Seems to be mandatory on C63)
(320) Multimedia Package – $2,950
Music register with 4 gig hardrive
COMAND Navigation System
DVD video playback
Harman/Kardon 450-watt Sound System
Stand Alone Options:
iPod Integration Kit – $375
TeleAid – $650
6-Disc In-Dash CD Changer – $450
—030 AMG Performance Package will be avaliable this summer
Interior Color Options:
Black Leather (201)
Black/Sahara Beige (205)
Grey/Black Leather (208)
–all three interiors are avaliable with any exterior color
Exterior Color Options:
Black(040) – No Charge
Obsidian Black (197) – $710
Capri Blue(359) – $710
Barolo Red(544) – $710
Mars Red(590) – No Charge
Arctic White(650) – $710
Pewter (723) – $710
Steel Grey(755) – $710
Iridium Silver(775) – $710
Palladium Silver(792) – $710
The Packages and Options for the 2009 MLs are now available! You can order the gas powered MLs for delivery in July/August and the BlueTECs can be ordered for October delivery.
2009 ML Option Packages:
(P01) Premium 1:
iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable
COMAND w/ Navigation
HD Radio with Sirius Satellite Radio
iPod/MP3 Media Interface
Harman/Kardon Sound System
115v Power Outlet
(P02) Premium 2:
All of P01
Driver & Passenger Memory Seats
Power Steering Column
Power Folding Mirrors
(318) Full Leather Seating Package:
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Burl Walnut Wood Trim
Leather Front Seats
(323) Heating Package:
Heated Front & Rear Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
(321) AMG Sport Package: (ML550 Only)
AMG 19″ 5-Spoke Wheels
(this is probably standard)
Stand Alone Options:
Roof Rack Basic Carrier (Un-Installed) & Storage Bag
Cargo Area Tray & Cargo Box (Un-Installed)
Side Step Bars*
Illuminated Door Sills
Wheel Locking bolts 18″ (Un-Installed)
Chrome Door Handle Inserts (Set of 4)
ADS Adaptive Damping System
Air Suspension w/Adaptive Damping System
3-Zone Climate Control*
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Pre-Wiring for Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Front Seats
*not listed for ML550 – Running Boards and 3-Zone are probably standard.
Options for the 2009 ML63 have not been listed yet and no pricing has been made available for the 2009’s, but we are not expecting any changes from the 2008 models.
The new technology is perfect…exactly what the SL needed. The new Navigation system has the same graphics and the C-Class/S-Class system but does not use the central command controller. The 40 gb hard drive allows the data to be used much faster and updated more often. Also, this is the first vehicle that will use the SD card reader rather than the PCMCIA slot for loading your digital music files. You’ll even be able to store music from the card slot or the 6 CD changer onto the 4 gb Music Register!
I highly recommend you get the 321 Wheel Package. For under $2000 it’s a lot of look – 19″ AMG wheels, sculpted leather steering wheel with shift paddles, and special headlights and tail lights. It looks very custom!
Also, Airscarf, the best feature for any convertible, will debut on the 2009 SL. These vents in headrests blow heated air over your shoulders at low, medium or high speed. Airscarf can extend your top down season here in Atlanta to almost all year!
The 2009 SL is in production now and the release is scheduled for April. Right now they are sitting at the port in Germany awaiting the order to ship out! Let me know if you would like to be notified when these beauties arrive.
Besides seeing the 2009 SL for the first time today, our training included a lot of information about the 2009 ML320, GL320 and R320. For 2009 the CDI diesels that currently power these SUVs will be upgraded with BlueTEC emission systems similar to those in the current E320 BlueTEC. These vehicles will also be the first to use AdBlue to decrease emissions to levels that will allow them to be sold in all 50 states. (AdBlue isn’t expected on the E-class until its redesign is released around August of 2009.)
AdBlue is a fluid that when combined with the exhaust gases results in a dramatic decrease in emissions. While diesel engines are already more efficient than gas engines, getting about 30% better fuel economy, their sales have been limited by emission standards in many states. Georgia is not one of these states but as the number of states that restrict diesels has grown it was important to find a solution. Check out the video below to learn more about how the injection of AdBlue into the exhaust reduces emissions.
The tank for the AdBlue will be between 7 and 9 gallons. The tank will be topped off at the regular 10,000 mile service intervals and completely flushed and refilled about every third time. You will get a service indicator alert if your AdBlue tank reaches 25% capacity. Then, if your tank runs empty, you will have 20 starts to either visit the dealership or top off the AdBlue tank yourself. The AdBlue fluid is supposed to be available in 1 liter bottles at many retailers by the time that you’re ready to refill.
I would be happy to talk diesels if you have any questions or would like to pre-order. We expect these vehicles to be released for sale on October 1st, 2008. As with all pre-release information this is subject to change, and change without notice.
Well, they fixed it! The new systems, available in the ’09 models this summer, have a larger screen, a smaller housing, wireless headphones and 2 DVD slots! It will also have user control from the front seat and better gaming hookups.
Mercedes really does listen to the customer comments and I think they have made this new system exactly what we were hoping for!
This list reflects the current active and retired demos that are available for sale at Atlanta Classic Cars. This list changes day to day…I did my best to make sure it is up to date. Please contact me if you are interested in one of these great vehicles. The photo gallery above is a small sample of these vehicles.
Listed by Stock Number, Model, MSRP, Interior/Exterior Color, Notable Options
2008 CLS-Class Demos – CLS550
2008 E-Class Demos – E320 BLUETEC, E350 Sport, E550, E63 AMG
2008 S-Class Demos – S550 Standard & AMG Sport
2008 SL-Class Demo – SL550
2008 GL-Class Demo – GL450
2008 ML-Class Demos – ML320 CDI & ML350
2008 R-Class Demo – R350 2wd
–I have several more 2wd & 4wd R350s with special rebates – These R-Classes won’t qualify for new car financing or lease specials