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Month: May 2008
Atlanta Classic Cars – New C300 Sport Special Offer From Mercedes-Benz

Have you been thinking about a new C300 Sport?
Wanted to keep the price down?

Atlanta Classic Cars has just been allocated 10 C300 Sports with MSRPs of $33,915. These are brand new C-Classes, with only the automatic transmission and sport packages. Cars with just these two options pretty rare. They are White, Black or Red – all with the Black interior.

The 2008 C300 is well equipped with standard sunroof, power seats, Bluetooth and automatic headlights. You can see all the details at the Mercedes-Benz website.

This would be a great car for a recent Grad!

These cars are are for retail purchase or lease only…no wholesalers or exporters please.

These cars are only available for sale through June 2nd! At the end of business on Monday they will go into our loaner car fleet.

Atlanta Classic Cars – Available 2009 SL550 Silver Arrow Edition

We were just allocated an extra 2009 SL550 Silver Arrow Edition! One of only 550 produced for the US market this year, this car is rare and won’t be available for long. It is currently at the port and should arrive at the dealership this week.

MSRP is $112,500 including the illuminated door sills. You can read all of the details of the Silver Arrow Edition models in my earlier post.

Please let me know if you’re interested purchasing this special car.

Lewis Hamilton Wins the Monaco Grand Prix

Mercedes Mclaren Lewis HamiltonFormula One’s visit to the streets of Monaco is always a highlight of the season. With the elimination of traction control this year’s race was already going to be exciting. Then it started to rain.

McLaren Mercedes drives Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen qualified third and fourth behind the Ferraris. Lewis jumped to second off the start. On lap six Lewis clipped a wall and damaged a tire forcing him to pit. Between the rain and accidents Lewis was able to take the lead and open up a 40 second gap. With the race almost over the Safety Car came out eliminating Lewis’ lead. After the restart he easily held the lead and opened up a 3 second gap in the next eleven laps before the race was ended by the 2 hour time limit.

Heikki’s car failed to get off the line for the formation lap so he had to start from the pit lane. He fought back to finish in eighth.

With this win Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead in the drivers’ championship by three points. McLaren Mercedes has moved up to second in the constructors championship just 16 points behind Ferrari.

Atlanta Classic Cars Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk

A little update on the ACC Breast Friends…

I am 76% of the way to my $2200 goal to participate in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in October! I have also started my training for the walk and have logged 33 miles in the last 2 weeks.

As a team, the ACC Breast Friends are 36% of the way to our team goal. In addition to our individual donations we have raised another 10% through our Bake Sales! Our next fundraiser is a Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show that we will host in Snellville on June 14th. click here to see the flyer. Come out if you can! 100% of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen!

I can’t say thanks enough to my friends, family and clients who have made this daunting fundraising task seem easy!

Changes for the 2009 Mercedes CLS550 and CLS63

2009 Mercedes CLS63 AMG

While the look of the CLS has remained just about the same (why mess with perfection!) the value has gone up substantially. Navigation has become standard equipment – and not the old navigation but the new system that debuted in the C-Class and that will be in the E, ML, GL and R-Classes this year. The old P2 Package is gone and all of the desireable equipment – Xenons and Keyless GO – have been added into P1 Package. The P1 Package went up in price, from $2860 in 2008 to $3950 for 2009 which is less than 2008 P2 at $4770.

New in the 2009 CLS

– New wheel designs
– Revised two-lamella front grille
– Redesigned front bumper w/ atlas grey air intakes (550)
– New exterior mirrors w/ LED indicators
– Redesigned rear bumper w/trapezoidal tailpipes
– Redesigned LED taillamps

– New 3 spoke-steering wheel
– New instrument cluster surround in silver finish
– All-new COMAND system
o Bluetooth interface w/ hands-free calling (previously needed the $500 adaptor)
o In-dash SD memory card reader
o In-dash 6 disc CD/DVD changer w/ video playback capability
o Enhanced harman/kardon LOGIC7 5.1 surround-sound system
o 40 GB HD navigation w/ birds-eye view
o Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone & navigation (Previously a $510 option)
o 4GB Music Register (approx. 1000 songs)
o Gracenote Media Database
o ZAGAT Survey Restaurant Guide
o iPOD/MP3 Media interface (previously a $425 option)
2010 Mercedes GLK350 – First Brochure

Mercedes just sent out an information sheet on the 2010 GLK350 4Matic. I have included the 4 pages here as a PDF for you.

Mercedes Benz GLK Brochure

This SUV will be slightly smaller than the ML350 and will share a lot with the C-Class. This is the first time I have seen a real interior picture. Notice that it has the same steering wheel, armrest, instrument cluster, door buttons and climate control as the 2008 C-Class.

You’ll be able to see a lot more of the GLK in the new “Sex and the City” movie. From what I understand, one of the women drives the new GLK and Mr. Big is chauffered in an S550 as well!

2009 E350 – New Equipment, Great Upgrades

The 2009 E350 is expected to arrive in the US this July. Mercedes will be continuing with the choice of Sport or Luxury in this model.

2009 E350 Changes
All-new COMAND system (same as on MY09 SL/CLS)
o Bluetooth interface (previously required a $500 adaptor)
o In-dash SD Memory Card reader
o In-dash 6 CD/DVD changer w/ Video playback capability
o Enhanced harman/kardon LOGIC7 5.1 surround-sound system
o 40 GB HD Navigation w/ Birdseye View (P1)
o Enhanced Voice control for audio, telephone & navigation (P1)
o 4GB Music Register (approx. 1000 songs) (P1)
o Traffic guidance, Gracenote Database, ZAGAT Guide (P1) (this is amazing!)
o iPOD/MP3 interface, HD Digital Radio (P1)

2009 E350 Sport
321 AMG Sport Package Replaces the 333 Sport Package!
2009 E350 18inch Wheel
321 – Sport Package
o Sport front and rear bumper
o AMG 18″ 5-spoke wheels w/ all-season tires
o Sport steering wheel w/ gearshift paddles

The 2009 E350 Luxury Sedan will be available with 4Matic as a no charge option!
McLaren Mercedes – Turkish Grand Prix

McLaren Mercedes Formula One in Turkey

On Saturday Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton qualified second and third respectively. Cool temperatures in Istanbul during the race weekend made for difficult tire decisions for all of the teams. As a result of this Lewis switched to a less conventional 3 stop strategy. With his lower fuel load he was able to make up most of the time lost in his extra stop to finish second between the Ferraris. This was one of the best races this season. I can’t wait for Monaco in two weeks.

2009 R350 4matic- New Standard Equipment

The 2009 R350 is scheduled for release in late July. Much like the ML and GL, the R-Class is getting a lot of little upgrades that will make it a better value. My favorite upgrade on all of the 2009 SUVs is the new navigation unit!

Also, it looks like the R350 will now only be available as a 4Matic – the 2 wheel drive version has been dropped for 2009.

2009 R350 4Matic – New Standard Equipment
– Sunroof (Previously part of Premium 1)
– 4-Way Power Driver’s Lumbar Support (Previously Manual)
– Bluetooth (Previously required $500 adaptor)
– 6 CD/DVD Player (Previously 6 CD was a $450 option)
– Gear Shift Paddles (Previously Gear Shift Buttons)
– New Grille in Black with Chrome Accents

2009 R350 19inch Wheel2009 R350 4Matic – New Optional Equipment
Sport Appearance Package: 19″ 5 spoke wheel and Heat Resistant Blue Tinted Glass

2009 GL450 and GL550 – New Standard Equipment

The 2009 GL450 is scheduled to be released the end of July. Mercedes has not released pricing but they are adding a few standard features that are going to make this GL an even better value than the 2008!

2009 GL450 19inch WheelNew Standard Features for the 2009 GL450:
– Sunroof (previously part of Premium 1)
– 19″ 5-spoke Allow Wheels (Previously in 19″ Wheel Package priced at $1500)
– 4-Way Drivers Power Lumbar Support (Previously Manual)
– Bluetooth (previously required a $500 adaptor)
– 6 CD/DVD Changer (Previously only CD)
– Gear Shift Paddles (Previously Gear Shift Buttons)

2009 GL450 20inch Wheel

New Optional Features for the 2009 GL450:
GL Appearance Package – includes 20″ 5-spoke wheel, Chrome Roof Rails and Window Trim, Stainless Steel Running Boards. (This was most of the equipment from the very successful GL450 Premiere Edition)

New Standard Features for the 2009 GL550:
– Keyless Go (Previously a $1110 Option)
– Infared Reflecting Glass
– Light Birch Wood as No Cost Option (Previously only seen in Premiere Edition)

New Optional Equipment for the 2009 GL550:
– Premium Nappa Leather Seating
– Active Ventilated Front Seats (Previously Unavailable in all our SUV’s)

I currently have several 2009 GL450’s and a couple of GL550’s with early production dates that could be changed to meet your specifications. Please let me know if you would like to place an order.
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