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Month: January 2011
Mercedes-Benz Accessories – Wheel Locks

Wheel Locks can provide a subtle yet effective security touch for your Mercedes-Benz, helping protect your light-alloy wheels and tires from theft. One set secures four wheels and included  coded key.

Wheel Locks have been offered as as an option on a few Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and can always be added at the dealership, but are now available on all models (except the G-Class, SLS AMG and Maybach) when ordering a vehicle.

The option code is 068 and MSRP is $140.

Facebook Trivia Contest For Atlanta Classic Cars!

Every Tuesday and Thursday we will post Mercedes-Benz related trivia questions on our Facebook fan page. The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a prize from Atlanta Classic Cars along with entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Plus the first 10 fans to comment to each trivia question will also be entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a luxurious weekend at Barnsley Gardens!

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convenience Box

Mercedes-Benz just sent us a new accessory to try out – the Convenience Box for the 2011 E-Class. I installed this one myself in a 2011 E350 with split folding rear seats.  This would do a great job of containing groceries or other bags so they don’t roll around in the cavernous trunk when driving! Ask you local parts department to order one for you! Part number is 212-680-00-10-9051. MSRP is $400.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG – Driven!

Mercedes-Benz recently offered the first test drives of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG to a group of automotive journalists. The reviews are in…and it is a hit!

From Motortrend:

“The engine simply has power everywhere, all the time. There is no lag and there are no flat spots in the torque curve, just immediate acceleration all the time.”

“Shifts are fast and seamless, and even the most jaded clutch jockey would hard-pressed to find fault in how it operates as an automatic.”

“The front and rear bumpers are modeled after the SLS AMG supercar and add a menacing look.”

From Edmunds Inside Line:

“Any drivetrain setting besides C results in a well-intended evil itch to lurch forth like a giant eel grabbing a passing fish. “Yeah,” says engineer Eichler. “We wanted it to be a little more bad boy this time.”

“Dynamics are hugely improved via the new suspension and its custom settings and the Speedshift MCT transmission weighs less and can handle more torque, too. Fuel mileage is way up, and the passenger cabin remains a comfortable place for four adults.”

Mercedes-Benz designo from the LA Auto Show

A friend at Mercedes-Benz USA shared these images of some designo vehicles that were on display at the LA Auto Show in 2010. The designo program has grown in recent years to include more vehicles, more colors and more combinations. For owners that are ready to branch out from the traditional…designo is Mercedes-Benz quality with a dramatic twist. There are not a lot of these custom vehicles on the road, so any chance to see them on a vehicle is a treat.

E63 in designo Mystic Blue

E-Class Cabriolet in designo Alanite

E-Class Cabriolet interior in designo Two-Tone Classic Red

SL63 AMG in designo Magno Night Black

Thanks Mike!

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit!

The 2012 C-Class is being shown to journalists at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week! Expected to arrive in US showrooms this summer, the 2012 C-Class is a major refresh for the model. Featuring updated interior and exterior design, as well as a new engine for the US market, the redesigned C-Class looks fantastic! You can see more pictures of the featured Mercedes-Benz vehicles at the MSN Autos gallery.

2012 SLK-Class Arrives this Summer!

Mercedes-Benz has posted information about the 2012 SLK-Class to the website! There are exterior and interior photos as well as a list of some of the features. You can see a lot of the SL-Class is this SLK-Class!

  • Bold new design
  • Advanced V-6 engine
  • Retractable hardtop
  • MAGIC SKY CONTROL panoramic glass roof panel with adjustable tint (optional)
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating system (optional)
  • mbrace in-vehicle connectivity suite
  • ATTENTION ASSIST driver-drowsiness detection
  • PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection system (optional)

  • The order banks should open in the next few weeks…until then there are great lease and finance specials on the remaining 2011 SLK-Classes!

    This is just what it was like driving in Georgia this week!

    For those of you who might be thinking about about a new vehicle this week, might I suggest one of the excellent 4Matic vehicles from Mercedes-Benz? Available in sedans and SUVs, they’ll get you though the snow!

    Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Enhancements Beginning January 1, 2011!

    The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program has always been a wonderful convenience for our owners. Introduced in 1982 to the US market, this program has grown to handle more than 900,000 roadside calls every year! By using Mercedes-Benz vehicles, employees and parts to respond to these calls Mercedes-Benz is providing industry leading quality!

    There have always been 3 Sign and Drive services:

    • Flat Tire – put on spare tire or fill flat with TIREFIT
    • Dead Battery- jump start
    • Out of Gas – provide a small quantity of fuel

    Additional Roadside Services include:

    • Towing for problems covered under warranty
    • Trip Interruption to defray costs if repairs are needed more than 300 miles from home
    • Trip Routing

    These services are complimentary to our owners by dialing 1 800 FOR MERC, or using the mbrace or tele-aid systems.

    If you purchased your Mercedes-Benz vehicle before 1/4/11 the program will stay if effect, the same as it has always been, for the current owner.

    Under the new program, these services are unchanged during the warranty period. Additionally, towing will be complimentary for all eligible customers both in and out of warranty for both service and collision needs. To accommodate these enhancements Mercedes-Benz has added in eligibility requirements once you are out of the warranty period.

    We’ll always be there to help when you need it. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the service will be complimentary. If you don’t, then you can simply pay for the services provided. The goal is to be better able to service all Mercedes-Benz owners for years to come!

    Happy New Year!

    I hope that this holiday season has been a wonderful start to your 2011!

    2011 will be an exciting year for Atlanta Classic Cars and Mercedes-Benz! Atlanta Classic Cars begins our remodeling project next week. The showrooms and the service building are being updated to better suit our customers and their needs. If you are looking for us, all of the salespeople and the service advisors will be in the new car showroom for the next few weeks. Coming from Mercedes-Benz this year, we are expecting the new CLS-Class, SLK-Class, C-Class coupe and C-Class refresh, S-Class diesel, and ML-Class. It will certainly be a busy year!