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I hope you got them when you could! Five of the designo colors for the E-Class Coupe, Cabriolet, sedan and wagon have been discontinued as of now.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will begin production shortly for release this summer. There will be very few changes from the 2011 since we had a major refresh for 2010. We are expecting the S550, S550 4matic, S63, S600, S65, S400 Hybrid and the new-to-the-US S350 Bluetec. As usual, the S600 and S65 will have nearly all options as standard equipment. These details will apply mostly to the S550, S400 Hybrid and S350 Bluetec.
designo Interior Packages
Premium 2 Package – $3630
Sport Package – $5900
Sport Package Plus One – $6650
Driver Assitance Package – $2950 - Not “Active” in S400 Hybrid
Rear Seat Package - $3040
Rear Seat Entertainment Package - $2450
Rear Seat Comfort Package – $TBD
Wheels – Hover over Image for description
All of this information and pricing is still preliminary can can change before the vehicle is released. I don’t even have a picture of the 2012 yet! The top image is the 2011. We expect all of the 2012 S-Classes to be available in July/August.
This video from MBUSA provides a simple yet informative view of the distribution and logistics process for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States. Enjoy!
Atlanta Classic Cars looks forward to hosting our clients for this annual event! This years outing will be especially exciting as we will host individual golf and tennis events the same day. Each event will produce a two-person team that will represent Atlanta Classic Cars as they advance to the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships Eastern Sectional at Pinehurst Resort in the fall. The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships is a nationwide amateur-only golf and tennis program for men and women, 21 years or older.
Reserve your space now for a great day of friendly competition, food, fun, awards, prizes and more. All skill levels are invited to participate.
We look forward to seeing you May 16th at TPC Sugarloaf!
Please contact me for more details and the registration form. I look forward to seeing you there!
Autoblog recently posted Five Mind-Blowing Innovations from Mercedes-Benz. It is a wonderful sampling of just a few of the technologies that Mercedes-Benz is developing for improved safety and vehicle enjoyment. I know a lot of you have probably seen this…because people keep forwarding it to me! 126 years ago horses were your only option to get to town…Now, we are just a few years away from the car driving itself in a traffic jam and optimizing the suspension for the potholes while you talk to “Gloria” about taking a detour! Thanks to Autoblog for highlighting these five!
For Model Year 2012 the Accessory Navigation System (ANS) will replace the Nav + 4 system in the SLK-Class and C-Class Sedan and Coupe. The ANS will equip cars without the COMAND system with Navigation through the standard screen (Audio 20). The standard screen for these vehicles is larger for 2012 with enhanced clarity and better display. The system is also fully integrated with the central COMAND controller.The features of ANS include:
Unlike the Nav + 4, ANS does not include iPod adapter, USB connection, or Bluetooth Audio streaming. The Nav +4 will still be available on the 2012 GLK-Class. The ANS MSRP is $1290.
I’m riding with Michael!
You can see more Mercedes-Benz videos at Mercedes-Benz.tv.
Atlanta Classic Cars ran a trivia contest for our Twitter followers over the last 10 weeks. Our weekly winners have enjoyed dinners, golf lessons and other great prizes. Our Grand Prize winner was announced this week and it happened to by one of my owners! Congratulations to Susan! She will be enjoying a weekend at Barnsley Gardens including a spa package and a car for the trip! Please do follow us on Twitter and be our friend on Facebook to be included next time we have a contest!
The all-new third generation M-Class will arrive later this year. The world premiere will be in Germany at the beginning of June. It will launch in the US in September of 2011.
Premium 1 Package
Premium 2 Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lane Tracking Package – NEW
Driver Assistance Pacakge – NEW
Stand Alone Options
All of this information is preliminary and could change before the vehicle is launched. More details will be available in early June when the official pictures are released. Until then, I am sure you can find the spy photos!
As mechanics, they are great drivers! Just one week until the Malaysian Grand Prix.