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Month: May 2011
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Video

Available in late September, the C250 will be a wonderful addition to the C-Class family. I currently have several vehicles in the production schedule ready to be customized with your colors and options.

Atlanta Classic Cars Sponsors Run the Rails 5K / 10K in Buford June 4th!

Join us at 8am, Saturday, June 4th for a 2 mile walk, 5K or 10K race! Team ACC will be out in force to support the Buford High School Booster Club! Visit the Wolves Booster Club online for more details or to register for the event.

SiriusXM Spring Preview for Mercedes-Benz

For the next 60 days most 2008 and newer Mercedes-Benz models will receive a free trial of 60 SiriusXM Satellite radio stations! If your vehicle is equipped with SiriusXM and the service is no longer active you should be able to tune in a sampling of the music, sports and entertainment that SiriusXM offers until July! Enjoy! I bet you get hooked!

The Mercedes-Benz Driving Simulator

In order to make the most advanced automobiles in the world, Mercedes-Benz uses the most advanced driving simulator! If you walked into that room could you guess what it was?

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Engines and Specifications

I have had a lot of questions about the 2012 E-Class engines. This is the information that I currently have from MBUSA.

Available in October 2011

  • E350 BlueTEC - 3.0L V6 (Diesel) with 210 hp / 400 lb-ft
  • E350 - New 3.5L V6 for E350 with 302 hp / 273 lb-ft
  • E350 4MATIC – New 3.5L V6 with 302 hp / 273 lb-ft
  • E550 4MATIC - New 4.6L bi-turbo V8 with 402 hp / 443 lb-ft
  • E63 AMG – New hand-built 5.5L bi-turbo V8 (w/ ECO Stop/Start) with 518 hp/516 lb-ft

Standard Equipment Highlights

  • 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic
  • MCT 7-speed multi-clutch automatic
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps are standard for E350 and E550 4MATIC. Both E350 and E550 4MATIC will have the standard straight bar design that was an option on the E350 Luxury in 2011. This applies to both Sport and Luxury for E350.
  • Media interface relocated to center console
  • E550 4MATIC no longer has AIRMATIC standard (or available)
  • E550 4MATIC Sport only for 2012 – larger brakes require 18” wheels, so Luxury is no longer possible
  • Electromechanical steering standard on 4MATICs and V8s (including AMG)
  • Driver’s side multicontour seat is now standard on E63 AMG / E63 AMG Wagon
  • LED license plate lighting

This information can change before the vehicle launch as the 2012 E-Class has not yet begun production.

Mercedes-Benz Special Value Packages for 2012 C-Class, GLK-Class, SLK-Class, E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet, ML-CLass

As the 2012 models begin production, Mercedes-Benz has announced some Special Value Packages to enhance the launch of these models! This information applies to the July production schedule and will continue until further notice.

2012 C-Class Sedan and Coupe

All vehicles will be equipped with the  S32 COMAND Launch Package. During this launch period the Audio 20 system and the 320 Multimedia Package are not orderable. The Rearview Camera has been made available as a stand-alone option.

S32 COMAND Launch Package – $930

  • COMAND Navigation with single CD/DVD
  • Voice Control

2012 GLK-Class

Two launch packages are available on the GLK-Class. S32 COMAND Launch Package or the new S33 Multimedia Launch Package. During this launch period the 320 Multimedia Package is not orderable but the Audio 20 is available.

S32 COMAND Launch Package – $930

  • COMAND Navigation with single CD/DVD
  • Voice Control

S33 Multimedia Launch Package – $2600

  • COMAND Navigation with single CD/DVD
  • Voice Control
  • Universal Customer Interface
  • Multimedia Interface Cable
  • Rearview Camera

2012 SLK-Class

All vehicles will be equipped with the  S32 COMAND Launch Package which, requires Premium 1 Package. During this launch period the Audio 20 system and the 320 Multimedia Package are not orderable.

S32 COMAND Launch Package – $1150

  • COMAND Navigation with single CD/DVD
  • Voice Control

2012 E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets

All vehicles will be equipped with Premium 1 Launch Package or Premium 2 Launch Package.

S01 Premium 1 Launch Package – $3600

  • Multimedia Interface Cable
  • Rearview Camera
  • COMAND with single CD/DVD
  • Universal Customer Interface
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Premium Sound
  • Heated Seats
  • Power Rear Sun Shade (coupes)
  • Airscarf  (cabriolets)

S02 Premium 2 Launch Package – $6050

  • S01 Package
  • Heated & Ventilated Seats
  • Headlamp Cleaning System
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps with Active Curve Illumination
  • Corner Illuminating Lamps
  • Heated Windshield Washer Reservoir
  • Keyless GO

2012 ML-Class

All vehicles will be equipped with Premium 1 Launch Package or Premium 2 Launch Package.

S01 Premium 1 Launch Package – $3200

  • Autodimming Mirrors
  • Multimedia Interface Cable
  • Rearview Camera
  • COMAND with single CD/DVD
  • Universal Customer Interface
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Memory Package for Driver Seat
  • Power Folding Mirrors

S02 Premium 2 Launch Package – $5050

  • S01 Package
  • Keyless GO
  • Climate Controlled Cupholder
  • harmon/kardon LOGIC7 Surround System
  • Multi-Color Ambient Lighting
  • Rear Compartment (n/a with 315 pkg)
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Video

Here is the second quick walk-around video from my training last week. The CLS-Class was a trendsetter when it was originally released back in 2005 and this 2012 redesign will reset the standard for four-door coupes. The car is stunning from front to back! The head lights and tail lights are particularly impressive in design as well as technology. The new engine is going to be a big step forward for performance and gas mileage…not a combination you see a lot. You can get more CLS-Class details from my previous post. The 2012 CLS550 will be arriving in showrooms next month!

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Video

I had training last week for the soon to be released 2012 SLK-Class and CLS-Class. It was the first opportunity I have had to see the cars in person and I was very impressed. The SLK-Class in particular is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation. This was a one take, no practice, quick walk-around to cover some of the highlights…it isn’t quite up to my normal walk-around standards! You can get more details about the options and packages from my previous SLK-Class posts.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class – Pricing Announcement

The 2012 CLS550 base price will be $71,300 plus $875 Destination and Delivery. That is nearly $3000 less than the 2011 model! We expect the CLS-Class to arrive early this summer. You can see more details at the updated MBUSA website or my earlier options post. Order soon!

It’s Getting Hot! A Favorite Mercedes-Benz Convenience Feature

Summer Opening / Convenience Closing is a feature that I use frequently when showing vehicles at the dealership as well as in my personal cars. However, I find that a lot of owners don’t realize their Mercedes-Benz has this feature! Simply hold the unlock button to roll the windows down or hold the lock button to roll the windows up! Here is a video from the MBUSA YouTube Channel. Enjoy!