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Month: July 2011
Nico Rosberg drives David Coulthard!

It is good to know that even seasoned racing drivers are scared during hot laps!

Car Show to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Please join me for our 4th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show to Benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure!

  • When: This Saturday, July 30th starting at 5pm, Awards at 8:45pm
  • Where: Maxie Price Chevrolet – 3600 Highway 78, Loganville, GA
  • Who: Everyone is welcome! Classic Cars, New Models, Spectators!
  • Why: All proceeds go to The Ribbon Ladies – a 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure team

Thank you to Atlanta Classic Cars, Maxie Price and all of our other sponsors for helping to host this event. If you cannot make it, but still want to support the cause you can donate directly at my personal fundraising page. See you there!

The Mercedes-Benz Performance Center Brings Presents to Atlanta Classic Cars!

The Mercedes-Benz Performance Center rolled in to Atlanta Classic Cars today and, in addition to top notch golf instruction, they brought us some new 2012 models to show off!

2012 C350 Coupe in Capri Blue over Ash

2012 CLS63 AMG in Diamond White

They will be here tomorrow as well if you want to see these exciting vehicles!

Jay Leno Drives the SLS AMG Roadster!

I was driven on the test track at Untertürkheim (4:30 in the video above). It is as exciting and unreal as it looks in the video! I think Jay likes it too!

AMG Driving Academy Performance Video Series

Mercedes-Benz has begun posting a series of nine videos, hosted by Tommy Kendall, giving performance driving lessons. For those of you who can’t attend the AMG Driving Academy in person, this might be the next best thing!

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Available for Sale at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Sold!

2012 CLS550 - Stock Number #28529

  • Black
  • Black Leather
  • Black Ash Wood trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Parktronic with Active Park Assist
  • Wheel Package Plus One
  • Active Multicontour Driver Seat
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Split Folding Rear Seats
  • Rear Side Airbags
  • MSRP $81,165
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 in Steel Grey with Bengal Red Leather at Atlanta Classic Cars!

We now have eight 2012 SLK350s in inventory! This one is my current favorite and is on the showroom floor. We often order silver or black cars with a red interior…this is the first I have had with the Steel Grey. In person the color is darker, more burgandy, less RED. Come see for yourself! It is a gorgeous day for an SLK-Class test drive!

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 – Stock #28525

  • Steel Grey Metallic
  • Bengal Red Premium Leather
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Multimedia Package 
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Keyless Go
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Wheel Locking Bolts
  • Rear Deck Spoiler
  • MSRP $64,015
Mercedes-Benz Performance Center at Atlanta Classic Cars – Calling all Golf Enthusiasts!

Atlanta Classic Cars will be hosting the Mercedes-Benz Performance Center July 21 and July 22 at our Pre-Owned builing.  The Mercedes-Benz Performance Center provides interactive, cutting-edge technology that will analyze nearly every aspect of your game.  This complimentary event is aimed at improving your game.  Share the experience and bring your golf buddies with you!

  • One-on-one instructions from the PGA of America professionals
  • Ball flight  and GolfTEC’s Swing Module, video &  swing vest technology, and a full swing simulator
  • Simulated golf on some of the world’s most challenging courses
  • Opportunity to review  your short game by utilizing the same putt stroke analysis system that Tour Professionals learn on
  • Test your swing against the pros
  • Interactive games and contests
  • Compete to win VIP tickets to the PGA Championship with Mercedes-Benz chalet access or a playing spot in the PGA Championship Monday-After outing at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Reservations are recommended, but not required. Please e-mail Paula Locke at plocke@atlantaclassiccars.com to reserve your slot!

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 – Test Drive Reviews

The 2012 ML350 has been priced and is scheduled for release this fall. Recently automotive journalists were able to test drive it for the first time Montana. Here are a few excerpts:

From Motor Authority:

“Now the third generation is here, and to put it simply, it’s even better. With top notch safety and tech features to complement its rich cabin, it not only performs better but is a safer, more responsible choice and one that might make getting there easier as well as more comfortable—a true luxury good for the 21st century.”

“But by far, our favorite 2012 M-Class model is the ML350 BlueTec. If ‘wafting’ up to speed easily (without downshifts) on the highway, cruising effortlessly near triple digits, and getting gas mileage that won’t place a frown on the faces of your more earth conscious friends are all priorities, you’ll find this model the best fit, too.”

From AutoWeek:

“The sport setting on the M-class chassis does a fantastic job of keeping the vehicle flat through corners and seems to all but eliminate dive under hard braking. At the same time, the ride remains reasonably supple, not losing its smoothness at the expense of body stability.”

“As the latest and greatest of the suburban utility vehicles on the market, the 2012 Mercedes M-class is certainly worth a look. Whether you choose gasoline or diesel is really a matter of personal preference–both perform well in this model.”

From MotorTrend:

“Usually a raft of upgrades to a vehicle engenders a price increase, but not so for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350. Even though it was significantly redesigned for the new model year, the 2012 ML350 still starts at $49,865 (including an $875 destination charge), while the ML350 BlueTec diesel starts at $51,365.”

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Pricing Announced!

The pricing for the 2012 M-Class has been released and there are no changes!

  • 2012 ML350 4Matic Base MSRP: $48,990
  • 2012 ML350 Bluetec Base MSRP: $50,490

When you account for the new standard features this is actually a 3.2% price/value improvement! You can see the option pacakges and options pricing in my previous post.

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