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Month: October 2011
Customer Testimonial – 2011 E350 Wagon!

Mindy Green, proprietor of Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Highlands, North Carolina, wanted to share her good experience with Atlanta Classic Cars, the European Delivery Program and her wagon named Lizzie!

Mercedes European Delivery 4Matic wagon E350

I bought my first Mercedes from another dealership.  My husband bought his from Atlanta Classic so I started to bring my in for service there.  They did such an incredible job that when I got my new Mercedes I bought from Atlanta Classic.  We did not even go to any other dealership to look.  My husband did a European delivery and we liked it so much we did it with my car.  Jesse is our sales rep and she has been incredible to work with.  Not only did she keep us up to date while buying, I can still call her with questions and she helps me.  My service rep Kim is also incredible.  She knows what she is doing!!!!  I highly recommend this dealership for all you car needs!!!

Mindy Green

Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hotspot Now Available!

ML GL R vehicle internet mercedes

The In-Vehicle Hotspot for your Mercedes-Benz in now available. This accessory item was just released and should start arriving in dealerships for installation this week. The In-Vehicle Hotspot will allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet while the vehicle is in motion. Service is provided by Autonet and several data plans are available.

Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hotspot

  • Part Number BQ 682 9001
  • MSRP: $499 plus installation
  • Includes 6-Months Service free of charge
  • requires $35 activation fee with Autonet when activating the product
  • Internet connectivity in the vehicle (3G network; where available) 
  • Connection will not be interrupted while vehicle is in motion
  • Router is securely installed in the trunk
  • Password encrypted router
  • Works with any operating system 
  • Support ANY WiFi enabled devices: PCs, Macs, PDAs, PSP, MP3 players, etc
  • Simply connect up to 4 WiFi enabled devices to the router
  • Installation instructions can be found online
  • Activation part for customers will be included in the packaging
  • Monthly subscriptions start at $29 for a 1GB plan and $59 for a 5GB plan
2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure was a Huge Success!

The 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure was awesome! We had about 2500 walkers and raised $6.5 million towards finding the cure! The weather was perfect, the route was interesting and the supporters were enthusiastic!

Thank you donors! Thank you crew! Thank you walkers!

See you in 2012!

3-Day Atlanta 2011

2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is in Atlanta this Weekend!

For the fourth time I will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure this weekend in Atlanta! This amazing event brings out thousands of people, who have raised millions of dollars, to find the cure for breast cancer.

If you live in the Atlanta area please keep an eye out for our pink parade! We love waves and honks. If you want to come out and support us you can see the designated cheering stations on the spectator information page at 60 miles is a long, long way and we need all the support we can get! 

Thank you to Atlanta Classic Cars for generously supporting our fundraising efforts all year! Thank you to my clients and blog readers who have donated on my personal fundraising site. Thank you to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for putting on a big event with big goals!

Classic Center from Mercedes-Benz TV

See more great videos at Mercedes-Benz TV.

2012 C63 AMG Coupe Review by Motor Trend!

C63 AMG silver“Offering rides with a distinct dual personality is how Mercedes’ go-fast division likes to do it, so getting from Point A to B can be as awesome or scary as you’d like in the 63. And when the going gets slow, commutes aren’t nearly as frustrating when you’re strapped into its bolstered Recaros.”

“Put against the harder current-generation 2011 BMW M3 Competition Package, the Merc’s ride is a tinge more civilized, enough that your co-pilot won’t complain on an extended road trip.”

“Pushing the Coupe on our figure eight proved supremely fun. So fun, in fact, that MT test team hot shoes Carlos Lago and Kim Reynolds tormented the track multiple times just to experience the 63’s extraordinary stick and responsiveness.”

Read the full review at Motor Trend online.

2012 C63 AMG coupe

2012 Mercedes-Benz E350, E550 and E63 Released for Sale!

2012 E-Class released October 11The 2012 E350, E350 4matic, E350 Bluetec, E550, E63 AMG. E350 4matic wagon, E63 AMG wagon, E550 Cabriolet and E550 Coupe have been released for sale! These vehicles should start to ship from the port to the dealerships immediately.

Programming the Homelink Garage Door Opener in Your 2012 Mercedes-Benz

Most of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz models have a new version of Homelink garage door opening. The directions for programming it in the books are somewhat lacking. Here are the new instructions!

Before beginning the process:

1. Make sure that objects, people and the vehicle are not present within the sweep of the garage door.

2. Throughout the programming process the status lamp on the mirror opener may turn green, red, or yellow.

3. Anytime a red indicator lamp appears, the process needs to be started again

4. Ensure that the garage door remote control is with you to program the mirror opener. Depending on the type of opener, you may also have to be close to the drive motor of the garage door opener (step 6)

5. Start the vehicle outside in a safe place.

Step 1. If necessary, clear out any old codes by pushing and holding the 2 outer buttons, a solid yellow lamp will come on. Release both buttons when the lamp changes to solid green. Do not continue until the solid green lamp goes out.

Step 2. Choose, but do not touch, one of the 3 buttons on the mirror opener which will be used to open the garage door.

Step 3. Push the selected button on the mirror for ~3 seconds. While pushing, the lamp will go solid yellow, when you let it go, it will start to blink yellow.

Step 4. Pick up the garage door remote and hold it 2 to 8 inches below the buttons on the mirror. Press the opener button on the garage opener remote until the mirror status indicator lamp turns green.

Step 5. If the status lamp turns solid green, programming is complete. If the status lamp is blinking green, the opener is a rolling code type and requires further programming. Please proceed to Step 6.

Step 6. The next steps must be done while the vehicle is at the location near the garage door drive motor.

a. Press the programming button or learning button located on the garage door opener/drive motor. A ladder and/or flashlight may be necessary.

b. Within 30 seconds press and hold the same button selected earlier in Step 2 for ~3 seconds.

Press the button on the mirror in this fashion repeatedly (may take 2-3 tries) until the door activates.

Or, you could just skip it all together and go to the Craftsman Smartphone Operated Opener!

Mercedes homelink

2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec and GL350 Bluetec Now Available!

2012 GL diesel

Mercedes-Benz USA officially released the 2012 Bluetec versions of the R350 and GL350 over the weekend. 400 lb/ft of torque and great fuel economy…a winning combination!

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 and SLK55 AMG Now Available for Order!

2012 SLK250 order

I am happy to announce that the 2012 SLK250 and the SLK55 AMG have been added to the order banks! The SLK250s are already scheduled for production beginning in late November. The SLK55 AMG does not have a date yet…but the sooner you order the sooner it gets built!  

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