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Month: January 2012
Homelink Garage Door Opening in your 2012 Mercedes-Benz

Lots of my clients have been having trouble with the new Homelink system in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The directions in the owners’ manuals are no good! I did publish the corrected written directions on this site but now there is a video! You can use this link to visit the Owners’ Support Instructional Videos page on MBUSA.com to watch it happen. Good luck!

2012 mercedes-benz garage door programming

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 and SLK55 AMG Pricing Announced!

SLK250 SLK55

The 2012 SLK250 and SLK55 AMG should be arriving in US showrooms soon! The pricing has just been announced and the SLK250s are already in the country waiting to be shipped to dealerships!

2012 SLK250 Roadster: Base MSRP $42,500

2012 SLK55 AMG Roadster: Base MSRP $67,500

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Edition 1 Launch Package!

designo crystal silver

The 2013 SL550 “Edition 1″ will celebrate the introduction of the all-new sixth generation SL-Class. This limited production special edition features exclusive features inside and out, include a unique exterior paint which is only available for this model. Additional details include contrast stitching throughout the cabin and a full designo treatment, including upholstery, trim and headliner.

These special edition vehicles will only be available at launch and most dealerships will only receive one! Now is the time to act if this is the car you want!

2013 SL550 Edition 1 Launch Package

  • designo Crystal Silver paint
  • designo Classic Red Exclusive Leather
  • designo Black Piano Lacquer Wood
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Illiminated Door Sills
  • Black Dinamica Headliner
  • 19″ AMG 5-Spoke Wheels with special finish

2013 SL550 red leather* two-tone steering wheel is not on the US version

2013 SL550 launch edition

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class launch

crystal silver paint and red leather

mbrace2 – New Features Coming in 2012!

mbrace 2 Mercedes-Benz Features

A few years ago Mercedes-Benz switched from Tele-aid to mbrace for our in-vehicle service provider. At the time there was not a huge difference in the services provided but we knew that, down the line, Hughes Telematics would have more to offer. Those new features will begin to appear in the 2013 SL-Class this spring in the new mbrace2. Visit the mbrace sneek peek at MBUSA.com for more details about the system including…

  • Mercedes-Benz Apps
  • Remote Access Services
  • Remote Vehicle Diagnostics
  • mbrace Concierge
  • mbrace Mobile App

Mercedes-Benz Confirms GLK-Class Diesel for 2013 Model Year!

Mercedes-benz GLK-Class diesel

Automotive News is reporting that MBUSA CEO, Steve Cannon, confirmed the arrival of a diesel engine for the 2013 GLK-Class! The engine is expected to arrive as a 2013 model, at the same time the GLK-Class gets its’ mid-cycle refresh in the fall of 2012! The GLK-Class is already made with a variety of diesel engines in other markets. Most articles I have read are suggessting the US bound diesel GLK-Class will be the GLK250, a 4-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque but this is not confirmed.

Thank Mercedes-Benz! We love diesel!

Motor Trend Review of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 2013 “No rational person can make an argument for buying a 525-hp SUV. The fact that AMG offers a performance package that bumps the power up to 557 hp makes me believe there aren’t a lot of rational people responsible for building them, either. Have we mentioned we love AMG?”

“Even with a 40/60 front/rear power split, the stability control won’t allow you to drive the car with the throttle. Once things start to get out of shape, the electronics call a timeout and reel things back in. It is amazing just how hard you have to push to find those limits, and the idea of any rational person finding them is unlikely.”

“Interior quality took a major leap forward in the redesigned ML, and the AMG version takes it another step farther. Material quality is luxurious and attention to detail abounds in spots only contortionists would be able to see. Even the doorjambs look as though they spent time in the design department to match the clean, uncluttered aesthetic.”

“Herr Kallenius boasts that the new ML 63 AMG is the most powerful SUV for sale today. In the same train of thought, he also says the AMG biturbo V-8 is among the cleanest engines for the power output. “AMG is a test lab for new technology that will trickle down into lower segments at Mercedes.”"

Read the full Motor Trend article and view the photo gallery here.

Mercedes-Benz ML63 Black Leather

Mercedes-Benz at the Detriot Auto Show!

I watched the 30 minute video on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page as well, but this short video from the Mercedes-Benz.tv site is a pretty good summary!

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Pricing Announced!

Mercedes-Benz 2013 SL-Class

Pricing for the all-new 2013 SL-Class was announced today! $105,500 plus destination and delivery will get you the latest Mercedes-Benz roadster just in time for the summer convertible season!

Packages:

Premium 1 Package – $4900

  • Rearview Camera
  • Parktronic with Active Park Assist
  • Active Ventiallated Front Seats
  • Airscarf
  • Active Multicontour Seats
  • Keyless Go
  • Power Trunk Closer

Driver Assistance Package – $2950

  • Distronic Plus with Presafe Brake
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist

Sport Wheel Package – $2000

  • 19″ AMG 5-spoke Wheel
  • Sport Brake System

Options:

  • 19″ Twin 5-spoke Wheel – $500
  • Illuminated Door Sills – $350
  • Analog Clock on Dash – $250
  • Wood Steering Wheels – $590
  • Magic Sky Control – $2500
  • Active Body Control – $4090
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound – $6400
  • Soft Close Doors – $850

You can visit the Future Models section at MBUSA for some more pictures and details.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class World Premiere Live on Facebook!

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detriot on Monday, January 9th. You can see it live on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook Page. The countdown has begun!

2013 SL premiere online



2012 E-Class Now Available in designo!

Mercedes-Benz Product Management has just announced that the 2012 E-Class sedan and wagon can now be built with mix-and-match designo paint, leather and trim.

Click on thumnails to enlarge!

designo Paint: $2300

2012 E350 graphite

designo Magno Matte Paint: $3950

designo Interiors: $4500 for all E350s, $3800 for E550, $3100 for E63 AMG sedan and wagon

designo Trim: