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Month: March 2012
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 and GLK350 – Colors, Options and Packages

Mercedes-Benz GLK refresh

The refreshed 2013 GLK-Class is in production now with the 2013 GLK350 2 and 4 wheel drive scheduled to arrive July/August and the all-new GLK250 Bluetec arriving in December. This refresh includes more than 1000 new parts, new engines and beautiful upgrades to the exterior and interior of the vehicle.

2013 GLK-Class  Product Changes

  • GLK350: Direct Injected V6 with 302 hp and 273 lb/ft of torque with ECO Stop/Start technology
  • GLK250: Turbocharged Inline 4 with 190 hp and 369(!) lb/ft torque
  • Standard Attention Assist
  • Exterior: New Headlamps, Chrome Accented Bumpers, LED tail lights, and wheels
  • Interior: New Dashboard, Steering Wheel, Color Instument Cluster, Steering Column Gear Shifter 

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK wheel


  • Black
  • Polar White
  • Mars Red
  • Obsidian Black
  • Cuprite Brown
  • Steel Grey
  • Iridium Silver
  • Palladium Silver
  • Diamond White
  • Lunar Blue
  • Pebble Grey – New!
  • Diamond Silver – New!


  • Black MB Tex and Leather
  • Almond/Mocha MB Tex and Leather
  • Grey/Black MB Tex
  • Mocha Leather

2013 GLK350 GLK250 Mocha Leather


Premium 1 Package – GLK350 $3450

  • 4 Way Lumbar
  • 115 V power outlet in cargo area
  • 1Pod/MP3 Interface cable
  • Integrated Homelink
  • Compass in Rearview Mirror
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Driver’s Side Memory Seat
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Power Liftgate

Leather Package – GLK350 $2100

  • Leather Upholstery
  • Passenger Memory Seat
  • Comfort Headrests
  • Interior Ambient Lighting

Lighting Package – GLK350 $1290

  • Bi-Xenon headlamps with Active Curve Illumination
  • Adaptive High Beam Assist
  • Headlamp Washing System

Multimedia Package – GLK350 $2790

  • COMAND with Hard Drive Navigation
  • Rearview Camera

AMG Styling Package – GLK350 $1990

  • 20″ AMG Himalaya Grey Double Spoke Wheel
  • Aluminum Roof Rails
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Sport Body Styling

2013 GLK350 AMG wheels

Appearance Package – GLK350 $990

  • 20″ Twin 5 spoke Wheel
  • Aluminum Roof Rails

2013 GLK350 Appearance wheel

Lane Tracking Package – GLK350 $850

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist

Driver Assistance Package – GLK350 $2950

  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Distronic Plus
  • BAS Plus
  • Pre-Safe


  • Active Parking Assist with Parktronic – $970
  • Panoramic Sunroof – $1480
  • iPod/MP3 Media Interface – $310
  • Satellite Radio – $460
  • Trailer Hitch (3500 lb capacity) – $550
  • harman/kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound – $810
  • Brushed Aluminum Running Boards – $670
  • Heated Front Seats – $750
  • Keyless-GO – $650

2013 GLK-Class Interior

2013 GLK full leather

2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe 4Matic – April Release Date

Mercedes-Benz all wheel drive coupe

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe 4matic has been built and is heading for American shores! The anticipated release date is currently mid to late April. The base price for the model will be  $52,300 and equipment will be the same as the two wheel drive version.

The E350 Coupe was named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the availability of 4MATIC – with all its safety and performance virtues – will only add to the appeal of this beautiful model.

Nico Rosberg and the 2012 Mercedes AMG F1 Car

Mercedes-Benz powered F1 cars are off to a good start this year with McLaren-Mercedes coming in 1st and 3rd at the Austrailian Grand Prix, Force India Mercedes scoring a point, and Mercedes AMG showing promise despite some off-roading by Schumi! On to Malaysia!

Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, on Twitter!

MBUSA CEO Steve Cannon

Mercedes-Benz USA has a new CEO this year and he just joined Twitter! If anyone can get away with telling us Mercedes-Benz secrets and inside scoops, he can! I know I’ll be following his account! His recent interview with AdAge was also very good for getting some background information on our new leader!

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350, GLK250 Refresh Pictures!

Mercedes-Benz has published official pictures of the 2013 GLK-Class refesh in the Future Models section of As with most Mercedes-Benz refreshes, we’ll be getting new lights, bumpers and an upgrade to the interior and technology. The specifications for the 2013 GLK250 diesel have not yet been released but it does show up in my order banks as arriving in late 2012!

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 GLK250

2013 GLK350 GLK 250 Interior

  • New exterior styling, plus available Appearance Package and AMG Styling Package
  • All-new interior with and new upholstery colors and combinations
  • New 3.5-liter Direct-injection V-6 engine delivering 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Advanced AGILITY CONTROL suspension
  • Available 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • ATTENTION ASSIST driver drowsiness monitor
  • New available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and new LED taillamps standard
Mercedes-Benz Video – I Believe in the Horse!

Does Your Mercedes-Benz Have a Name?

I had a training class this week and it was mentioned that 56% of people name their vehicles! I know The Duchess is a lovely silver C230 and Lizzie the Wagon is an E350 station wagon but those were the only two of my clients I could come up with that had named their cars.

Since Mercedes-Benz was originally named after the lovely Mercedes Jellinek it seems fitting that they all get personal names!

So, does your Mercedes have a name? Send me an e-mail and picture and I’ll collect them into a gallery!

Daylight Savings – Setting the Clock in Your Mercedes-Benz!

Mercedes-Benz designo Paint and Leather Website


An exclusive selection of exquisite paint, leather and interior trim options, designo is the ultimate expression of your style and Mercedes-Benz quality.

The beauty of a Mercedes-Benz is how it blends innovation you never imagined with craftsmanship we never forgot. designo offers refinement and individuality on an even more rewarding level. Exotic choices and colors in paint, leather and interior trim are crafted with a personal touch, from their selection to their fitment to your automobile. With exquisitely tailored packages and a gallery of individual elements, designo expresses your appreciation of design and our attention to detail like nothing else.

You can now visit to see more details about paints, leathers and trims. Most items can be mixed and matched to create the perfect combination for your new Mercedes-Benz!

mercedes Benz designo  

Placing Passes on the Mercedes-Benz Windshield

The infrared reflecting windshield keeps the interior from getting too hot but also blocks radio waves needed to operate some electronic devices. Follow this link to see the full video on the Instructional Videos site, or just look at the red spots in the picture below.

Speed Pass Gate Pass Mercedes

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