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Month: June 2012
The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake!

Red CLS Shooting Brake

The long-rumoured CLS Shooting Brake has been officially announced! It is not scheduled to come the the US…but we can still enjoy the images! Have you been looking for a coupe with more storage or an SUV with less headroom? How about the most stylish sation wagon since the 1950′s? Here it is! Visit the International Site for more information.

Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor in Your Mercedes-Benz

When the temperature rises or falls dramatically I get calls about the Tire Pressure Monitor. I thought this video from the Owners Support Section of MBUSA.com might help!

Win a Trip to the AMG Driving Academy!

Visit the MBUSA Facebook Page and Like It for a chance to win tickets to the AMG Driving Academy!

win tickets

I have attended a few times here in Atlanta and it is the only place you can really appreciate our AMG models!

2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe – Order Now!

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be built soon! There are a very limited number of cars available and you’ll need to reserve one soon!

MotorTrend Reviews the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

white SLK55

“But what I didn’t know was just how freakishly quick. Ready? 0-60 happens in 4.2  seconds. 4.2! That’s nearly supercar-quick, and this thing’s a folding hardtop  with cylinder deactivation and start/stop. The quarter mile takes just 12.6  seconds, and you’ll be moving at 113.3 mph through the traps — a very  respectable clip.”

“For one thing, if you’re just going to let numbers totally influence your  car-buying, you should know that the SLK55 AMG is just as quick as the  V-12-powered Aston Martin Virage, such as the Madagascar Orange British beauty  we just tested. It had an asking price of $225,820, making the little white  Mercedes (with the big, bad V-8) an absolute bargain by comparison.”

“The air scarf — Mercedes-speak for a vent below the headrest that blows hot air  on the back of one’s neck — is my wife’s favorite automotive innovation since  electric starters. I really do think Mercedes should make this a feature on  every car sold, simply because women love it.”

“The SLK55 hungrily rushes towards corners; the brakes easily chomp into your  momentum; and the chassis and steering make quick, fun, controlled work of  corners.”

Read the full article at MotorTrend online.

Car and Driver Reviews the 2013 GLK250 and GLK350

2013 GLK-Class

“The familiar 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 gets direct fuel injection and a robust output increase, from 268 hp to 302, and 258 lb-ft of torque to 273. However, the bigger news is the GLK250 BlueTec diesel, available in the U.S. only with 4MATIC four-wheel drive. With a debut set for early 2013, the diesel’s pricing hasn’t been announced, but Mercedes execs hinted that it should slot in above the base rear-drive GLK350 ($37,995) and below the GLK350 4MATIC ($39,995). The gas-powered models will be available later this summer.”

“The 190-hp diesel makes distinctly diesel noises and vibes, although it’s a distant, well-muffled clatter without a lot of tick-ticking in it, thanks to those pricey (and quieter) piezo injectors. As advertised, the max of 369 lb-ft torque is available nearly instantly (from 1600 rpm to 3000 rpm), and the GLK250 pulls away from a stop with the kind of assertive, confident thrust that we’ve come to expect from modern turbo-diesels.”

“No major changes are notable in the GLK’s composed handling. This is a compliment, in light of the switch to electromechanical steering, which gives precise helm control if not lively feedback and lets you cut clean ellipses through corners with good grip and body control.”

You can read the full review at Car and Driver online.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

 

Roof Rack on 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450!

This is a 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 in Steel Grey…with a Paddle Board! My customer added the roof rack basic carrier (MSRP $300 from your local parts department) to the roof of the GL450 last week in anticipation of a paddle board trip. I think it makes the GL look very sporty! Thanks for sharing Chad!

2012 GL450 roof rak

Mercedes SUV roof rack

Atlanta Classic Cars Hosts Golf and Tennis Dealer Championships at Sugarloaf on Monday!

Atlanta Classic Cars will be hosting our annual Golf and Tennis Tournaments at TPC Sugarloaf on Monday, June 8th and it is not too late to sign up! A two-person team from each event will advance to the the next round in Hawaii!

Please visit our website to complete the online registration forms! I’ll see you there!

MotorTrend – 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec First Drive!

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 diesel

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is getting a refresh this summer and the diesel version is in the line-up! I have been expecting it at the end of 2012 but all of the latest information is now saying early 2013. I am a huge fan of our diesels, I love the 4-cylinder engine in the C250 and I can hardly wait for these two things to combine in the perfect small SUV!

2013 GLK250 interior

“It’s not quite as quick as the 3.5-liter, but the diesel is still plenty fast  and it performed just as admirably during our mountain road runs. Its quiet  rumble is refined enough to fit well in a luxury vehicle,  but the muted sound still reminds you it isn’t a gas engine.”

“While the diesel is down on horsepower compared to the gas engine, its tradeoff  is way more torque. It seems perfectly matched to GLK, almost like it was  designed for the SUV from the start.”

“The GLK250′s 2.1-liter turbodiesel has been around in Europe since 2008, where  it has powered the C- and E-Class, and even the S-Class.” (people always ask me this…is it a NEW new engine or just new to the US?)

“The diesel offering and the overhaul of the interior make this vehicle more  competitive than it ever has been before…”

Read the full review at MotorTrend online.

2013 GLK250 diesel

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG to Arrive Early 2013!

Mercedes GL-Class amg

The 2013 GL63 AMG has been officially announced! We expect to get ordering details within the next few week and the first models should be delivered early in 2013!

mercedes AMG SUV

What we know so far:

  • premium, designo leather for all 7 seats
  • AMG sports front seats feature double stitching in a contrasting color
  • AMG badges in the backrests of the front seats
  • front and rear trim elements in a Silver Shadow finish
  • integrated running boards
  • quad trapezoidal AMG exhaust tips
  • AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine
  • 550 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 (est) seconds
  • ECO Start/Stop System
  • 21″ AMG wheels
  • standard 4-Matic
  • 3 different transmission modes (Controlled Efficiency, Sport and Manual)
  • adaptive sports suspension with AIRMATIC package

Order early or you’ll have to wait to get your hands on this beauty!