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Our first facelifted 2013 GLK350 arrived today! This particular model is wearing the standard 19″ triple spoke wheel and a new paint for 2013, Graphite Grey (code 986). This new color is a lot like the Indium Grey that is available on the sedans. The interior looks wonderful! The vents are eye catching, there is more wood and new center console is very nice. The GLK350 is available in 2 wheel drive and 4matic for 2013 with the GLK250 Bluetec due in early 2013.
Our first Polar White (color code 149) C250 arrived today! To my eye the Polar White is a little brighter and a little more WHITE than the Arctic White. I would say that the Arctic White is a little creamier or has a little yellow in it. Of course, until I parked them right next to each other I would have said they were exactly the same color! I have included the side-by-side pictures for reference. Can you guess which one is which?
The Polar White car is the luxury model in spot #34. The car in spot #35 is a 2012 C250 in Arctic White.
Mercedes-Benz has released a number of 2013 models over the last few days:
These vehicles have started to ship to dealership and should be arriving right now!
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class was at the dealership yesterday for our pre-launch training. This was my first look at the redesigned GL-Class and it was everything I expected it to be! The GL-Class looks sleeker, sportier and a lot more luxurious. There are strong similarities to the all-new ML-Class and I love everything about that vehicle!
This particular vehicle is a 2013 GL350 Bluetec in Arctic White with Grey MB Tex Interior. It has the Premium 2 Package, Driver Assistance Package, Lighting Pacakge, 3-Zone Climate Control, Rear entertainment system and the optional two-tone 20″ Wheels.
You can see the controls in for the 3-zone climate control on this vehicle. This is the factory rear-seat entertainment system that allows for DVDs to be played from the front or the rear of the vehicle.
The 2013 GL-Class is scheduled to arrive Spetember with the GL450 and GL550. The GL350 Bleutec will follow in October and the all-new GL63 AMG in the first quarter of 2013!
This 2013 C250 coupe just arrived at the dealership and it is something special!
2013 C250 coupe
Black with Black Dinamica Interior and Aluminum Trim
Premium 1 Package
Leather Seating Package
Sport Package Plus
Lane Tracking Package
This vehicle has just about all of the options available and is a great example of how custom the C250 can be! This car has the look of a designo package or AMG vehicle for just $2800 in the Sport Package Plus! These wheels are beautiful! We also received a Diamond Silver C250 coupe with these wheels and it was even more obvious that they were two-tone.
I included the two pictures of the COMAND screen because it seems to have changed colors. In the past it has been a retro looking yellow color. Now it appears to be black and white for a sleeker look. (This one is set to Italian. English is also an option, I checked.) Keep an eye out! These 2013 models are coming and there are some exciting new features!
Richard, a blog reader of of New York, just sent me these pictures of Mac II, his brand new C63 Black Series! What a looker! He replaced a 2010 C63 with the P31 Development Package and says that the Black Series is even louder! He also says the C63 Black Series is a great value for the performance you get…I hope his local dealer appreciates him!
The new iPad docking stations have been very successful lately and Mercedes-Benz has just released another option.
These docks simply clip-on to the headrest supports! No labor, no wiring, easy to move from car to car! They are available for most current models and there are two designs – one for iPad 1 and one for iPad 2/3. In my experience the iPad 1 dock will accomate the 2/3, just not as snugly.
The difference between these clip-on docking stations and the wired-in system is power. These are not wired into the car so the iPads would have to be charged outside of the vehicle or with a 12 volt charging cable. So, for $500 you can have two docks that do not charge or for $1200 you can have two that do. Choices!
Several 2013 Mercedes-Benz models were released for sale this week!
These models join the already released 2013 SL550. More models are scheduled for release next week!
Mercedes-Benz has announced the base pricing for most of our 2013 models! These numbers are before options and Destination & Delivery.
This is a great little video by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reviewing how certain new safety systems have decreased insurance claims.
Video Wording translated to Mercedes-Benz Language: