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Month: October 2012
Automobile Drives the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

This article is worth checking out on the Automobile website simply to see the dozens of stunning pictures!

Mercedes-Benz G wagon

“Interestingly, it still builds G-Class models in the same manner it did three  decades ago. If you’re looking for automation or robotic aids, you’ll find  precious little along the G-Class assembly line. The vast majority of each truck is hand-built, including the body…”

“Commercial-grade and military-spec vehicles – including some wild 6×6 chassis  cabs destined for the Australian army – are built right alongside G550 and G63  models.”

“We were impressed with the G’s ability to settle down and scamper over terrain  that would be incredibly difficult for a human to traverse by foot, but the  demonstration wasn’t over yet. A factory driving team then proceeded to race us  down the mountain on the same paths, but at a seemingly suicidal 35-40 mph. I’ve  yet to examine my x-rays, but I’m certain a few of my internal organs appear as  if they went three rounds in a UFC octagon. The G-Class? Though it bounced,  shook, and swayed its way down the mountain, the G was no worse for the wear.  Impressively, there were no buzzes or rattles during the whole ordeal, and the  only squeaks came from the mortified passengers, grabbing any available handle  with snow-white knuckles.”

Read the full article at Automobile online!

 

SiriusXM Improves Traffic Service in your Mercedes-Benz!

Traffic for your Mercedes-Benz

Earlier this month, SiriusXM took a significant step forward in improving the quality of its industry-leading Traffic service.

Highlights include:

  • Incident Coverage: expanded from 90K miles to more than 1M miles of roadways nationwide
  • Speed and Flow: expanded from 90K miles of coverage nationwide to over 131K miles
  • Arterial Roadways: expanded coverage by 34K miles

No action is necessary. Improvements are automatic. Can you see a difference?

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Will Likely Debut at the LA Auto Show!

2014 S550

So far the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has only been seen by the public in spy pictures and this artistic rendering…but the dealer owners and general managers saw it earlier this week at the annual dealer meeting! They saw the S550 and the new long-wheelbase S-Class! We are hearing great things about it! It is scheduled to debut at the LA Auto Show which takes place November 30th through December 9th!

You can buy tickets to the Sneak Preview Night presented by AMG at the LA Auto Show site.

You can win free tickets by following the LA Auto Show on Twitter.

Send me pictures if you attend! Bonus points if you can get close to it!

2012 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is this Weekend in Atlanta!

Here I go again! This is my fifth year participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure! This weekend I will be walking 60 miles to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you to Atlanta Classic Cars, family, friends and clients for your support! I am still a little bit shy of my $2500 fundraising goal…do any of you blog readers have a few dollars to contribute? Every little bit helps! Here is my donation link!

If you see a parade of pink walking through Atlanta this weekend please wave and honk…we love the support!

iPhone 5 and the Mercedes-Benz iPhone Cable

iphone mercedes lighting adaptor

One of the salespeople got his Lighting Adaptor for the iPhone 5 today so we tested it with the Mercedes-Benz iPod/MP3 Interface Cable in an E-Class. It works! The adaptor is the little white square in thepicture above. It charges the phone, it plays the music, no problems. Here is the link to your $30 solution.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

2013 Mercedes Benz GL350 Arctic White

It’s here! This is our first 2013 GL350 Bluetec!

  • Arctic White
  • Black Leather interior
  • Premium 2 Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • 3-Zone climate control
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Wood Steering Wheel
  • Trailer Hitch
  • MSRP: $76,925

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 19" wheels

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Blutec

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec, ML350 Bluetec, E350 Bluetec and S350 Bluetec Release Date is October 16th!

2013 GL350 E350 ML350 S350 bluetec

The 2013 diesels have been released! They should start shipping to dealerships in the next few days and arrival time will depend on trucking. Luckily my dealership is near the factory so we should see them soon!

2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class!

“Little did we realize just how badly the GL would bully the other 10  competitors. At the end of our testing, we’d narrowed the field down to three  potential winners: the GL, the Ford Escape, and the Nissan Pathfinder. But in  truth, it was no contest.”

“The real point, however, is how totally and completely the new GL dominates this  segment. Calling it best in class is the definition of an understatement. It’s  the best the class has ever seen.”

“At first glance against our six criteria — Performance of Intended Function,  Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, and Value — the  Mercedes nails five of them. Value is, of course, the sticky wicket. But as  stated earlier, when you start comparing apples to apples, the GL is no more  expensive than the vehicles it directly competes against.”

Read the full article at Motor Trend Online.

Enter to Win the Mercedes-Benz Roadtrip Sweepstakes on Facebook!

Saints Falcons Win Tickets

The Saints are playing the Falcons on November 29th and Mercedes-Benz USA is giving you a chance to roadtrip to Atlanta!

Mercedes-Benz has a close relationship with the Saints through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans – Home of the next Superbowl!

Visit the sweepstakes page through Facebook to register!

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and 2013 GL-Class are Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders!

2013 GLK-Class

“Its interior styling is more luxurious than the previous-generation model, with  one of the nicest improvements being the massive piece of burled wood covering  the dash from edge to edge.”

“Most of the judges liked the styling changes, and everyone agreed the GLK is an  exceptionally fun vehicle to drive. It’s quick, nimble, and  confidence-inspiring, with exceptional braking.”

Read the full GLK-Class Review at Motor Trend Online.

GL450 in white

“For our 2013 Sport/Utility of the Year competition, the overwhelming majority  of the competitors were car-based. There was one that wasn’t though, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, a vehicle that in the  words of technical director Frank Markus, “did more of what we expect an SUV to do.””

Read the full GL-Class review at Motor Trend online.

Good luck to both competitors! The results will be available on October 15th.

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