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I had been hoping that the 2014 S-Class would show up at the LA Auto Show this week but we will have to settle for the SLS AMG Black Series and the Ener-G Force concept vehicle. It’s hard to call that settling! Look at those wild cars!
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What an exciting end to a fantastic season! Congratulations to Button for taking the race! Vettel and Red Bull for taking the championships! Mercedes for signing up exciting new drivers! CBS for aquiring the TV rights for next year! Michael Schumacher for a second retirement! Next year would be a great time to start watching Formula 1 if you are not already a fan.
Here are some pictures from the race in Austin. Thanks for sharing Claude!
From the Mercedes-Benz website: This innovative driver-assistance system uses four cameras whose live images are automatically combined into a single “overhead” view that’s displayed on the in-dash screen during low-speed maneuvers. To help you better negotiate tight spaces, the system shows an area approximately 3 feet in all four directions around your GL-Class, with the image automatically adapted to the selected gear. Active parking guidelines on the screen help you back into a parking space, while a special rear view zoom mode helps you line up the optional trailer hitch of your GL-Class with your trailer. You can also select the images of each camera individually through the COMAND system controller.
I was able to drive a GL450 with this option for the first time this week. It would certainly be useful in tight spots and in areas with hazards such as kids and pets! I would need a little more time with it really appreciate everything that it can do!
The usual rearview camera is used along with three additional cameras. One under the star in the grill and one under each sideview mirror.
Here are some images from the screen as I cruised around the lot and parked in a few spots. The cameras stay active up to 20 miles per hour!
Since we keep selling out of the GL-Class and all of our GL350s have been pre-orders, I have not had a chance to take a new GL-Class for a long drive. Luckily the nice people at Autoblog had the opportunity to really test it out!
“Full-size, seven-passenger sport utility vehicles don’t get much better than this.”
“Fuel economy was impressive for its size. The EPA rates the big BlueTEC at 19 mpg city, and 26 mpg highway. During our 407-mile road trip, we averaged 25.3 mpg (including city cycles at both ends of the excursion). With a 26.4 gallon fuel tank, highway range is in excess of 650 bladder-bursting miles.”
“The third row has always been a GL-Class strength, and it will easily accommodate full-size occupants without a murmur of protest.”
Read the full review at Autoblog.
When the 2013 SL550 was released earlier this year there was a limited supply of the Edition 1 models available. They sold out quickly and were in very high demand. Atlanta Classic Cars was lucky enough to trade one in with just 600 miles this week! The previous owner had the K40 radar and Clarbra installed. Since it looks brand new, it is on the new car showroom! Call me if you are interested!
The 2013 SL550 “Edition 1″ will celebrates 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.
2013 SL550 Edition 1 Launch Package
For more videos of specific models and years visit the “How To Videos” section at MBUSA.com.
We have had some gorgeous vehicles arriving at the dealership lately! Some were ordered months ago for clients willing to take a chance on interiors they had never seen and some were lucky guesses by the inventory manager! Here are a couple that look even better in person!
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designo Porcelain Interior: This is in a 2013 GL550. An absolute knockout! Everyone in dealership has been by to look at this interior. Order now…availability is limited!
Special Order Grey/Black Leather: This is a 2013 ML350 Bluetec. Love the piping and the black carpets make it so easy to keep clean.
Brown/Black Premium Leather: This is a 2013 SL550. The Brown/Black combo is a nice change of pace from the usual Almond and the black piping makes it look very custom.
From MBUSA Facebook:
Hurricane Sandy has devastated many of the communities in which we live and work. Many of you have been personally affected by the storm or know people who were. Mercedes-Benz USA today announced a donation of $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts. While authorities are still assessing the damage and the cost will run into billions of dollars, we wanted to offer some immediate relief and support.
For more information on how to support the American Red Cross please visit: http://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/donations.