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Month: February 2013
New Georgia Title Ad Avelorum Tax

“Vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2013 and titled in this state will be exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax. Instead, these vehicles will be subject to a new, one-time title ad valorem tax that is based on the value of the vehicle.

In addition, if you purchase and title a vehicle in Georgia between January 1, 2012 and March 1, 2013, you may be eligible to opt-in to the new title ad valorem tax.”

From the Georgia Department of Revenue website that features a Title Ad Velorum Tax Calculator.

From what we understand this law is still being tweeked by the state legislature and some changes may be made. Contact your county tag office with additional questions!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic – Car and Driver Review

“The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG’s S model offers almost 600 horsepower, but we bet few people are terribly disappointed that it’s actually 23 shy. And with 590 lb-ft of torque testing the traction limits on all four tires, it’s hard to feel anything but a giddy sense of awe.”

“In a masterstroke of customer understanding, Mercedes will offer E63 wagon buyers—i.e., enlightened lunatics—only the higher-output tune.”

“Our tech department’s educated guess predicts that the E63 can hit 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, the S in 3.3, and either version can complete a quarter-mile blitzkrieg in less than 12 seconds.”

Read the full article at

Customer Testimonial – 2013 C250!

Happy Owner

All I can say is WOW! I have purchased 3 new Mercedes-Benz automobiles previously, but this fourth one was a very special car buying experience!

I was in the market for a new car so I called my very dear friend Kim Cates. Kim and I became friends when I had my car serviced at Atlanta Classic Car before moving to Jacksonville, Florida.  She always provided first class service.

Kim put me in touch with Jesse Cannon-Wallace. After speaking with Jesse by phone, she went right to work finding me the right car and the best financing.  Within 30 minutes she called me back and asked me to select the exact vehicle I wanted to purchase.

I flew from Jacksonville to pick up my new car a few days later.  I was met at the door by Jesse with a big smile!  She offered a test drive and began demonstrating all the great features of my new car.  She was gracious enough to add a stop at Fryes to purchase the iPhone 5 adaptor so I could connect my phone to the car.  We arrived a little before the store opened and she respected my time by using the opportunity to complete the demonstration.

When we returned to the dealership, Jesse introduced me to Eric Palmsteen, Business Manager, to sign the paperwork.  Eric went above and beyond to secure incredible financing for me.  Additionally, he was so organized that it took just a few minutes to complete the transaction.

Thanks to Kim, Jesse and Eric, there is absolutely nothing more I could have expected or desired from a car buying experience.  I’ve raved about my experience so much that friends in Florida plan to purchase their next vehicle from Atlanta Classic Cars!  I strongly encourage anyone in the market for a new vehicle or needs service for a Mercedes-Benz to contact the amazing team at Atlanta Classic Cars! I look forward to buying all my future cars from them.

Oh, did I mention how much I love my new Mercedes?  By far it’s the best of the four.

Thanks again,

Bill Brim

Thank you Bill – It was a pleasure!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, E350, E400 and E550 First Drive by Automobile

2014 E350 redesign

“But the new turbo-diesel is a fuel-sipping smoothie, with 195 horses and 369  lb-ft of torque. At a steady highway pace through the swelling hills of  Catalonia, we managed 44 mpg, a remarkable gain over today’s E350 Bluetec. Another economic upside: Mercedes confirmed that the rear-wheel-drive E250  Bluetec will become the most affordable E-class of all, undercutting the current  E350 Bluetec’s $53,105 base price.”

“Sedan, wagon, coupe or cabriolet, the E-class’s reworked body impressed everyone from journalists to janitors at Detroit’s auto show in January. With additions  where it counts – a sinuous, air-slurping front end – and the tasteful  subtraction of the clumsy pontoon rear fender, Mercedes’ oft-criticized sedan styling language is suddenly speaking sexy.”

“The enriched cabin gets a restyled dashboard and gauges, a handsome analog  clock, aluminum-look switches, and striking wood or metal trim. There’s a  heightened sense of fit-and-finish; corners and joints are executed with a  precision nearly befitting an S-class.”

“With the carryover V-6 a known quantity, we honed in on the intriguing high-low  matchup between the bi-turbo six and the underdog diesel. Mercedes figures a  7.9-second squirt from 0 to 62 mph for the E250 diesel, but the car had no  trouble passing dawdlers and its four cylinders were impressively muted.”

Read the full review at Automobile online.

2014 E-class restyle

Mercedes-Benz Stars in “It’s a Good Day to Die Hard”

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350, E550, E400 and E250 Bluetec First Drive by Edmunds

2014 mercedes redesign

“The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midcycle refresh, and the face-lift is most obvious in the front, where more gracefully contoured headlights perch above larger air intakes, softening the more severe, conservative look of the outgoing E-Class’ nose.”

Get your V8-powered non-AMG E-Class while you can. The stonking, 402-horsepower twin-turbo V8-powered E550 will still be available in 2014, but it won’t last long. In 2015 the E550 will be dropped. In its place will be the E400, powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that generates 329 hp and 354 pound-feet of torque.”

“Although it gives up 31 lb-ft of midrange torque to the erstwhile E350 Bluetec, the four-cylinder turbodiesel makes for a surprisingly good facsimile of the bigger engine. Torque builds seamlessly even from very low revs and there’s no shortage of thrust. Its indifferent soundtrack doesn’t stir the soul, though many people may not be able to peg it as a diesel simply by the way it sounds. There’s zero clatter and no smoke. Modern diesels have become remarkably refined, and this one’s no exception.”

“We also took a turn in the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 and found that the biturbo-6 moves it with authority. It transitions into boost imperceptibly, never feeling flat-footed, and strides to the redline with enthusiasm.”

Read the full review at

2014 E-Class interior

Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your Mercedes-Benz!

With the wild temperature fluctuations we have had recently I have seen a lot of Tire Pressue Monitoring System lights! Here is a video that explains what is happening and how to reset it. You can find more of these handy videos at the Owners Section of

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 – Colors, Options and Packages

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is due to arrive in September as the CLA250. The CLA250 4matic and CLA45 AMG will follow soon after! You may already have heard a little bit about this vehicle through the Super Bowl commercialsocial media presence and dozens of articles! It has been the most researched car at this week…and it doesn’t even exist yet!

So, clearly everyone is ready to get on the list and spec out their new CLA250! Here is a run down of the colors, options and packages from the information that is currently available. It is still early and all of this can change but it should get you started!

Colors: (Translated to what they look like)

  • Night Black (Black)
  • Jupiter Red (Red)
  • Cirrus White (White)
  • Cosmos Black (Metallic Black/Obsidian)
  • Mountain Grey (Palladium Silver Metallic)
  • Polar Silver (Iridium Silver Metallic)
  • Universe Blue (Blue Grey Metallic)
  • Northern Lights Violet (Purple! Metallic)
  • Patagonia Red (Metallic Red)
  • Magno Polar Silver (Matte Silver)


  • Black MB Tex and Leather
  • Beige MB Tex
  • Ash MB Tex and Leather
  • Brown Leather


  • Burl Walnut Wood Trim
  • Black Ash Wood Trim
  • Aluminum Trim
  • Anthracite Trim (standard)

Standard CLA trim


  • Standard 17″
  • Optional 18″
  • Option 18″ with Sport Package

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Premium 1 Package ($2200)

  • Heated Seats
  • harman/kardon sound
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Compass
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • iPod/MP3 Interface
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Dual Zone Climate Control

Sport Package ($2000)

  • AMG Cladding
  • 18″ AMG Wheels
  • Larger brakes with perforated disks

Multimedia Package ($2300)

  • COMAND with hard-drive Navigation
  • Rearview Camera
  • Enhanced Voice Control
  • 10GB Music Register
  • 6 disc CD/DVD changer
  • Gracenote album info
  • SD card slot
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Weather

Driver Assistance Package ($2250)

  • Blind Sport Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Distronic

Stand Alone Options:

  • 18″ Wheel ($500)
  • Blind Spot Assist ($500)
  • Parktronic with Park Assist ($950)
  • Panorama Sunroof ($1480)
  • Pre-Wiring for NavBox ($200)
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps with Integrated LED Running Lamps ($850)
  • Heated Seats ($500)
  • Wood or Aluminum trim ($325)
  • Leather Upholstery ($1200)
  • Matallic Paint ($720)
  • Rear Side Airbags ($420)
  • Nav Box (formerly Map Pilot) ($600)
  • Illuminated Door Sills (TBD)
  • Wheel Locks ($140)
  • Rear Spoiler ($300)

Again, all of this information is subject to change before launch. Order early!

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Video!

I do love that Red Wagon! More details in the Future Vehicles Section at

AutoWeek Reviews the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63AMG S-model 4Matic

Mercedes E63 s-series

“The sculptured front end gives it an even more distinctive look than its  predecessor and helps to separate it visually from the standard E-class.”

“In range-topping S-model specification, which replaces the performance package  option, AMG’s forced induction unit kicks out 577 hp and 590 lb-ft — 25 hp and  89 lb-ft more than the BMW M5’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 and 21 hp and 40  lb-ft more than the CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8.”

“The result is more dependable feel on challenging back roads, something that  allows the driver to delve further into the E63 AMG S-model 4Matic’s considerable performance with greater confidence than ever before.”

“It is the consummate all-season supercar for the family man.”

Read the full review at AutoWeek online.

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