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Month: July 2013
Heated and Cooled Cupholders in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class!

GL heated/cooled cup holders

The first of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Classes have arrived at the dealership. They are nearly identical to the 2013 models…but there are a couple of additions. The heated/cooled cupholders are part of the Premium 1 Package on the GL350/GL450 and standard on the GL550. I had seen this option few times in the past but never with the additional blue for cool and red for heat lighting scheme! It would look even more amazing at night with a clear container of liquid being cooled. Someone send me a picture…we can’t keep a GL on the lot long enough to take a picture at night!

GL heated/cooled cup holders

Mercedes-Benz Racing Had a Great Weekend!

Mercedes f1

Lewis Hamilton won his first race with Mercedes AMG Petronas this weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix! Way to go Lewis!

Maximillian Buhk, Bernd Schneider and Maximillian Götz won the 24 hours of of Spa with the HTP Motorsport Mercedes AMG SLS GT3. Look at the gorgeous race car!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 with Chestnut Leather and Brown Satin Ash Wood at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Sold!

This stunning 2014 E350 just arrived and it is the most interesting E350 we have had yet! Look at those headlights! That leather! The wood trim! If you have been wanting something a little different than your basic E350…this is the one! Call me!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350

  • Diamond White
  • Chestnut Brown/Black Leather
  • Brown Satin Ash Wood Trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Sport Package
  • Keyless Go Package (Keyless, electronic trunk closer, kick-to-open trunk)
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Rear Deck Spoiler
  • Comfort Box
  • Split Folding Rear Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Driver Multicontour seat with Massage
  • 18″ AMG Wheels
  • harman/kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • MSRP $66,135

E-Class brown leather

Mercedes brown leather

Here are a couple of close-ups on the Brown Satin Ash Wood. It looks somewhat different in person. I recommend taking a look if you get the chance!

Brown leather matte wood mercedes

Mercedes E-Class matte satin wood

Mercedes new E-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Development Video

This is a great 15 minute video of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class being developed from clay model to test track to production.

Interesting moments for me:

  • Prototype Plant at 2:20
  • Intelligent Light System at 5:00
  • Crash Tests at 5:35
  • Belt Bag at 6:12
  • Pedestrian Detection at 7:25
  • Acoustic Engineers at 9:08
  • Winter Weather Testing at 11:42
  • Hot Stone Massage 12:26
  • Rear Seat Package 13:20
  • Magic Body Control 14:25
Win a Trip to the AMG Driving Academy at Leguna Seca!

Visit the MBUSA Facebook page to register! You could win:

  • Two seats to AMG Driving Academy Basic Course on October 19th 2013.
  • Airfare for winner and guest.
  • Three night stay at Laguna Beach

Don’t want to wait until October? The AMG Driving Academy is coming to Road Atlanta on August 29th! I know Fitz is going…has anyone else signed up yet?

2014 Mercedes-Benz Model Pricing is Released – CLA-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class and SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz 2014 models

Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!

CLA-Class

  • CLA250 – $29,900 - September/October release date
  • CLA250 4Matic – $31,900 – March 2014
  • CLA45 AMG – $47,450 – November

C-Class

  • C250 Sport Sedan - $35,800 – August
  • C250 Luxury Sedan – $36,250 – August
  • C250 Coupe – $38,200 – July
  • C300 4Matic Sport – $39,400 – August
  • C300 4Matic Luxury – $39,850 – August
  • C350 Sedan – $42,100 – August
  • C350 Coupe – $43,850 – July
  • C350 4matic Coupe – $45,850 – July
  • C63 AMG Sedan – $60,250 – August
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Sedan – $70,000 - August
  • C63 AMG Coupe – $62,750 – July
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Coupe – $72,500 – July

CL-Class

  • All release dates are August/September
  • CL550 4Matic – $116,600
  • CL600 – $162,000
  • CL63 AMG – $154,600
  • CL65 AMG – $215,500

CLS-Class

  • CLS550 – $72,100 – Out Now!
  • CLS550 4Matic – $74,600 – Out Now!
  • CLS63 AMG – $99,500 – August
  • CLS63 AMG S-Model – $106,500 – August

E-Class

  • E250 Bluetec – $51,400 – September
  • E250 Bluetec 4Matic – $53,900 – September
  • E400 Hybrid – $56,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Sedan  – $51,900 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic Sedan – $54,400 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe – $52,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe 4matic – $54,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Cabriolet – $60,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic wagon – $$58,600 – Out Now!
  • E550 4Matic Sedan – $61,400 – Out Now!
  • E550 Coupe – $59,000 – Out Now!
  • E550 Cabriolet – $67,300 – Out Now!
  • E63 AMG 4Matic Sedan – $92,770 - August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Sedan – $99,770 – August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Wagon – $102,370 – August

G-Class

  • G550 4Matic – $114,200 – October
  • G63 AMG 4Matic – $135,700 – October

GL-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • GL350 Bluetec - $63,000
  • GL450  - $64,550
  • GL550 – $89,000
  • GL63 AMG – $118,560

GLK-Class

  • GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic – $38,980 – August
  • GLK350 – $37,480 – July
  • GLK350 4Matic – $39,480 – July

M-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • ML350 Bluetec 4Matic – $51,790
  • ML350 2WD – $47,790
  • ML350 4Matic – $50,290
  • ML550 4Matic – $59,450
  • ML63 AMG 4Matic – $97,250

SL-Class

  • All release dates are August/September
  • SL550 – $106,700
  • SL63 AMG – $147,300
  • SL65 AMG – $214,500

SLK-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • SLK250 – $43,525
  • SLK350 – $56,225
  • SLK55 AMG – $68,925

SLS AMG

  • SLS AMG Coupe GT – $201,500 – July
  • SLS AMG Roadster GT – $208,000 – July
  • SLS AMG Black Series – $275,000 – August

 

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon with H79 Aluminum Trim at Atlanta Classic Cars!

2014 E350S4 Black black

We just received a very sporty 2014 E350 wagon! This beauty is currently dressing up our showroom.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon

  • Black
  • Black MB-Tex
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Special Order Aluminum Trim ($250 special order charge, no cost)

Here are some close-up pictures of the H79 Aluminum Trim. This trim has a texture or pattern that the Aluminum Trim did not used to have. It looks almost like a carbon fiber trim at first glance! Very European!

2014 E350 wagon black sport

2014 Mercedes wagon black aluminum

2014 black mercedes wagon

Another Sprinter Road Trip!

Who doesn’t like to spend 33 hours in the car over a holiday weekend? Again, we were pulling a trailer through the mountains…The Sprinter normally gets better fuel economy! Anyone else have a great trip odometer to share?

Study Says Diesel Owners Save Thousands!

The University of Michigan released a study this week, Total Cost of Ownership: A Gas Versus Diesel Comparison, that shows diesel vehicles can save thousands of dollars over just 3-5 years! As a diesel fan I am always in the mood of good diesel news!

From the press release:

“In the luxury segment, all the diesel versions of the Mercedes-Benz E Class ($4,175), Mercedes-Benz GL Class ($13,514), Mercedes-Benz M Class ($3,063), Mercedes-Benz R Class ($5,951) and VW Touareg ($7,819) save owners money in the three year timeframe.”

“Fuel Costs: All of the diesel vehicles had lower fuel costs than all the gas versions of comparable vehicles, with 11 of the 12 vehicles showing double digit reductions in fuel costs, ranging from 10 to 29 percent.”

“Nine of the 10 diesel vehicles hold their value better than comparable gas vehicles over the five year timeframe, with five vehicles showing double digit percentage savings ranging from 10 percent up to 39 percent.”

Read the full study on the Diesel Forums here.

Mobil 1 Tony Stewart & Jenson Button Commercials!

It was a great weekend for Mercedes in Formula 1 and I do like it when the drivers don’t take themselves too seriously!