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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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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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?
Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!
We just received a very sporty 2014 E350 wagon! This beauty is currently dressing up our showroom.
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!
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?
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.
It was a great weekend for Mercedes in Formula 1 and I do like it when the drivers don’t take themselves too seriously!