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Support Team BenzBlogger on the 2017 Rally Appalachia 2
Rally North America is a scavenger hunt style multi-state road rally that visits different parts of the country each year. The summer 2017 trip happens to be in my area. Rally Appalachia will take me from Christiansburg, Virginia to Rome, Georgia and visit several racetracks along the way. There are 70 teams signed up and several on the waiting list. Countdown: The start is July 10th, just four months from now!
Now, I need help! Rally North America uses this event to raise money for charity. The charity for this event is Hope for the Warriors, a Veteran Service Organization. Hope for the Warriors provides support for veterans, family members and active service members. The focus is health and wellness, community involvement and transition from military to civilian life. Here is a chart about how they use donations.
There are a couple of ways you can donate to both help Hope for the Warriors and to help team @BenzBlogger meet our fundraising goals!
1 – You can visit the online donation area a donate as an individual. Click here, choose your amount and you’re all set!
2 – E-mail me at email@example.com to set up a sponsorship. I plan to wrap my car with my donor info! I would be happy to use your Instagram or Twitter handle or a company logo. We can work together on placement and look. The higher the donation the bigger the placement! You’ll still donate through the website like a private donation and get the receipt for tax purposes.
My team fundraising goal is $2500. Can you help me reach this goal and support a worthy charity? Would you like to see your name on my new convertible and get exposure on all of my social media channels? I hope so!
Regular updates to come. Thanks in advance!
I am getting ready to order my new Mercedes-Benz and I just can’t decide on the colors! You’d think I spend enough time looking at the cars to know what I want but I’m feeling indecisive. I thought you might have an opinion.
First, I am not deciding between S63 cabriolets, even thought what is what is in the picture! I am pretty sure it is going to be a C43 Cabriolet. I have really enjoyed my E400 cabriolet but the new E-Class cabriolet won’t be ready when I need to switch cars. The engine in the 43 is a lot of fun and the new C-Class design is so beautiful! I know I would be happy with this vehicle. I’m not sure I’ll ever be without a cabriolet again!
Now, for the color. My go-to is white/saddle/black top. However, I need to get a different color this time. I’m in a rut. Gotta shake it up! Here are the things I know for sure:
That’s it. I am pretty open to everything else. Here is the link to the Build Your Own site. On the Summary Page there is a button to e-mail your build. Please do send it to me! firstname.lastname@example.org
My current favorite combos are: Paint/Leather/Top
Have you seen anything out in the world that you really loved? Is there a color that you think would be perfect for me? Is there a combination I am overlooking? I have about 2 weeks to make up my mind and then another month to change my mind a few times. The order will likely lock in by April for a May build and late June or early July delivery.
For those of you keeping track, my E400 lease is not officially up until November 2017. I am planning to use the Mercedes-Benz Loyalty Accelerator Program to waive my last couple of payments so I can make the switch early. I estimate that I will hit my total allowed miles in July!
Thanks in advance for your help!
The AMG models have been excluded from the European Delivery Program discounts for years…but that is changing! The 2018 Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 coupe and cabriolet will be available, starting August 2017, with a 5% discount! You can pick up this car in Sindelfingen or Bremen! September would be an amazing month for a top down tour of Germany!
There are a lot of reasons to opt for a European Delivery and the discount offered on most models has always been a strong incentive. Most models qualify for a 7% discount as well as having the $925 destination fee waived! The European Delivery trip includes one night at a great hotel, taxi vouchers and a meal at the delivery center. Mercedes-Benz now offers a $200 waiver on Delta (direct flights from ATL to STR)! In short, this is a deal!
The AMG and S-Class vehicles would also qualify for a Center of Excellence Delivery if you would like to spend some additional time with the Mercedes-Benz experts at the factory and have a four course meal!
So, let’s do the math! You want a 2018 C43 cabriolet this fall. MSRP is about $70,000. Let’s subtract the $925 destination fee and then 5% (about $3500) and you get a sale price around $65,500! That $4500 in savings will easily pay for airfare for two ($400 Delta discount applies!) and a week of fun in Europe! If you want a $100,000 C63 S you save even more!
You do have the option to lease, purchase or pay cash when you take delivery in Europe. It is kind of like taking delivery in the US, except you get to do it twice! You’ll meet your new car for the first time in Germany and then, six to eight weeks later, you meet her again in the US! I can even make arrangements to have it shipped to a dealership closer to your home if you do not live in the Atlanta area!
This beautiful car arrived about a week ago and Ben was able to make a video before I found it a new home!
I took my friend Ben for a ride in the new C300 cabriolet. He shared his impressions in this great video!
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It’s here! The smallest member of our Cabriolet family has arrived. The Selenite Grey car is the first 2017 C300 Cabriolet to arrive at the dealership and I am impressed! I parked it next to the black S550 to highlight the family resemblance.
Several people walked by it while I was taking pictures and thought I had two S-Class cabriolets lined up!
These two look especially similar with red interiors and the multispoke wheel.
The C-Class has all of the things that make the Cabriolet wonderful – Airscarf, Aircap and the windscreen. The Cranberry red leather is lovely too!
Look at those tails! You can see that the C300 is smaller but it has a lot of the same lines!
I also made a video!
Spoiler: They like it! I have them in stock.
“That quick ratio and the high-performance tires go a long way toward making the C300 feel like a corner-carver.”
“It sounds surprisingly good when you mat it too. If someone would have told me had a 300-hp six under the hood, I wouldn’t have questioned them, when in fact the C300 is powered by a great turbo four.”
“So, a year ago, if I was going for lower-priced, German sports coupe, I would have taken the BMW 428i. But now I think I might take this C300. I think it’s straight-up gorgeous; the shape is sexy,“