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Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Now that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet has arrived we have fresh top-down fun in all sizes! Here is some quick info to decide which on is right for you!

Cabriolet [kab-ree-uhley] noun

1. a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage with a folding top, capable of seating two persons.
2. an automobile resembling a coupe but with a folding top.

C-Class

  • Base price $51,200
  • Available as C300, C300 4matic C43 and C63
  • Small and sporty but still very comfortable

E-Class

  • Base Price $66,300
  • Available as E400 and E400 4matic
  • Mid-sized, powerful, luxurious

S-Class

  • Base Price $131,400
  • Available as S550, S63, S65 and soon, the S650
  • The epitome of a luxury cabriolet. Nothing better!

For most people the price will be the starting point, but there are more factors! For example, the C43 and the E400 would be similar in price. However, they have very different personalities! The C43 is aggressive where the E400 is smooth. Do you want exhaust note? That is the C43!

The S-Class might be twice the price of the E400 but it could be the only cabriolet you ever buy! It is a classic. There is absolutely nothing in the looks, power, interior or overall feel that could be better! Spend more now, but never say goodbye!

All of these cabriolet are equipped with amazing technology. I am personally a huge fan of the AIRCAP and integrated wind diffuser. The AIRCAP pops up just about the windshield and directs the air higher, over the passengers and then the diffuser blocks it from swirling back inside.

Airscarf is another top-down must-have. This neck level vent directs warm air over your neck and shoulders, making it comfortable to be top-down to very low temperatures.

The Mercedes-Benz soft-top itself is also fantastic. There is minimal wind noise and it looks so rich!

While I am at it…I ran across this site while I was googling and will now be using it for all of my Mercedes Technology References.

Come pick out your cabriolet today!

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Refresh at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Our MBUSA trainer stopped by to show us the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63! The 2018 S-Class is what we call a mid-cycle refresh. The sheet metal is the same but there have been tweaks to the bumpers, lights, wheels, technology and engines. This refresh should last for three more years. The S-Class is generally on a seven year body style cycle.

On the exterior of the vehicle the headlights and taillights are the most noticeable changes. The new Multibeam headlights feature a three eyebrow look that is very striking. They are also ultra-wide for better road coverage. The taillights feature the same crystal effect as the E-Class and GLC-Class.

Inside the S-Class, the steering wheel is an obvious change. It is now a 3-spoke wheel with touchpads and new style buttons. On the left side of the wheel there are cruise control buttons and on the right there are voice and radio controls. There are also some new ambient lighting colors and leather choices. The COMAND system has been upgraded to version NTG 5.5. This is the same as the 2018 E-Class with a few functional differences. I will admit that it has taken some time to get used to the new system but the more cars it is in, the more practice I get and the more I like it.

Under the hood every S-Class has something new. The S450, now available, is the first V6 we have had in years! With 362 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque it should be perfect for those who want all of the luxury but do not need all of the power. The S560 features the V8 biturbo with 463 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque. 0-60 is estimated at 4.5 seconds which is amazing for a vehicle of this size. The new S63 is now 603 horsepower and 664 lb/ft of torque. It is silky smooth and blindingly fast!

The first of these refreshed models should be arriving shortly!

2018 Mercedes-Benz S450, S560, S650, S63 and S65 MSRP Announced

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is getting a refresh! Our flagship sedan was new for 2014 and 2018 brings us the mid-cycle refresh. It is not an entirely new vehicle but will have updated technology and a fresh look. I have not yet seen it in person but I expect to see it in a few weeks. The most obvious changes are the headlamps and the steering wheel controls.

New Standard Features:

  • V12 grille standard across all models (double lamella in grille)
  • New design front and rear bumper
  • Intelligent Light System with ULTRA RANGE highbeam headlamps
  • Smartphone Integration
  • Ambient Lighting in 64 Colors
  • Lane tracking package (Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist)
  • LED taillights with crystal look
  • COMAND NTG 5.5 new generation
  • New generation steering wheels with touch buttons (no more clown!)
  • Wireless Charging front
  • ENERGIZING COMFORT control –It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the console heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the driver.
  • Omission of DVD changer

In addition to new styling it is also picking up a few new variants. We have not had a V6 S-Class for a few years and I am very interested to see what percentage of people will opt for the more efficient S450. Back when we had the S430 and S500 I think it was nearly 80% S430s.

The S450 and S560 will both be available in Two-Wheel drive and 4matic variants. The Mercedes-AMG S63 and the S65 will both be available from Affalterbach.  The Mercedes-Maybach expands from just the S600 variant to both the S560 and S650 so that you can have the extra size without the extra engine.

The S-Class is scheduled to roll out over the next couple of months. It would be a good idea to order early if you know exactly what you want! This is also a great time to order for European Delivery over the holidays!

Launch dates and pricing are always subject to change and change without notice.

S450 S560 pricing

Ben Loves the S550 Cabriolet!

The Mercedes-Benz Club of America Fall Raffle – 2017 S550 Cabriolet!

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I just bought my tickets! I was sure I was going to win the GT S two years ago, then the Airstream Sprinter last year. I KNOW that this cabriolet is mine!

If you are a member you can buy your tickets here. If you are not a member, sign up! There are lots of great benefits!

Use my Member Code and I get a free month! C119523

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet Has Arrived!

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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!

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These two look especially similar with red interiors and the multispoke wheel.

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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!

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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!

2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet Edition 130 Video Review!

Ben came by the showroom this week to do an in depth video of the Edition 130 Cabriolet! With just 65 in the US this might be the only way you see one! Take a look at his YouTube Channel for more great Mercedes reviews!

Where to Drive your New S-Class Cabriolet!

S550 Cabriolet Atlanta

The Robb Report asked MBUSA President Dietmar Exler for some S-Class road trip suggestions. I would be happy to test them all out! Read the full article here.

  • California’s Monterey Peninsula
  • Michigan’s Highway 31 from Traverse City to Mackinaw City
  • Florida’s Overseas Highway
  • Croatia’s Adriatic Highway
  • Austria’s Route B145 from Gmunden to Obertraun
Check Out the New S550 Cabriolet at Atlanta Classic Cars!

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Edition 130 S63 AMG Cabriolet Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

The S-Class cabriolet is the most beautiful car in the world! What could make it better? A limited edition! This vehicle just arrived at the dealership and it is a knockout! The Alubeam Silver paint alone is worth a visit to the showroom!

S63 AMG Cabriolet Alubeam Red top S63 AMG Cabriolet Alubeam S63 AMG Edition 130 Alubeam S63 AMG Edition 130 Red Leather S63 AMG Edition 130 Red top S63 AMG Edition 130

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