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Our very first 2013 Cinnabar Red vehcile arrived over the weekend and I thought a little comparison was in order. From left to right you have a 2013 ML350 in Cinnabar Red, a 2013 CLS550 in Storm Red and a 2013 C250 in Mars Red. Cinnabar Red is the least red of the group. I would say it is a reddish-brown with lots of copper metallic. The Storm Red is what I would call a candy apple red. Mars Red is the traditional bright red you would expect for a color called Red. I know pictures are no substitute for seeing them in person…but I perhaps side-by-side it will help you see the scale of red-ness.
This 2013 C250 coupe just arrived at the dealership and it is something special!
2013 C250 coupe
Black with Black Dinamica Interior and Aluminum Trim
Premium 1 Package
Leather Seating Package
Sport Package Plus
Lane Tracking Package
This vehicle has just about all of the options available and is a great example of how custom the C250 can be! This car has the look of a designo package or AMG vehicle for just $2800 in the Sport Package Plus! These wheels are beautiful! We also received a Diamond Silver C250 coupe with these wheels and it was even more obvious that they were two-tone.
I included the two pictures of the COMAND screen because it seems to have changed colors. In the past it has been a retro looking yellow color. Now it appears to be black and white for a sleeker look. (This one is set to Italian. English is also an option, I checked.) Keep an eye out! These 2013 models are coming and there are some exciting new features!
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be built soon! There are a very limited number of cars available and you’ll need to reserve one soon!
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is scheduled to arrive in July. While the 2012 model was the major refresh, there are some differences for 2013. Since most of the options and packages are the same, I am focusing on the differences in this post. As always, info can change before launch and there will be small differences from the European Spec images here.
Sport Package (code 956) Sedan and C350 Coupe – $2300
Sport Package PLUS – C250 Coupe Only – $2800
Driver Assistance Package - Sedan Only – $2950
Dymanic Handling Package – C250/C350 Sedan and Coupe $1530
Becker Map Pilot – For Sedan and Coupe with Audio 20 Head Unit (small radio) – $800
Special thanks to Mike for getting me the Sport Package pictures a few days early!
Mercedes-Benz is offering current owners the chance to win a 2 year C250 lease and a trip to Germany! All you have to do is visit the Official Sweepstakes site, submit your VIN and you are entered to win! The winner will be announced in January. Good Luck!
New color for 2012! One of the new C-Classes we received is Sapphire Grey. Once again, I don’t think the pictures do it justice. Darker than Palladium, not as dark as Steel Grey, it has a greenish-blue cast in sunlight that you can’t see at night or in direct sun. It is subtle but clearly new. It is nice to see another color (not black, white or silver) in the line-up!
Our first 2012 C-Classes arrived last night! I received C250 coupes and sedans, C350 coupes and one C350 sedan that already has an owner. It will be a great weekend to test drive our new 4-cylinder and the direct injected 6-cylinder engines. The cars will be done with inspection and detail today and ready for new homes Saturday morning!