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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Our first 2011 C350 just arrived! New this year are the standard LED Daytime Running Lamps and Black Headlamp Inlays for C300 and C350 Sport models without the Lighting Package.  This C350 also has the new standard 17″ wheel.

2011 Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Highlights

Here are some of the changes that are coming to the 2011 models.

C-Class

  • Sport sedans now feature LED Daytime Running Lamps and black headlamp inlays
  • Enhanced P1 package includes split folding rear seat and rear sunshade
  • Heated Seats removed from Premium 1 Package
  • New Lighting Package with Bi-Xenons and active curve illumination
  • New standard 17” wheel for C350 sport

CL-Class

  • Refresh! New bumpers, hood, fenders, grille, headlamps, and taillights
  • LED daytime running lights standard
  • Driver Assist Package updated with Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • New standard 18” wheel
  • Magnetite Black exterior color added (black base with metallic flake)
  • Sahara Beige/Black interior color added

CLS-Class

  • Sport body styling, sport steering wheel and 18” AMG wheels now standard

E-Class

  • Bluetec arrives in late summer with 17” run-flats, sport or luxury
  • Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist added to Driver Assist Package in E350/E550 sedans
  • E63 gets alcantara headliner and stitched dash as standard
  • Diamond White available starting in October production
  • Wagon is standard with rear view camera and power liftgate
  • Coupe gets new 18” AMG wheel in Appearance Package
  • Cabriolet introduced with AIRCAP, AIRSCARF and trunk pass through

SUV Family

  • New Mirror Design
  • Blind Spot Assist Available (not on GLK)
  • New Rear View Monitor reduces fish-eye effect
  • Compass in rear view mirror – M/GL/R
  • Diamond White paint available in October (not GLK)
  • Barolo Red and Sand Beige discontinued (M/GL/R)

GL-Class

  • GL550 gets a facelift
  • New head restraints in 2nd and 3rd row
  • Passenger seat memory added to P1

GLK-Class

  • Driver Knee and front passenger airbags added as standard (9 total)
  • LED daytime running lamps in lighting package
  • Eco mode replaces Comfort mode
  • Pearl Beige paint replaces Sand Beige paint

G-Class

  • New wheel design
  • Night Black paint added (matte)
  • Tail lamp covers and turn signal covers deleted

M-Class

  • LED daytime running lamps with bi-xenon headlamps
  • ML63 gets new hood and headlights

R-Class

  • Refresh!
  • New from the A-pillar forward – fenders, grille, hood, bumpers, LEDs
  • New 19” wheel
  • New LED tail lamps
  • New Rear bumper
  • New seat design

S-Class

  • S63 gets all-new 5.5 litre direct injection bi-turbo V8
  • Contrast stitching with Premium and Exclusive upholstery
  • Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist added to Driver Assist Package
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound surround-souns system with 15 speakers, 1200 watts and 16-channel digital signal processing
  • Magnetite Black exterior color added (black base with metallic flake)
  • Sahara Beige/Black interior color added

SLK-Class

  • Sport Body Cladding added as standard
  • Quartz Blue paint added
  • No SLK55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz European Delivery News

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery is always a popular option for taking delivery of a new vehicle! There are so many benefits!

The European Delivery Program Spring Special Promotion has begun. For a limited time customers who take delivery between May 1 and June 30, 2010 will receive a 2nd night hotel accommodation, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. There is also available 2-for-1 airfare from Lufthansa through the Mercedes-Benz travel department.

Model Year 2011 European Delivery Launch Dates:*

E350 & E550 Cabriolet   May 17, 2010

CLS and SLK-Class   June 21, 2010

C, GLK and E-Class   July 19, 2010

SL550, SL63 AMG   February 22, 2010

S-Class   November 15, 2010

*Launch dates are subject to change should there be a delay in the US retail release dates.

The European Delivery Program would like 90-120 days notice but there are ways to speed up the process! Please get in touch if you are interested in the program. You should also read my European Delivery customer testimonial to get another take on the benefits of this program.

2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 – $27,900

Atlanta Classic Cars is pleased to offer 8 of our 2009 C300s for $27,900. The vehicles have been in our loaner fleet for about a year. They have been well cared for and are looking for a good home. These vehicles have received all of the regular maintainence, have clean CarFax reports and have been through the service department for a safety inspection and detail. The can have the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Extended Warranty added for an additional $2000 if that is important to you. If you add that warranty, they will qualify for special financing as well.

I searched on AutoTrader for 2009 C300s within 500 miles of Atlanta Classic Cars and the least expensive listed is $28,500. These cars are a great deal and will sell very quickly. Please call if you are in the market for a safe, sporty, gorgeous Mercedes!

C941X Pewter/Black 22,564 mi Auto, Sport, Burl Walnut Trim
C967X Black/Black 26,080 mi Auto, Luxury, Premium 1, iPod
C970X White/Black 25,615 mi Auto, Sport, 18″ AMG Wheels
C951X Steel/Black 25,363 mi Auto, Luxury, Premium 1, iPod, Multimedia Package
C959X White/Black 20,670 mi Auto, Sport, Premium 1, iPod, 18″ AMG Wheels, Pano Roof
C943X Black/Black 23,488 mi Auto, Sport
C945X Pewter/Black 23,108 mi Auto, Luxury, Premium 1, iPod
C960X White/Grey 23,478 mi Auto, Sport, Premium 1, iPod, 18″ AMG Wheels

Please Call First! Some of these cars already have deals pending, some are not out of the shop yet. I want to make sure the vehicle is here and ready before you come in.

770-279 3680

2010 C63 with P31 Development Package – Not Available for Sale at Atlanta Classic Cars!


This gorgeous 2010 C63 with the all-new P31 Development Package (and every other option) just arrived at Atlanta Classic Cars. There haven’t been many pictures of this package yet so I thought I would post it before the client took delivery. Enjoy!

P31 – AMG Development Package – $5950
Adds 30hp for a total of 481hp
Lightweight AMG Forged Pistons
Lightweight Connecting Rods
Revised Crankshaft
New Engine Management
AMG compound Braking System
Red Painted Brake Calipers
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Exclusive Engine Intake Runners in Titanium Grey
Top Speed at 174 mph
AMG Leather/Alcantara Performance Steering Wheel

Next Generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class to be built in Tuscaloosa

Mercedes Plant Tuscaloosa Alabama

It has officially been announced that a portion the next generation C-Class will be built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama beginning in 2014. The plant will continue to produce the ML, GL and R-Class and add approximately 1/5 of worldwide C-Class production.

“Due to tough competition in the C-Class segment, it is extremely important for us to optimize our production costs for the future,” stated Rainer Schmuckle, the Chief Operating Officer of Mercedes-Benz Cars. As the best selling Mercedes-Benz model in the US, having production here will save time and money in distribution.

2010 C63 AMG – P31 Performance Package Replaces P30

C63 P31 AMG Development Package

Starting with the December production schedule, the P30 Performance Package will be discontinued. The P31 AMG Development Package will be introduced with an eye towards pleasing our power-hungry driving enthusiasts.

P31 – AMG Development Package – $5950
Adds 30hp for a total of 481hp
Lightweight AMG Forged Pistons
Lightweight Connecting Rods
Revised Crankshaft
New Engine Management
AMG compound Braking System
Red Painted Brake Calipers
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Exclusive Engine Intake Runners in Titanium Grey
Top Speed at 174 mph
AMG Leather/Alcantara Performance Steering Wheel

The Limited Slip Differntial from the P30 Package will be available as a stand alone option (code 471) for $2000. The suspension components of the P30 package have been completely discontinued because of owner feedback that it made the ride too stiff.

Enhanced Universal Media Interface is now Nav + 4

The Univeral Media Interface or UMI has generated a lot of interest and questions since it was launched for the C-Class and GLK last year. There have been some complaints about the system being slow and Mercedes has addressed that and launched the new and improved Nav + 4 with enhanced performance and funtionality.

Nav + 4 has the same features as UMI:
1 – Navigation with free live traffic
2 – iPod/iPhone Interface
3 – USB Interface
4 – AUX Interface
5 – Bluetooth Audio Streaming

The improvements to the system are:
5 times faster route calculation
5 times faster destination entry
5 times faster zooming
Day/Night changeover in real time
Updated navigation data
Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico included

New functionality includes:
Reality View Pro (highway signs)
Traffic Lane Assist Pro (road splits)
Enter destination via map

Mercedes UMI Nav + 4

The NEW part number is A204 870 7096 and the MSRP is $1685 plus labor. The price could vary depending on the equipment already present in your vehicle. Also, it should be possible to upgrade an old UMI to the enhanced Nav + 4 with a software flash.

The 2010 C, ML, GL, and S Have Arrived at Atlanta Classic Cars!

It is an exciting time here at the dealership…the 2010 models are arriving! There is nothing I enjoy more than parking a 2009 next to a 2010 and looking for the differences. Some models have only tiny changes this year and some have the “refresh” – which is usually new bumpers, lights, a few buttons and new wheels. I have included a few pictures of the changes that jumped out at me.

2010 ML550

Mercedes 2010 ML550 Front Bumper Lights

2010 GL550 – New Bumpers, New Wheels, New Lighting

 Mercedes 2010 GL550

Mercedes 2010 GL550 Wheels


2010 GL450 – New Bumpers, New Wheels, New Fog Lights

Mercedes 2010 GL450 Wheels

Mercedes 2010 GL450 Bumper

2010 C300 – New Laurel Wreath Center Cap in Optional 18″ wheels

Mercedes 2010 C300 Wheels

2010 S550 – Full Refresh – New Lights, Bumpers, New Wood Steering Wheel

Mercedes 2010 S550 Front Bumper Lights

Mercedes 2010 S550 Rear Bumper Lights

Mercedes 2010 S550 Rear Bumper Lights

Mercedes 2010 S550 Wood Wheel

2010 E-Class – New Color – Quartz Blue

Mercedes 2010 E-Class Quartz Blue

2010 Mercedes-Benz Pricing and Release Dates

The 2010 GLK, E sedan and E coupe are already here and the rest of the 2010 models will be arriving soon. Mercedes-Benz has just given us the official pricing and release dates.


Model
Release Date
Base Price
C300 Sport/Luxury
July
$33,600/$35,300
C300 Sport/Luxury – 4MATIC
July
$37,100/$37,300
C350 Sport
August
$39,750
C63 AMG
August
$57,350
CL550 4MATIC
August
$110,400
CL600
August
$154,400
CL63AMG
August
$145,200
CL65 AMG
August
$207,170
CLS550
September
$72,400
CLS63 AMG
September
$97,950
E350 BlueTEC
March 2010
TBA
E350 4MATIC Sport/Luxury
Late August
$51,100
E550 4MATIC Sport/Luxury
Late August
$58,800
GL350 BlueTEC
September
$59,950
GL450 4MATIC
July
$60,950
GL550 4MATIC
August
$82,850
ML350 BlueTEC
September
$49,700
ML350 4MATIC
July
$48,200
ML350 2WD
July
$45,700
ML450 HYBRID
December
TBA
ML550 4MATIC
August
$56,750
ML63 AMG 4MATIC
August
$91,050
R350 BlueTEC
September
$50,800
R350 4MATIC
September
$49,300
S400 HYBRID
August
$87,950
S550
August
$91,600
S550 4MATIC
August
$94,600
S600
August
$149,700
S63AMG
August
$133,550
S65 AMG
August
$201,150
SLK300
October
$46,900
SLK350
October
$51,900
SLK55 AMG
October
$66,650


For those of you who have been trying to decide between a 2009 and a 2010 this should help.

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