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Topic: CLA-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy!

Motor Authority

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is scheduled for release later this month and it is already winning awards! It was a close race, but Motor Authority has named the CLA45 AMG the Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy for 2014!

“But most of all, the CLA45 is the kind of car that commutes in comfort, but never fails to inspire a face-splitting grin. It is, quite possibly, the best all-around, attainable, everyday enthusiast car we’ve driven.”

I have one on the way…



2014 S550 Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars – Silk Beige, Nut Brown Leather

Our first 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550s have arrived! I took a bunch of pictures because these are ordered vehicles and will not be on display. We do have our Iridium Silver S550 demo vehicle if you still need to take a look and test drive!

Black Mercedes S550

The Nut Brown/Black Nappa Leather is new for this year. It is always hard to describe a color but it is not red, not orange, not dark. I’m going to go with milk chocolate as my descriptor.

The leather dashboard looks great in this car. I think I would go with the Daylight White ambient lighting scheme.

Look at that attention to detail! The steering wheel has Nut Brown contrast stitching!

This is the Silk Beige Nappa Leather interior. Very elegant!

This CLA250 came in the same shipment…I know it isn’t an S-Class but it is still an eye catcher!

Training – 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and CLA-Class!

CLA training

Yesterday was my Mercedes-Benz training on the 2014 CLA-Class and the 2014 S550. We’ve had these vehicles at the dealership for a few weeks now and it was great to get some hands on experience with the experts.

Our CLA250 test drive vehicles were equipped with the Drive Kit Plus for iPhones. We were able to use Siri, check in via Facebook, and turn on the internet radio. Our instructor could also use the Family Driver Monitoring from mbrace to make sure we stayed on track!

purple mercedes

This is best picture I could get of Northern Lights Violet on a CLA250 that was displayed inside. It is a really pretty, deep eggplant color with a LOT of sparkle. They said it was even prettier in the sunshine and looked black at night.

2014 S550 heritage

This is the 10th gernation of S-Class in the United States and it was clear from the training that it is the most advanced vehicle we have ever offered! We spent an hour on the outside, and hour on the inside, watched videos by the designer and still barely covered the basics!

We also had a little fun watching DVDs and enjoying the unbelieveable Burmester sound system! It absolutely fills the car with rich, full sound. It’s hard to image the upgraded system!

Thanks Mercedes-Benz! It was a great day and I look forward to sharing this information with both my new CLA owners and my returning S-Class owners soon!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Edition 1 Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Here it is! The Very Special Edition 1 CLA250! This one is sold but there is another one on the way!

Mountain grey CLA

2014 CLA250 Edition 1

  • Mountain Grey
  • Black Leather with Dinamica Inserts
  • Neon Stitching
  • Aluminum Trim
  • P88 Edition 1 Package:
  • Premium Package
  • Multimedia Package
  • Interior Package
  • Sport Package
  • Night Package
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • MSRP $41,825

This is great way to get loaded CLA with a little something extra!

Mercedes neon stitching

Five 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250s at Atlanta Classic Cars – Night Black, Mountain Grey and Universe Blue!

CLA-Class Black Blue Grey

Do you see that?! We suddenly have a bunch of 2014 CLA250’s available for sale! Four in a row and one around the corner. From left to right that is Universe Blue, Night Black, Mountain Grey and Night Black again.

On the left – Stock #30348:

  • Universe Blue Paint
  • Sahara Beige Interior
  • Burl Walnut Trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • MSRP $34170

On the right – Stock #30347

  • Night Black
  • Black Interior
  • Anthracite Trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Becker Map Pilot Pre-wiring
  • 18″ Wheel
  • MSRP $36155

black and Grey CLA250

On the left – Stock #30342

  • Mountain Grey
  • Sahara Beige Interior
  • Burl Walnut Trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • 18″ Wheels
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • MSRP $35,520

On the right – Stock #30338

  • Night Black
  • Black Interior
  • Burl Walnut Trim
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Multimedia Package
  • MSRP $35820

CLA250 at Atlanta Classic cars

Stock #30339

  • Universe Blue
  • Sahara Beige Interior
  • Anthracite trim
  • Multimedia Package
  • 18″ Wheels
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • MSRP $34965

This may be your only opportunity to see so many CLAs in one place for a while. Our first shipment is gone and based on the amount of test drives we’ve been going on this week these 5 won’t last long! Call me!


The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

2014 CLA250 Atlanta

It’s here! We sent our personal transporter to the port this morning to pick up our first 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250! He then rushed it back to the dealership so we can have it ready to test drive tomorrow!

Atlanta CLA250

We just had a few minutes to check it out before it went into service for an inspection and detail. I am already impressed with the build quality and overall appearance. It looks very expensive!

2014 CLA240 atlanta

Call me to set up an appointment for a test drive! I imagine I’ll spend all day tomorrow doing laps in this car!

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans Released, CLA-Class and S-Class Coming in September!

Mercedes C-Class

The 2014 C-Class sedans have been released for sale as of August 20, 2013. The vehicles that are waiting at the port should be shipping to the dealerships soon!

2014 Mercedes coupe

The 2014 CLA-Class and 2014 S-Class are currently scheduled to be released on September 20th 2013! That is just one month away!

2014 Mercedes-Benz Model Pricing is Released – CLA-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class and SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz 2014 models

Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!


  • CLA250 – $29,900 – September/October release date
  • CLA250 4Matic – $31,900 – March 2014
  • CLA45 AMG – $47,450 – November


  • C250 Sport Sedan – $35,800 – August
  • C250 Luxury Sedan – $36,250 – August
  • C250 Coupe – $38,200 – July
  • C300 4Matic Sport – $39,400 – August
  • C300 4Matic Luxury – $39,850 – August
  • C350 Sedan – $42,100 – August
  • C350 Coupe – $43,850 – July
  • C350 4matic Coupe – $45,850 – July
  • C63 AMG Sedan – $60,250 – August
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Sedan – $70,000 – August
  • C63 AMG Coupe – $62,750 – July
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Coupe – $72,500 – July


  • All release dates are August/September
  • CL550 4Matic – $116,600
  • CL600 – $162,000
  • CL63 AMG – $154,600
  • CL65 AMG – $215,500


  • CLS550 – $72,100 – Out Now!
  • CLS550 4Matic – $74,600 – Out Now!
  • CLS63 AMG – $99,500 – August
  • CLS63 AMG S-Model – $106,500 – August


  • E250 Bluetec – $51,400 – September
  • E250 Bluetec 4Matic – $53,900 – September
  • E400 Hybrid – $56,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Sedan  – $51,900 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic Sedan – $54,400 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe – $52,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe 4matic – $54,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Cabriolet – $60,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic wagon – $$58,600 – Out Now!
  • E550 4Matic Sedan – $61,400 – Out Now!
  • E550 Coupe – $59,000 – Out Now!
  • E550 Cabriolet – $67,300 – Out Now!
  • E63 AMG 4Matic Sedan – $92,770 – August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Sedan – $99,770 – August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Wagon – $102,370 – August


  • G550 4Matic – $114,200 – October
  • G63 AMG 4Matic – $135,700 – October


  • All release dates are July
  • GL350 Bluetec – $63,000
  • GL450  – $64,550
  • GL550 – $89,000
  • GL63 AMG – $118,560


  • GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic – $38,980 – August
  • GLK350 – $37,480 – July
  • GLK350 4Matic – $39,480 – July


  • All release dates are July
  • ML350 Bluetec 4Matic – $51,790
  • ML350 2WD – $47,790
  • ML350 4Matic – $50,290
  • ML550 4Matic – $59,450
  • ML63 AMG 4Matic – $97,250


  • All release dates are August/September
  • SL550 – $106,700
  • SL63 AMG – $147,300
  • SL65 AMG – $214,500


  • All release dates are July
  • SLK250 – $43,525
  • SLK350 – $56,225
  • SLK55 AMG – $68,925


  • SLS AMG Coupe GT – $201,500 – July
  • SLS AMG Roadster GT – $208,000 – July
  • SLS AMG Black Series – $275,000 – August


Motor Trend Reviews the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG!


“Through careful and near-obsessive engineering, the team at AMG has produced a  turbocharged engine that delivers 177.5 hp per liter and develops full torque  from 2250 to 5000 rpm. In practical terms, not only can it deliver a mountain of  torque on demand, it can deliver the exact level of torque the driver requires.”

“On the road, the CLA45 feels small and agile — not exactly what we’ve come to  expect from Mercedes. While it certainly feels every bit the level of quality we  expect of anything with the three-pointed star, it is immediately obvious this  car uses a cab-forward, transverse-engine layout. The driving position is near  ideal, and the seats and steering wheel are a DTM fan’s dream. Rear headroom is  compromised by the sloping roof, but on the upside, the trunk has plenty of  space. Road noise is minimal and engine noise is fantastic.”

“The CLA45 may not seem like an ideal track-day weapon, but it was one of the most enjoyable cars I’ve had on the track in a long time. On the road, the  mixture of luxury and performance make it a world-class sport sedan.”

Read the full review at Motor Trend Online.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Coming to Atlanta Classic Cars!

white CLA AMG

Our first 2014 CLA45 is now scheduled for production in early November! We don’t have all of the details yet but I am very excited about the most affordable AMG model. Right now we have it set up to look just like this picture – Cirrus White with Black Dinamica Interior and Red brake calipers. It is not spoken for yet…we can still customize it to your perfect vehicle and have it here before the end of the year!

  • Hand-built AMG 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine
  • 355 horsepower, 332 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • New, fully-variable performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT (Dual-Clutch Technology) 7-speed sports transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • AMG speed-sensitive sports steering
  • AMG sport suspension with independent front and rear axles
  • AMG high-performance braking system
  • AMG sports exhaust system


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