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CLA, GLA, B-Class from December 1 Production: Smartphone Integration Package $350 or Included with Multimedia Package
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Here is a quick demo of the Garmin Map Pilot for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, CLA-Class and CLS-Class. This is a very well integrated system and I highly recommend it.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 has been a popular addition to our 4-door coupe line-up. The bi-turbo V6 is plenty of power for most drivers and the look is just as impressive as the CLS550. This particular model has a new interior that looks like a million bucks!
This is the Saddle Brown / Black Leather. It looks a little bit like Natural Beige but slightly less orange.
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The Garmin Map Pilot is currently available in several Mercedes-Benz models including the C-Class and CLS-Class. (Fun fact: The Garmin Map Pilot is standard on the CLS400 and the hard-drive system is in the Premium 2 Package.)
I have had a little hands-on experience with this system and find it to be very intuitive. Here is a new video from Mercedes-Benz How-To Videos page on how to use it.
The mid-cycle refresh for the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has arrived and the changes look great! Here is my last 2014 CLS550 (very basic) parked next to a 2015 CLS550 4Matric. It isn’t my most apples-to-apples comparison but it should highlight the differences in lights, bumpers and interior.
The 2015 CLS400 and CLS550 are scheduled to arrive this month. The CLS400 is a new 6-cylinder addition to the line-up and, based on the early success of the SL400, I bet we sell lots of them!
The 2015 CLA-Class will arrive in December with a host of upgrades! The 2014 sold like hotcakes all year and I think these improvements will certainly bring in even more excited new owners.
New Standard features:
Other 2015 Changes:
All of this information should come to MBUSA.com and the Build your Own section when the vehicle is launched. You can order all of these vehicles now!
Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!
Mercedes-Benz is sharing a lot of AMG information today! We now have a gallery of pictures for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4MATIC on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page!
This is the first mention I have seen of the S-Model nomenclature. This type of upgrade has been available as the P30 or P31 Performance Package on several AMG models. The badging should help others to recognize that you don’t just have the 550 horsepower AMG but the 577 horsepower and almost 600 lb-ft of torque version!
Now I have to practice saying “2014-Mercedes-Benz-CLS-63-AMG-4MATIC-S Model.” I am sure we can add a -TRONIC or -ASSIST in there somewhere!
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.
The long-rumoured CLS Shooting Brake has been officially announced! It is not scheduled to come the the US…but we can still enjoy the images! Have you been looking for a coupe with more storage or an SUV with less headroom? How about the most stylish sation wagon since the 1950’s? Here it is! Visit the International Site for more information.