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Compare the 4-Door Coupes: 2019 GT63S and the CLS450!

I just happened to have these two cars on the lot at the same time and felt like they deserved to be seen together. I often can’t tell the size or scale of a vehicle when it is featured by itself. Also, having two 4-Door coupes in our line-up is bound to confuse the issue so let’s put them together and see how different they really are!

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63S is the Performance Car. This is a 630 horsepower monster with a 3/1 second 0-60 estimate. It is also quite a looker! This particular car features the carbon ceramic brakes, race seats and 21″ cross-spoke wheels. The vehicle will be available in the GT53, GT63 and GT63S variants. It will be a direct competitor to the Porsche Panamera and I think it will be bringing a lot of traffic to the showroom!

The 2019 CLS-Class is an evolution of the 4-Door coupe we pioneered with the original CLS in 2006. The CLS460 is an Inline 6 cylinder with EQ boost and there will also be a CLS53 AMG. This car is more of the comfort car of the two. It is a little cushier, the cockpit is a little more open and it is tuned to be a little smoother.

I think they look very different in person. The GT63 looks beefy. The fastback design is very attractive and the hood is both wide and tall. The CLS is actually a touch more conservative which is not a normal thing to say about the CLS! I compared it to an E-Class in a previous video and it looked quite aggressive. Parked side-by-side they look like family, but definitely different.

Both cars are expected to arrive in the US “4th Quarter.” That is a vague amount of time that indicates they hope to get them out before the end of the year. I hope it is soon!

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 at Atlanta Classic Cars

Mercedes-Benz and Apple CarPlay Annoucement!

Apple CarPlay® is designed to allow the same clean, simple interface that users enjoy on their iPhone® to be also shown on their vehicle’s display.

Functionality of Apple CarPlay® includes:

  • Making and receiving calls (Phone)
  • Reading and dictating text messages (Messages)
  • Navigation to and from locations (Maps)
  • Music streaming (Beats 1, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Sticher, Rdio)
  • Podcast and audio book streaming (Audiobooks.com, Audible, MLB At Bat, CBS Radio News)
  • Use of Siri voice-control across the CarPlay® platform

CLA, GLA, B-Class from December 1 Production: Smartphone Integration Package $350 or Included with Multimedia Package

E-Class, CLS-Class from December 1 Production: Included with premium 1 Package

GLE-Class from January 8 Production: Included with premium 1 Package

Mercedes-Benz Garmin Map Pilot Navigation Video

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.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 with Saddle Brown Leather!

2015 CLS Mercedes

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!

Mercedes-Benz CLS

This is the Saddle Brown / Black Leather. It looks a little bit like Natural Beige but slightly less orange.

The Linden Wood Trim looks fantastic as well. I am familiar with it from the new C-Class but had not seen it in another model. I thought it was designo Bamboo at first!

Currently available for sale at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Garmin Map Pilot for Mercedes-Benz

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.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class – 2014 vs. 2015 Comparison

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.

CLS550 CLS400

Cardinal Red Mercedes CLS

CLS profile

CLS navigation

CLS pop up screen

CLS550 CLS400

CLS tail lights

 

2015 CLA-Class and CLS-Class Pricing

CLS400

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!

  • 2015 CLS400 – $65,990
  • 2015 CLS400 4Matic – $68,490
  • 2015 CLS550 –  $73,200
  • 2015 CLS550 4matic – $75,700

2015 CLA

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.

  • 2015 CLA250 – $31,500
  • 2015 CLA2504Matic – $33,500
  • 2015 CLA45 AMG – $48,500

New Standard features:

  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • 7″ color display (replacing 5.8″)
  • KEYLESS-START
  • Media Interface
  • Pre-Wiring for Garmin® Navigation
  • Rear armrest incl. dual cupholder
  • Sunglass Pocket (in roof control unit)

Other 2015 Changes:

  • New 17″ Standard Wheel
  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • Keyless Go in P1 or stand-alone
  • New Steering Wheel Design
  • Rearview Camera available as stand-alone
  • Aluminum Trim available
  • 12 Color Ambient Lighting available
  • Multimedia goes to 8″ screen and loses 6 CD changer
  • Power Passenger Seat with Memory is stand-alone option

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!

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!

CLA-Class

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

C-Class

  • 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

CL-Class

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

CLS-Class

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

E-Class

  • 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

G-Class

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

GL-Class

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

GLK-Class

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

M-Class

  • 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

SL-Class

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

SLK-Class

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

SLS AMG

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

 

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model!

2014 CLS all-wheel drive

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!

2014 CLS S-Model

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