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2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG!

Silver E63

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC is everywhere this week! Official pictures have been released, details are being confirmed and it will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week!

Siver E63

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Redesigned E-Class coupe and cabriolet

The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have been added to the Future Models section at MBUSA.com. There is a great gallery of images along with lots of new details! The 2013 models will stop production this spring and the new models should arrive this “summer.”

Key Highlights

  • New exterior styling, with more aggressive lines and single-rib front sports grille
  • New LED headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps, and new LED taillamps
  • New interior featuring a redesigned dashboard and gauges, plus new upholstery colors and combinations
  • Advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Sophisticated AGILITY CONTROL and sport-tuned Dynamic Handling suspensions
  • Available 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive technology
  • Next-generation ATTENTION ASSIST driver drowsiness monitor
  • New PRE-SAFE® PLUS for added protection in rear-end collisions
  • Optional Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with Steering Assist and PRE-SAFE Brake, plus Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Available PARKTRONIC with enhanced Active Parking Assist
Motor Trend Comparison: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 vs. 2012 E350 Wagon!

What a fun test! I’ve never had anyone directly comparing these two models but anything that draws attention to our great wagon is fantastic! You can create your own comparisons at the MBUSA site.

2013 E350 wagon

“Many kids grow up with minivans and sedans, but the lucky ones spend time riding  in the third-row jump seat of an E-Class wagon. The seats, which are located in  the cargo area and face backward, provide a cocoon-like environment where the  rear hatch window gives a unique outside view.”

“On the other hand, the GL’s more conventional third row seems spacious and  welcoming enough for passengers as tall as Big Bird.”

“And while the GL450 provides a higher seating position, visibility is slightly  better in the E350 wagon, making it much easier to maneuver around texting  tweens in a mall parking lot or to stay within SoCal’s narrow freeway lanes.”

“Not only is the GL surprisingly fast, but it sounds quite good, too — drive  with the windows and sunroof open and the combination of the deep exhaust growl  and faint turbo whine provides a strangely entertaining sense that you’re  driving a refined city bus.”

Read the full article at Motor Trend Online to find out who wins!

2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 – Roadtrip!

2013 E350 feuel economy

I went on a holiday roadtrip in my new 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350! It was cold, snowy, windy and rainy but the car did a great job! I felt safe and warm the whole time. My fuel economy is a little bit down from past trips but I think that was due to the rough weather and a very full trunk of presents!

In other fuel economy news, a 2012 E350 bluetec purchased here about a year ago is getting 40 mpg!  Thanks for sharing Hunter!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Pictures – E350 and E550!

2014 Mercedes E-ClassesThe 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a major refresh for the model. It is being called a redesign because of the number of changes being made to the styling and technology. We expect it to arrive mid-2013!

Key Highlights

  • New exterior styling, with new wheel designs and an aggressive new front grille for Sport models
  • New LED headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps, and new LED taillamps
  • New interior featuring a redesigned dashboard with analog clock, and new upholstery colors and combinations
  • Advanced seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Sophisticated AGILITY CONTROL suspension
  • Available 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive technology
  • Next-generation ATTENTION ASSIST driver drowsiness monitor
  • New PRE-SAFE® PLUS for added protection in rear-end collisions
  • Optional Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with PRE-SAFE Brake, plus Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Available PARKTRONIC with enhanced Active Parking Assist

You can see more pictures and detail at the Future Models section of MBUSA.com and at the MBUSA Facebook page.

2014 E-Class Mercedes

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Accessories – Sport Tail Lamp Kit with Clear Lenses!

There are lots of ways to customize your Mercedes-Benz! These Sport Tail Lamps with clear lenses recently became available and we installed them in a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. I parked a standard tail light car next to it for comparison. The clear lenses give it a very custom, European look in my opinion. I bet it would look very dramatic on a black car!

If you are interested in swaping your lights the part number is A2129061658 and the cost should be about $770 plus labor.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec, ML350 Bluetec, E350 Bluetec and S350 Bluetec Release Date is October 16th!

2013 GL350 E350 ML350 S350 bluetec

The 2013 diesels have been released! They should start shipping to dealerships in the next few days and arrival time will depend on trucking. Luckily my dealership is near the factory so we should see them soon!

Customer Testimonial – My 2011 E350!

26 mpg 2011 E350

The lease on my 2011 E350 is up this month so I took it out for one last road trip! 5 days, more than 1800 miles and a little bit of mud later we are back in Georgia. The E350 averaged nearly 26 mpg in mixed driving – about 1500 highway and another 300 in town. I am still impressed with the comfort, handling and good looks of this vehicle. I might miss it a little when I turn it in!

Black 2011 E350

2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG – Motor Trend Road Test

Mercedes-Benz E63 Indium Grey

“Sometimes, though, the stars align and we’re given a perfect car for a given  situation. Such was the case when I had the keys to a 2012  Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for four days.”

“I carried friends in their 30s and parents in their 60s in the rear seat and  didn’t hear a single complaint – rather, I got a couple positive remarks on leg  room. Let there be no doubt – the E63 can carry four adults in total comfort for trips to dinner (and probably  longer).”

“There are more driver-oriented cars than the E63, more powerful cars, more  expensive cars, and cars with more wow-factor. But few can satisfy demands for  performance, practicality, and elegance in the way an E63 can.”

You can read the full review at Motor Trend online.

Autoweek Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec Review

Mercedes deisel fuel economy

“…all staffers who drove it made note not only of the car’s amazing return on the gallon but also how much they enjoyed the performance along the way.”

“If you need further proof that a turbodiesel is the ideal powerplant for a big luxury car, look no further than the E350 Bluetec”

“Still, one might question whether that real-world mpg is good enough to eclipse a $1,200 price premium and, arguably, the incrementally higher maintenance fees associated with keeping the diesel-combustion process relatively clean…If you consistently achieved as high an average as we did during our time in the diesel E-class, the break-even point shrinks to just 3.2 years.”

“When two tons of luxury sedan can get more than 30 mpg indicated in mixed driving with no extension cords, weird clunks or CVTs needed,” one editor explained, “I have to ask why so many manufacturers (and so many Americans) are wedded to the idea of hybrid/electric propulsion.”

Read the full review at Autoweek.com.

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