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The AMG models have been excluded from the European Delivery Program discounts for years…but that is changing! The 2018 Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 coupe and cabriolet will be available, starting August 2017, with a 5% discount! You can pick up this car in Sindelfingen or Bremen! September would be an amazing month for a top down tour of Germany!
There are a lot of reasons to opt for a European Delivery and the discount offered on most models has always been a strong incentive. Most models qualify for a 7% discount as well as having the $925 destination fee waived! The European Delivery trip includes one night at a great hotel, taxi vouchers and a meal at the delivery center. Mercedes-Benz now offers a $200 waiver on Delta (direct flights from ATL to STR)! In short, this is a deal!
The AMG and S-Class vehicles would also qualify for a Center of Excellence Delivery if you would like to spend some additional time with the Mercedes-Benz experts at the factory and have a four course meal!
So, let’s do the math! You want a 2018 C43 cabriolet this fall. MSRP is about $70,000. Let’s subtract the $925 destination fee and then 5% (about $3500) and you get a sale price around $65,500! That $4500 in savings will easily pay for airfare for two ($400 Delta discount applies!) and a week of fun in Europe! If you want a $100,000 C63 S you save even more!
You do have the option to lease, purchase or pay cash when you take delivery in Europe. It is kind of like taking delivery in the US, except you get to do it twice! You’ll meet your new car for the first time in Germany and then, six to eight weeks later, you meet her again in the US! I can even make arrangements to have it shipped to a dealership closer to your home if you do not live in the Atlanta area!
I have picked up three cars in Germany and each trip is better than the last! Let me give you a few reasons you should buy your next Mercedes-Benz through the European Delivery Program!
This the front door of the European Delivery Center in Sindelfingen. It is a huge facility with an amazing staff, awesome Mercedes-Benz merchandise and the home of this Giant Star! You really feel the brand heritage and pride that comes with having chosen The Best or Nothing!
This is the real reason we all travel, right? I have stayed at more than 10 of the hotels booked through Mercedes-Benz as a part of the European Delivery Package. Two trips with the full Black Forest Package and one with a single night. Without exception they have amazing food! I would go to Europe just to eat breakfasts! This was taken at the Grand Hotel Kempinski on the shore of Lake Geneva.
As you travel you’ll meet lots of other Mercedes owners, people who want to ask about your strange tourist tags and fellow adventurers. It is great ice breaker to be in your new car! When using the Mercedes-Benz Travel Packages you’ll often run into other Americans doing the same things. It is fun to share the experience!
Look at those squiggly lines! When is the last time you found that many switchbacks to drive through? Have you even been on the autobahn? This is a great way to experience your Mercedes-Benz. It is engineered to go fast! It wants to show you the impressive handling! Let it show off! Also, if your new car is equipped with navigation, it will work in Europe. It’s easy to travel there.
Wherever you take your new car in Europe there are amazing things to see! You are just hours from mountains, beaches, and cities. All of my vacation pictures are of cars in front of things but you could include people. The tulips of Holland, the vineyards of Italy, the Alps in Switzerland, the cliffs of Portugal, it goes on and on! I have tons of recommendations!
Those are just 5 quick reasons to pick up a car via European delivery. There are a million more! Please do get in touch if you would like help planning a great trip! I can schedule your European Delivery no matter where you live in the US. firstname.lastname@example.org
This gorgeous GLA250 was picked up via the European Delivery Program in Germany, dropped off in Paris and arrived in the US last week!
As the new owner said, it is exciting to get to meet your new car twice – Once at the factory in Germany and again when it gets to the US!
Would you like to plan your European adventure? I can help! email@example.com
The Robb Report asked MBUSA President Dietmar Exler for some S-Class road trip suggestions. I would be happy to test them all out! Read the full article here.
I had forgotten to make a photobook for Bertie after our European Adventure! I finished it last night and ordered it from Shutterfly.com. For $30 I uploaded 30 pictures, picked the layout and they’ll send me a lovely softcover book of my road trip. Makes a great holiday gift!
Are you a member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America? I have a great reason for you to join! You could win a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and a trip to Germany!
Once you are a member of the MBCA you simply log on and buy as many $50 tickets as you want! I bought two. I didn’t win the AMG GT S last year so I am probably due for a win this time.
If you happen to win instead of me, you can order your GLC from me and I will help you plan an awesome European Delivery Adventure!
If you decide to join the Club use my reference number and I get a free month of membership. C119523
On my most recent European Delivery adventure I picked up a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 coupe. This vehicle is just one of a handful of vehicles (AMG and S-Class) that qualifies for a special Center of Excellence Delivery experience! The CoE is in the same building as the standard pick-up but offers a few extras…
First, your new car is unveiled to you by your personal guide in a secluded section of the building! This guide will spend as much time as you would like going over the features of the vehicle and helping you prepare for your trip. He helped us enter several navigation destinations, arrange the luggage and then personally pulled the vehicle outside for departure!
Second, amazing food! The Center of Excellence service a gorgeous four course lunch in one of the showrooms while you take in the beauty of the surrounding vehicles. There were several other couples and families taking delivery at the same time but it felt like we had the place to ourselves. They were also able to quickly provide a vegetarian option even though it was not on the menu.
Finally, because it is in the same building as the standard deliveries you can still take pictures with the giant star, take the factory tour and shop in the gift shop. It is special, but not entirely separate from the standard experience.
When arranging your European Delivery of an AMG or S-Class your salesperson must make a special request for the Center of Excellence. There are a limited number available each day so requesting early is important.
I can personally handle your European Delivery experience wherever you live in the country. Call me!
I am back from another European Delivery adventure! In early April I picked up this 2015 S550 coupe from the factory in Sindelfingen and embarked on my second European Delivery adventure. I call this S550 coupe Bertie and he will be available for sale when he arrives back at Atlanta Classic Cars in 6-8 weeks. I intend to write more detailed reviews and trip notes later but I wanted to include some highlights ASAP!
I took advantage of the Black Forest Alps Package through Mercedes-Benz and we stayed at some gorgeous hotels around Germany. The above photo is Bertie in front of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt.
We visited the famed Nurburgring, and while we could not drive Bertie on the track we experienced quite a bit of amateur racing!
Bertie could not take a bad picture, but the scenic countryside in The Netherlands was like being in a postcard! The Kuekenhof Gardens are a must-see in April/May.
We also visited a lot of big cities, including Brussels, Belgium.
There just wasn’t a bad stop! As always, everything with Mercedes-Benz was top-notch. I cannot say enough great things about the drive, comfort and speed of the S550. The Black Forest hotels were perfect in every way. Feel free to call or e-mail with any specific questions. I will post more as I go through my pictures and get settled back in!
Please visit the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery website and watch the EDP video! Placement highlighted above.
They just happened to be filming while I was there picking up Bertha and I made the final cut!
Thinking about taking a European Delivery Adventure? Call me! I’m a verifiable expert!
If you carefully read through the insurance documents for the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery program you will find that the car has coverage for Marten damage.
Damage caused by martens chewing through or biting cables, tubes, leads and wires of vehicles licensed as private motor vehicles with the exception of rental vehicles, taxis and self-driven rental vehicles.
Ummm, what kind of monsters do they have in Europe!? Here is a video from Audi addressing the issue. It made me grateful to only have mice.