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2011 Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Highlights

Here are some of the changes that are coming to the 2011 models.

C-Class

  • Sport sedans now feature LED Daytime Running Lamps and black headlamp inlays
  • Enhanced P1 package includes split folding rear seat and rear sunshade
  • Heated Seats removed from Premium 1 Package
  • New Lighting Package with Bi-Xenons and active curve illumination
  • New standard 17” wheel for C350 sport

CL-Class

  • Refresh! New bumpers, hood, fenders, grille, headlamps, and taillights
  • LED daytime running lights standard
  • Driver Assist Package updated with Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • New standard 18” wheel
  • Magnetite Black exterior color added (black base with metallic flake)
  • Sahara Beige/Black interior color added

CLS-Class

  • Sport body styling, sport steering wheel and 18” AMG wheels now standard

E-Class

  • Bluetec arrives in late summer with 17” run-flats, sport or luxury
  • Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist added to Driver Assist Package in E350/E550 sedans
  • E63 gets alcantara headliner and stitched dash as standard
  • Diamond White available starting in October production
  • Wagon is standard with rear view camera and power liftgate
  • Coupe gets new 18” AMG wheel in Appearance Package
  • Cabriolet introduced with AIRCAP, AIRSCARF and trunk pass through

SUV Family

  • New Mirror Design
  • Blind Spot Assist Available (not on GLK)
  • New Rear View Monitor reduces fish-eye effect
  • Compass in rear view mirror – M/GL/R
  • Diamond White paint available in October (not GLK)
  • Barolo Red and Sand Beige discontinued (M/GL/R)

GL-Class

  • GL550 gets a facelift
  • New head restraints in 2nd and 3rd row
  • Passenger seat memory added to P1

GLK-Class

  • Driver Knee and front passenger airbags added as standard (9 total)
  • LED daytime running lamps in lighting package
  • Eco mode replaces Comfort mode
  • Pearl Beige paint replaces Sand Beige paint

G-Class

  • New wheel design
  • Night Black paint added (matte)
  • Tail lamp covers and turn signal covers deleted

M-Class

  • LED daytime running lamps with bi-xenon headlamps
  • ML63 gets new hood and headlights

R-Class

  • Refresh!
  • New from the A-pillar forward – fenders, grille, hood, bumpers, LEDs
  • New 19” wheel
  • New LED tail lamps
  • New Rear bumper
  • New seat design

S-Class

  • S63 gets all-new 5.5 litre direct injection bi-turbo V8
  • Contrast stitching with Premium and Exclusive upholstery
  • Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist added to Driver Assist Package
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound surround-souns system with 15 speakers, 1200 watts and 16-channel digital signal processing
  • Magnetite Black exterior color added (black base with metallic flake)
  • Sahara Beige/Black interior color added

SLK-Class

  • Sport Body Cladding added as standard
  • Quartz Blue paint added
  • No SLK55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz Automated Driving – Video

This is a great video that shows off the automated driving technologies that Mercedes-Benz engineers use to test and develop advanced safety features.

Mercedes-Benz – Concept Shooting Break – Video

The Shooting Break Concept, debuting at the auto show in China this week, is a sneak peek at the upcoming CLS-Class redesign due to be revealed in Paris in September. It is also possible that a version of this concept car will make it to production to compete with some of the other “wagon-coupe” niche vehicles in the marketplace

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertibles Coming Soon!

2011 E-Class Convertible
Mercedes has announced the specifications for the E350 Cabriolet Demo vehicle that Atlanta Classic Cars will receive three weeks before the official launch of the E-Class Convertibles as well as the specifications for the E550 Cabriolet Launch Edition. The Launch Edition of the E550 Coupe was hugely popular when it came out last year and was quickly sold out. They are only making one Launch Edition and one Demo Vehicle per dealership.

2011 E350 Convertible – Demo Vehicle
Arctic White
Almond Mocha Leather
Black Top
Premium 1 Package
Appearance Package

2011 E550 Convertible – Launch Edition
Olivine Grey
Natural Beige/Black Leather
Black Top
Burl Walnut Wood
18″ AMG 6 twin-spoke Wheel
mbrace
Multi-Contour Front Seats
Rear Spoiler
Premium 2 Pacakge
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel Package

We still do not have the details on packages, options or pricing. That is expected in March. If you think that the Launch Edition might be the one for you, you should get a deposit to your dealer soon!

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sculpture – Detroit Auto Show

Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, this sculpture is likely the basis for the 2012 CLS redesign scheduled for release in 2011. The SLS style grille is the most obvious change and Mercedes officials say this is the first vehicle headed away from the tradition wedge-shape and toward a more art-deco inspired design.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon – Motor Trend

Mercedes 2011 E-Class Wagon

The 2011 Mercedes E350 4matic wagon is scheduled to arrive in the US this June. I think the wagon is a great vehicle for passengers and cargo. It is also such an iconic vehicle for Mercedes.

“Sure-footed four-corner traction: Standard. Height-adjustable rear AirMatic suspension for deep-snow ground clearance: Standard. Luggage-rack rails ready to accept your Thule ski-rack: Standard…Seating for seven (okay, five and two-halves): Standard. Iconic style and a hood ornament that commands respect from the apres-ski club valets: Standard. Could there be a more perfect vehicle than the new Mercedes E-Class wagon for driving up to Deer Valley, Whistler, or Hochgurgl, Austria?”

“With all systems on, the car faithfully cleaves to the driver’s intended driving line — at least to the extent that physics can allow (which is impressively high when the various electromechanical traction assistants are abetted by a set of Continental ContiWinterContact footwear).”

“The seat is still comfortable, however, offering oodles of headroom and a panoramic view of the passing Alpine scenery. Another cool feature: once the rear doors have been opened and closed, a screen on the driver’s information display indicates which (if any) seat belts have been fastened.”

“The 2011 E350 4Matic wagon goes on sale in June, 2010 (all-wheel-drive sedans are available now) at a price that’s yet to be determined, but if the price difference relative to the sedan stays roughly the same as it was on the W211 generation, it should drop to $54,500 or so.”

You can read the full Motor Trend report Here.

Jay Leno’s SLS AMG Review – Video


Plenty of great SLS exhaust sounds and a quick demo of AMG Race Start

SLS AMG – Weight Savings – Video

SLS AMG – Interior Design – Video

SLS AMG – Aerodynamics & Design – Video


120 kph = 74.5 mph

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