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SLS AMG In Action – Mercedes-Benz.tv

SLS AMG Design and Features – Mercedes-Benz.tv


650N-m = 479 lb-ft of Torque

2010 ML450 Hybrid at Atlanta Classic Cars!

2010 Mercedes ML450 Hybrid

A 2010 ML450 Hybrid was dropped off at the dealership yesterday! It was picked up by one of the Mercedes-Benz technical executives but I was excited to get a sneak peak. It looks a lot like the 2010 ML350 that was dropped off right afterwards but it does have a few striking differences.

2010 Mercedes ML450 Hybrid New Hood

Sculpted Hood – It has a very angular power dome hood that looks fantastic. It had to be that way to make room for the 180 pounds of extra electronics under the hood.

2010 Mercedes ML450 Hybrid engine cover

Under the hood – The engine cover is pretty extreme. The battery is in the back where the spare tire would be so this has run-flats.

2010 Mercedes ML450 Hybrid Fuel door release

Fuel Door Release Button – I don’t yet know why this is the only Mercedes that has one!

I was able to go for a test drive and the ride is fantastic! Much like the diesel, if you didn’t know it was hybrid you really wouldn’t notice any difference in the way it drives. It is obviously a little quieter when the gas motor is off but with the radio on you can’t tell when it turnes the engine on and off. The power was fantastic. It didn’t feel heavy or lacking in any way. The brake feel is different than our other vehicles because they are electric but it stopped just fine.

2010 Mercedes ML450 Hybrid insturment cluster display

I look forward to introducing the first Mercedes Hybrid to a new group of clients!

2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Review from Edmunds.com


“…Benz has a well-earned reputation for pricing its sedans higher than everybody else. But this time it’s different. When the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 goes on sale in June, its $57,175 base price will land it smack in the middle of the V8 midsize luxury sedan class. It’s also cheaper than anything else coming out of Germany.”

“Mercedes hasn’t finalized option pricing for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550, but company officials assure us that $60,325 is a fair estimate for a 2010 E550 with the Premium I package that groups the COMAND navigation system, Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound, iPod integration and ventilated seats. “

“Our 2010 E550 test car feels neatly damped and over-engineered in nearly every detail. Mundane tasks like closing the doors, twisting the control dial of the COMAND system and shifting from Park to Reverse bring uncommon pleasure.”

“The bigger improvement, though, is in the E550′s steering, which remains a rack-and-pinion setup with a hydraulic power steering pump. It still feels light and still mutes out most road feel, but there’s a level of accuracy that wasn’t here before.”

“We now rank COMAND at the leading edge of all-in-one audio/navigation interfaces. Whether you’re using it to enter an address or search through your iPod’s album list, it feels like a mostly natural extension of the car’s basic controls.”

“…we still average 19 mpg in mixed driving and see as much as 23 mpg on the open highway.”

You can see the full review here.

2010 E550 at Atlanta Classic Cars Today!

There is a 2010 E550 Sport on the lot today waiting to be picked up by a Regional Manager. It may only be here for a few hours. If you are in the neighborhood and would like to see it in person, give me a call.

It is Arctic White with Panoramic Roof. The Interior is Almond/Black. Premium 2 Package.

2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – Testing Video

2010 Mercedes E-Class Sedan Commerical


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2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 and E550 Coupe Colors, Packages and Options

2010 E-Class Coupe

Here is the information from the preliminary Dealer Ordering Guide for the 2010 E-Class Coupe. This is a preliminary version and is subject to change at any point. Pricing has not been announced.

New Model Highlights:
Styling shared with 2010 E sedan
2-Door pillarless coupe
LED tail lamps
V6 and V8 engines optimized for fuel economy
Standard panoramic sunroof!
Agility control suspension
HOLD convenience braking function
Attention Assist – driver drowsiness monitor standard
Available Back-up Camera (P1)
Standard split-folding rear seats
Standard heated seats
Standard COMAND PLUS with central controller includes:
7″ LCD screen
6 CD/DVD changer
Bluetooth

Colors:
040 – Black (non-metallic)
590 – Mars Red (non-metallic)
650 – Arctic White (non-metallic)
197 – Obsidian Black
230 – Quartz Blue (new)
359 – Capri Blue
723 – Pewter
755 – Steel Grey
775 – Iridium Silver
792 – Palladium Silver
963 – Indium Grey

Interiors:
E350 and E550:
Standard Leather: Black, Almond Beige, Ash
Premium Leather: Black, Almond Beige, Ash

2010 E-Class Coupe Interior

Premium 1 Package:
(standard on E550 coupe)
COMAND system with hard-drive Navigation
Sirius Satellite Radio
HD Digital Radio
harman/kardon surround sound
iPod/MP3 Media Interface
6 GB hard-drive with Music Register
Enhanced Voice Control
Heated Front Seats
Rear-View Camera (new)
Power rear sunshade

Premium 2 Package:
All components of Premium 1
Bi-Xenon Headlamps with active curve illumination
Keyless-Go
Heated and Active Ventilated front seats

Sport Package:
18″ AMG twin 6-spoke
Sport Bodystyling – spoiler, exhaust tips, front air dam, side skits and rear apron
Sport steering wheel with gearshift paddles

2010 E-Class Coupe Wheel Options

Distronic Plus Package:
Distronic Plus
Advanced parking guidance

Stand Alone Options:
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
COMAND with HDD navigation
Heated Seats

2010 E-Class Coupe White

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350, E550 and E63 Sedan Colors, Packages and Options

 2010 E-ClassSedan

I now have the preliminary Dealer Ordering Guide for the 2010 E-Class Sedan. This guide lists out the standard and optional features as well as the colors. This is a preliminary version and is subject to change at any point. No pricing is available at this time but it should be comparable to the 2009 pricing. The guide was published without pictures at this point but I will post pictures of the standard and optional wheels when they are available.

New Model Highlights:
New headlamp design
Sport and Luxury version available
17″ and 18″ standard wheels
Interior ambient lighting
Agility control – suspension-dampening system
Low drag coefficient (.28)
Optimized for lower fuel consumption
Sunroof standard
Bluetooth standard
14-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar
HOLD convenience braking function
11 Airbags – New Pelvic and Knee Airbags
Attention Assist – driver drowsiness monitor standard
Available Back-up Camera (P1)
4-MATIC version will have full-leather and AIRMATIC suspension

Colors:
040 – Black (non-metallic)
650 – Arctic White (non-metallic)
197 – Obsidian Black
230 – Quartz Blue (new)
300 – Jade Green
359 – Capri Blue
755 – Steel Grey (new)
775 – Iridium Silver
792 – Palladium Silver (new)
794 – Pearl Beige (new)
963 – Indium Grey

Interiors:
E350 Luxury:
MB Tex Options: Black, Almond/Mocha, Ash
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond, Ash
E350 Sport:
MB Tex Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black, Natural Beige/Black
E550 Luxury:
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond, Ash
E550 Sport:
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black, Natural Beige/Black

Premium 1 Package:
COMAND system with hard-drive Navigation
Sirius Satellite Radio with real-time traffic
HD Digital Radio
harman/kardon surround sound
iPod/MP3 Media Interface
6 GB hard-drive with Music Register
Enhanced Voice Control
Heated Front Seats (heated and ventilated in E550 and E63)
Rear-View Camera (new)
Power rear sunshade

Premium 2 Package:
All components of Premium 1
Bi-Xenon Headlamps with active curve illumination
Headlamp washing system
LED daytime running lamps
Adaptive high beam assist
Keyless-Go
Electronic trunk closer

Wheel Package:
(E350 Sport Only, standard on E550)
18″ AMG twin 6-spoke
Three spoke sport steering wheel

Driving Assistance Package:
Distronic Plus
Blind Spot Assist
Lane Keeping Assist

Stand Alone Options:
Parktronic with Parking Guidance
Split Folding Rear Seats
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel (luxury only)
Panoramic Sunroof
Drive Dynamic Multicontour driver seat, with massage
Night View Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection

 2010 E-Class Sedan Interior

2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – Official Photos

2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe

These are the first official pictures of the 2010 E-Class Coupe that is due to arrive in the US this summer. It strongly resembles the 2010 E-Class sedan that is due around the same time. It has the same twin-headlamp design, “pontoon” reminiscent rear-end and received the same much needed technology upgrade to the navigation and entertainment systems. It will continue to have the stunning B-pillarless side windows that have always been my favorite part of the CLK coupe. For this new model they have taken that one step further with the addition of the panoramic roof.

The E-Class Coupe will have the lowest drag coefficient of any production vehicle at just .24. This low drag will help the E-Class coupe to be more fuel efficient. We are expecting to receive the 3.5 liter V6 and the 5.5 liter V8 in the US, although several other diesel engines will be available in Europe.

While a coupe isn’t practical for everyone, this is going to be a gorgeous vehicle that deserves strong consideration if 2 doors are enough for you! Look for the official debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March and then the New York Auto Show in April.

The slideshow below contains the first official pictures of the 2010 E-Class Coupe. Please contact me if you want to secure your spot on Atlanta Classic Cars’ waiting list for this new vehicle.


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