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SLS AMG – Colors, Options and New Pictures

SLS AMG Silver Doors Up

Mercedes just posted an updated Dealer Ordering Guide for the SLS. All of this information is preliminary and can change as we go forward. It is hard to believe that this dream car is about to become a reality!

SLS AMG Two on RaceTrack

The Basics –
Performance:
Handbuilt 6.3L V-8
563 hp / 479 lb-ft Torque
7-Speed AMG Dual Clutch Transaxle Transmission
Rear Limited Slip Differential
Compund Brake Rotors
Safety:
Rearview Camera
Tele Aid
Bi-Xenon Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lights
Comfort:
Parktronic and Keyless Go
Auto-dimming Side and Rearview Mirrors
Power Folding Mirros
Headlamp Washing System
Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
Technology:
COMAND APS with 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
40GB Hard-Drive GPS Navigation
Enhanced Voice Control System
SIRIUS Satellite Radio and HD Radio
iPod/MP3 Media Interface

That is a far cry from the stripped down supercars that are usually built! Navigation, Parktronic, iPod? Finally a luxury car in a supercar body!

Options — Remember that this is all subject to change –

Colors:
No Charge Colors: Obsidian Black, Iridium Silver, AMG Daytona Blue and AMG le Mans Red
Approx $1500 Colors: AMG Imola Grey, designo Diamond White
Approx $3000 Colors: designo Magno Alanite Grey, AMG Magno Monza Grey – Matte Finish
Approx $10,000 Color: AMG ALU-BEAM Silver – a unique process that makes the paint shine like liquid metal

Interiors:
Black, Sand, Red, Porcelain
Aluminum Center Console
2-Tone designo Seats: Sand/Black, Classic Red/Black, Porcelain/Black – No Charge!
Light Brown Woven Natural Leather – Approx $1000

SLS AMG Seat Interior Colors

$4500 Carbon Fiber Console and Door Panel
$9000 Extended Interior Carbon Fiber Package (sill plates and seat frame)
$500 AMG Leather/Alcantara Performance Steering Wheel

SLS AMG Interior Carbon Fiber Options

Wheels: All styles are 19×9.5 front and 20×11 rear.
Twin 5-Spoke – Standard
7-Spoke – no cost option
10-Spoke Forged – Approx $2,400

SLS AMG Wheel Options

Bang & Olufsen Sound System: Approx $6400
10 Speakers, 1,000 Watts
Dual subwoofers
Amplifier (Ice-Power and DSP)
Speakers with Neodymium magnet to reduce weight without loss of sound quality
All speaker grilles are made of high-quality 2mm aluminum
Illuminated tweeter lenses
Selectable sound modes

AMG Carbon Ceramic Braking System: Approx $12,000
Specially-developed carbon ceramic rotors and brake calipers for reduced weight and excellent braking performance.
Bronze painted brake calipers with “AMG Carbon Ceramic” Logo.
Larger carbon-ceramic compound brake discs
Front: six piston caliper, 15.8″ disc (Stock – 15.4″)
Rear: four piston caliper, 14.2″ disc (Stock – 13.0″)

AMG Performance Suspension: Approx $1500
Stiffer steel springs and shock absorbers for enhanced dynamic capability in high-performance driving situations.

More Carbon Fiber:
$5000 Mirror Covers
$5400 Engine Compartment Covers

SLS AMG Carbon Engine Covers

If you are considering purchasing what will probably be the most collectable Mercedes-Benz of this decade please give me a call today.

SLS Silver Doors Up Rear

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


Silly Hippies

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

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