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Topic: GL-Class
Autoweek: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Best of the Best!

“In our Best of the Best testing, we found the GL to be as fine a seven-seater as  one could ask for. Quiet and smooth in the extreme with plenty of power and  imperceptible shifts, the GL has an adjustable suspension that makes the ride  suitable for most conditions, or at least all of the ones we encountered.”

“What ultimately pushed the GL over the top was that it has all those attributes  and just drips quality, from the sheetmetal gaps to the door thunks. The cockpit  is well built from quality materials, and the seats comfortable for long  hauls—we spent literally days behind the wheel with nary a complaint.”

Read the full review at Autoweek online.

Mercedes-Benz Surround View Camera in the P44 Parking Assistance Package

The Surround View Camera is a part of the P44 Parking Assistance Package available in the 2013 GL-Class. It was delayed at launch but is now starting to arrive on the GL-Class vehicles!

From the Mercedes-Benz website: This innovative driver-assistance system uses four cameras whose live images are automatically combined into a single “overhead” view that’s displayed on the in-dash screen during low-speed maneuvers. To help you better negotiate tight spaces, the system shows an area approximately 3 feet in all four directions around your GL-Class, with the image automatically adapted to the selected gear. Active parking guidelines on the screen help you back into a parking space, while a special rear view zoom mode helps you line up the optional trailer hitch of your GL-Class with your trailer. You can also select the images of each camera individually through the COMAND system controller.

I was able to drive a GL450 with this option for the first time this week. It would certainly be useful in tight spots and in areas with hazards such as kids and pets! I would need a little more time with it really appreciate everything that it can do!

The usual rearview camera is used along with three additional cameras. One under the star in the grill and one under each sideview mirror.

Mercedes-Benz parking system

Mercedes-Benz parking guides

Here are some images from the screen as I cruised around the lot and parked in a few spots. The cameras stay active up to 20 miles per hour!

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Autoblog Reviews the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec

Since we keep selling out of the GL-Class and all of our GL350s have been pre-orders, I have not had a chance to take a new GL-Class for a long drive. Luckily the nice people at Autoblog had the opportunity to really test it out!

2013 GL diesel

“Full-size, seven-passenger sport utility vehicles don’t get much better than this.”

“Fuel economy was impressive for its size. The EPA rates the big BlueTEC at 19 mpg city, and 26 mpg highway. During our 407-mile road trip, we averaged 25.3 mpg (including city cycles at both ends of the excursion). With a 26.4 gallon fuel tank, highway range is in excess of 650 bladder-bursting miles.”

“The third row has always been a GL-Class strength, and it will easily accommodate full-size occupants without a murmur of protest.”

Read the full review at Autoblog.

Gorgeous Mercedes-Benz Interiors! designo Porcelain, Special Order Grey/Black Leather and Brown/Black Premium Leather

We have had some gorgeous vehicles arriving at the dealership lately! Some were ordered months ago for clients willing to take a chance on interiors they had never seen and some were lucky guesses by the inventory manager! Here are a couple that look even better in person!

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge!

designo Porcelain Interior: This is in a 2013 GL550. An absolute knockout! Everyone in dealership has been by to look at this interior. Order now…availability is limited!

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Special Order Grey/Black Leather: This is a 2013 ML350 Bluetec. Love the piping and the black carpets make it so easy to keep clean.

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Brown/Black Premium Leather: This is a 2013 SL550. The Brown/Black combo is a nice change of pace from the usual Almond and the black piping makes it look very custom.

Mercedes SL brown leather

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars!

2013 Mercedes Benz GL350 Arctic White

It’s here! This is our first 2013 GL350 Bluetec!

  • Arctic White
  • Black Leather interior
  • Premium 2 Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • 3-Zone climate control
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Wood Steering Wheel
  • Trailer Hitch
  • MSRP: $76,925

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 19" wheels

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Blutec

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!

2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class!

“Little did we realize just how badly the GL would bully the other 10  competitors. At the end of our testing, we’d narrowed the field down to three  potential winners: the GL, the Ford Escape, and the Nissan Pathfinder. But in  truth, it was no contest.”

“The real point, however, is how totally and completely the new GL dominates this  segment. Calling it best in class is the definition of an understatement. It’s  the best the class has ever seen.”

“At first glance against our six criteria — Performance of Intended Function,  Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, and Value — the  Mercedes nails five of them. Value is, of course, the sticky wicket. But as  stated earlier, when you start comparing apples to apples, the GL is no more  expensive than the vehicles it directly competes against.”

Read the full article at Motor Trend Online.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and 2013 GL-Class are Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders!

2013 GLK-Class

“Its interior styling is more luxurious than the previous-generation model, with  one of the nicest improvements being the massive piece of burled wood covering  the dash from edge to edge.”

“Most of the judges liked the styling changes, and everyone agreed the GLK is an  exceptionally fun vehicle to drive. It’s quick, nimble, and  confidence-inspiring, with exceptional braking.”

Read the full GLK-Class Review at Motor Trend Online.

GL450 in white

“For our 2013 Sport/Utility of the Year competition, the overwhelming majority  of the competitors were car-based. There was one that wasn’t though, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, a vehicle that in the  words of technical director Frank Markus, “did more of what we expect an SUV to do.””

Read the full GL-Class review at Motor Trend online.

Good luck to both competitors! The results will be available on October 15th.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and GL550 Arrive at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Our very first 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Classes just arrived! They are stunning! I can’t wait to take one for a spin! We are expecting 3 more before the weekend. Call ahead to make sure we have one available to test drive!

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and GL550 Release Date is Today – September 6th!

2013 GL450 GL550 released for sale

We are pleased to announce the release of the Model Year 2013 GL450 and GL550 models effective immediately! They should begin to ship to dealerships in the next few days! Call ahead to make sure there is one available to test drive!

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