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mbrace2 – New Features Coming in 2012!

mbrace 2 Mercedes-Benz Features

A few years ago Mercedes-Benz switched from Tele-aid to mbrace for our in-vehicle service provider. At the time there was not a huge difference in the services provided but we knew that, down the line, Hughes Telematics would have more to offer. Those new features will begin to appear in the 2013 SL-Class this spring in the new mbrace2. Visit the mbrace sneek peek at MBUSA.com for more details about the system including…

  • Mercedes-Benz Apps
  • Remote Access Services
  • Remote Vehicle Diagnostics
  • mbrace Concierge
  • mbrace Mobile App

BlueEFFICIENCY is Mercedes-Benz for Green!

The BlueEFFICIENCY badge has been showing up on many of our 2012 models and it has generated a lot of interest. In general, BlueEFFICIENCY is anything that Mercedes-Benz does to be more fuel efficient or environmentlly friendly. The diesel vehicles have been badged this way for a few years and many of the 2012 models earned the badge as a result of the new direct injected engines.

In short – Blue is the new Green!

Mercedes-Benz Driver Assistance Systems Video

There are so many safety features in our vehicles that it is hard to go over them all at one time! This new video from Mercedes-Benz.tv gives a short overview of some of the newer systems that you might have heard mentioned in our commercials.

Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hotspot Now Available!

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The In-Vehicle Hotspot for your Mercedes-Benz in now available. This accessory item was just released and should start arriving in dealerships for installation this week. The In-Vehicle Hotspot will allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet while the vehicle is in motion. Service is provided by Autonet and several data plans are available.

Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hotspot

  • Part Number BQ 682 9001
  • MSRP: $499 plus installation
  • Includes 6-Months Service free of charge
  • requires $35 activation fee with Autonet when activating the product
  • Internet connectivity in the vehicle (3G network; where available) 
  • Connection will not be interrupted while vehicle is in motion
  • Router is securely installed in the trunk
  • Password encrypted router
  • Works with any operating system 
  • Support ANY WiFi enabled devices: PCs, Macs, PDAs, PSP, MP3 players, etc
  • Simply connect up to 4 WiFi enabled devices to the router
  • Installation instructions can be found online
  • Activation part for customers will be included in the packaging
  • Monthly subscriptions start at $29 for a 1GB plan and $59 for a 5GB plan
Mercedes-Benz Innovation – Autoblog

Autoblog recently posted Five Mind-Blowing Innovations from Mercedes-Benz.  It is a wonderful sampling of just a few of the technologies that Mercedes-Benz is developing for improved safety and vehicle enjoyment. I know a lot of you have probably seen this…because people keep forwarding it to me! 126 years ago horses were your only option to get to town…Now, we are just a few years away from the car driving itself in a traffic jam and optimizing the suspension for the potholes while you talk to “Gloria” about taking a detour! Thanks to Autoblog for highlighting these five!

Mercedes-Benz mbrace Introduces Send2Benz!

mbrace customers now have several new methods for remotely sending locations to the navigation system in their Mercedes-Benz.

mbrace Mobile Application: send current location, enter known address, send address from iPhone contacts, search for and send Points of Interest and request a friend’s location with Drive2Friend feature.

mbrace Browser Toolbar Widget: highlight an address found on any webpage and send the address to your Mercedes-Benz.

Send2Benz.com: enter known address or use the Drive2Friend feature.

Search & Send: using Google Maps, the address is sent by entering the e-mail address associated with your mbrace account. Select More on the location’s information tag. Then select send and Mercedes-Benz.  Complete the rest of the info and you’re all set.

Now you can send address to your vehicle through the internet or your smart phone and they will be ready when you get in the car!  You can find all of the details as well as the downloads for the toolbar on the Mercedes-Benz mbrace website. Once you have an address sent to the car just press the i-button and the download will be complete. I tried it out in my 2011 E-Class and it worked like a charm!

E-Class Safety Training Class is Wrapped Up!

MBUSA brought us a very special wrapped E-Class today for a training session on some of our safety systems over the years. There is hardly enough room on the vehicle to list all of the underlying safety features that Mercedes has developed and implemented to keep owners from having an accident or being harmed if one should occur! It was a great new way to see the E-Class!

Mercedes-Benz Impact Stories

Mercedes-Benz USA has posted several short films, featuring real Mercedes-Benz owners who walked away from serious accidents thanks to their vehicles.  These owners are just some of the hundreds that regularly contact Mercedes-Benz with wonderful stories of survival and perspective.

I’ve heard many similar stories firsthand as clients of our collision center come in to purchase their next Mercedes-Benz. It is absolutely amazing how these cars can absorb and deflect energy to keep the occupants safe!

You can view all of the videos and even submit your own story here. If you are the type to cry at Hallmark commercials I wouldn’t watch these at work!

E-Class Helps You Cheat Death


I love this commercial. Here is more information on the safety systems in the new E-Class

Mercedes-Benz New Direct Injection V6 and V8 Engines


This a good overview of how our new line of direct injection engines will increase fuel efficiency and performance.

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