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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.

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.

Upgrading from Tele-Aid to mbrace!

Mercedes-Benz mbrace
For all of you who have a Mercedes that has had, or currently has a Tele-Aid system, mbrace is offering a special introductory package. $299 will get you a lifetime subscription to mbrace! This is a limited time offer and requires registration before the vehicle can be brought to the service department for conversion. The cost of cenversion will be covered by Mercedes-Benz.

mbrace registration line – 1 888 826 6350

Thanks for the tip Shelton!

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet – AIRCAP

2011 E-Class Cabriolet Aircap Deflector

The AIRCAP system on the 2011 E-Class Cabriolet will continue to increase the amount of time you can enjoy your Mercedes with the top down. Building on the AIRSCARF system currently available on the SLK and SL, AIRCAP will create a calm air zone in the passenger compartment making it both more comfortable at higher speeds and easier to heat or cool. A front deflector raises up from the top of the windshield to both redirect air higher over the passenger cabin and allow air slowed down by its screen to enter the cabin and maintain a pocket of calmer air.

2011 E-Class Cabriolet Aircap Deflector

Current CLK Cabriolet owners will enjoy not having to install and uninstall a wind deflector anymore. Additionally, you will be able to raise and lower the top at speeds below 25mph.

Mercedes-Benz SPLITVIEW Introduced for S and CL

Mercedes S-Class SPLITVIEW

There has been rumor for months that the SPLITVIEW Front-Seat Entertainment system would be coming to the US market for the S and CL. It is official! It is now an orderable option. If you have an S or CL on order you may be able to add this option depending on its order status.

SPLITVIEW allows the driver and passenger to view two different sources on the same COMAND screen. The driver can control all of the normal COMAND functions like radio, navigation and phone while the passenger can use headphones and a remote to watch DVD video on the same screen!

State law prohibits this system on vehicles registered in AL, AZ, CO, IL, LA, MD, MA, NH, PA, VT, VA, WA, WV and WI. But we can have it in Georgia!

SPLITVIEW – Code 867 – $700 – Order now!

If you purchase a car with this option, your dealer’s service department will still need to activate it for you once you have acknowledged that you understand the legal requirements for using it in your state.

ML450 HYBRID – Fuel Door Button

2010 ML450 Hybrid Fuel Door Release Button


I had been very curious about the fuel filler flap release button on the ML450 HYBRID that the local Mercedes-Benz technical specialist has been driving. I finally got an answer!

In order to comply with the PZEV emissions standards – zero evaporative emissions – this button triggers the fuel tank to depressurize before the cap is removed so that vapors don’t escape. The ML 450′s increased fuel efficency means that the fuel tank isn’t opened as often as it would be in a non-hybrid so increased pressure could build up and therefore needs this extra step!

Just a little Mercedes minutiae…that I enjoy!

Mercedes-Benz History And Future Of Passenger Safety


If you ask most people which car company was the first to use seat belts, airbags, and electronic stability systems in their cars they would probably credit another European automaker that is always hyping thier safety. Since a Mercedes-Benz is so much more than just the safest car on the road, their rich history of pioneering safety innovations is often overlooked. We invented airbags, crash testing, stability control and now Attention Assist all with the goal of first, preventing the accident, and then keeping you safe from injury if it can’t be prevented.

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