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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Coming Soon!

2015 CL

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe is everywhere right now! This top of the line 2-door is an all-new model for Mercedes-Benz but is essentially a replacement for the outgoing top of the line 2-door, the CL-Class.

It has been featured in the Future Vehicles section of MBUSA.com for a while and is now showing at the Geneva Autoshow.

Now is the time to order! While pricing is not yet finalized we have the options list and the order banks are open. Based on the demand for the redesigned S-Class it will be a while before you see a 2015 S-Class Coupe available for sale in the showroom!

2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 Owner Videos on YouTube

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a marvel of technology, beauty and power. It is a joy to drive and a real advancement in vehicle safety and convenience. With that said, there are so many features it is hard to absorb it all in one introductory lesson (or two lessons…or three).

For all of you S-Class Class owners who have got the basics down it is time to get fancy! Mercedes-Benz has posted a variety of instructional videos on the Mercecdes-Benz YouTube channel to help you maximize your understanding of your new marvel! Take a look!

And for those of you who don’t have a new 2014 S-Class yet…it is still amazing to see what these vehicles can do!

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Ownert Support Videos

New Color – Anthracite Blue (Code 998) on 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550!

Here are some pictures of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 that just arrived for a client. This is the first car we have received in Anthracite Blue and I wanted to try to get some pictures for future reference. As always, color is hard to capture so I parked it next to an Indigo Blue E350 Bluetec and a Lunar Blue E350. I’m not sure it helped!

Dark Blue S550 Mercedes

At first glance it looks Steel Grey to me. In the right light, if you are looking for it, you can see the blue.

S-Class new Blue

Mercedes Blue S-Class

cole lineup

This car also features the Deep Sea Blue designo Interior which is stunning!

mercedes designo blue

rear seat package S550

That is my best attempt to capture this new color. If you are considering it I would recommend you like Steel Grey and then picture it a little blue.

S550 taillights blue

 

Mercedes-Benz Safety Features – Intelligent Drive

mercedes crash test

Mercedes-Benz is famous for safety and technology. We have been innovating the automobile since we invented it more than 125 years ago! These days there are more Assist and -Tronic features than ever before and it can get a little confusing. Here is short rundown on the common systems. You can visit the Mercedes-Benz Safety Page for some videos and more in depth explanations.

Attention Assist aka “the coffee cup” – Observes driver for initial 20 minutes of driving (over about 30 mph) and looks for changes that would indicate drowsiness. Beeps and flashes a big coffee cup to alert when there is an issue. No intervention in driving. Newer models do not display the coffee cup icon full time.

Collision Prevention Assist (CPA) – A radar on the front of the vehicle looks for impending collisions and alerts by beeping if it sees a problem. It then does the math on necessary brake force to stop in time and primes the brakes and boosts braking power. This system cannot stop the car or slow the car without driver action. Standard on most 2014 models.

Blind Spot Assist – Uses radar in the rear of the car to look for vehicles in your blind spot. Yellow triangle in mirror up to about 20 mph indicates system is on but not functioning yet. The triangle turns red when blind spot is occupied and flashes red and beeps if you engage the turn signal during a red triangle. Active Blind Spot Assist is the same but will intervene by braking the car or using electromechanical steering to pull you back into your lane.

Lane Keep Assist - Uses a camera behind the windshield to monitor the lane lines and vibrates the steering wheel if you inadvertently cross the lane line. Will not alert you if you have the turn signal on or the steering angle is severe. Newer cars have more and less sensitive settings available. Active Lane Keep Assist is the same but will intervene by braking the car or using electromechanical steering to pull you back into your lane.

Distronic – Radar adaptive cruise control that keeps you a comfortable distance from the vehicle in front of you. Now functions down to 0 miles per hour. If engaged it can use 100% of the vehicle braking power to prevent an accident. Follow distance is adjustable.

Steering Assist – This system engages over 40 mph and uses the stereo cameras and electromechanical steering to keep the car centered in a lane or behind the vehicle in front. Will only operate for a few seconds if the driver removes their hands from the wheel…but we know they can drive themselves!

PRE-SAFE – If the car senses and impending collision it takes action to protect the passengers. It can cinch the seatbelts, adjust the passenger seat to a more favorable position, close windows and more to reduce injury. If no accident occurs the actions are reversed.

Pre-Safe Plus with Rear-Collision Protection – Looks behind the vehicle for an impending collision and actives Pre-Safe features as well as using the brakes to hold the car in place rather than being pushed into another vehicle or traffic.

Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Recognition aka the soccer ball thing – If the vehicle sees a pedestrian it can automatically engage the brakes while alerting the driver with beeps.

BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist – Uses the stereo cameras to look for cross traffic and can boost braking power when necessary.

Some of these features are standard, some are optional and some are only available on select models at this time. But, just like airbags that we patented in 1971, all of these safety features will probably become standard on every vehicle in the world eventually!

Mercedes-Benz at the NAIAS in Detriot!

2015 C200 C300 C400

It has been a busy week for Mercedes-Benz at the NAIAS in Detriot! They debuted the 2015 C-Class, 2015 GLA45 AMG and the S600. Take a look at the photo gallery on the MBUSA Facebook page.

Mercedes-Benz and the LA Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz brought a lot of exciting vehicles to the LA Auto Show this year! Check out the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page or Pinterest for lots of galleries.

Mercedes-Benz S550 Pictures – 2013 vs. 2014

I happen to have one 2013 S550 left and it is Iridium Silver. I happen to have one 2014 S550 demo and it is Iridium Silver. They were clearly begging for a photo comparison!

Silver S550

Silver S550 Comparison

S550 Iriduium Silver

S550 Iriduium Silver

Silver S550 comparison

Silver S550

So, they look like they are in the same family…but one is certainly new and exciting! Come see for yourself!

2014 S550 Arrives at Atlanta Classic Cars – Silk Beige, Nut Brown Leather

Our first 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550s have arrived! I took a bunch of pictures because these are ordered vehicles and will not be on display. We do have our Iridium Silver S550 demo vehicle if you still need to take a look and test drive!

Black Mercedes S550

The Nut Brown/Black Nappa Leather is new for this year. It is always hard to describe a color but it is not red, not orange, not dark. I’m going to go with milk chocolate as my descriptor.

The leather dashboard looks great in this car. I think I would go with the Daylight White ambient lighting scheme.

Look at that attention to detail! The steering wheel has Nut Brown contrast stitching!

This is the Silk Beige Nappa Leather interior. Very elegant!

This CLA250 came in the same shipment…I know it isn’t an S-Class but it is still an eye catcher!

2015 Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe is a Future Vehicle!

redesigned CL

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has been added to the Future Vehicles section at MBUSA.com. This is the expected replacement for the current CL-Class but Mercedes likes to keep things hush-hush until they are finalized.

Key Highlights

  • Visionary exterior design with the stretched hood, windswept roofline and pillarless profile of a classic Mercedes-Benz coupe
  • Diamond-pattern front grille, lower grille and air inlets
  • Full-LED headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Aluminum, 4.6-liter Biturbo V-8 engine with high-pressure Direct Injection
  • Output of 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • MAGIC BODY CONTROL intelligent suspension system with ROAD SURFACE SCAN
  • Exclusive interior design with white calfskin upholstery, hand-woven silk carpet and roofliner, and custom-milled aluminum door panels
  • Wraparound, “floating” dashboard with finned aluminum air vents
  • Dual, 12.3-inch TFT high-resolution displays with four-location “world-clock” touchscreen
  • “Intelligent Drive” safety and assistance technologies

new CL interior

Training – 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and CLA-Class!

CLA training

Yesterday was my Mercedes-Benz training on the 2014 CLA-Class and the 2014 S550. We’ve had these vehicles at the dealership for a few weeks now and it was great to get some hands on experience with the experts.

Our CLA250 test drive vehicles were equipped with the Drive Kit Plus for iPhones. We were able to use Siri, check in via Facebook, and turn on the internet radio. Our instructor could also use the Family Driver Monitoring from mbrace to make sure we stayed on track!

purple mercedes

This is best picture I could get of Northern Lights Violet on a CLA250 that was displayed inside. It is a really pretty, deep eggplant color with a LOT of sparkle. They said it was even prettier in the sunshine and looked black at night.

2014 S550 heritage

This is the 10th gernation of S-Class in the United States and it was clear from the training that it is the most advanced vehicle we have ever offered! We spent an hour on the outside, and hour on the inside, watched videos by the designer and still barely covered the basics!

We also had a little fun watching DVDs and enjoying the unbelieveable Burmester sound system! It absolutely fills the car with rich, full sound. It’s hard to image the upgraded system!

Thanks Mercedes-Benz! It was a great day and I look forward to sharing this information with both my new CLA owners and my returning S-Class owners soon!

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