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The 2014 Mercedews-Benz S-Class is scheduled to arrive this fall and it is going to be amazing! There are about a million new features and it looks pretty sharp too! We expect to get all the details and official pictures in a few weeks. Until then Mercedes-Benz has released select images of the interior. See them at the MBUSA Facebook Page!
“…We recently spent a few weeks with both cars to find out which green machine does the better job of combining fuel-sipping efficiency with the sky-high levels of refinement expected in an S-Class.”
“Diesel-powered Benzes have come a long way since then, and the S350 Bluetec is a fine example. Its turbocharged V-6 is completely modern and clean-burning, sending 240 hp and a whopping 450 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic and Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.”
“According to our data, the S350 and S400 are tied in almost every test evaluation.”
“Around town, the hybrid feels plenty strong, and its stop-start system is one of the smoothest applications we’ve experienced.”
“The Bluetec, however, has already proven how well it shines out on the open highway. Last summer, editor-at-large Angus MacKenzie drove an S350 from L.A to San Francisco and averaged 29.2 mpg on the 913-mile trip.”
Find out who wins and read the full review at Motor Trend online.
So far the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has only been seen by the public in spy pictures and this artistic rendering…but the dealer owners and general managers saw it earlier this week at the annual dealer meeting! They saw the S550 and the new long-wheelbase S-Class! We are hearing great things about it! It is scheduled to debut at the LA Auto Show which takes place November 30th through December 9th!
You can buy tickets to the Sneak Preview Night presented by AMG at the LA Auto Show site.
You can win free tickets by following the LA Auto Show on Twitter.
Send me pictures if you attend! Bonus points if you can get close to it!
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!
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You can now visit MBUSA.com to see more details about paints, leathers and trims. Most items can be mixed and matched to create the perfect combination for your new Mercedes-Benz!
The infrared reflecting windshield keeps the interior from getting too hot but also blocks radio waves needed to operate some electronic devices. Follow this link to see the full video on the MBUSA.com Instructional Videos site, or just look at the red spots in the picture below.
“The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 4MATIC BlueTEC is the best long-distance cruiser money can buy in America. Period.”
“So why is the S350 4MATIC BlueTEC such a compelling car? Because it feels so much like a Mercedes-Benz S-Class used to feel — effortlessly relaxed and comfortable, and utterly bulletproof. It has the languid majesty that’s been missing from some of the more frenetically powerful S-Class models of recent years.”
“We averaged 72 mph for a 500-mile stint out of L.A. and got 29.2 mpg, and over a total of 913 miles that included about 120 miles of urban running and a fast 50-mile blast along one of our favorite backroads, where at times we cruised at 100 mph, the big Benz returned 26.1 mpg.”
“While an AMG S-class would be all sturm und drang through the twisties, staccato bursts of brute thrust and savage braking accompanied by a bellowing V-8 soundtrack, the S-class diesel flows down the tarmac with studied nonchalance. Which, when you think about it, is exactly what a large luxury limousine should do.”
It is an exctiting time for Mercedes-Benz! We have lots of new engines, technology and vehicles for the 2012 model year. Here is a quick rundown.
2012 C-Class Sedan – C350/C300/C63 August/C250 October
2012 C-Class Coupe – C350/C63 September/C250 October
2012 CL-Class – August
2012 CLS-Class – CLS550/CLS63 June/ CLS550 4matic August
2012 E-Class Sedan – October
2012 E-Class Wagon – October
2012 E-Class Coupe – E350 July/E550 October
2012 E-Class Cabriolet – E350 July/E550 October
2012 GL-Class – GL450/GL 550 August/ GL350 October
2012 GLK-Class – July
2012 ML-Class – ML350s September/ ML550/ML63 2012
2012 R-Class – R350 gas August/R350 Bluetec October
2012 G-Class – October
2012 S-Class – July/S350 September
2012 SL-Class – July
2012 SLK-Class – SLK350 July/SLK250 2012
This is a great time to be a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast!
I have posted about the Mercedes-Benz Impact videos before – people whose lives were saved by Mercedes-Benz safety and technology. This new video explains how Distronic Plus with Pre-Safe Brake was able to prevent a collision without driver intervention. Amazing! Use this link to view the video at MBUSA.com.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will begin production shortly for release this summer. There will be very few changes from the 2011 since we had a major refresh for 2010. We are expecting the S550, S550 4matic, S63, S600, S65, S400 Hybrid and the new-to-the-US S350 Bluetec. As usual, the S600 and S65 will have nearly all options as standard equipment. These details will apply mostly to the S550, S400 Hybrid and S350 Bluetec.
designo Interior Packages
Premium 2 Package – $3630
Sport Package – $5900
Sport Package Plus One – $6650
Driver Assitance Package – $2950 - Not “Active” in S400 Hybrid
Rear Seat Package - $3040
Rear Seat Entertainment Package - $2450
Rear Seat Comfort Package – $TBD
Wheels – Hover over Image for description
All of this information and pricing is still preliminary can can change before the vehicle is released. I don’t even have a picture of the 2012 yet! The top image is the 2011. We expect all of the 2012 S-Classes to be available in July/August.