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2013 SL-Class is Coming Soon!

There have been lots of pictures of the 2013 SL-Class in the automotive news in the last few days. Here is an official video of the vehicle from Mercedes-Benz.tv. We expect the car to debut in Detriot in January and to arrive in showrooms May 2012.

2012 Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Highlights, Release Dates and Pricing

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

  • Facelifted – more than 2000 new parts!
  • C250 with 1.8L inline 4-cylinder direct injected, turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower
  • C350 with 3.5L direct injected V6 with 302 horsepower
  • New standard equipment including automatic transmission, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming mirrors, garage door opener, compass, HD radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, ATTENTION ASSIST amd adaptive brakes with HOLD function
  • New paint and upholstery options
  • Parktronic available
  • New Lane tracking Package
  • LED daytime running lights standard fro both sport and luxury models
  • Color instrument cluster
  • Media Interface relocated to center console
  • Updated version of 7-speed transmission which provides better fuel economy

2012 C-Class Coupe – C350/C63 September/C250 October

  • Same redesigned interior and improved standard features as the C-Class Sedan
  • Standard Panoramic Sunroof
  • Steering Wheel Shift Paddles
  • 10-way power driver seat with memory
  • Split folding rear seats
  • Unique wheel 

2012 CL-Class – August

  • New colors – Lunar Blue and Andorite Grey
  • New 19″ AMG triple 5-spoke wheel

2012 CLS-Class – CLS550/CLS63 June/ CLS550 4matic August

  • All-New bi-turbo engines with direct injection 402 or 518 hp
  • World’s first fully-active all LED headlamps
  • Electromechanical steering system
  • Standard sport body styling
  • Standard Navigation, Pemium sound and SiriusXM

2012 E-Class Sedan – October

  • New direct injected engines – V6 with 302 hp and V8 with 402 hp
  • New wheels and steering wheels for some models
  • Wood/Leather steering wheel now availabel for both sport and luxury models
  • New Lane Tracking package
  • LED running lights for both sport and luxury
  • Color instrument cluster
  • Media Interface relocated to center console
  • Updated version of 7-speed transmission which provides better fuel economy

2012 E-Class Wagon – October

  • The E63 AMG wagon is coming!

2012 E-Class Coupe – E350 July/E550 October

  • New direct injected engines – V6 with 302 hp and V8 with 402 hp
  • LED daytime running lights standard
  • New wheel for E350
  • New interior colors – Red/Black and Natural Beige/Black leathers
  • New Lane Tracking Package
  • Standard shift paddles
  • Color instrument cluster
  • Media Interface relocated to center console
  • Electromechanical steering on V8

2012 E-Class Cabriolet – E350 July/E550 October

  • New direct injected engines – V6 with 302 hp and V8 with 402 hp
  • LED daytime running lights standard
  • New wheel for E350
  • New interior colors – Red/Black and Natural Beige/Black leathers
  • New Lane Tracking Package
  • Standard shift paddles
  • Color instrument cluster
  • Media Interface relocated to center console
  • Electromechanical steering on V8
  • New Red soft top option

2012 GL-Class – GL450/GL 550 August/ GL350 October

  • Acoustic Signal when locking/unlocking
  • Improved Rearview camera software
  • New ESP off icon
  • New garage-door opener concept (multicolor LEDs)
  • New paint colors – Dakota Brown & Pearl Beige
  • New rear chrome trim for rear control panels

2012 GLK-Class – July

  • Acoustic Signal when locking/unlocking
  • Improved Rearview camera software
  • new ESP off icon
  • New garage-door opener concept (multicolor LEDs)
  • Media Interfact port moves to center console
  • New 20″ 5-spoke wheel with Appearance Package
  • New Colors – Lunar Blue, Sapphire Grey, Diamond White & Cuprite Brown
  • Keyless-Go is reduced to $640 

2012 ML-Class – ML350s September/ ML550/ML63 2012

2012 R-Class – R350 gas August/R350 Bluetec October

  • New direct injected V6 with 302 hp
  • Acoustic Signal when locking/unlocking
  • Improved Rearview camera software
  • new ESP off icon
  • New garage-door opener concept (multicolor LEDs)

2012 G-Class – October

2012 S-Class – July/S350 September

  • New direct injected V8 with 402 hp means no Gas Guzzler tax
  • The S350 Bluetec arrives with an estimated 20 city/ 31 highway MPG
  • New colors – Lunar Blue and Andorite Grey
  • The Sport Package gets a new 19″ AMG triple 5-spoke wheel

2012 SL-Class – July

  • Premium 1 Package now standard
  • Limited production in anticipation for the all-new 2013

2012 SLK-Class – SLK350 July/SLK250 2012

2012 AMG

  • C63 AMG coupe arrives
  • E63 returnes with 5.5 litre biturbo with 518 hp and 25% better fuel economy
  • CLS63 AMG debuted in the spring
  • SLS AMG roadster arrives

This is a great time to be a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast!

2011 SL63 in designo Magno Night Black!

A few real life pictures of the 2011 SL63 AMG in designo Magno Night Black! This vehicle also has the new designo stone trim in Star Galaxy. I’ve learned quite a bit about the new Magno Matte finishes lately and they are a really interesting alternative to the standard gloss. It is more of a satin finish than a true matte – there is some luster there. Other than handwashing and keeping away from abrasive materials it doesn’t require any additional upkeep. For those of you who have had black, white and silver and want something new, Magno Matte is exciting!

New Color – Magnetite Black (183)- on the 2011 SL550

I finally received a vehicle in Magnetite Black! This new color is stunning in person. I tried to take a few pictures that would show the huge amount of metallic sparkle in this color. When the sun is not shining directly on it, it looks similar to Steel Grey but a little bit darker. You could certainly mistake it for Black at night. Once the sun is shining it most closely resembles designo Graphite but isn’t quite the same shade. It is so hard to describe a color like this!

Currently only available on the S, CL and SL it is a standard metallic paint – no upcharge! This particular SL is Magnetite Black with the Natural Beige interior and is absolutely gorgeous! It is by far the most striking SL we have on the lot.

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery News

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery is always a popular option for taking delivery of a new vehicle! There are so many benefits!

The European Delivery Program Spring Special Promotion has begun. For a limited time customers who take delivery between May 1 and June 30, 2010 will receive a 2nd night hotel accommodation, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. There is also available 2-for-1 airfare from Lufthansa through the Mercedes-Benz travel department.

Model Year 2011 European Delivery Launch Dates:*

E350 & E550 Cabriolet   May 17, 2010

CLS and SLK-Class   June 21, 2010

C, GLK and E-Class   July 19, 2010

SL550, SL63 AMG   February 22, 2010

S-Class   November 15, 2010

*Launch dates are subject to change should there be a delay in the US retail release dates.

The European Delivery Program would like 90-120 days notice but there are ways to speed up the process! Please get in touch if you are interested in the program. You should also read my European Delivery customer testimonial to get another take on the benefits of this program.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG Pricing and Release Dates

Mercedes SL550

The 2011 SLs will make their debut in the US next week. There are a few minor updates from the 2009 but nothing major scheduled until Model Year 2013 for the new body.

Changes:
Exterior:
New paint: Quartz Blue (230)

Interior:
Black interior (221/811) now features silver contrast stitching
Natural Beige/Black interior (214/804) is now available
Premium Leather steering wheel (Std.)

Technology:
HD Digital Radio &reg (Std.)
SIRIUS &reg Real-Time Traffic (Std.)
Direct Steer system (Std. SL550)

Model Retail Release Pricing:
SL550 – 2/16/2010 – $102,600
SL63 AMG – 2/16/2010 – $139,050
SL65 AMG – 2/23/2010 – $198,750

2009 Pre-Owned SL63 AMG For Sale at Atlanta Classic Cars

Used SL63 AMG Atlanta Classic Cars

We just took in a 2009 SL63 AMG with 5400 miles. As there are no more SLs in production until later this spring and probably no AMGs for a few months beyond that…this is a great opportunity!

Black
Black AMG Premium Leather
H73 Carbon Fiber Trim
Distronic
Parktronic
Panoramic Roof
Premium 1 Package:
Active Ventilated Seats
Electronic Trunk Closer
Airscarf
Keyless Go
Original MSRP: $143,845

Used SL63 AMG Atlanta Classic Cars

It hasn’t been offically priced yet but I would love to entertain an offer! Please call or e-mail as soon as possible! …think over $100,000, under $110,000.

Used SL63 AMG Atlanta Classic Cars

No 2010 SL-Class – Straight to 2011!

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG White

Mercedes-Benz has just informed us that there will be no model year 2010 SL550, SL600, SL63 AMG, or SL65 AMG. We will sell the remaining 2009s until the end of the year and then the 2011 SL-Class will be launched in the 1st quarter of 2010. The 2011 will not be a body style change – that is expected for model year 2013. More details should be available soon.

2009 SL65 Black Series Available for Sale at Atlanta Classic Cars

Our 2009 SL65 Black Series is now available for sale! This car arrived at the dealership earlier this month and is ready for delivery! It is stunning! The pictures do not do it justice. It seems to be about as wide as it is long – the fender flares are mind boggling! The interior is gorgeous with the contrast stitching and special gauges. It also sounds phenomenal!

Black with Black Interior – MSRP $304,350.

You can view more photos in my previous post from when the SL65 Black was first announced.

2010 Mercedes-Benz Model Year Changes CLS, CL, SL, GL, R, SLK, G

Most of these models have had some major upgrades in the last few years so they will only receive relatively minor changes for 2010.

New on the 2010 CLS:
P15 – AMG Wheel and Sound Enhancement Package
– 19″ AMG twin 5-spoke forged light alloy wheels
– AMG high-end surround sound system with 12 studio loudspeakers, ICEpower amplifiers and 705 watt output
New paint: Palladium Silver
Pewter Paint deleted

 2010 Mercedes CL-Class

New on the 2010 CL:
New Direct-steer system
Improved selection of Sport mode for transmission and suspension
New mirrors with arrow-shaped LED indicators
New paint: Palladium Silver
New multi-color ambient lighting
New Night View Assist PLUS with pedestrian detection
New Active Body Control (ABC) with crosswind stabilization
Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring system
Rear view camera (P2 Package)
Standard Bluetooth – no adaptor required
Sport Package PLUS one
– Sport bodystyling (front and rear bumpers, side skirts)
– 20″ AMG 5-spoke wheels with all-season tires

New on the 2010 SL:
Standard Bluetooth – no adaptor required
Direct-steer system

New on the 2010 GL:
GL320 Bluetec renamed GL350 Bluetec
Palladium Silver Paint is in, Pewter is out
Ventilated front seats now available in GL450 with Appearance package
Redesigned seat materials with piping

New on the 2010 R:
R320 Bluetec renames R350 Bluetec
Palladium Silver Paint is in, Pewter is out
7-seat option removed from Premium 1 – now stand alone option

 Mercedes-Benz 2010 SLK-Class

New on the 2010 SLK:
New 17″ twin 5-spoke wheels for SLK300
Diamond White Edition SLK300 gets 18″ AMG two-tone wheels
New color: 230 Indigolith blue (really Mercedes? Indigolith?)

New on the 2010 G:
Bluetooth connectivity and voice control
Rear park assist
Stainless steel grille guard in chrome
New paint: Palladium Silver

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