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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series in Solarbeam Yellow!

So, this monster just arrived in the showroom. It was ordered for a customer and he will be here soon. In the mean time we took a million pictures!

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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.

SLS AMG GT3 Black Swan Racing Team at Lime Rock Park

Black Swan Race Team is based in Boston running an SLS AMG GT3 in the SCCA Pirelli World Challenge series this year. Black Swan Racing Team owner and driver Tim Pappas is a long time AMG customer and enthusiast, and runs a top notch Team operation. They are committed to the SLS AMG GT3 Customer Sport program in the long run which might include the new IMSA United Sports Car Racing series launching in 2014 which is a merger of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and the American LeMans Series and will include such world class endurance racing events as the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta, along with a full slate of shorter races around the US.

Our own Will Vetter from AMG Product Management spent some time with the Tim and the Black Swan Team at the recent race at Lime Rock Park.

2014 Mercedes-Benz Model Pricing is Released – CLA-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class and SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz 2014 models

Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz models is out…for everything except the S-Class. Here you go!

CLA-Class

  • CLA250 – $29,900 - September/October release date
  • CLA250 4Matic – $31,900 – March 2014
  • CLA45 AMG – $47,450 – November

C-Class

  • C250 Sport Sedan - $35,800 – August
  • C250 Luxury Sedan – $36,250 – August
  • C250 Coupe – $38,200 – July
  • C300 4Matic Sport – $39,400 – August
  • C300 4Matic Luxury – $39,850 – August
  • C350 Sedan – $42,100 – August
  • C350 Coupe – $43,850 – July
  • C350 4matic Coupe – $45,850 – July
  • C63 AMG Sedan – $60,250 – August
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Sedan – $70,000 - August
  • C63 AMG Coupe – $62,750 – July
  • C63 AMG Edition 507 Coupe – $72,500 – July

CL-Class

  • All release dates are August/September
  • CL550 4Matic – $116,600
  • CL600 – $162,000
  • CL63 AMG – $154,600
  • CL65 AMG – $215,500

CLS-Class

  • CLS550 – $72,100 – Out Now!
  • CLS550 4Matic – $74,600 – Out Now!
  • CLS63 AMG – $99,500 – August
  • CLS63 AMG S-Model – $106,500 – August

E-Class

  • E250 Bluetec – $51,400 – September
  • E250 Bluetec 4Matic – $53,900 – September
  • E400 Hybrid – $56,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Sedan  – $51,900 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic Sedan – $54,400 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe – $52,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 Coupe 4matic – $54,700 – Out Now!
  • E350 Cabriolet – $60,200 – Out Now!
  • E350 4Matic wagon – $$58,600 – Out Now!
  • E550 4Matic Sedan – $61,400 – Out Now!
  • E550 Coupe – $59,000 – Out Now!
  • E550 Cabriolet – $67,300 – Out Now!
  • E63 AMG 4Matic Sedan – $92,770 - August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Sedan – $99,770 – August
  • E63 AMG 4Matic S-Model Wagon – $102,370 – August

G-Class

  • G550 4Matic – $114,200 – October
  • G63 AMG 4Matic – $135,700 – October

GL-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • GL350 Bluetec - $63,000
  • GL450  - $64,550
  • GL550 – $89,000
  • GL63 AMG – $118,560

GLK-Class

  • GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic – $38,980 – August
  • GLK350 – $37,480 – July
  • GLK350 4Matic – $39,480 – July

M-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • ML350 Bluetec 4Matic – $51,790
  • ML350 2WD – $47,790
  • ML350 4Matic – $50,290
  • ML550 4Matic – $59,450
  • ML63 AMG 4Matic – $97,250

SL-Class

  • All release dates are August/September
  • SL550 – $106,700
  • SL63 AMG – $147,300
  • SL65 AMG – $214,500

SLK-Class

  • All release dates are July
  • SLK250 – $43,525
  • SLK350 – $56,225
  • SLK55 AMG – $68,925

SLS AMG

  • SLS AMG Coupe GT – $201,500 – July
  • SLS AMG Roadster GT – $208,000 – July
  • SLS AMG Black Series – $275,000 – August

 

Jay Leno Drives the SLS AMG Roadster!

I was driven on the test track at Untertürkheim (4:30 in the video above). It is as exciting and unreal as it looks in the video! I think Jay likes it too!

2011 AMG Driving Academy at Road Atlanta – I Was There!

Last Wednesday I was able to attend the 1-Day Basic Training at the AMG Driving Academy at Road Atlanta. It was even better than I remembered from last year! The vehicles we unbelievable – C63 AMG, E63 AMG, SLS AMG, SLK55 AMG – the staff was world class and the track was thrilling! All day the instructors  encouraged me to accelerate faster, brake harder and be more aggressive. In addition to having a great time, I think I also became a better driver. Here is the video I made during the event. Please pardon all the giggling…it is just so much fun!

There are still openings for the rest of the dates!

BASIC

  • April 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 at Road Atlanta
  • May 12, 13, 14, 18 and  June 14, 15, 16 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut
  • September, October and November Dates at Leguna Seca

ADVANCED

  • April 3-4 at Road Atlanta
  • May 16-17 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut
  • September 25-26 and October 23-24 at Leguna Seca

PRO

  • April 9-11 at Road Atlanta
  • November 10-12 at Leguna Seca

You can visit the website to contact the staff or book your dates. If you have an AMG you should go to see what your car can really do. If you are considering an AMG you should go to get  REAL test drive! Everyone should go – AMG owner or not!

Thank you AMG Driving Academy for an unparalleled experience!

300SL and SLS AMG on Speed’s Ticket to Ride

If you have a DVR be sure to check out the current episode of Ticket to Ride on Speed TV. The main goal of the episode is a comparison between the 300SL and the SLS AMG.

The reason to watch is the portion of the show that takes place at the Mercedes Benz Classic Center in Irvine, CA. They are showing this episode next on March 5th at 11:30am ET. You can check the current schedule here.

2012 Mercedes-Benz – Coming Soon!

Mercedes-Benz introduced us to the newest members of the family during the Super Bowl this year. For more information about the C-Class Coupe, SLS AMG Roadster, SLK-Class and CLS-Class you can visit the Future Vehicles section of MBUSA.com and sign up for updates!

Isle of Man with the David Coulthard and the SLS AMG

If you keep up with Fifth Gear, a couple episodes ago they visited the Isle of Man where David Coulthard was piloting the SLS AMG. This 2D trailer is for the 3D movie that they were shooting.


Having spent some time on the track in the SLS, I can certainly vouch for how well this car handles even with an amateur behind the wheel. I can’t imagine what someone like Coulthard can make it do. The rumor is that you may see this as a store demo for new 3D TVs – Keep an eye out!

SLS AMG vs Lexus LFA

Not that I would expect any Mercedes owner to the consider buying a Lexus LFA but since they have announced that you can actually purchase one here is a comparison from Automobile magazine to explain why you should stick with the SLS.

“While the high-pitched voice of the Lexus is a constant threat to tired windowpanes, the densely packed roar of the Mercedes puts loose plaster to a real test.”

“In the SLS, the balance between steering and throttle is more natural and better weighted. At very high velocities, the Gullwing needs fewer corrections to maintain a steady line”

“The SLS is a powerboat for the road, a mighty mauler that evokes fond memories of a brand’s glorious past, a surprisingly practical and highly visible tool for the dedicated driver.”

“The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, on the other hand, establishes a credible link to its maker’s F1 and DTM racing efforts. And it proves, fifty-six years after the original Gullwing and only weeks after the final production run of the SLR McLaren, that Mercedes still knows how to make a supercar.”

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