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I attended training for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 yesterday. It is not anticipated to hit US showrooms until later this summer so it was great to get a sneak peek!
I saw a variety of paints and interiors, although all were sport models. Here is a video of the test drive cars:
I had several sections of training on the advanced technology, build quality and competitive comparisons.
I was able to test the Parking Pilot, Active Brake Assist, and Distance Pilot Distronic on a closed course. In short, the car is better a recognizing things in the road and helping you to stop on time. Also, it parks itself much faster!
I went for a nice long drive in the E300 on both highways and city streets to feel the engine, new 9-speed transmission and overall feel. The 241 horsepower and 279 lb/ft or torque was plenty for me. It is actually a touch faster than the outgoing V6 and significantly more efficient. The 9-speed erases any turbo lag and the overall build quality makes it quieter and more luxurious than ever!
The interior is beautiful. There are lots of new little details that make the E300 more plush and elegant than the outgoing model. There is enough change to be new and exciting but enough similarity that I could figure out the controls easily. I think with a day of practice this E300 will make the systems in the old E feel old.
Overall the all-new Mercedes-Benz E300 will be a great addition to the line-up and I look forward to having it for sale soon! Look for more videos coming today!
Motor Trend took these mid-size SUVs for a drive through wine country and guess who won?!
“The execution is also top-notch. Every material in the GLC300 feels authentic. Wood is wood, metal is metal, and even the faux leather feels more convincing than the Lincoln’s true leather. Every button, dial, and switch is designed and built to a standard rather than to a price. Mercedes-Benz has set the benchmark with the GLC300’s interior design and execution.”
“Although Mercedes’ COMAND might not be cutting-edge in terms of technology and/or screen size, at least there are multiple/redundant ways in, and it’s easy to navigate through its features using both hard buttons on the center stack and the knob/touchpad controller. Its graphics are not only sophisticated but also useful for intuitively accessing everything from vehicle preferences to manually tuning radio stations. No gimmicks, no frustrations, no “it’s just the way you have to do it.” Rather, it just worked on a level above the others.”
“The GLC is larger and improved in every measure compared to the GLK, and its handsome exterior, impeccable interior, and class-leading dynamics and efficiency only serve to underscore the value it also contains. Who would’ve guessed that a Mercedes-Benz would emerge as the least expensive, least powerful, lightest, most sophisticated, most engaging to drive, most fuel-efficient, most attractive, and thus most desirable player in this group? The GLC300 takes the gold medal. Keep your eye on this one for next year’s SUV of the Year.”
Thanks Lloyd for pointing this article out to me! Glad your GLC won!
Kevin, of International MotorSports, Inc, picked up his new GLS450 this week and has already hit the road for Memorial Day weekend. He took the dirt bikes up to north Georgia for some off road fun and sent me this picture.
Are you going anywhere? Your Mercedes wants to roam! Send me pictures!
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 should arrive very soon.
The MSRP was just announced: $52,150!
This is almost $1000 LESS than the current E-Class and when you factor in some of the new standard features it is approximately a 10% value enhancement.
New, standard features:
I will get to see the E-Class up close and personal during my training event in about 2 weeks. Check back for all of my impressions!
It’s been a quiet day at the dealership so I took myself for a test drive in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300! Perhaps next time you’ll give me a call and set up a test drive for yourself!
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The 2017 S63 Cabriolet dropped by for a training class today. It was love at first sight! As gorgeous as the S-Class coupe is, the cabriolet is even better!
It is scheduled for release next month, June 2016. I have one available!
Here is a video I just posted as well. More on my Facebook page.
Our first 2017 C300 coupes arrived today and my first move was to find a old body C-coupe for comparison. Here are the results!
The 2015 is the black car on the left and the 2017 is the Diamond White on the right.
Below: The top image is the 2015, with the center mounted gear shifter and the bottom is the 2017 with the column mounted selector.
The rear ends are obviously different with the 2017 being influenced by the new S-Coupe!
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