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Meet Bertha – My 2015 S550 European Delivery!

Mercedes-Benz European Delivery

This is Bertha! She is a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 that I picked up in Germany and took on an epic European Road Trip! She will be for sale when she arrives back in the US and is looking for a good home. Let me tell you about her.

S550 Diamond White

She has the speed! With 449 horsepower and 519 lb/ft of torque you will love the power! I even took her by the AMG factory in case there was any extra horsepower in the air.

S550 Lighting Package

She is very maneuverable. With the help of the Surround View Cameras I was able to park her in some interesting places to get good pictures. Look at those LED headlamps sparkle!

S550 European Delivery

Bertha has visited many Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Europe and made quite an impression! I was inside this little dealership looking at the A-Class and when I came outside their employees were all looking at her!

Mercedes Stelvio Pass

She can handle anything! She conquered those mountains easily. Great suspension, electromechanical steering and comfortable seats make it a breeze!

Stelvio Pass Mercedes

She has seen more snow than 90% of the cars in Georgia and never flinched! Her 4matic system is top notch!

Mercedes Munich

She looks right at home in front of the Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich. This is a car meant for a palace. The 20″ multi-spoke wheels are like a crown on the ground!

S550 European Delivery

Even cats love her!

Distronic

The Silk Beige interior is very photogenic but it is the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist that really impresses! At under 30 mph you don’t even have to have a hand on the wheel as she tracks the car in front of you!

Perhaps she is a bit of a Big Bertha for European parking garages but I am sure there is more room at your house.

Diamond White S550

Bertha looks her best in flowered courtyards. The Diamond White paint really glows in the sunshine!

S550 Mercedes Diamond White

She was a champion on mountain roads, coastal cruises and simply parking at a scenic overlook. She will arrive in the US in 6-8 weeks with 2400 miles and a photo album that no other 2015 S550 can claim! I would keep her if I could but since I can’t it is my mission to find her a good home! Get in touch if Bertha is your next Mercedes-Benz!

Stelvio Pass with the GoPro Mounted to the 2015 S550!

You are now getting my Euro Delivery Experience all out of order! This was day 3. We drove from Switzerland to northern Italy to experience the Stelvio Pass! This road is world famous for the twists and turns through the Alps. As you’ll see it is full of motorcycles, bicycles, cars and the occasional tractor. This is a 6 minute video but we really did this type of driving for 3 hours! It was shockingly well mapped by the navigation system. Worth the detour if you find yourself in the area. Just follow the herds of bikes!

Stelvio Pass – 2015 S550 4matic from BenzBlogger on Vimeo.

I’m Back! Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Experience

S550 euro delivery

Sorry to go dark on you for two weeks but I was up to something very exciting! I was able to travel to Germany and pick up a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 through the European Delivery Program and then go on an amazing road trip through Europe! I was gone for 2 weeks and I will now fill you in on my adventure!

Day 1:

I flew into Stuttgart, Germany and took a taxi to the Delivery Center in Sindelfingen. Took the factory tour, had lunch, and took delivery of a gorgeous 2015 S550 named Bertha. (This is not my personal car. She will arrive at the dealership in 6-8 weeks and be for sale as a demo.)

The Delivery Center is where people from all over the world come to pick up their vehicles. I heard this 6X6 was headed to Australia!

mercedes g wagen

It was a busy afternoon and we still had to get to our AMG factory tour…

What is an AMG GT?

Mercedes-Benz and AMG have had a long and wonderful relationship redesigning production vehicles into performance vehicles. With the SLS AMG they broke the pattern and let AMG build the vehicle from scratch. The AMG GT is the next vehicle in that mold! Everything is just a rumor at this point but expect to see the production specifications soon!

Top Gear – Stelvio Pass

Does anyone else take their travel advice from Top Gear? I am planning a driving vacation and actually used this video for reference. Stelvio Pass…here I come!

Mobil 1 Carwash with Jenson Button

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 in Diamond White with Porcelain Leather

This 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic was special ordered for a client months ago. It was especially stunning!

white S550

S-Class sport plus one

S550 diamond leather

sunburst myrtle

rear seat package S550

S550 dorr detail

S550 ceiling speaker

S550 sport plus one

It is worth the wait for the perfect car to be built just for you!

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes – Starring the SL500!

Stephen King Mercedes book

Any press is good press, right? The murder weapon in Stephen Kings’ new book is a Mercedes-Benz SL500. That would be bad for the company image…except he does have some good things to say about the car!

From StephenKing.com:

“The front end of the SL500 was only slightly crumpled—that famous German engineering—but the hood and the windshield were spattered with gore.”

““How hard would it be for someone to slim-jim a window?” Hodges had asked the mechanic. “Pop the lock that way?” “All but impossible,” the mechanic had said. “These Mercs are built. If someone did manage to do it, it would leave signs.””

The third button was labeled PANIC. Presumably if a mugger attacked you as you were unlocking your car, you could push that one and the car would start screaming for help.”

““I’ve worked at Ross since 1987. Must have seen a thousand Mercs go out the door since then, and I can tell you they all go out with two keys.””

A couple of reviews have included a tidbit about the car that is obviously wrong:

“The following morning, during an “anti-dawn, damp and cold as the cheek of a day-old corpse,” a gray Mercedes-Benz SL500 “not just emerging from the fog but seeming to create itself from it” aims for the huddled masses, 12 cylinders screaming.”

Let’s hope that is just from the reviews and not from the book itself!

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Commerical for Japan

I have a soft spot for Mario. He was the star the last time I was any good at video games!

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV – Coming Soon?

Mercedes X6

This vehicle hit the Future Vehicles section at MBUSA.com recently:

  • 333-hp,  V6 gasoline Engine
  • 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
  • 9G-TRONIC PLUS nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter lock-up, twin-turbine damper with centrifugal pendulum and DIRECT SELECT gearshift
  • Dynamic Select Control with four different transmission modes
  • “Alu Beam” paint finish, reminiscent of the groundbreaking Silver Arrows of the 1930s and 1950s
  • Frameless side windows
  • Integrated, illuminated side sills
  • BAS PLUS and PRE-SAFE® Brake
  • 22-inch wheels

Some or all of this could make it into production next year. What do you think? I’m almost sure this is an answer to a question no one is asking but maybe I am mistaken! It looks great from this angle:

Mercedes X6 competitor

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