January 23, 2014
Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles are an incredible value. They have been through a 165 point inspection, reconditioned, serviced and have an extended warranty. Now they are an even better value! Mercedes-Benz has just announced that they will have unlimited milage on the Certified Pre-Owned warranty! Please visit the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned site for all of the fine print.
Here’s how this works…You get 5 years, unlimited miles of coverage from the original purchase date. So, if the car is 2 years old, you have 3 years and unlimited miles of coverage. Do you know someone who drives 30 or 40 or 50,000 miles a year? This would be the best thing that ever happened to them!
We also have Certified Pre-Owned special interest rates, payment waivers and included maintenance to sweeten the pot! Now is the time to act! Check out my Certified Pre-Owned inventory and let me know which one is calling your name!
January 20, 2014
This Special Edition C63 AMG just arrived in our AMG Performance Showroom and it is a stunner! It is very obviously a different beast from the “standard” C63 AMG!
- Hand-built, high-revving AMG 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine
- 507 horsepower, 450 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 mph in 4.1*** seconds, and a top speed of 174 mph
- More aggressive exterior styling, including hood vents, new AMG light-alloy forged wheels and AMG sport striping
- Exclusive interior available with designo upholstery, high-gloss black piano-lacquer trim and “Edition 507″ badging
- AMG high-performance braking system with compound rotors and red-painted calipers
- AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
- AMG sport suspension
- AMG sport exhaust
Look at those Hood Scoops!
Look at those wheels!
And that Stripe!
Not to mention the extra 55 horses they crammed into the engine!
And the killer exhaust!
Your really need to come try this car on…they are very exclusive and you may never see one in person again!
2014 C63 AMG Coupe Edition 507
- Obsidian Black
- Black Nappa Leather
- Carbon Fiber Trim
- Edition 507 Package
- Multimedia Package
- Lighting Package
- Lane Tracking Package
- Limited Slip Differential Lock
- AMG Performance Media
- AMG Illuminated Door Sills
- Keyless Go
- Chrome Door Handle Inserts
- Wheel Locking Bolts
- MSRP $92,410
January 18, 2014
Mercedes-Benz is famous for safety and technology. We have been innovating the automobile since we invented it more than 125 years ago! These days there are more Assist and -Tronic features than ever before and it can get a little confusing. Here is short rundown on the common systems. You can visit the Mercedes-Benz Safety Page for some videos and more in depth explanations.
Attention Assist aka “the coffee cup” – Observes driver for initial 20 minutes of driving (over about 30 mph) and looks for changes that would indicate drowsiness. Beeps and flashes a big coffee cup to alert when there is an issue. No intervention in driving. Newer models do not display the coffee cup icon full time.
Collision Prevention Assist (CPA) – A radar on the front of the vehicle looks for impending collisions and alerts by beeping if it sees a problem. It then does the math on necessary brake force to stop in time and primes the brakes and boosts braking power. This system cannot stop the car or slow the car without driver action. Standard on most 2014 models.
Blind Spot Assist – Uses radar in the rear of the car to look for vehicles in your blind spot. Yellow triangle in mirror up to about 20 mph indicates system is on but not functioning yet. The triangle turns red when blind spot is occupied and flashes red and beeps if you engage the turn signal during a red triangle. Active Blind Spot Assist is the same but will intervene by braking the car or using electromechanical steering to pull you back into your lane.
Lane Keep Assist - Uses a camera behind the windshield to monitor the lane lines and vibrates the steering wheel if you inadvertently cross the lane line. Will not alert you if you have the turn signal on or the steering angle is severe. Newer cars have more and less sensitive settings available. Active Lane Keep Assist is the same but will intervene by braking the car or using electromechanical steering to pull you back into your lane.
Distronic – Radar adaptive cruise control that keeps you a comfortable distance from the vehicle in front of you. Now functions down to 0 miles per hour. If engaged it can use 100% of the vehicle braking power to prevent an accident. Follow distance is adjustable.
Steering Assist – This system engages over 40 mph and uses the stereo cameras and electromechanical steering to keep the car centered in a lane or behind the vehicle in front. Will only operate for a few seconds if the driver removes their hands from the wheel…but we know they can drive themselves!
PRE-SAFE – If the car senses and impending collision it takes action to protect the passengers. It can cinch the seatbelts, adjust the passenger seat to a more favorable position, close windows and more to reduce injury. If no accident occurs the actions are reversed.
Pre-Safe Plus with Rear-Collision Protection – Looks behind the vehicle for an impending collision and actives Pre-Safe features as well as using the brakes to hold the car in place rather than being pushed into another vehicle or traffic.
Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Recognition aka the soccer ball thing – If the vehicle sees a pedestrian it can automatically engage the brakes while alerting the driver with beeps.
BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist – Uses the stereo cameras to look for cross traffic and can boost braking power when necessary.
Some of these features are standard, some are optional and some are only available on select models at this time. But, just like airbags that we patented in 1971, all of these safety features will probably become standard on every vehicle in the world eventually!
January 16, 2014
It has been a busy week for Mercedes-Benz at the NAIAS in Detriot! They debuted the 2015 C-Class, 2015 GLA45 AMG and the S600. Take a look at the photo gallery on the MBUSA Facebook page.
January 11, 2014
What a beauty! I just changed a vehicle in production to Steel Grey with Red Leather, inspired by this stunning 300 SL!
January 7, 2014
From the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page (and everywhere else on the internet!): Presenting the all-new 2015 GLA45 AMG, the fourth high-performance SUV to arrive from our speed shop in Affalterbach. Under the hood is a handcrafted 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder putting down 355-hp and 332 lb-ft of torque through a high-performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. It’s an SUV that gets from 0-60 mph in a scant 4.8 seconds-and one that very few others should trifle with. On sale this fall.
January 4, 2014
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is scheduled to be released this summer in CA, CT, MD, OR, NJ, NY, RI and VT in early 2015 for the rest of the US. This is the fist full electric for us as well as the first time we will get the B-Class. Based on previous hybrid launches I am guessing you will need to order early to get yourself a B-Class Electric Drive! I would not expect to see them sitting on the lot waiting to find a home. Get yourself on the list if you know you want this technology!
- Bold, compact four-door design with seating for five
- Advanced electric motor delivering 174 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque
- Range of more than 100 miles on a full charge
- Easily charged at any standard outlet
- From a heavy-duty, 240 volt power source: full charge in four hours, with a 60-mile charge achieved in less than two
- Connected vehicle technology with remote monitoring, charging and pre-entry climate control features
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with Adaptive Brake Assist standard
- Available Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Parking Assist
January 2, 2014
I grew up in E-Class wagons. We called them the “cool bus” and fought like crazy over the way back. I’ve always thought it was a shame that wagons are not more popular in the US. There are however a few devotees out there!
For example, Greg from Texas, contacted me before he ordered the beautiful Indigo Blue E350 pictured above. He was going all out with the features and an unseen color combination. I advised him to hold out for exactly what he wanted rather than settling for what was available on the lot and he is very happy with the result. You can read his very detailed options summary on the MB World Forums.
Autoweek also tested the 2014 E350 wagon recently and said things like “Thirty-something years later, this remains darn near the perfect car. The single car one would need for 99 percent of life’s needs.” You can read the full article at Autoweek online. I can hardly wait to see one in Cardinal red!
You might also remember Lizzie the Quartz Blue wagon that my clients picked up via European Delivery a few years ago!
And what better testimonial than a guy who does a lot of miles over a very short period of time!
Call me! Let’s order a wagon!
December 31, 2013
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As brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an F1 racing legend, Michael Schumacher is part of the family here. Best wishes to him and his family following his skiing accident this weekend.