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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.

Motor Trend 2014 G63 AMG 6×6 First (and only) Drive Review!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 is not coming to the US and I will probably never even lay eyes on one in person. Normally, I wouldn’t mention it. But this Motor Trend First Drive Review does a great job of explaining the incredible technology while boggling at the ridiculousness of it.

“Turns out that the gargantuan 6×6 is actually hand-built on the same assembly line that produces every other G-Wagen.  A workforce 1500 strong recently added a second shift because G-Wagen sales are through the roof, with 2012 the stout off-roader/military vehicle’s best full sales year since production started in 1979.”

“At current exchange  rates, the 6×6 costs a little less than $625,000. Take out the 19 percent European value-added tax and you’re still looking at around $525K. (Sadly, Mercedes isn’t selling the 6×6 in the States, or the V-12 G65 — yet.) The 6×6 weighs a touch more than 9000 pounds (up from 5876 for our last standard G63), yet Mercedes claims this monster can hit 60 mph in fewer than 8 seconds.”

“Like for real, jumping a 9000-pound, six-wheeled pickup truck with me grinning like an idiot from the passenger seat. Since we had our usual crew of photo and video people (“Good, but do it once more, please…”), Erwin jumped with the 6×6 again and again and again — I neglected to actually count, but I’d guess 20 jumps is pretty accurate. Then he drove through four feet of water, and then started bounding up boulders at unbelievable angles. Then he let me drive the 6×6. Which, according to Mercedes, makes me the first journalist to be given the thrill.”

“If you’re familiar with portal axles, you’ll feel  just a whiff of the familiar rocking sensation. Then the 536 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque kick in and you’re off like a hippopotamus over a waterfall.”

“I should probably mention that the 6×6 has five differentials. This gets a little tricky, but it’s worth explaining…”

“Inexplicably, there’s no backup camera. Now, I realize complaining about a lack of a backup camera is similar to what my predecessors did in the 1970s and ’80s when they’d moan about the lack of rear visibility in a Lamborghini Countach…I think 6×6 owners will develop the technique of just running over the Lamborghini parked behind them. When I asked Axel Harries why no backup camera, he just put his head down and started laughing.”

“Every time I saw it, I turned into a 12-year-old boy, simply giddy with each glimpse. I think the lucky, wealthy folks who purchase AMG’s biggest, most expensive toy will experience the same sense of childlike huzzah and wonderment every time they step into their garage.”

Read the full article at Motor Trend online.

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 with Bengal Red Leather at Atlanta Classic Cars!

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This Diamond White 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 arrived on the showroom this week and it keeps catching my eye! I’m not normally wowed by red leather or aluminum trim but together, on this car, they are something special. I can’t photograph it accurately but I did my best!

Bengal Red Black Nappa

Red Black Nappa

2014 SL550

  • Diamond White
  • Bengal Red / Black Nappa Leather
  • Aluminum Trim
  • Sport Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Illuminated Door Sills
  • Wheel Locking Bolts
  • MSRP $114760

SL550 at Atlanta Classic Cars

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy!

Motor Authority

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is scheduled for release later this month and it is already winning awards! It was a close race, but Motor Authority has named the CLA45 AMG the Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy for 2014!

“But most of all, the CLA45 is the kind of car that commutes in comfort, but never fails to inspire a face-splitting grin. It is, quite possibly, the best all-around, attainable, everyday enthusiast car we’ve driven.”

I have one on the way…

CLA AMG

 

Winter Event Certified Pre-Owned Specials!

The Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Program is the Best! Not only do we offer the highest quality pre-owned cars but we subject them to a very strict inspection and reconditioning program and then back them up with an extended warranty! If that isn’t enough of a reason to consider a CPO Mercedes-Benz we are now offering special APR’s and payment waivers on some of our vehicles!

You can view all of the Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles for sale at Atlanta Classic Cars on our website. We update daily!

2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG with designo Auburn Leather and Black Piano Lacquer

Yet anotherr jaw-dropper! This GL63 AMG was ordered for a client but I like to get pictures of the rare interiors whenever possible.

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Auburn GL63

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Combining two of our most exclusive things…designo and AMG!

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG in Iridium Silver with designo Titanium Grey Pearl Nappa Leather and Champaign White Piano Lacquer at Atlanta Classic Cars!

I did not even know this car was possible! It is jaw-dropping, amazing, and bonkers! This vehicle is currently for sale at Atlanta Classic Cars but it will not last long!

G63 G wagon

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2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

  • Iridium Silver
  • designo Titanium Grey Pearl Nappa Leather
  • designo Champaign White Piano Lacquer
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • MSRP $141,825

G63 front end

 

 

Setting the Clock in Your Mercedes-Benz – Video

There are lots of different ways to set your clock. You can find information about your specific model and radio by visiting the How To Videos section at MBUSA.com. Or, if you’re in the neighborhood, I would be happy to set it for you. Enjoy the extra daylight!

Mercedes-Benz S550 Pictures – 2013 vs. 2014

I happen to have one 2013 S550 left and it is Iridium Silver. I happen to have one 2014 S550 demo and it is Iridium Silver. They were clearly begging for a photo comparison!

Silver S550

Silver S550 Comparison

S550 Iriduium Silver

S550 Iriduium Silver

Silver S550 comparison

Silver S550

So, they look like they are in the same family…but one is certainly new and exciting! Come see for yourself!

MotorTrend Tests the 2014 E63 AMG S-Model – Video!

This is a very long and detailed comparison test of the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model. Guess who wins…

  • 2:00 – E63 0-60 time and 1/4 mile time
  • 4:00 - Dyno testing for horsepower – 636hp and 594 lb/ft torque!
  • 11:50 – They call the BMW fat
  • 12:00 – Driving the E63 AMG S-Model
  • 15:30 – The final word…
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