Thank you to the Peachtree Section of The Mercedes-Benz Club of America for sending all of the toys collected at your holiday luncheon back to Atlanta Classic Cars to fill our convertibles! What a generous group of Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts! It filled an entire C63 AMG. We're going to have to break out the S-Class convertibles if this keeps up!
Side note: I have been a member of the MBCA for a long time. Even if you just subscribe to get The Star Magazine it is well worth it! I was just notified that I need to renew. If you happen to join and use my member number I get a free month! *wink, wink
Use my Member Code and I get a free month! C119523
It is Toys for Tots time at Atlanta Classic cars! Every year we fill a convertible (or two) for the Marines to take to deserving children at the holidays! We kicked off the annual drive during our Thanksgiving luncheon and are looking forward to piling the toys high!
If you are planning to visit Atlanta Classic Cars for service or sales during December, please bring along an upwrapped toy or book to add to the collection. Or have the kids bring something! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to spread the joy.
If you love classic vehicles, this is the gathering for you! Join other collectors and motoring enthusiasts for this monthly event presented by the Atlanta Concours d'Elegance.
Crank up your classic automobile or motorcycle (Pre-1960 US or Pre-1970 European) and motor over to enjoy coffee, donuts and plenty of classic motoring eye candy!
Let us know what classic beauty you'll be motoring over in.
Our May 20th event is graciously sponsored by the great team at Atlanta Classic Cars, 1705 Boggs Road, Duluth, GA 30096.
If you have questions or need more information, email firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the Facebook Page to check in.
The Atlanta International Auto Show is this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. I stopped by to see what was on display.
Mercedes-Benz brought the big guns this year! The not-yet-released GT C Roadster is absolutely perfect! It's like they knew I would be there and brought my favorite color combo! The lines on this car are so elegant and sporty. It could not be better!
The G550 4×4² is the star of any show it attends. I think this one is designo Manufaktur Paprika and it brought the crowds!
The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is expected to be limited to 30 units for the United States! This looks very much like the S550 or S63 cabriolet but turned up to 100. The extra diamonds in the interior and the exterior trim make it extremely special.
The soon-to-be-released 2018 E400 coupe Launch Edition in Magno Matte Cashmere White was one of my favorites. It looks tremendously different from the current body style and distinct from the C-Class coupe.
The 2018 GLA45 AMG was showing off some yellow trim and a major roof spoiler. This is a refresh for the GLA-Class.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet launch edition was present! This is the car I call S'more because of the marshmallow exterior and the chocolate and graham cracker interior. It really is a knockout!
The GLS63 AMG looked aggressive in white with black trim. I don't get to see nearly enough of these at the dealership.
The SMART car display was getting a lot of attention. We have been selling quite a few of the plug-in electric version on our pre-owned lot. It really is fun to drive!
The E400 Wagon has arrived! I was hoping for the AMG variant but it is always good to see the wagon on display.
Electric cars are starting to become more common for Mercedes-Benz and this S550 electric showcases the classic looks with new technology hiding inside.
There were definitely some other vehicles at the auto show but only one will stick with you. For me it was the GT C Roadster! Look at that face!
Special thanks to my colleague Michelle for additional photography! It is always hard to get a good image when there are crowds!
Join us on October 8 and 9 for the 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. An exciting event. A beautiful venue. Sure to become one of Atlanta’s premier Fall events, don’t miss this rare multi-million dollar collection of vintage classic automobiles displayed on the fairways of Chateau Elan.
Saturday 9:am – 3:pmSunday 9:am – 4:pmVisit the website and purchase tickets here!
I'll be there all day Sunday. Say hello!
Atlanta Classic Cars invited a small group of AMG owners to Atlanta Motorsports Park to see what their cars could do on the track! You simply can't appreciate your AMG when following the rules of the road!
Here is a video I made from the porch on the clubhouse. AMP is a great facility and I would highly recommend you go whenever the opportunity presents itself! Thanks to ACC and AMP for a great day!
There are lots of ways to buy a new Mercedes-Benz and one of my favorites is custom ordering! In 60-120 days you can have the car of your dreams.
People often ask if there is an extra charge. There is NO Charge to custom order your new Mercedes-Benz!
There are lots of ways to order.
Possibility One: Use the Build Your Own section at MBUSA.com and then e-mail it to your salesperson. They can order the car just like you want it and keep you informed as it progresses.
Possibility Two: Go to the dealership, like something there and figure out what changes you would make to LOVE it! Maybe there is a designo interior that speaks to your heart. Perhaps you've been waiting for CarPlay or another technology to arrive. There are lots of little tweaks that can make a vehicle special.
Possibility Three: Be First! You can order a car that has not yet been released. Right now we are ordering C-Coupes, S-Class cabriolets, and 2017 E-Classes. I know you haven't seen the car in person yet, but you know you're going to love it. Why not order early and have your perfect vehicle arrive when it is first released for sale?
So, you don't have to settle for what is at the dealership. I would be happy to custom order the Mercedes-Benz of your dreams!
I moved to Atlanta many years ago simply to avoid the snow. I did not know that I was putting myself in the perfect position for all things Mercedes-Benz!
Germany: The vehicles arriving from Germany dock in Brunswick, GA. That is just 300 miles south of my dealership! 5 hours from "VPC Ready" to "in Stock!"
Alabama: The vehicles built at the factory in Tuscaloosa are just 225 miles west. They get on a car carrier and arrive a few hours later! Same day service!
South Carolina: Sprinter and Metris vehicles arrive in Ladson, SC for re-assembly and then ship just 300 miles to me! The Chicken Tax can't slow us down!
Headquarters: MBUSA just relocated to Atlanta! This means I get to see the occasional test vehicle sneaking around, my training events will be close, and we will be a Mercedes-Benz town. Nothing beats community involvement for brand awareness!
Thanks Atlanta for turning out to be the center of Mercedes-Benz in the US!
So, it is the fourth quarter and you have been meaning to do something about your car all year. Come by the dealership! This is the perfect time to get to work! Here is what you should be looking into before the end of 2015!
The GLE Coupe has arrived! This sporty SUV has been getting tons of attention. I wasn't 100% sure I was going to like it but now I love it! Every time I flip the Dynamic Select to Sport+ I cannot suppress a smile! It has a surprising amount of space on the inside and an unbeatable look on the outside! Inventory has grown and you still have time order before the end of the year.
The all-new GLC is arriving in November. This model will replace the outgoing GLK and I predict a huge success! They styling will appeal to a larger audience and it has grown a few inches. The interior is going to be leaps and bound more luxurious! With a base price under $40,000 I think this will be hottest SUV on the market!
The C450 AMG Sport now available! This AMG tuned version of the C-Class has all of the noise and fun you want from an AMG with a more mainstream price tag. I have a comparison driving event to attend next week vs. the C63 AMG and I can't wait to try them back to back!
Deals to Be Had
I know some of you are looking for the best deal, not the latest and greatest car. There are definitely a few models you should be considering.
With the arrival of the 2016 GLE-Class we are just about out of MLs. However, there are a couple left that are looking for a good home! Also, the 2017 E-Class is just around the corner and we have lots of 2016s.
There is still a great selection of 2015 S-Class vehicles from which to choose. I'll even let you be picky about colors and options. The only reason to spend more for the 2016 is if you are really excited about the remote start feature that comes with the mbrace Connect for 2016. (I am!)
The CLA and GLA are always the most affordable of the Mercedes-Benz models. With base prices just over $30,000 these cars fit in almost any budget! I have so many happy owners in these cars. You really should check them out before you settle for something boring.
The Metris is Pre-Production no longer! We have our first models in stock. The Metris is about the same size as the GL-Class and can come as a cargo or passenger van. Again, starting at under $30,000 for a cargo van this would be a great addition to your commercial fleet (and a great write off before the end of the year!). Come take it for a spin and let me tell you how it will save you tons of money over traditional cargo vans!
So, there you have it! A Mercedes-Benz shopping list for the fourth quarter, 2015. Don't wait until the last minute! I cannot overnight you a car to arrive on Christmas Eve. This isn't like buying a gift for the kids!