The BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class coupe are clearly competitors. They are niche vehicles and generally fill the "I want an SUV but I don't want it to look like a kid-taxi" space. We happened to get a set of similar cars on the same day and I couldn't resist filming them together.
These are both pre-owned cars so they do not have the latest styling, tech or engines. However, as a side-by-side comparison I think they work!
2018 is going to be a busy year for Mercedes-Benz! We have new models, new colors, new styling, and new engines! Just this week I have seen some new things arrive!
Parking the GLC300 coupe next to the GLE43 coupe has really shown me the family resemblance! Just walking by them on the lot it is not immediately obvious which one is which. The GLC coupe has not been out for long and we are getting a lot of calls about it. This one happens to be Diamond White with the Espresso Brown interior and looks just great!
This transporter full of cars from Brunswick arrived with our first 2018 GLA45 AMG and the first Canyon Beige GLA250. Both are certainly striking in their own way! The GLA45 features the aero kit which looks awesome and a new Panamericana inspired lower fascia. Love those wheels!
This Mercedes-AMG C43 looks awesome in Cardinal Red Metallic and sounds as good as it looks! I can immediately tell it is a C43 rather than a C63 because of the grey brake calipers. As the models expand it is important that I can identify them from a quick glance! I hate to have to walk behind the car to figure it out!
This 2018 Mercedes-AMG GTS arrived today! It is the first of the GTs to arrive with the new Panamericana grille. This vertically slatted grill was inspired by an historic race car and looks incredibly modern. It will be on all of the GT models this year - GT, GTS, GTC and GTR. Most people are currently associating it with the 'Beast of the Green Hell" GTR and are surprised to see it on the other models.
Those are just the new things from this week! Stay tuned! I have a couple of special designo Edition SLs here, a GT roadster on the way and a redesigned S-Class just a few months away! So exciting!
Mercedes-Benz had introduced several new models and variations of models in the last few months. I though tit would be useful to see them side-by-side! Here is the GLC family and the big brother, GLE.
And a video!
A local photographer came by to take some pictures of our inventory. He made the dealership parking lot seem like a scouted location and the cars look pretty handsome too! Both of these beauties are available for sale, but now that they have a professional modeling portfolio the price may go up!
You can see more of his work on Instagram @joedphotog.
Starting in Model Year 2016, many Mercedes-Benz models are equipped with remote start through the mbrace system! GLE-Class, GLC-Class, most S-Class and the C-Class sedan are ready to go! Other models will be added down the line. This cannot be retrofit!
When you login to the mbrace app on your phone you will see this screen: (click on image to see larger)
There are a number of functions you can do with mbrace:
If you elect to use the remote start function the following conditions must be met:
And here are the things it can do:
Once you have hit remote start the signal runs through two secure servers and your vehicle starts:
Are you ready to be super-knowledgeable about the latest Mercedes-Benz models? Now you'll be able to tell the ML from the GLE SUV and Coupe! The 2016s have arrived and I am excited to introduce you to them.
From the front: Count the grille slats. The 2015 ML350 has 3, the GLE350 has two and the GLE450 has one.
The noses have a slightly different profile. The headlights have changed from the 15 to the 16.
The steering wheel and infotainment screen are the obvious interior differences.
The 15 ML has a clear portion in the middle of the tail light and the 2016 has the clear portion at the bottom.
The coupe is pretty easy to pick out!
I have all three available now at Atlanta Classic Cars. Come see which Mercedes-Benz is right for you!