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Cool Off This Summer at a Waterpark in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia is a capital city known for its rich history, culture, and water parks! Visiting a waterpark in Atlanta is sure to make your summer much more enjoyable. The cool water allows visitors to have fun under the sun without getting too hot. Check out some of these Atlanta waterparks recommended by us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!

Seven Springs

Seven Springs isn’t as large as many Atlanta waterparks, but it offers plenty of attractions for those looking to relax. Two waterslides and a lazy river are perfect ways to cool off for older visitors while a splash pad gives younger visitors a water to enjoy summer at a waterpark.

Six Flags White Water

Known for rides like the “Dive Bomber,” Six Flags White Water is located in Marietta and offers a full-service park. Relaxing rides, like “Little Hooch River,” are perfect for families. Kids are sure to enjoy “Tree House Island,” and the “Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool” is also available for visitors who want a unique experience this summer.

LanierWorld at Lanier Islands

Located in Buford, just a short drive from Atlanta, LanierWorld at Lanier Islands is primarily composed of a huge beach located on a lake. There’s a splash pool for younger visitors and a water slide for those who seek a thrilling way to relax. There’s even a zipline that ventures over the beach for those that are feeling daring.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Achieves 20-Year Milestone

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class was unveiled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 20 years ago. It has long served as an off-road SUV unlike any other and it has quite a portfolio. The popular SUV was designed for drivers who wanted a combination of luxury and off-road prowess that they simply couldn’t get in other brands. That led to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class achieving its 20-year milestone.

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class launched in May 1997 as an off-road SUV with exceptional ground clearance, all-wheel drive, and plenty of interior space. There are few models to this day that can match the off-roading ride comfort and exceptional design.

The original 1997 W 163 Mercedes-Benz M-Class features an independent front and rear suspension and permanent all-wheel drive. It also came equipped with an Electronic Traction System that, when combined with the suspension, could increase safety and stability on any surface.

Unlike many automakers, Mercedes-Benz wasn’t afraid to innovative with a versatile concept. It paid off with the second-generation M-Class touching down in the 2005 model year. That model featured an enhanced suspension and unibody construction that further increases torsional rigidity and comfort.

Today’s Mercedes-Benz M-Class launched in 2011 and immediately received praise from throughout the industry. The sheer level of luxury, off-road capability, and improved efficiency made it an off-road SUV that stood out from the competition with ease.

We here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead are happy to see the M-Class continuing to prove its metal as a premier luxury off-roading SUV.

List of Potential FIFA World Cup Host Sites Includes Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has mentioned that he would like one of the FIFA World Cup host sites to be the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia more than once, and based on new reports, it looks like his lofty dream may become a reality.

 

Recently, soccer fans were delighted to learn that the soccer federations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada planned to combine forces to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which now seems not only plausible but also pretty likely to happen.

 

Of course, this means that the World Cup will have to be hosted somewhere nearby, and a new, outlined plan listed many U.S. cities to host the many soccer matches that would be held – with a few also taking place in Mexico and Canada.

 

One of the possible stadiums mentioned is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Unfortunately, ESPN has stated that the overall FIFA bid process could take until 2020, so we won’t know for sure until quite some time. But hey, reports are looking good for Arthur Blank.

 

In the meantime, to learn more about everything that’s going on with Mercedes-Benz, give us a call or simply stop by for a chat anytime, here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

10th Anniversary Atlanta Brew at the Zoo to Contain 70+ Brews And Even More Animals

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, Zoo Atlanta hosts Brew at the Zoo, an awesome tradition that includes tons of craft brews and specialty wines within the award-winning zoo. And this year, Brew at the Zoo is celebrating at 10-year anniversary.

 

The event will include more than 70 brews and a limited selection of wines, with the opportunity to explore the lives of more than 1,000 animals, including giant pandas and apes.

 

Brew at the Zoo 2017 will take place on May 27, with general admission starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a VIP pre-party that takes place at 4:30 p.m., and the entire event will end at 9:30 p.m. General admission for non-members costs $50 and will include a commemorative Brew at the Zoo tasting cup.
There will also be multiple stages hosting various bands to entertain the crowds, headlined by The Geeks. To see who else will be playing and where, you can go to the Brew Entertainment schedule, here.

 

To learn more about the event, to get tickets, or to explore the huge list of brews, go to the official website here. To learn more about what’s going on in town or to check out our huge selection of vehicles, visit us anytime at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

The AMG 50-Year Anniversary: A Half-Century of Performance

AMG 50-Year Anniversary

It’s the AMG 50-year anniversary, which is reason to celebrate. As the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG has been developing some of the most impressive and capable models in the industry for five decades. AMG also has a strong legacy in motor racing, as it is now one of the most successful brands on the track.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the brand was founded in 1967 as an engine development and production company. The initials “AMG” stand for Aufrecht, Melcher, and Grossaspach—Aufrecht and Melcher were the founders, while Grossaspach was the former’s hometown. By the mid-1970s, the AMG company began working on racing designs, officially signing with Daimler-Benz AG in 1993. In 2007, AMG changed its name to Mercedes-AMG.

“We’re on the road to worldwide success with our strategic portfolio expansion and can look back on a sensational year. The 63 series models still constitute our core product line, and they continue to delight auto enthusiasts around the world. In addition, our AMG GT series, which was developed entirely in-house, is now available as a broad-based family, with which we have impressively demonstrated our expertise as a sports car brand,” said chairman Tobias Moers.

AMG is well-known for its design and production philosophy, which is “one man, one engine.” That means that every engine is hand-crafted by a single builder, demanding incredible precision to detail and allowing for improved performance. If you’re looking for the best in performance and quality, check out an AMG model at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead today.

Mercedes-Benz Golf Sponsorship: Masters Tournament History

Masters Tournament History

 

Mercedes-Benz has been the global sponsor of the Masters Tournament since 2014, one of the world’s premier golf competitions. Held every year at the Augusta National Golf Club in early April, this tournament is truly a spectacle. Mercedes had been an international sponsor since 2008, a great match for both the tournament and the automaker.

According to the official Masters Tournament website, the Masters Tournament history is impressive. Originally called the “Augusta National Invitational,” this competition was started in 1934 and was won by Horton Smith. Prominent players who have also won in the past include Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus (the “Big Three” of the 1960s and 1970s). Believe it or not, prize money can exceed nearly $9 million.

“The Masters is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. It is a great honor for Mercedes-Benz to now be associated with the Masters Tournament as one of the three Global Sponsors”, said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive VP at Mercedes-Benz, when the global sponsorship was signed.

Some famous traditions from the Masters Tournament include the signature green jacket that is presented to the champion. Other prizes include a crystal vase for lowest daily scores, crystal bowls for holes-in-one, and there is a special Par-3 Contest as well. At Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, we can’t wait to see this year’s Masters Tournament.

History of Mercedes-Benz

History of Mercedes-Benz: Present day 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz is a luxury automaker with a history that dates back to the beginning of the industry itself. The brand has continued to innovate for over a century and shows no signs of slowing down. Based on the idea of “What if,” the Mercedes-Benz brand continues to rock the world year after year. Here’s a brief look at the history of Mercedes-Benz from us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

  • 1886 – Karl Benz patented the first gasoline-powered car known as the Benz Patent Motorwagen. Bertha, his wife and business partner, funded the project. She became the first person to drive long distance in an automobile.
  • 1901 – The first Mercedes car officially hit the market with an output of 35 hp. The Mercedes Jellinek was named after an Austrian businessman who helped create the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft trademark.
  • 1927 – The first Mercedes-Benz sports car, the SSK, hit the market under the new brand name. It was designed by Ferdinand Porsche.
  • 1930s – Mercedes-Benz broke into motorsports. The “Silver Arrows” effectively dominated the competition throughout the decade.
  • 1950s – Mercedes-Benz developed the 300SL. The “gullwing” doors are the inspiration for those of high-end supercars, like Lamborghini.
  • 1960s – The German luxury brand unleashed the 600 Pullman on the world. It was designed as the pinnacle of the luxury segment.
  • 1967 – The AMG performance division was founded by former Mercedes-Benz engineers.
  • Present Day – Mercedes-Benz continues to dominate motorsports. The brand innovates year after year, raising the bar for the entire luxury segment.

Atlanta United the First Team to Play in the New Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Construction on the new Mercedes-Benz stadium is almost complete and the first team to take the field has been announced. Atlanta United, a Major League Soccer team, will play its first season game this summer. The announcement confirms that the stadium will be completed in time for this year’s major sporting events, including the 2017-18 NFL season.

The new Mercedes-Benz stadium cost $1.5 billion and is in the final stages of construction. Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on locker rooms, suites, concessions, and offices. The retractable roof and lower bowl section are nearly complete as well.

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“What has been a work that has gone in for several years, now we’re on the edge of planning to execution,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of the Arthur Blank Group in charge of the stadium. “We’re in full speed mode. The pace of our construction has increased.”

The Arthur Blank Group will take control between April and June. The Atlanta Falcons will take the field for two preseason games as well as the season opener in August. Two concerts will take place in August as well.

The new Mercedes-Benz stadium replaces the Georgia Dome, which will host its final event in March before demolition.

We here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead are pumped for the completed of the new stadium!

Mercedes-Benz’s 50th Anniversary Brings GT C Coupe

German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz is celebrating its 50th anniversary of partnership with AMG in a big way and the performance brand is out to make it the best year ever. Period. The AMG high-performance brand is pulling out the big guns with the all-new Mercedes-Benz GT C coupe. The latest addition to the GT family is the perfect way to celebrate such a milestone!

Mercedes-Benz’s 50th anniversary with AMG goes off with a roaring 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers a blazing 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The all-new GT C coupe boasts a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed just shy of 200 mph.

The GT C coupe is slated to sit above the GT and GT S and below the GT R. The AMG GT C roadster that the coupe is modeled after debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show just a few months ago.

The luxury brand will produce just 50 units of the special-edition GT C coupe on its initial run. A larger production run is slated to follow shortly after. The automaker has yet to provide a starting price for the GT C coupe.

We here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead are pumped to see the new GT C coupe in action!

Atlanta Film Festival

Plaza Theatre Atlanta. Photo by: Keizers.

We’ve finally reached the year of 2017, which means there will be plenty of film festivals to attend, but no matter how many you visit, none will be more impressive than the Atlanta Film Festival. Known as one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the United States, the annual Atlanta Film Festival stretches a full week.

Founded in 1976 by what’s now known as the Atlanta Film Festival 365, a nonprofit media arts organization, the Atlanta Film Festival draws in more than 25,000 independent visitors each year. Past honorees have included stars like Burt Reynolds and Spike Lee.

More than 150 films that encompass everything from documentaries to animation to locally produced projects will take the silver screen over the week-long event. Attendees can take advantage of Festival Genius to watch trailers and schedule screenings on their own personal festival calendar.

Those planning to attend can find the Atlanta Film Festival in full swing at the Plaza Theater, Goat Farm Arts Center, and Callanwolde Arts Center. The 41st annual film festival kicks off on March 24th and runs through April 2nd.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

We here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead hope to see you at the Atlanta Film Festival later this year!