Mercedes-Benz is a name strongly associated with the height of luxury and comfort when it comes to automobiles. The brand recently added an S-Class SUV to its lineup — the 2017 Mercedes GLS-Class SUV. Over the course of the past two years, the company has aimed to overhaul the SUV and crossover segment of its lineup, and the result is astonishing. The GLS-Class has reviewers raving over the SUV’s seamless combination of comfort and performance.
The entry-level member of the GLS SUV lineup is the GLS350d, powered by a 255-horsepower diesel engine. After that, the lineup goes GLS450, GLS550, and the range-topping AMG GLS63 powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that cranks out 577 horsepower altogether. That’s a lot of power, and coupled with Mercedes-Benz’s cutting-edge 4Matic all-wheel drive, it seems like these SUVs can conquer just about any terrain the world flings at them. Prices for 2017 models have not yet been announced, but 2016 prices ranged anywhere from $65,500 to $122,000.
The 2017 GLS will also be receiving a face-lift contributing to the overall exterior appearance of the vehicle, and according to reviewers, something as simple as a name change can spell bigger sales for a vehicle because buyers tend to think the car is new. In addition, the GLS-Class SUVs will be equipped with a system called Active Body Control, which controls body roll and helps the GLS feel lighter and less cumbersome when taking curves. Obviously, the vehicle’s driving experience benefits from this advanced technology, which allows for a more comfortable ride.
The Mercedes GLS-Class SUV combines luxury with performance, delivering the functionality and capability of the SUV and crossover class in the form of top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz engineering and quality. Quality you can trust. It’s no wonder that reviewers throughout the industry have fallen in love. What’s stopping you from checking out this awe-inspiring work today?
AMG will be getting some exciting new upgrades and expansions in the upcoming years. Announced at the New York International Auto Show, the chairman of AMG announced that vehicle sales rose a whopping 40%, leading the Mercedes-AMG brand to expand its lineup.
Although nothing is official yet, according to AutoNews(subscription required) the brand will get roughly 10 new nameplates, based on existing Mercedes models. AMG is known for its high-performance design, making it a world leader in street-to-track automotive design and engineering. Plus, the styling is unparalleled, with sleek curves, carbon fiber, chrome and more. Best of all, the Mercedes-AMG model lineup is notorious for rich engine sounds.
“We’re going to expand our portfolio to 48 different models by the end of the year,” said Tobias Moers, chairman of AMG. “Stand-alone AMG showrooms are getting feasible worldwide. We are going to open up one in Japan, and we’re having a discussion in Australia about that.”
Roughly a dozen dealerships in the US have a dedicated AMG showroom, which will likely see an expansion thanks to good sales. Mercedes announced this number may be expanding to over 100 in upcoming years. We can’t wait to see more AMG models on the road. What do you think of this incredible news? Tell us below!
The Mercedes GLC300 SUV is now available, and that means the former GLK’s spiritual heir is open to be test-driven and reviewed by industry critics. So far, everyone seems to love the GLC300, particularly focusing on its plush interior and luxurious driving experience. Plus, with a price tag of under $40,000 for the entry-level trim with rear-wheel drive, the GLC300 is unusually affordable for a member of the luxury SUV segment.
The large windows and thin pillars of the GLC300 provide excellent visibility and lend an extra air of spaciousness to the already roomy and comfortable interior, which offers premium comforts and amenities such as soft-touch, padded seats, and upscale insulation against wind and engine noise. Plus, since the GLC300 uses the luxury sedan C-Class as a base, that sensation of smooth, car-like maneuverability and performance extends to the SUV. It’s apparent that Mercedes didn’t hold back when making this masterpiece.
The Mercedes GLC300 SUV is, overall, highly customizable, with a number of standard and available features and luxuries. These include everything from standard forward collision warning with automatic brakes to optional leather seats, though the high-quality brown leatherette upholstery comes with the vehicle. That would be too good to pass up on.
Mercedes’ OM diesel engines have seen a long reign in the company’s vehicle lineup, with the OM 651 being the most-produced engine in the brand’s history. Now, however, the OM 651 is being pushed aside in favor of a new OM diesel engine. The OM 654, as it will be called, will be offered in the new Mercedes E-Class as one powertrain option for the upcoming car.
The new OM 654 is said to be significantly lighter than its predecessor, as well as consuming significantly less fuel and releasing fewer emissions. The new diesel engine will debut in the new Mercedes E-Class E 220 d and is expected to provide an NEDC-estimated 60 mpg combined fuel rating, as well as a 25 horsepower boost over the previous engine, which cranked out 170 horsepower in comparison to the new engine’s 195 ponies. Mercedes’ goal in developing the new engine was to meet the standards for the Real Driving Emissions legislature, while providing superior performance and efficiency.
In addition to finding a home among the E Class engine lineup, the new OM 651 is also expected to be put into the A Class, V Class, and S Class models in addition to the Sprinter van. The engine was also designed to be modular and compact so that it can be easily modified to fit the legal restrictions of any of the various countries in which Mercedes vehicles are sold. So you can expect to see this incredible piece of engineering pop up in a number of places soon. Prepare yourself for Mercedes level diesel performance, the kind everyone’s been wanting.
You did your research. You decided what features were important to you. You test drove a hundred vehicles. So now that you’ve bought the vehicle you want, it’s time to take care of it. If you want to make your car last, follow these three simple tips:
# 1 – Your vehicle doesn’t run on fuel alone.
Routine maintenance is definitely the most effective thing you can do to make your car last. Even people who are vigilant about oil and oil filter changes can often ignore other tasks. Your air filter, spark plugs, and belts—all of these need changing. Your owner’s manual will help you maintain a healthy maintenance routine.
# 2 – Don’t ignore problems.
Over time, you’ll come to know your vehicle like you know the back of your hand; the way it sounds, the way it accelerates, brakes, and corners. Anytime these change, you should not ignore it. Also, calculate your fuel economy from time to time. Make sure it is where it should be consistently- that can alert you to issues before they become catastrophes.
# 3 – Don’t drive it like you stole it. Drive it like you own it and want it to last.
The way you drive can have a significant effect on your vehicle’s longevity. Unnecessarily hard cornering can be hard on the ball joints and suspension. Constant hard braking and unnecessarily aggressive acceleration can take its toll. So it’s best to take things easy, even if that detracts from your main-street drag-racing dreams.
It’s simple. Take care of your car and it will take care of you!
Mercedes-Benz has long been known as one of the technology leaders in the automotive market. When you get behind the wheel of a Mercedes, you know full well that you’ve got brilliant safety technology on your side.
One of the most innovative features to come out recently is the Crosswind Assist. The technology is designed to stabilize your vehicle when dangerous crosswinds are hitting your vehicle.
Crosswinds are particularly dangerous because as soon as you attempt to adjust to a gust with a slight turn of the steering wheel, the gust is gone and you have to counter correct very quickly. Mercedes took it upon themselves to rectify this. Now you don’t need to worry as much about dangerous rogue gusts.
The way the technology works is that your Mercedes will read your steering wheel input in addition to your body motion. At that point, the vehicle uses the brakes, electric power steering and active suspension in order to counterbalance the wind forces.
The Crosswind Assist is very much part of what makes the driving experience of a Mercedes so comfortable, so confident, and so relaxing. So why not stop on by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead’s location to check it out for yourself?
It’s not often we hear about the Mercedes-Benz-Nintendo partnership but when we do, it usually brings an interesting marketing move with it. That’s certainly true with the newest addition, centering on the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Super Mario Maker, and Mario Kart 8. The latest tactic targets adults who grew up with Mario in their youth.
The game and auto makers started their partnership off right with free downloadable content,(or DLC), for Mario Kart 8. The free DLC include a 1957 300 SL Roadster sports car, a 1934 W 25 Silver Arrow formula racing car, and the modern GLA.
The Super Mario Maker course, titled “Mercedes-Benz Jump’n’Drive” takes the player through a dealership, taking a test drive through the city, and hitting the Autobahn! Once a player completes the level, a Mercedes-Benz GLA with Mario in the driver’s seat is unlocked.
This isn’t some shoddy, half-hearted marketing ploy either. Mercedes-Benz put their heart and soul into designing the Super Mario Maker level.
“While we received a lot of positive feedback on the campaign and the integration of our cars into Mario Kart 8, we also learned that many gamers are skeptical about brands appearing in their games,” said Caroline Pilz, head of product placement and fashion sponsoring. “So we made sure to put a lot of effort and passion into designing the actual level.”
We here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead are proud to see free, fun content that anyone can enjoy!
The new Mercedes-Benz Vision Concept is causing quite a stir. This sleek multi-purpose vehicle looks like its straight out of the future, with a contoured silhouette and metallic exterior. Though little is known about this model, we can’t wait to see how it performs.
According to Carscoops, the Vision made its premier at the Tokyo Motor Show, taking the form of a high-tech minivan. Described as “autonomous, luxurious, and progressive” and
a vision for future generations” by Mercedes-Benz. This car will have the latest in automotive technologies.
This autonomous van concept is truly one of a kind, made to work as a passenger vehicle, not commercial. Not only is the design progressive, but under the hood this model is a plug-in hybrid set-up with a lithium-ion battery, hydrogen fuel cell, and electric motor powertrain.
The exterior is somewhat reminiscent of old Citroen concept vans, but we like to think it also takes design cues from the DMC DeLorean from “Back to the Future.” We’re excited to see how this model performs on the actual road.
Who knows, maybe if you accelerate to just the right speed something spectacular could happen.
Going to the future is what we mean by that, in case you missed it.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles have always transformed the way that people drive their cars. However, with the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz “Concept IAA”, its cars will also transform in ways never imagined.
What does IAA stand for? Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, and that should provide a clue as to what makes the car so special and innovative.
The advanced technology behind the concept IAA allows it to adapt to any environment. When it reaches a speed of 50 mph, it can change its shape to become more aerodynamic on the road. With a more adaptive design, the IAA concept car can speed ahead in the most optimal way possible.
Improved aerodynamics also means better fuel economy on the road. Technology that keeps money in your pocket is always a sure deal.
In the past, cars that transformed were only seen in movies and television shows. However, Mercedes-Benz is working to make science fiction a science-based reality.
Mercedes-Benz recently announced that the second-generation, mid-size 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is on its way to dealerships, hitting lots in November of 2015. This new vehicle comes with many upgrades over the GLK model.
Visually, the new GLC will have similarities to other current Mercedes-Benz models, and it is larger in general, gaining two inches in width and five inches in length, which translates to a more spacious interior.
The GLC will boast many new features, including a power driver’s seat with memory, power folding mirrors, a rear-view camera, power tailgate, KEYLESS-Start, touch-pad, Collision Prevention Assist Plus (CPA+), pre-safe, crosswind stabilization, and an integrated garage door opener.
Plus, this upgraded SUV combines incredible power and impressive design, offering a smooth, seamless ride. Interested in learning more about this luxurious new SUV? Get in touch with us or visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead before the Mercedes-Benz GLC launch.