Mercedes-Benz holds over 85,000 patents for the automobile most of which are safety related. Through the introduction of these numerous pioneering safety solutions and technologies, Mercedes-Benz continues to define new standards for vehicle safety. One of the latest to be introduced is Collision Prevention Assist Plus or CPA+ for short. A part of the larger Intelligent Drive System, CPA+ adds autonomous braking to the current Collision Prevention Assist System.
With over 2,000 new parts, the MY12 facelifted C-Class Sedan marks the most extensive facelift in the history of Mercedes-Benz. Along with the completely redesigned interior, highlights for the new model year include the following:
- C250 – New 1.8L I4 (201hp), turbocharged, direct injection engine
C350 – New, direct-injection 3.5L V6 (302hp)
Standard equipment upgrades including automatic transmission, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming mirrors, garage door opener, compass, HD Radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, ATTENTION ASSIST, and adaptive brake with HOLD function.
- New paints/wheels/upholstery options
New Lane Tracking Package
- PARKTRONIC available as stand alone option
- LED Daytime Running Lamps standard for both sport and luxury
- Color Instrument Cluster
- Media Interface relocated to center console
- All non-AMG C-Class models receive the updated version of our familiar 7-speed automatic transmission which provides better fuel economy and smoother shift quality.
The introduction of the all new MY12 C-Class Coupe will allow Mercedes-Benz to compete for the first time in the entry level luxury coupe segment. The coupe will share many of the same styling cues found on the sedan such as a completely redesigned interior, new generation of telematics, high resolution color instrument display and increased levels of standard equipment. The coupe will also be differentiated by such standard features as:
- Panorama sunroof
Steering wheel shift paddles
- 10 way power driver seat with 3 position memory, 4 way power lumbar and power steering column
- Split folding rear seats
Unique C250 wheel
Pricing has been released by Mercedes-Benz for the redesigned CLS550 and CLS63 Coupe.
Base MSRP CLS550 $71300
Residual Values are 55% for both the CLS550 and CLS63 based on 36months/15k miles per year.
We are now taking deposits for the “facelifted” 2012 CLS550 and CLS63. Please contact me for further details.
Stuttgart – The readers of the German trade journal “Auto Zeitung” have voted the new Mercedes-Benz CLS the best model in the luxury segment. Another first place – for the second time in succession – went to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as best super sports car. Both cars received the renowned “Auto Trophy”. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Development, Mercedes-Benz Cars, took receipt of the prestigious awards yesterday evening at the Meilenwerk centre in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the campaign for the Mercedes SLS AMG, entitled “Is it still a car?” was voted the best advertising campaign of the year. Andreas Fuhlisch, manager of Bauer Media KG, presented the corresponding award to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing. Continue reading
More than a quarter of a million readers and a top-class jury comprising 40 automotive experts and prominent figures have voted the new Mercedes-Benz CLS the best new product in the executive and luxury class segment. As a result, “Bild am Sonntag”, “Auto Bild” and 26 associated European publications have awarded the new four-door coupé model the “Golden Steering Wheel” – one of the most important automotive awards in Europe. This coveted award was officially presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, in Berlin yesterday evening. Continue reading