Mercedes-Benz Sales October 2012

Mercedes-Benz Posts Record Sales for October

Mercedes-Benz USA reports 23,978 vehicles sold for October 2012, delivering a record year-to-date total of 215,596 new vehicles.  Adding in smart and Sprinter sales for the month brings the total to 26,642 overall sales.

The top performers were the C, E, and GLK models.  The C-Class lead the way with 7,636 vehicles sold.  The 9th generation E-Class was reported sales of 5,265 vehicles.  To round out the top 3, the GLK reported sales of 2,943. Continue reading

2013 GLK Redesign

The Mercedes-Benz GLK has been redesigned for the 2013 model year, with bolder exterior styling, a dramatically restyled interior, and crisp driving dynamics.


2013 GLK Exterior

The 2013 GLK redesign involves nearly 1,000 new parts that include bolder front and rear bumpers, new headlights and a more graceful front grille. Inside, the new dash features eyecatching burl walnut trim that now spans the entire width of the cabin as well as shift controls relocated to the steering column. Continue reading

2012 Mercedes-Benz Model Year Updates

C-Class Sedan

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.

C-Class Coupe

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

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2 Payment Credits

Let Mercedes-Benz make your first 2 payments…

  • Purchase any C300, C350, or GLK350 through Dec 31st and  receive 2 payment credits up to $1300 in value.
  • Purchase any ML350 Bluetec, ML350w2 or ML350w4 through December 31st and receive 2 payment credits up to $1500 in value.

*Vehicles must be financed through Mercedes-Benz Finance (purchase only).  Purchaser will receive either 2 payment credits or payment value listed, whichever is less.

Quickpark Parking Assistance

Mercedes-Benz is now offering Quickpark parking assistance on vehicles that do not have Parktronic installed.  The included vehicles are the w204, x204, and w211 (GLK, C Class, E Class).  It can be added to all vehicles except AMG models. 

Through the use of ultrasound signals, the Quickpark system employs an audible tone to detect and warn of obstacles in the system’s rear field of view, allowing for easier parking and damage avoidance.

– Distance sensors can be painted to match vehicle color
– System engages when in reverse gear
– Quickpark will disengage when towing a trailer.

It should list for around $450 plus install from your local dealer.  As usual let me know if you have any questions.

Adam Denault

GLK Trunk Space

I have been asked about trunk space for the GLK with a set of golf clubs.   I have taken a couple photos displaying the width of the vehicle with my bag and clubs.  The photos are taken with the long woods removed from the bag as you can see in the photos.  If you didn’t want to remove the driver it will fit tightly diagonally.  Hope this helps with the trunk size question and with golf clubs 

Golf bag woods in

Golf bag woods out