Get some closer looks at the features of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 with this series of videos from Smail sales representative Scott Powell. He gives a great overview of the car, highlights the performance and safety features, and gives us a closer look at some of the details of the interior.
For this episode of First Gear, I got a chance to explore and test drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Having recently reviewed the 2016 CLA250, I was much more comfortable and familiar with going through this vehicle.
Before checking out the interior, I do a lap around the GLC300 and get my initial reactions to the style and design of the exterior of the vehicle. I'm always looking at the small details, and on this GLC300 I'm really impressed by the chrome accents used around the windows and doors, and especially on the door handles.
There are plenty of features inside that make this GLC300 fun to drive. The sunroof is massive, the technology available is incredible, and the cargo space is very impressive. There's a moment in the video where I discover how to fold down the back seats with just a touch of a button. Let's just say it surprised me.
During the test drive, I demonstrate the blind spot monitoring and warning. I also cycle through the different driving modes like Eco and Sport to see how each mode drives differently. I use the rearview camera to help back up while parking, and I also try out the Eco Start/Stop technology where the engine stops running instead of idling at times like extended red lights.
Here is our latest episode of First Gear, where I got the chance to review and test drive a 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250.
This one made me a little nervous, to be honest, since before this day I had never even stepped foot into a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, let alone drive one around town. That also meant that many of the features and controls were very different than what I was used to.
I like to push all the buttons to see what they do, to me it's the little details that are important. I want to know more about the features that I'm going to encounter everyday like the cupholders, phone chargers, and seat controls. And, of course, there's my favorite: secret compartments!
This CLA250 is loaded with some things that I've never seen before, like the emergency release button in the trunk. (And yes, of course I had to crawl into and lock myself into the trunk to test that one out.) I got to test out the sunroof, discover a secret door between the back seat and the trunk, and found some helpful lights underneath the seats.
During the test drive, I experimented with the different driving modes, Comfort, Sport, etc. and the blindspot monitoring. When I got back to the dealership, I asked a few questions to the salesman which he was able to answer for me.
If you'd like to take this CLA250 for a test drive yourself, stop down to the dealership and ask for Anthony Polvinale. You can also find more information at SmailMercedesBenz.com.
If you're looking for genuine Mercedes-Benz parts or accessories, check out our parts and service department here at Bud Smail Motorcars. Not only can we accessorize your new vehicle, but we can add to the car you currently drive, even if you didn't originally buy your car here.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts and accessories from Bud Smail Motorcars will fit perfectly with your vehicle because they're made with the same quality and integrity as the vehicle you drive. For example, the floor mats are laser etched to fit perfectly into the specific vehicle they're made for, insuring a precise fit.
Take a quick look at the video above to see just some of the accessories we have available, like exterior mirror housing in black or carbon fiber, options on tires and wheels, running boards, trailer hitch, stainless steel sport pedals, cargo trays and floor mats, and the Illuminated Star.
Go to SmailMercedesBenz.com for a list of available accessories for your specific model of vehicle. You can click on a PDF brochure of your vehicle and see all the accessories available. There are just so many details, so many things you might not have even thought were available. And once you find something you like, schedule an appointment with our service department.
Take a first drive in a 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet with Bud Smail Motorcars sales representative Scott Powell.
Scott is the lucky one who gets to test drive this vehicle, "the first S-class convertible made by Mercedes-Benz since the "Hangover" car!" he excitedly proclaims.
As soon as Scott sits in the car, he demonstrates the "seat belt presenters." When the door closes, the seat belt moves to a more comfortable to reach position. And he shows that the convertible soft top comes with the same interior headliner as you would find in the sedan. "That just shows you the extra level of quality that Mercedes-Benz puts into building this car," says Scott.
One of the cool features of the convertible, is that you can put the top up or down when the car is moving, as long as you're under 30 mph. You can see demonstrations of that in the video.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet has pretty much the same powertrain as its sedan counterpart, with a 4.7L, V8 Biturbo engine, with 449 horsepower. But it also has the new 9 speed G-TRONIC transmission. "And you can tell it's fast," smiles Scott as he steps his foot on the accelerator.
Scott also shows off the upgraded interior of this specific S550 Cabriolet, with it's saddle brown leather seats and designo® Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Wood trim.
One of the more interesting features of this S550 Cabriolet is the "air scarf," a fan that blows warm air on your neck for when you're driving with the top down in cooler weather. Combine that feature with the heated seats, and this car is certainly an all-weather convertible.
Another standard feature of the car is the Burmester® Premium Sound System. It also includes the two 12.3 inch screens on the dashboard for all your controls and navigation. There's also features like magic vision control, AIRCAP with Wind Deflector, LED lighting, soft-close doors, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist.
"This is the finest luxury convertible you can find," summarizes Scott. "You can spend more money, but you're not going to find a better car."
Watch this very informative video for a virtual test drive in the all new, and highly anticipated, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300. Videos like this will help you see the car in action, getting an up-close look at the features and details of the vehicle that simple pictures sometimes can't show.
Smail sales consultant Anthony Polvinale takes you on a test drive in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300. This car has been getting plenty of press for its advances in semi-autonomous vehicle driving, technology features that enable to vehicle to assist driving. "
Some of the features Anthony will review and demonstrate include, the 12.3 inch navigation display, instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, touchpad controls on the steering wheel, light settings and 64 colors for customizable interior and ambient lighting, active brake assist, adaptive cruise control system, drive pilot, active lane change assist, the back up camera, parking pilot with parking sensors checking the entire surrounds, engine and transmission, Dynamic Select, air body control, wireless phone charging on select devices, and Pre Safe and Pre Safe Sound.
Getting your smart phone linked to your vehicle can sometimes be confusing. The sales consultant will walk you through the steps when you buy your vehicle, even setting it up right there before you drive away. However if the connection fails, or you're looking to add a new phone, the menus and steps may be overwhelming by yourself.
But have no fear, Anthony Polvinale is here... to show you how to pair your Android or iPhone to a Mercedes-Benz with these easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. I've also broken down the instructions in text, listed below each video.
How to Pair an Android Phone to a Mercedes Benz via Bluetooth
1) On your phone in Settings, make sure Bluetooth is turned on, 2) Under Bluetooth, select your phone to make it visible to nearby Bluetooth devices. A clock will begin to countdown. 3) On the Mercedes Command Console, go to Phone, then down to Connect Device. Click Search for Phone. 4) Once Mercedes has found your phone, toggle to the right and select "Authorize." 5) Verify passkey matches on each device and click ok. 6) Mercedes display confirms pairing. 7) Phone will ask for access to contacts, call history and messages. Allowing this will give the vehicle the ability to display this information for you on the vehicle console. 8) On the Mercedes console, select Audio (or Media) and select "Bluetooth Audio" to enable music.. 9) Your phone is now ready to be used for calls and music.
How to Pair an iPhone to a Mercedes Benz via Bluetooth
1) On your phone in Settings, make sure Bluetooth is turned on, 2) Under Bluetooth, select your phone to make it visible to nearby Bluetooth devices. A clock will begin to countdown. 3) On the Mercedes Command Console, go to Phone, then down to Connect Device. Click Search for Phone. 4) Once Mercedes has found your phone, toggle to the right and select "Authorize." 5) Verify passkey matches on each device and click ok. 6) Mercedes display confirms pairing. 7) Phone will ask for access to contacts, call history and messages. Allowing this will give the vehicle the ability to display this information for you on the vehicle console. 7) On the Mercedes console, select Audio (or Media) and select "Bluetooth Audio" to enable music.. 8) Your phone is now ready to be used for calls and music.
The handcrafted engine is a 5.5-liter V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. On the engine itself is a plate with the signature of the one man who was responsible for the engine's production. An exceptional level of detail goes into the creation of every AMG engine.
If you're looking to buy new tires, now's the time.
During Smail Auto Group's Spring Tire Sale in conjunction with Yokohama's Spring Getaway Promotion (April 18 to June 4, 2016), when you buy a set of four Yokohama tires, you'll be eligible to receive a prepaid Visa card worth up to $80.
If you're a Chelsea Football Club fan, you also have the option to choose the new 2016-2017 Chelsea FC home jersey.
Free lifetime tire rotations is another added benefit of purchasing tires at Smail.