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Introducing Another Autobahn Burner From Mercedes-Benz

April 16, 2014

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Yesterday Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2015 S63 AMG S 4Matic Coupe.

Set to debut July, the S63 will feature a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, said to go 0-60 m.p.h in under 4 seconds.

“The new S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe is the latest dream car to augment the Mercedes-AMG model range…power and sensual purity combine to give the vehicle irresistible presence and breathtaking performance. Equally impressive is the combination of outstanding driving dynamics, advanced lightweight construction and groundbreaking efficiency.”

2014 GMC Sierra Denali Named Best Interiors

April 15, 2014

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The new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck is a cut above the rest. It’s the most advanced, most refined truck in the brand’s 111-year history and is now named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors of 2014.

“It’s a stunning departure for a full-size pickup interior and it breaks all the tired stereotypes about pickup truck cabins…the Sierra Denali foregoes traditional luxury cues such as wrinkled leather and wood for a modern, sophisticated pickup interior with real aluminum trim. Technology is featured everywhere, from the reconfigurable LCD gauge cluster to the latest active safety systems, but it’s also loaded with practical storage space and easy access to multiple USB, 12V and 110V outlets right up front…the heated and cooled seats are fabulously comfortable on long drives and the triple-sealed doors make the Sierra Denali the quietest pickup cabin we’ve ever experienced.” – Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World Magazine

Premium materials, strict attention to detail and purposeful technology define the Sierra Denali’s advanced cabin, elevating the expectations of luxury in a pickup truck.

 

The Buick Encore is Prepared for April Showers

April 14, 2014

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We’ve all experienced that startling moment when a passing vehicle splashes a flood of water onto your windshield and suddenly, your visibility is seriously compromised. Instinctively, you start to reach for the windshield wiper stalk, but the wipers have already begun to swoop. Relieved, you wonder, ‘How does my Buick know the windshield needs to be cleared?’

Vehicles like the Buick Encore small luxury crossover, can be equipped with the convenience of Rainsense wipers, which when activated, can automatically turn on the wipers when rain or water is detected on the windshield.

Using a rain sensor positioned behind the rearview mirror, a signal sent to the vehicle’s computer triggers the wipers when water is detected. But the technology goes beyond simply sticking a sensor on the windshield.

“There is a multi-stage process and testing procedure that we must to go through with the Encore, for example, in order to integrate the Rainsense function,” said Matt Piazza, General Motors’ global design engineer for rain sensor technology. “Each vehicle is unique and there are a lot of factors like windshield pitch, rain intensity, vehicle speed, and light conditions, that all have to be accounted for and validated.”

Using advanced software, the sensor takes a reading once every 40 milliseconds, or in about the time it takes a humming bird to complete a flap of its wings. The sensor measures droplet size and frequency and sends a signal that determines how slow or fast the wipers move.

“The advanced technology of Rainsense wipers are another added level of luxury and convenience for Buick Encore drivers, it constantly monitors the windshield, so that’s one less thing on the driver’s mind, allowing them to concentrate on the road ahead. Once you experience it, you won’t want a vehicle without it.” – Matt Piazza, General Motors’ Global Design Engineer for Rain Sensor Technology

Read the full Press Release from Buick here.

A Sneak Peak Into The Design Concept for the Maserati Alfieri

April 13, 2014

Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Marco Tencone and Giovanni Ribotta, designers at Maserati Centro Stile, illustrate the development process of the Alfieri, the latest concept car from Maserati, debuted at 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
Learn more about Maserati Alfieri at http://bit.ly/AlfieriConcept

Quote of the Week

April 12, 2014

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

Jaguar, Land Rover State Of The Art Engine Manufacturing Centre

April 11, 2014

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Jaguar Land Rover has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new state-of-the art Engine Manufacturing Centre.

The new facility has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout and has recently been awarded BREEAM’s ‘Excellent’ rating for the design stage of the assessment for sustainable buildings.

More than 21,000 photovoltaic panels, have been fixed to the roof of the Engine Manufacturing Centre, it is estimated that the system will generate more than 30% of the Engine Manufacturing Centre’s energy requirements. This is the equivalent to the energy needed to power more than 1,600 homes. The photovoltaic panels will reduce the plant’s CO2 footprint by over 2,400 tons per year.Trevor Leeks, the Engine Manufacturing Centre’s Operations Director, said,

“Our world-class facility showcases the latest sustainable technologies and innovations. The completion of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel installation here at the Engine Manufacturing Centre is just one example of this….As the first manufacturer to win the ‘Responsible Business of the Year’ last year, environmental innovation lies at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover’s business.”

Based in the heart of the UK, the state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre is the first new plant that Jaguar Land Rover has built from the ground up. The site represents an investment of more than £500 million and will create almost 1400 new jobs by the time the plant reaches full capacity. The world-class plant will manufacture the first family of premium, advanced technology engines, Ingenium, to be entirely designed and built in-house by Jaguar Land Rover for exclusive use in the company’s future vehicles. The Jaguar XE, debuting in 2015, will be the first vehicle equipped with these four-cylinder engines.

Did you know…

  • Jaguar Land Rover supports the reduction of emissions, including carbon dioxide globally, from both its products and manufacturing & logistics operations per vehicle produced.
  • Over the past five years, the company has reduced fleet CO2 emissions by 23% and operating CO2emissions by 21%.
  • Waste to landfill has fallen by 75% and water consumption by 17%.
  • The company’s environmental innovation roadmap to 2020 aims to use less resources and create zero waste culture as well as reducing its dependency on fossil fuels.
  • Challenging 2020 targets include a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions and water use.
  • BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings and large scale developments. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe environmental performance of buildings and communities.

Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC

April 10, 2014

10011381_10152154305413197_3848454840331636861_nIf you’re looking for a great road trip vehicle, allow us to suggest the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC clean diesel. With an EPA-rated 45 mpg on the highway, it’s going to be a long, long time between fuel stops. On second thought, you’d better make sure you really like whoever’s coming with you.

The Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC boasts dramatic new styling in both a sport and luxury design that is sure to impress any car enthusiast.

View our current inventory of Mercedes-Benz vehicles HERE.

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