Monday, October 31, 2011

Meaning of the Mercedes-Benz Star

As one of the most recognizable brand icons of all time, the Mercedes-Benz star has become a world-wide symbol for automotive luxury. Wondering how the three-pointed star got its start? This short film explains it all.

Spoooooooky Halloween News!

By Scot "give me candy" Hinckley

It's Halloween! Bring us candy! Actually, the only one of us that went all out and got dressed up is Mary (baseball player I think) so you can bring her candy, since she's earned it.

But enough with all the pagan stuff, the REAL news is that our very own Troy Coachman is on vacation (gasp!) in sunny San Diego (double gasp!). In the meantime, Kris Capps will be performing all the Finance Manager duties here at our Airport Way location.

Oh, and the Seattle Auto Show is coming up fast. We'll have 7 cars there, including the new SLS Roadster (click here for a short and sweet article with photos by the guys at Top Gear).

Seriously though, bring us candy. We're really into candy down here at the Airport Way location. Just see Samantha at the front and she'll distribute it fairly.

Thanks for reading, more to come.

Phil Smart Helps You See and Be Seen this Halloween!

Tonight is the big night for all the little ghosties and goblins to hit their Seattle neighborhood streets in search of candy and treats. Make sure your headlights are in top shape for optimum viewing tonight—and every night! Headlights can become foggy and dirty over time which results in a dimmer light. The Phil Smart Service Department can inspect and recondition your Mercedes-Benz headlamps giving you peace of mind while you're on the road during the darkest days of the year.

Contact our Service Department at either our Pike Street or Airport Way locations in Seattle to find out more about headlamp inspection and reconditioning.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Sedan

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Sedan sports and elegant look and style with a 201-horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Capable of getting 21 mpg/city and 31 mpg/hwy, this fuel-efficient engine supports smooth steering and capable cornering. For more information about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 read this review of the C250 Sedan and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe.

We'll have the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 available for a test drive at Phil Smart. Check our website for availability, and experience this powerful small luxury vehicle for yourself!

Mercedes-Benz May Go with a Straight Six

We've heard it from several sources several sources now, and rumor has it that Mercedes-Benz may drop the V6 lineup for a new group of straight-sixes. Mercedes-Benz moved to the V6 configuration to offset costs and conserve space, but a return to tradition has Mercedes-Benz signing on back with the inline six.

As always, we'll keep you updated on any new developments with these superb engines.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Announces New Model for Tuscaloosa Plant

With the possibility of ten new models in the next four years, Mercedes-Benz is stepping up production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. As the fifth product rolling off the line at the Tuscaloosa plant, this new Mercedes-Benz is rumored to be the all-new MLC SUV. This smallish SUV is supposedly patterned after the M-Class and will be in direct competition with the BMW X6. For more details on the new production plans, check out this article. Interested in this new Mercedes-Benz? The MLC SUV isn't supposed to hit the roads until 2015, but until then, we'll keep you updated on the latest!

Four Mercedes-Benz Named Most Beautiful Cars for 2011

The 2011 Autonis design award, the "beauty contest" for cars, netted Mercedes-Benz four spots in the top picks. Over 22,000 people voted and named the C-Class, CLS-Class, and SLS AMG Roadster as best in their class. The classic 300 SL received the "design icon of recent decades" with its 60 year-old, yet still incredibly stylish and distinctive look! Read more about this German award here.

At our two Phil Smart showrooms in Seattle, we're proud to offer both new and pre-owned models of the world's most beautiful cars. Come experience the Mercedes-Benz difference for yourself!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Is Here!

Quite possibly the most intelligent SUV on  the road, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class boast a redesigned exterior, reimagined interior and a truly fuel efficient engine. Setting the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class apart from other SUVs in its market is the innovative technology that can sense driving dangers, then alert you or even take action.

This third-generation M-Class has arrived at Phil Smart, just in time for winter driving on Seattle roads. You'll never experience the road the same way after driving this all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Explore the new M-Class inventory at Phil Smart, and schedule a test drive today!

An A-Class Convertible for Mercedes-Benz?

Auto Express gets a look at the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Convertible
While winter weather is just around the corner, dreams of summer driving with the top down are never far away. Mercedes-Benz is giving us a sneak peek into a possible new A-Class Convertible just in time for the 2012 summer season. While there's no official word from Mercedes-Benz, rumors say that the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March would be a perfect place to unveil such a masterpiece.

Learn more about the possible Mercedes-Benz A-Class Convertible.

Whether or not the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Convertible makes it to Seattle in time for summer, at Phil Smart, we'll have plenty of other Mercedes-Benz convertibles and roadsters to choose from. Whether you're looking for a new or pre-owned convertible, we can help you find the right one at Phil Smart.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stayin' Alive E-Class TV commercial

Celebrating 50 years of safety innovations, Mercedes-Benz keeps the reputation as one of the safest vehicles on the road. Watch as these animals keep the party going.

At Phil Smart, we can explain the latest safety features available, giving you the peace of mind you want and need on the busy Seattle area roads.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Car-to-X Technology Ready for Testing

Poised to revolutionize vehicle technology, Car-to-X Communication is intuitive enough to warn drivers of upcoming traffic problems or even weather conditions like black ice. This wireless communication between vehicles and traffic infrastructure is ready for testing on real road conditions. This research, headed by Daimler AG, will eventually show in the already technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz models.

Want to know more about how Car-to-X Communication really works? Read a detailed explanation in this article.

Mercedes-Benz: A Choice Brand Worldwide

Drivers around the world recognize the Mercedes-Benz brand for its top quality, innovative technology and luxurious appointments in all their models. This translates into Mercedes-Benz ranking twelfth among the best global brands for 2011. Touted as the best European brand, Mercedes-Benz brand equity has continued to rise since 2009. By focusing on greener and more fuel-efficient transport systems, Mercedes-Benz has pushed ahead to the forefront of the market, giving customers the transportation solutions for a new generation.

At Phil Smart, we're committed to giving Seattle-area drivers the best in customer satisfaction from sales to service, creating a local environment reflecting the worldwide recognition of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Learn more about the global study here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Long Way - Part 3

The trip from Alaska to British Columbia in their classic Mercedes-Benz is over. Picking up friends in Vancouver and then Seattle, the two Californians enjoy Seattle sights while preparing for the final miles from Seattle to Los Angels. Watch the finale of the "A long way" series.

A long way - Part 2

JG and Sean continue their journey from Alaska to the Yukon and British Columbia, encountering rough roads resulting in a repair stop. Watch the second episode of this exciting journey.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Digital Lifestyle in the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

In the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, you can stay fully connected while driving—safely. See how the COMAND Online Infotainment solution brings innovation and technology to the next generation of driving. At Phil Smart, we bring the latest Mercedes-Benz technology to you.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Creates a New Standard of Mercedes-Benz Luxury

While you've seen the sleek exterior to the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the interior is just as attractive. Setting a new benchmark in the compact model market. With finely crafted details and the choice of four interior packages (Chrome, Sports, Exclusive and Night package), you can enjoy a 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class that fits your personality and driving needs. A roomy interior with increased headroom and plenty of luggage space ensure that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make an exceptional choice not only for daily commutes, but also weekend adventures. The three-spoke wheel and well-appointed options, like ARTICO leather finish with stitching or two convenient display sizes give the dash a quality look, whether you drive the base model or one of the upgraded packages. Learn more about the interior design of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class here.

Can't wait to drive the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class? Contact us at Phil Smart, and we'll let you know when this compact beauty is available to conquer the Seattle streets!
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