Poyser Motors is proud to present the critically acclaimed Mercedes-Benz All Stars.
We have much please in inviting you to an exclusive preview of this travelling roadshow, where you will have the rare opportunity to experience some of our newest and most exclusive Mercedes-Benz models.
View the E250 CGI Cabriolet and C63 Coupe, where awe-inspiring beauty, unbelievable technology, exhilarating performance and heart-stopping power have combined to be exceptional additions to the Mercedes-Benz Vehicle range. Also on show are the SLK350 BE, B200 BE, GL 350 CDI, S350 Bluetec, ML 350 BT and CLS350 CDI.
We look forward to seeing you at Poyser Motors from Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 until Monday 27th August, 2012 (in trading hours between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm) to experience All Stars 2012.
On Saturday 25th August, 2012 between 12pm and 4pm we will be exhibiting paintings from local artists – Vincent Loverso, David Johnston, Fiona Smith and Sandy Williamson at the showroom. Please join us at the showroom for drinks and canapés to view the amazing pieces of art, and this travelling roadshow.
Please RSVP by Monday 20th August, 2012 to Marnie Cavallaro by phone (03) 5442 3250 or email email@example.com if you would like to attend the exhibition on Saturday 25th August, 2012.
And remember, the stars do shine brighter in Bendigo.
You can download the flyer by clicking here.
Spring is almost around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than a day at the races. If you love fashion, horse racing and Mercedes-Benz, then you will want to be at the Poyser Motors Star Lounge for the launch of the Bendigo Fashion Festival on Sunday, 9th September, 2012 at the Bendigo Jockey Club.
On a chilly Sunday morning in June, 20 guests of Mercedes-Benz and Poyser Motors braved the harsh elements to participate in our annual Winter Drive Day. Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat at Hepburn Springs was the destination, Mercedes-Benz were the vehicle of choice for the guests.
With the vehicles lined up, Mercedes-Benz lanyards on the doors indicating which vehicles guests were to begin their journey in, Mark Doyle – Sales Manager, provided guests with a run-through on the performance of the vehicles, and what they had to offer before our guests set sail in convoy from the showroom, en route to Harcourt for our first stop.
Can you imagine how fantastic it looked for people driving down High Street, Bendigo, seeing not one, but eleven Mercedes-Benz passing by? The lead car (E250) was navigated by Mark Doyle with myself as co-pilot, ensuring our every stop was safe, well-timed and allowed the drivers an opportunity to experience the next vehicle in the line-up.
Followed behind the lead car was an SLK200, E220, S350, C63 Coupe, C200, ML250, B180 and C250 Coupe. The latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz Team, Rod Jones – Sales Executive, stayed at the back of the line, in a C300, not wanting to leave anyone behind! Meanwhile, Mark White – Service Manager zipped in and out of the line in the C180 Coupe.
Our next stop was at Franklin Ford intersection, which gave us the perfect opportunity to compare notes about the vehicles we had been in, whilst taking in the superb view of the rolling hills that the Macedon Ranges is most famous for.
Next stop, Peppers. With slight drizzle in the air, a moist road and outstanding vehicles, you can only imagine how much fun we had on the winding road into Hepburn Springs! As we entered Peppers, staff were on hand with a glass of champagne and umbrellas to escort us from the vehicles. Whilst under the verandah of this stunning Art Deco building, with either a glass of bubbles or a sumptuous red wine, guests had the opportunity mingle and view the magnificent range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
A warm log fire, leather couches and wing-back chairs were inviting us all to rest our legs and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Peppers. Our host for the day, Di, then escorted us all to the “Conservatory” for a Mediterranean buffet that can only be described as heavenly. Following lunch, Trifle and Pavlova were the deserts of choice, making certain our guests would be completely satisfied in anticipation of the drive home.
Di then took us on a private tour of Peppers, of both the guest-house and the gardens and surrounds, leaving us completely satisfied that our time at Peppers was a truly unique experience. With guests keen to try out the next vehicle in the line-up, we had just enough time for a group photo and then we were en route to our next stop for the journey back to the showroom.
Well, you never want to go the same way twice do you? Next stop, Drummond. To my delight, as I had never been on this road before, Glenlyon was just the prettiest countryside I had seen in a long time. Rolling hills, sheep, vineyards and stylish homesteads were the landscape on this road, and if you were lucky enough to be driving the vehicles, you were able to experience the winding roads. If you were passenger, you were equally as lucky viewing the magnificent countryside.
On arrival at Drummond, guests were now all clamouring to drive the C63 Coupe. At each interchange of vehicles, I would ask “which has been your favourite car to drive today” and everybody came back with the same response “oh the C63 Coupe of course”. The afternoon chill had most certainly set in by now and I noticed the vehicle changes were now becoming a little quicker!
On route to Harcourt, this was now officially our last stop. As they say, all good things must come to an end, and sadly, this gorgeous group of guests, had one final opportunity on the day to drive one of the many prestigious vehicles on offer. Harcourt was most certainly our quickest vehicle change as we were en route to the showroom, via North Harcourt, Sedgwick, Mandurang and finally Bendigo.
The last leg of the Drive Day through North Harcourt, Sedgwick and Mandurang proved to be very beautiful. Right on cue, the view from the top of North Harcourt at the Ford Road Intersection confirmed we live in a beautiful part of the world, and we were able to show guests that we have a fantastic range of beautiful cars to experience this in.
When we finally made it back to the showroom, it didn’t take very long for the C63 Coupe to be back out on the road for a little more “test driving”!
Register your interest for the Winter Drive Day 2013 or for any information on the vehicles mentioned on the Drive Day by e-mailing marnie.cavallaro ‘at’ poysermotors.com.au
That’s right, you read it correctly – Mercedes-Benz are apparently working on a new gearbox that is said to offer nine different forward gears.
It is currently under development and headed for upcoming Mercedes-Benz transmission tunnels. The gearbox is said to be mated mainly to larger cars and engines in the Mercedes-Benz range.
Mercedes-Benz claim using nine speeds dramatically improves fuel economy as the engine power and torque is spread more evenly rather than the engine pulling longer gears.
It is quite a bewildering amount of ratios to fathom, is it too many? Mercedes-Benz has said nine is the maximum number of cogs physically capable of fitting inside a passenger vehicle gearbox though, so there’s a sign of limits ahead.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest version of its CL-Class luxury sports coupe, boasting a more powerful and refined engine, refreshed styling and a never-ending list of passenger comfort and driver assist safety features.
The sharper lines of the new CL-Class give it a more muscular appearance. The front features a newly designed V-shaped radiator grille and squarer headlights in line with other current-model Mercedes.
A chrome strip beneath the lower intake widens the CL’s mouth while LED daytime running lights have now been incorporated in the side brake-cooling openings.
The mirror-mounted LED indicators have also been upgraded while the rear lamps benefit from a fresh design.
Inside, CL-Class customers have a choice of four different kinds of wood (all hand-made and supplied by renewable forestry sources in Europe), as well as two different kinds of leather and five colour combinations.
The steering wheel has a new flatter airbag construction and a soft leather wrap, while three tones of mood lighting are also standard on the CL 600.
The most significant changes have taken place under the bonnet however, with the CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY featuring an all-new 4.7-litre biturbo V8 engine.
Despite displacement decreasing by 0.8 litres, power has risen more than 12 percent from 289kW to 324kW and torque is up a staggering 32 percent from 530Nm to 700Nm.
Acceleration has improved half a second, with the new CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY completing the sprint to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
Sprint times aren’t the only figures to fall however, with combined fuel consumption 23 percent better than the outgoing model (down to 9.5 litres/100km) and CO2 emissions slashed from 288g/km to 224g/km.
Mercedes says the gains are manifestations of a number of technical improvements within the engine, including the addition of Mercedes’ third-generation spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition with up to four ignition sparks per millisecond. Other enhancements include the start/stop system, friction-optimised pistons, piston rings and cylinder barrels, on-demand control of oil pump and a new three-phase thermal management in the coolant circuit.
The 386kW biturbo V12-powered CL 600 remains at the top of the range, with acceleration three-tenths sharper than the CL 500. It is now also fully compliant with Euro V emissions standards.
Driver assist technology is at the cutting edge in the new CL-Class, and Active Lane Keeping Assist is at the top of an extensive list. ALKA uses a camera mounted on the inside of the windscreen to monitor continuous lane markings on the road and send small vibrations through the steering wheel if the vehicle is unintentionally approaching the line. If the vehicle unintentionally crosses a lane marking on either side ALKA intervenes by gently braking the wheels on the opposite side of the car to help the driver remain in the correct lane.
Active Blind Spot Assist is another multi-stage system designed to make lane changes safer. If the system detects the driver has intentions to perform an unsafe lane change, a red triangle is displayed in the side mirror. If the driver ignores the triangle an audible warning will sound, and if the vehicle gets dangerously close to another the system implements corrective braking intervention to help avoid a collision.
Other innovative standard features include Adaptive Main Beam Assist which controls headlamp intensity to optimise vision for on-coming traffic, infra-red Night View Assist which illuminates pedestrians, Speed Limit Assist which reads the speed limit signs and displays it in the centre display, Pre-Safe Brake, Attention Assist and Active Body Control with crosswind stabilisation.
SplitView technology in the central display headlines luxury features in the CL’s cabin. The system allows the driver and front passenger to view different images simultaneously on the same screen. For example, the driver can view navigation maps while the passenger watches a DVD.
The entertainment system features a 40GB hard disc for the 3D-cabable satellite navigation and an additional 7.2GB for around 2500 music files. The latest generation of the Linguatronic voice control system now detects whole words and no longer requires the driver to spell out commands.
Mercedes-Benz has released the next generation Viano, and it incorporates the company’s latest BlueEFFICIENCY technology, as standard.
The new generation houses a revised interior trim which is said to be both more attractive and more comfortable that its predecessor. The interior lighting has also been revamped for improved ambiance, comprising of LED reading lights and a series of fibre optic units that can all be dimmed accordingly.
There’s also new control buttons on the dash and a new four-spoke steering wheel that includes various control buttons. The sound-deadening materials used in the new Viano are also said to have improved interior quietness dramatically.
In all versions, the Viano meets EU 5 emission standards. CO2 emissions and fuel consumption could also be reduced by up to 15 percent compared with the previous model due to the introduction of BlueEFFICIENCY technology. The BlueEFFICIENY system incorporates a start/stop system and optimised low-resistance tyres.
There’s a new six-speed transmission underneath, standard with all four-cylinder diesel engines. The transmission also helps to reduce emissions and fuel consumption because it uses a broader gear ratio which is good for both low speed traction and higher speed/lower rpm cruising.
Depending on the model, the new Viano is available with a range of engine packages, from a 100kW four-cylinder to a 190kW six.
Outside the car, minor styling revisions have been made also. It has a new headlight design and the rear of the car has been given a complete makeover.