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    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Official Photos Leak Onto the Web

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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    Source: emercedesbenz.com

    The first official photos of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class have leaked onto the web and we have them for you.

    For those of you that have not been following the spy photos, the 2014 E-Class is sporting far more than just a simple facelift.  On the contrary, there have been several design changes. The hood, front and lower grilles have a completely new style and the previously teased one-piece headlight has replaced the current quad configuration of the outgoing model. The taillights and bumper received a new look in the back.

    We’ve yet to receive the official technical details, but you can get a great idea of what you’re getting thanks to the interior and exterior photos of the sedan and the estate E-Class.

    The engine lineup will likely include the usual units, a V6 3.5-liter with 333 hp (248 kW), a turbocharged V8 4.6-liter with 435 hp (324 kW) and a V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo generating 537 hp (400 kW). Mercedes-Benz could also launch a new entry-level model with a Renault-sourced 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine producing 156 hp (116 kW).

    To read full press release, click here

    Ray Catena of Union is a MBUSA franchised dealer and we maintain the area’s largest inventory of new and used Mercedes-Benz cars and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts.  Our award winning service center is backed by a team of knowledgeable technicians who are dedicated to keeping your Mercedes-Benz looking great and in top running condition.

    2013 Mercedes-Benz Model Year: Model by Model Overview

    Friday, July 13th, 2012
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    2013 is going to be a big year for Mercedes-Benz.  The new year means new transformations to Mercedes-Benz models from the C-Class to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class model.  The list below is just a little preview of what you can expect to see at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in NJ in 2013.

    Source: eMercedes-Benz

    Find out what you can expect from Mercedes-Benz 2013 Models

    Many of you have been asking us what to expect from the 2013 Mercedes Model Year.  Below is a break down of each model and what stands out on each variant.  Overall, you will see next generation telematics service move into the Cloud as it debuts as standard equipment on most 2013 models. Doing this will add Internet access, more features for interacting with the vehicle remotely, and over-the-air diagnostic capabilities to the first generation’s array of safety, destination planning and concierge features. Optional Mercedes-Benz Apps will add custom versions of Google local search with Street View and Panoramio, Facebook, News and Yelp, with others planned.  Additionally, new “Control” functionality provides geofencing, Speed Alert, Driving Journal and Curfew-minder services.  And last but not least, added protection features from a mobile application (iPhone/Android) that gives you control of the Remote Horn & Lights and Valet Protect.

    C-Class Sedan & Coupe (on-sale: July 2012)

    • C250 Coupe & Sport/Luxury Sedan: direct-injection 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo (201 hp,229 lb.-ft.)
    • C300 4MATIC Sport/Luxury Sedan: new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 generating 248hp and 251 lb-ft of torque (previously 228 hp/221 lb-ft) including new ECO Start/Stop and standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

    For the full article, click here.

    Learn more about this Mercedes-Benz dealership in NJ and its Mercedes-Benz models, such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and more.  Our Mercedes-Benz service center is top of the line and we have plenty of certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models.  For more information Contact us, or call us at: 1-732-549-6600.

    Mercedes-Benz SL Now Available in Collection Miniatures

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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    The miniatures have the classic SL proportions and an incredible attention to detail exterior and recreated interior

    Are you a collector and would dream to have your very own Mercedes-Benz? Well you can, but it will only fit in the palm of your hand. The Mercedes-Benz SL is now available as a miniature collectable item. You can get your very own collectable designer package at our NJ Mercedes-Benz dealership in Union. Visit your local Mercedes-Benz dealership in New Jersey to get the latest Mercedes-Benz news and be sure to stop by for great deals on new and used Mercedes-Benz models.

    Car enthusiasts have been dreaming of owning their own Mercedes-Benz SL for 60 years. But it is not just the genuine article in the garage that provokes covetous looks. High-grade miniatures of this luxury sports car have also long been sought after. Following the market launch of the new SL, the Mercedes-Benz Collection now includes the roadster – faithfully reproduced in every detail, down to the original paintwork – as 1:87, 1:43 and 1:18 scale models.

    The miniatures match the classic SL proportions and an incredible attention to detail covering everything from the air outlets to the lovingly recreated interior. Developed using the original CAD data, the hand-assembled precision models are extraordinarily faithful to the original and comprise up to 104 component parts. The roadster roof is enclosed separately.

    These collectors’ models, produced in partnership with the well-known manufacturers Herpa and Norev, are available from Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlets, Mercedes-Benz dealerships, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the online shop.

    All model cars in the Mercedes-Benz Collection come in Mercedes-Benz designer packaging. A screwdriver is enclosed with the 1:18 scale models, allowing the model to be removed from its screw-fastened packaging with the minimum of fuss. The cars also come with a glove to protect the miniature from fingerprints.

    Source: emercedesbenz.com

    Want more from Ray Catena of Union? Browse our other new and used Mercedes-Benz vehicles or stop by our NJ Mercedes-Benz dealership in Union.

    Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 Technology

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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    Our Mercedes-Benz dealer in New Jersey could not be more excited for another innovative idea from Mercedes-Benz USA, mbrace2 technology.  This state of the art technology will be available at standard for most 2013 Mercedes-Benz vehicles, starting with the SL-Class.  Our NJ Mercedes-Benz dealer is counting down till Spring 2012, which is when Mercedes-Benz USA will release the first vehicle with this ground-breaking technology.

    Source: MBUSA

    NJ Mercedes-Benz dealer presents mbrace2 technologyMercedes-Benz mbrace2™

    Even more of your world, from your car. Coming spring 2012.

    In the spirit of providing drivers with “the best or nothing”, we’re proud to introduce mbrace2, the second generation of connected, in-vehicle services from Mercedes-Benz. Offering perhaps the most comprehensive capabilities of any telematics system on the road, mbrace2 brings together pioneering safety, customized infotainment, vehicle care and personal assistance in a technology suite seamlessly integrated into our automobiles — and accessible by computer and compatible smartphone.

    Starting this spring with the launch of the all-new SL-Class, mbrace2 will be included as standard equipment on most Model Year 2013 vehicles.

    Key Features of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2

    Mercedes-Benz Apps

    Creating a truly networked vehicle, mbrace2 offers not only open internet access, but special versions of popular apps — including Facebook, Yelp and Google Local Search — designed specifically for in-vehicle use. And because it connects the car and the “cloud”, the system can be upgraded whenever new software and applications become available.

    Remote Access Services

    While Mercedes-Benz mbrace has always enabled drivers to access select functions remotely through a computer or compatible smartphone, mbrace2 includes all-new services designed to give you even more peace of mind. Track your vehicle’s use through features such as Driving Journal, Travel Zones and Valet Minder, or monitor its systems by running a Vehicle Health Check.

    For more information about the Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 technology, click here.

    To view the Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 video, click here.

    Ray Catena Auto Group Supports Cancer Services

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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    On Thursday June 14th, 2012 Ray Catena Auto Group will be supporting the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation for their Annual Golf Classic at the Hollywood Country Club in Deal, New Jersey.  All of the proceeds raised will benefit cancer services and this New Jersey Mercedes-Benz dealership could not be more proud to participate.

    Our Mercedes-Benz dealer in NJ looks forward to this event every year, especially because of amount of donations this incredible foundation receives.
    NJ Mercedes-Benz dealer supports cancer services
    One of the key components of the golf outing is the silent auction.  Our Land Rover dealer in NJ will be auctioning off a 2012 Range Rover Evoque.  Tickets are $100 each and only 1,200 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Golf Club.

    About the Monmouth Medical Center:

    For more than 40 years, Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a “Teaching Hospital Cancer Center”- the group’s highest designation that is held by only one-fifth of all U.S. hospitals with cancer programs.

    The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center stands at the forefront of providing the most extensive array of highly advanced cancer services, delivered by a team of specialists in a caring and supportive environment.

    At the Leon Hess Cancer Center, we believe it is our mission to transform cancer care through research that will have the greatest impact on saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients everywhere!

    If you require additional information about contributing to Cancer Services, contact Evelyn Nitis, Director Special Event at Monmouth Medical Center Foundation at (732) 923-6886 or email at enitis@barnabashealth.org .

    For the Invitational Golf Classic letter, click here.
    To view the flyer larger, click the image above or click here.

    Ray Catena Motor Car is a MBUSA franchised dealer and we maintain the area’s largest inventory of new and used Mercedes-Benz cars and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts.  Our award winning service center is backed by a team of knowledgeable
    technicians who are dedicated to keeping your Mercedes-Benz looking great and in top running condition.

    Ray Catena Motor Car is Awarded 2012 Dealer of the Year

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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    This NJ Mercedes-Benz dealer in Edison, New Jersey has just been awarded the 2012 Dealer of the Year by DealerRater.com.  Ray Catena Motor Cars could not be more proud to be a part of the Mercedes-Benz family and have such a wonderful staff.  Our Mercedes-Benz dealer in New Jersey could not have won this award without its hard-working and dedicated employees, making every customer’s experience one to remember.  Our Mercedes-Benz dealer carries all Mercedes-Benz vehicles from new Mercedes-Benz to Certified Preowned Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

    NJ Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year

    NJ Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year

    About Ray Catena Motor Cars in Edison, NJ:

    Ray Catena Motor Car is proud to be the Northeast’s largest, authorized NJ Mercedes-Benz dealership. We are conveniently located on Route 1 in Edison, NJ, just minutes away from the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 287. Our goal is simple — We want to help you discover the true joy of driving a Mercedes-Benz luxury car. Whether you choose to visit our dealership or browse our website, we promise to do whatever it takes to meet that goal and make your driving experience a pleasurable one.

    Ray Catena Motor Car is a MBUSA franchised dealer and we maintain the area’s largest inventory of new and used Mercedes-Benz cars and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts.  Our award winning service center is backed by a team of knowledgeable technicians who are dedicated to keeping your Mercedes-Benz looking great and in top running condition.

    About DealerRater:

    A Central Repository for Informative Reviews

    Since inception in 2002, DealerRater has remained committed to providing a central collection point for informative reviews on today’s car dealerships. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience. We are dedicated to review integrity and screen all submitted reviews through a four step process to identify and remove fraudulent and incomplete submissions.

    Tesla will help develop new electric Mercedes-Benz

    Monday, February 20th, 2012
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    It was just recently announced that Tesla will help Mercedes-Benz develop a new electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Tesla will provide Mercedes-Benz with battery packs, motor, gearbox, inverter and all related software. Stay tuned right here at your local Mercedes-Benz dealership in New Jersey to get the latest Mercedes-Benz news.

    Source: Los Angeles Times

    Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. announced that it has a deal to provide the powertrain for a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, even as it moves closer to manufacturing its own vehicles later this year.

    The Palo Alto automaker also said Wednesday that it expected revenue to roughly triple this year, when it will begin selling the Tesla Model S sedan, its first ground-up design. The company is about to launch production of the Model S at its factory in Fremont, Calif.

    For the new Mercedes model, Tesla will provide battery packs, motor, gearbox, inverter and all related software. It will start to record sales for the contract starting in the second quarter. Mercedes has not released details about the new vehicle. Tesla has previously provided Daimler with battery packs and chargers for its experiments with electric car production.

    For the full article click here.

    Mercedes-Benz Ranks Twelfth Among Best Global Brands in 2011

    Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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    Most people already know that Mercedes-Benz is known as the world’s most valuable premium auto brand.  However, some of you may be surprised to hear that not only are they one of the top luxury car brands, but they also are ranked 12th among Best Global Brands in 2011.  Mercedes-Benz is considered to be the most valuable European brand and 12th worldwide across all global brands.  Their brand equity rose 9% this year over 2010 and has continuously increased since 2009.  Mercedes-Benz has the highest customer satisfaction score compared to all other auto brands, which attributes to most of their success.

    Ray Catena Motor Car is a MBUSA franchised dealer and we maintain the area’s largest inventory of new and used Mercedes-Benz cars and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. See why everyone loves Mercedes-Benz by checking out our Ray Catena Motor Car website or stop by our NJ Mercedes showroom for an up close, in-depth experience.

    Mercedes-Benz Ranks Twelfth Among Best Global Brands in 2011

    Source: eMercedesBenz

    Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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    The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is right around the corner and we here at Ray Catena of Union are anxiously awaiting the debut of several new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The experts in our NJ Mercedes-Benz dealership are sure this new generation of Mercedes-Benz models will have something for everyone. Take a look below for info on the Frankfurt Motor Show and some great photos, courtesy of Benzinsider.com!

    Most of the new generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be having their world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For 10 days, from September 15-25, several of the brand’s model will be showcased.

    The models to be shown at the event are: New Generation B-Class, SLK 55 AMG, SLS AMG Roadster, SLK 250 CDI Diesel, C63 AMG Black Series, Pearl Vision Viano and the F125 research vehicle. Meanwhile, tweaked vehicles can also be seen besides the new models. The R-Class leads that pack followed by the C-class coupes and other AMG vehicles.

    We’ve been getting pumped up for the Frankfurt Motor Show for quite some time, but the wait will be over starting September 15th! Until then, enjoy these photos from Benzinsider and stop by our NJ Mercedes-Benz dealership in Union to browse new and used Mercedes-Benz models!

    Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz Will Likely Beat BMW as Top Luxury Brand

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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    Mercedes-Benz has had a great year thus far and it looks like the momentum will continue!  Mercedes-Benz believes that it will become the nation’s best-selling luxury brand, beating out German rival BMW.

    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the German luxury brand’s secret weapon because it is becoming the preferred vehicle for plumbers and other businesses.  The Sprinter is an extremely practical vehicle that can serve many purposes.

    As of last month Mercedes-Benz has sold 138,759 vehicles for the year, while BMW has sold 135,114.  Over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Ernst Lieb predicted to reporters during the Quail motorsports gathering that the German luxury brand will finish first and have a double-digit sales increase.  Last month Mercedes sales were up 9.8% over last year, so Lieb’s prediction is going to be on target or very close to it.

    Mercedes-Benz: Likely to beat BMW as top luxury brand

    Source: USA Today

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