News from the Chicago Auto Show

February 27th, 2017 by

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No February is complete without the Chicago Auto Show, one of the most exciting annual industry events in the country. Manufacturers from all over the world gathered at McCormick Place in Chicago to show off their latest and greatest, and Mercedes-Benz was no exception, presenting a slate of jaw-dropping exhibits and stunning debuts to whet the whistle of even the most jaded automotive enthusiast. And now that it’s over, we’re here to bring you the highlights, so you know exactly what you can look forward to at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin.

The Mercedes-Benz Mountain

The Chicago Auto Show is famous for its displays of peak automotive performance, and both the arguable and literal height of those would have to be the “Mercedes-Benz Mountain,” an indoor test track introduced this year. Designed to demonstrate the mountain goat-level sure-footedness of the G 550, this track, made up of a series of steep inclines and declines, pits the vehicle against slopes of up to 42 degrees. Of course, thanks to the wheel locking differentials in the G 550, it can handle such terrain with ease, stopping securely and climbing steadily at each encounter. With this demonstration, Mercedes-Benz showed that its engineers are just as capable of crafting off-road adventurers as they are of designing elegant roadsters.

The 2018 AMG® GT C

But don’t think this means that Mercedes-Benz has forgotten its performance-oriented past. Far from it: this year marked the 50th anniversary of AMG®, and Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the only way they know how—by debuting an incredible new vehicle. The 2018 AMG® GT C is a marked evolution for the brand, iterating on the lines history of thrilling performance with a new Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine and combining it with a fresh new convertible body. The AMG® series has always been beloved for how well it lets you feel the road—now, with the 2018 AMG® GT C, you can feel the wind in your hair too.

For the Latest in Mercedes-Benz News, Come to Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin.

With so much to look forward to, there’s never been a better time to be a Mercedes-Benz owner, and you don’t have to go all the way to Chicago to experience their fine craftsmanship for yourself—all you have to do is visit Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, a mere stone’s throw from Roseville and Lincoln. Contact us online or over the phone at 888.245.8764, and schedule yourself a test drive today!