Park Place Motorcars Dallas Leads the Way at “A Wagon Holds Promise” Parade

Mercedes-Benz convertible in A Wagon Holds a Promise parade

Park Place Motorcars Dallas recently joined Community Partners of Dallas for a special event to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary. Community Partners of Dallas organized the “A Wagon Holds a Promise” parade in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of toy red wagons. The parade was a success, and they broke the record with 288 wagons. The previous record holder, the St. Georges Lions Club of Utah, originally broke the record with 250 red wagons in 2003.

A red Mercedes-Benz convertible was donated by Park Place Motorcars Dallas to lead the parade, held on January 31st at Central Square Park. Over 467 people followed behind, pulling red wagons to not only break a world record, but in support of the abused children that Community Partners of Dallas aims to serve.

Mercedes-Benz convertible in A Wagon Holds a Promise parade

Food and drinks were provided by Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and participants enjoyed a post-parade birthday cake at the Community Partners offices.

Mercedes-Benz Races Into Super Bowl With “The Big Race” Ad

Mercedes-Benz The Big Race

Mercedes-Benz is here to answer the age-old question: who would win a race, the tortoise or the hare? The brand is reimagining this beloved fable for the modern era and featuring an amazing new vehicle in its 2015 Super Bowl ad.

Mercedes-Benz The Big Race

Fans can get in on #TheBigRace action, tweeting their predictions for @TeamTortoise or @TeamHare on Twitter or tracking the action on Instagram for the chance to win a Big Race Viewing Party. Twitter discussions are already happening around #TheBigRace, so follow @MBUSA, @TeamTortoise, and @TeamHare for exclusive video content and information. Mercedes Benz USA #TheBigRace full commercial will air during the Super Bowl on February 1st.

We’ll have to wait to see who wins “The Big Race,” but its safe to say it will be a close call!

Mercedes-Benz Ranked Number 1 in Sales Satisfaction by J.D. Power

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According to the latest US Sales Satisfaction Index by J.D. Power, Mercedes-Benz is the top ranked luxury car brand in terms of sales satisfaction. The Sales Satisfaction Index measures the customer satisfaction with the sales process on a number of factors, both for those who purchase from a dealership and those who shop elsewhere. In an effort to increase customer satisfaction, many dealerships are employing product specialists to demonstrate key technological features of particular vehicles.

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The Brand New Mercedes-Benz 2015 GLA-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA at Park Place Motorcars Dallas

The Mercedes-Benz 2015 GLA-Class

When your looking to go some where with both luxury and utility in mind then the multi-talented all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is meant for you.

With its progressive design, serene day-to-day driving and off-road capability: easily handling various automotive applications, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class reinterprets the compact SUV segment. It effortlessly masters day-to-day driving and is also robust enough for off-road excursions.

The first Mercedes-Benz in the fast-growing compact SUV segment is highly maneuverable around town, lively on country roads and athletic and efficient on the highway. The high quality appointments, developed with much attention to detail, and the versatile interior clearly position the GLA-Class as a premium compact SUV. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA even made an appearance earlier this month in the new Mario Kart 8 video game for the Nintendo Wii as the feature Kart. The GLA is a small SUV – not a crossover – which is capable of urban commuting and any other adventure you have been itching to go on lately.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA at Park Place Motorcars Dallas


  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.
  • 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
  • Electromechanical power steering.
  • 18-inch 5-twin spoke wheels.
  • Chrome roof rail.
  • New-generation 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (optional).
  • Panorama sunroof (optional).

More Grip

It’s also the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to be available with the new-generation permanent 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system, with fully variable torque distribution. This all-wheel drive system excels with even more grip and outstanding agility while also enhancing driving safety and energy efficiency. Additional benefits of this design are a lower weight than is available from the competition, and high efficiency.

Self-Assured Exterior

Providing the impressive front face are the headlamps and available LED daytime running lamps. This iconic Mercedes-Benz design feature was developed further using tri-functional fiber-optics to create the vehicle’s characteristic light signature. The front bumper features diamond-pattern grilles in front of the cooling air intakes. The standard fog lamps are integrated into the front bumper.

A simulated skid plate and contrasting dark-grey sill panels all-around emphasize the compact SUV’s characteristics. The panels begin low down at the front bumper and provide protection against stone impact.

Attractive, High Quality Interior

The muscular and imposing appearance of the exterior is systematically continued into the interior. This has a high-quality feel resulting from the contours, choice and combinations of high-grade materials. A three-spoke steering wheel with 12 function keys and a galvanized chrome clasp is standard equipment. The choice of seat upholsteries (standard MB-Tex or optional leather) and color combinations allows plenty of scope for personalization.

Its flexible and variable interior includes rear seat backrests that fold down completely. The well laid-out generous luggage compartment can be loaded without difficulty thanks to the low loading sill and the wide tailgate, which can open automatically as an option. The rigid body structure provides a reliable basis for the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

Off-road Functions

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Models with 4MATIC® are equipped with DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation) and an off-road transmission mode as standard. DSR is activated by a control button in the center console, and assists the driver on demanding downhill stretches by maintaining a slow, manually selected vehicle speed within the physical limits when negotiating downhill gradients. This is done with the help of the engine and transmission control systems, and by specific braking intervention.

When the off-road transmission mode is selected using the transmission mode switch, the gearshift points and accelerator characteristics are modified to meet the requirements for driving on light off-road terrain and especially loose surfaces. In combination with the standard single-disc CD audio system with USB Port, Bluetooth® connectivity and HD Radio or optional COMAND® system, the head unit can also be switched to an off-road display.

Safety and Technology

Many driving assistance systems offer support in the GLA-Class and reduce the driver’s workload. Standard features for the SUV include ATTENTION ASSIST® drowsiness detection and radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with adaptive Brake Assist, which now helps to protect against collisions from a speed of only 4 mph.

This feature combines with DISTRONIC PLUS® (part of the Driver Assistance Package) to become COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. This incorporates an additional function: If a danger of collision arises and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 18 mph, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 12 mph.

Like all models in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the GLA-Class comes with mbrace2™, which provides users with a range of online and concierge services and apps all linking seamlessly to smartphones for use inside and outside the car.

The new GLA-Class rounds off the Mercedes-Benz SUV portfolio, which has five model series (GLA-Class, GLK-Class, ML-Class, GL-Class and G-Class). Nimble on the road and capable off of it, the all-new 2015 GLA-Class is ready for every turn your life takes. A premium compact SUV with responsive handling and dramatic styling to match, the GLA-Class also offers an interior immersed in signature Mercedes-Benz quality. Arriving in fall 2014 at Park Place Motorcars Dallas, Grapevine and Fort Worth.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive: The Future of the Super Car is Here and it Doesn’t Make a Sound.

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Everyone always wonders what the future will be like, from small children drawing space ships to grown adults that construct Sci-Fi blockbusters, everyone wants to know what the future has in store. When it comes to modes of transportation in the future, the ideas of teleportation, personal space crafts or flying cars are always among the first to be thrown into the mix, but the visionaries at Mercedes-Benz seem to have a slightly different idea and for the much more immediate future.

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With ground breaking technology that involves massive amounts of electrically generated torque by four contact permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors that spin to 13,000 rpm and through a axially arranged transmission, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric is the world’s first fully electric supercar.

 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive turns out with 750 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, with all the twist obtainable from a standstill. The super car manages to do it all while having zero carbon emissions at a sticker price of $538,000. In comparison, the new-for-2014 petroleum-powered SLS AMG GT churns out 583 hp and 489 lb-ft. Mercedes-Benz asserts that the electrified SLS will hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 155. The vehicles might look the same on the outside but under their shells the cars are totally different animals.

 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive set a new speed record for a production electric car at the Nurburgring; the electric AMG super sports car mastered the legendary track in under 8 minutes. “Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in less than eight minutes with an electrically powered series production vehicle,” said the automaker in a statement.

With three driving modes: comfort, sport and sport plus the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a piece of technology that can satisfy any driver. At a top speed of 155 mph in sport plus mode the car is still as quiet as a collegiate library during the summer time. With the gas pedal on the floor-board, breaking records at the world’s trickiest race tracks, the loudest noises are the fans blowing cool air on your face as beads of adrenaline fueled sweat roll down your face from sitting in the driver seat of the car of the future. While emissions level requirements are being raised all around the globe and there being a global emphasis on protecting/preserving our environment, this rechargeable masterpiece is the perfect answer to the question of whether not the super car can survive in such conditions.

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