The Mercedes-Benz U.S. division has released detailed information about its 2013 model year lineup.
On the brand-new model front is GL-Class 7-seat crossover that goes on sale in September with a choice of four engines including a 240hp V6 diesel.
Mercedes-Benz will also launch three face lifted models, including the G-Class SUV and GLK crossover in August and the SLS AMG GT Coupe and Roadster in November.
The main highlight of 2013 model year lineup is next generation telematics service mbrace2 that moves into the Cloud and debuts as standard equipment on most model 2013MY vehicles, including the C- and E-Class. It adds 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 add custom versions of Google local search with Street View and Panoramio, Facebook, News and Yelp, with others planned.
New “Control” functionality provides geofencing, Speed Alert, Driving Journal and Curfew-minder services.
Mobile Application (iPhone/Android) adds Remote Horn & Lights and Valet Protect features.
Source: Mercedes Benz USA.