Category Archives: Mercedes Tech News

SDS Star Diagnostic System for Mercedes-Benz

CK Auto Exclusive specializes in service and repair of newer model Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks, but you knew that. Do you find yourself asking how we provide excellent service and hospitality, all while smoothing over your Mercedes-Benz problems quickly and efficiently, though? Well, it's because we keep up with the latest Mercedes-Benz technology available on the market today. Owned and operated by master technician Paul Duckworth, CK Auto Exclusive truly is your dealership alternative. When other Mercedes mechanics have an issue that they can't resolve, Paul is the one they call. CK Auto Exclusive is your Mercedes Benz Expert, and our Mercedes diagnostic tools make us a step ahead of the competition, and the dealership. At CK Auto Exclusive, we are passionate about Mercedes-Benz vehicles and helping our customers with their repairs, maintenance, and service. CK Auto's Mercedes-Benz computer is called the XENTRY Diagnosis System &ndas ... read more

New Straight-Six Engine and 48-Volt Electrical System

The Mercedes-AMG CLS53 will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of 2018, kicking off a new line in the AMG performance stable. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the CLS' new 53 variants and hinted at more 53s coming later in the E-class family. All AMG 53 models will be powered by a higher-output version of parent Daimler's new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt electrical system. With the new 53 line, the CLS family will no longer have a top-of-the-line AMG 63 model but will be replaced by a new four-door AMG GT car based on the Mercedes-AMG GT concept that debuted at the Geneva auto show this year. AMG 53 variants for the E-class coupe and convertible are possible, and the GLE midsize crossover is another candidate for a 53 model. The GLE will be redesigned in 2018 with a likely U.S. on-sale date in early 2019. The AMG model would come after that. The latest generation of the E63 and the E63 S sees Mercedes-AMG introducing a number of new developments that redef ... read more

What’s Up with the Mercedes AMG Puddle Lamp?

Making sure people see your Mercedes emblem has just jumped to a new level in the latest Mercedes AMGs with their new puddle lamps. Some are different than others, but we're sure you know a few people who take pride in their car's emblem and how prominently shown it is. (Lookin' at you, Gary.) Well, the latest from says that Mercedes-Benz offers a giant lighted star for the nose of its vehicles, so the ‘look-at-my-brand game' will be even louder. Mercedes-AMG is taking badging decals and lighting options a step further by refining its own puddle lamps. According to MotorAuthority, the new Mercedes-AMG will have the option to outfit your car with LED Projector lamps placed on the lower part of each of the front doors. What does this mean? Every time you op ... read more

The 2018 Mercedes S-Class

A LUXURY SEDAN THAT PACKS POWER AND TORQUE Because CK Auto Exclusive focuses mainly on new model Mercedes, we love keeping up with the latest and greatest in the Mercedes community. Keeping up with the new technology, upgrades safety features and horsepower is what we live for – because it's a challenge. Our team of authorized Mercedes mechanics stay up-to-date with Mercedes certifications, new diagnostic tools and major training for new model Mercedes repair and maintenance. So, like true fans, we call out what we see coming and what we're excited to work on. The latest? The S-Class. THE S-CLASS Starting around $89,900, the S-Class has some major features for the market in 2018: The 2018 S560 Sedan is powered by a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine code-named M176 that makes 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Remember it's a sedan, it handles like one. It's a bigger, heavier Mercedes, yes. But, it still offers luxury handling. The ... read more