What's New in the World of Mercedes Benz?

The rate of Mercedes-Benz innovation always seems to impress. Whether you are a proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz, or aspiring to purchase one, their competition doesn't compare to Mercedes' history, technology and engineering. In 1886, Karl Benz created what is considered the first practical automobile. Since that day, Mercedes continues to innovate and create a unique driving experience. Designs and new technology based around safety like MBUX, helps to tackle issues such as distracted driving and will hit the market in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. As we approach 2020, new models and new technology will be created. But as always, many new items have a learning curve that leave room for issues with the system. Thankfully, professional Mercedes-Benz service centers such as CK Auto Exclusive has the technology and experience to keep up with this rapid course of innovation.


The CLA coupe is sporty, elegant and sleek. Improvements in aerodynamics provide a smooth ride and aid in performance abilities. Per Mercedes-Benz USA (mbusa.com):

Performance Features

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine
  • 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Top speed of 210 km/h
  • 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Design Features

  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control multimedia system based on artificial intelligence
  • Optional ambient lighting with 64 colors
  • LED headlamps
  • Panorama roof
  • Smartphone integration
  • New-generation Touchpad in center console
  • Available AMG Line and Night Package


MBUX is an intuitive and intelligent multimedia operating system that is used in several new Mercedes-Benz vehicles like the 2020 CLA mentioned above. MBUX features a comprehensive touch operation which includes a touchscreen, touchpad on the center console and Touch-Control Buttons in the steering wheel. The idea is to create an in-car environment with less driver distraction. Just as Siri helps you on your iPhone, voice control in your Mercedes will be: “Hey Mercedes,” and it understands virtually every command with MBUX's Linguatronic (natural speech recognition). It can even understand non-native speakers better. This technology will equip your Mercedes with vehicle locating to help you find your parked car easier and will message you in the event of something bumping into your parked car or if it is being towed. Seating position, ambient lighting, favorite radio station, and orientation of the navigation map can be saved in a profile that will be ready for you every time you get into the vehicle.


Mercedes' new technology creates an exciting new experience for owners, but just like all Mercedes-Benz, you will need to keep up with maintenance and service. CK Auto Exclusive utilizes the latest in computerized diagnostic tools to service and repair the latest Mercedes-Benz models. We are proud to say that we never sell work that is not needed, and we give free estimates to all our customers. Rest assured that bringing your vehicle to us does not void any manufacturer warranty. We are a family owned and operated independent Mercedes-Benz service and repair center, located in Santa Rosa since 1977. Give us a call today and we can take care of all your Mercedes-Benz needs!