Mercedes GLA Series Gets Updates for 2018

Mercedes’ entry level vehicle gets a mild refresh for AMG and other variants.

The GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, and GLA45 AMG all get different bumpers front and rear, along with LED headlights now standard on the GLA45 and optional on the GLA250 models. The LED units replace the Bi-Xenon headlights of the previous model. Inside, the gauge cluster is new, along with more chrome trim around various interior bits. AMG models now come with a dash applique and the trim around the air vents are now color keyed to mimic the stitching on the seats and seat trim. An 8.0-inch center screen is now standard on all models, and there is an available option for Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. A rear-view camera is also now standard, and the Parking Assist Package now includes a surround-view camera system, with a full view of the outside of the car.

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HOW TO INSTALL AND REMOVE G WAGON W463 TAIL LIGHTS

W463 Tail Light DIY – How to install and remove G Wagon tail lights

This article will describe in detail what is required to install or remove aftermarket G Wagon tail lights on your G500, G550, G55 AMG, G63 AMG, or other G Wagon model.

Tools Needed:

Phillips Screwdriver

To remove the factory tail lights please do the following:

  1. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the two screws located on the sides of the tail light covers. The red circles indicate the location of the screws on the tail light cover.

    Remove the two Phillips head  screws circled in red.

    2. After the front cover has been removed, there will be four screws holding the plastic tail light bucket. You will need the Phillips screwdriver to remove these screws.

    To remove the tail light back plastic cup, remove the screws circled in red.

    3. Once the four screws are removed, the black tail light cup base will be loose and ready for removal. Once the black plastic cup is loose, the bulb console will be easy to remove.

    The black tail light cup base.

    The tail light bulb holder.

    4. The Laser Ring tail lights will have a standard 4 wires connection. They are as follows:

    – Black wire goes to negative electrode
    – Red wire goes to brake light
    – Green wire goes to rear running light
    – Yellow wire goes to turn signal light

    4 wire connection on Laser Ring Tail Lights.

    The factory tail light wiring will use different color wires for the connections based on driver’s side or passenger’s side.

    You must make sure your tail lights have the same color code as we have listed below!

    DRIVER’S SIDE:
    1. Black wire goes to negative electrode. The factory brown wire should be going to the black wire from the tail light.
    2. Red wire goes to brake light. The factory black/red wire should be connected to the red wire from the tail light.
    3. Green wire goes to rear running light. The factory grey/black wire should be connected to the Green wire on the tail light.
    4.Yellow wire goes to turn signal light. The factory black/white wire should be connected to the yellow wire from the tail light.
    PASSENGER’S SIDE:
    1. Black wire goes to negative electrode. The factory brown wire should be going to the black wire from the tail light.
    2. Red wire goes to brake light. The factory black wire should be connected to the red wire from the tail light.
    3. Green wire goes to rear running light. The factory red/grey wire should be connected to the Green wire on the tail light.
    4.Yellow wire goes to turn signal light. The factory black/green wire should be connected to the yellow wire from the tail light.

    5. Once you have connected the wires and have tested the tail lights to make sure they are working correctly, you will install the tail lights back onto the car. Secure the black plastic cup using the vehicle’s 4 Phillips head screws. Once secured, you will place the laser ring tail lights inside the black plastic cup. Then you will use the supplied Philips head screws from the new tail lights and secure them to the black plastic cup.

6. Now look at your upgraded, updated tail lights and revel in the beauty!

Laser Ring LED tail lights installed!

2018 Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG – THE HAMMER RETURNS

Mercedes Has a New 603 HP Beast!

AMG continues the tradition of offering a fully capable sports sedan with the E63 S AMG. The S variant gets to 60 MPH from 0 in a staggering 3.3 seconds. It’s also the first AMG model to offer the new nine-speed Speedshift MCT transmission. The E63 also has full air suspension at all four corners.

Additionally, the E63 S has AMG’s new 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system. This drive-train has a race mode that decouples the front differential to allow the driver to really have fun close to the limit. It will re-couple if the system senses imminent danger. The torque split constantly changes based on condition and mode the car is in, while a limited-slip differential, mechanical in the E63 and electronic in the E63S, handles torque vectoring left to right.

Arriving in summer 2017, we are super excited to see this ultimate driver’s sedan in person. Tell us what you think!