Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Goes Back to the Future

See automotive industry's latest technology at Los Angeles dealership.

Long Beach, CA, February 06, 2010 --( Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is proud to offer customers the automotive industry’s latest technology.

As Mercedes-Benz continues to drive the future of the automobile, they’ve carried forward everything they’ve ever imagined, studied and learned along the way. Some of the results include the trademarked PRE-SAFE system, Night View Assist, Distronic Plus, COMAND and Rear View Monitor.

Mercedes-Benz originated the landmark PRE-SAFE system and is still the only manufacturer to offer it standard. If the system sensors detect vehicle movements that indicate an accident is possible, PRE-SAFE acts decisively to protect the vehicle’s occupants. Electronic tensioners tighten the seat belts of front-seat occupants. PRE-SAFE adjusts the occupied front passenger’s seat to a more favorable position for air-bag and seat-belt effectiveness. In the event of severe skidding, which indicates a rollover is likely, PRE-SAFE will close the sunroof and side windows.

Using infrared technology, Night View Assist can detect objects nearly 500 feet ahead in darkness. When activated, it displays the captured field on a black-and-white screen in the instrument cluster. Unlike other systems that identify only warm objects, like animals, but not cold ones, such as debris, Mercedes-Benz’s system can detect both. Night View Assist is also packaged with a high-resolution screen that gives you a clear, sharp image of what’s ahead.
Another innovation from Mercedes-Benz is Distronic Plus Adaptive Cruise Control, which monitors the traffic ahead to help maintain the driver’s selected following distance, even in stop-and-go traffic. Using two onboard radar systems, Distronic can employ up to 40 percent of your vehicle’s braking power to slow your vehicle all the way to a stop, and then – with a tap of the accelerator – bring you up to the full speed to the flow of traffic.

The COMAND Cockpit Management and Data system combines radio, optional GPS satellite navigation, AUX-in devices and controls for the optional phone and 6-disc changer into one convenient dash unit. The system incorporates both DVD navigation and a separate CD drive, allowing MP3-CD playback even while navigating. A large color-LCD screen shows navigation maps in sharp detail and the system integrates with the multifunction display and steering-wheel controls.

Rear View Monitor offers innovative driver assistance that enables you to see what’s behind your vehicle when reversing. The monitor also makes parallel parking and backing into a parking space easier and more accurate than ever before. When you shift into reverse, a wide-angle camera mounted discreetly in the trunk lid recess area near the license plate captures an image of what’s behind the vehicle and displays it in the COMAND screen on the dash. This image is overlaid with dynamic guidelines, which react to steering wheel inputs to assist the driver in making accurate parking maneuvers.

To check out these latest technologies and more, visit Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach, located at 2300 E. Spring Street in Signal Hill, Calif. Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach offers the highest levels of service in all departments with competitive pricing. With a knowledgeable sales staff, factory-trained service and parts experts and a wide selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is committed to providing Southern California residents with a true Mercedes experience.

For more information about current offers, please call 562-988-8300 or visit

Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach
Ray Burke