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Mercedes-Benz NAIAS Display: The End of the Show

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It was nearly 8 o’clock, and Marci and I had been on our feet for eight hours after driving for four. We were tired, we were hungry, and Marci had to pee yet again. Still, we pressed on, quickly snapping a couple photos at the Tesla display (and marveling at all the space beneath the hood).

Tesla NAIAS Display

Tesla’s hood popped reveals a whole lot of nothin’.

Then we quickly hit up Cadillac and made it to the final stretch of the race: Mercedes-Benz. Working at warp speed, I plopped down inside an SL550 to give my opinion on sitting in the convertible. After that, I checked out the all-new C-Class (quite lethargically), and waited while Marci snapped these lovely photos as well.

Mercedes-Benz NAIAS Display: C-Class

The all-new C-Class


Mercedes-Benz NAIAS Display: E 63 AMG S 4MATIC



Mercedes-Benz NAIAS Display: CLA-Class 4MATIC

The CLA-Class 4MATIC


Mercedes-Benz NAIAS display: S 63 AMG

The S 63 AMG


Mercedes-Benz NAIAS display: E-Class 4MATIC Coupe

The E-Class 4MATIC Coupe


Mercedes-Benz NAIAS display: SL550

The Mercedes-Benz SL550

Afterward, we headed outside to brave the cold and the snow, hopped in cab, and, over the road of our grumbling stomachs, demanded the cab driver take us to Greektown at once. We ended up getting gyros and Blue Moons at Pegasus Taverna, and it was the most delicious thing ever. Marci and I hardly spoke all throughout dinner, however, because we were exhausted.

When we got back to the hotel, I planned to begin writing, but instead I fell asleep watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. In the morning, I went to take a dip in the “heated” pool (which is apparently heated for Eskimos, but not for Midwesterners) and then hit the gym. And before we knew it, we were checked out and on the road home. That’s right; we successfully tackled Detroit in less than 24 hours. And only lost about 23 hours of sleep while doing it!

Not a bad day, eh?

Check out all the other pit stops on my tour through NAIAS:

My First Experience at NAIAS General Motors NAIAS 
Kia NAIAS Honda/Acura NAIAS
Volkswagen NAIAS Infiniti/Smart NAIAS
Porsche NAIAS  Chrysler NAIAS
Ford NAIAS Lexus/Scion NAIAS
Lincoln NAIAS Toyota NAIAS
Mazda/Volvo/Jaguar/Land Rover NAIAS Mercedes-Benz/Tesla NAIAS
NAIAS Luxury Car Seats: My Definitive Ranking of Places You Put Your Butt

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    Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.