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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

The 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 
Audi NAIAS Nissan NAIAS
BMW/MINI NAIAS Hyundai/Subaru 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

  • Timothy MooreContributing Writer

    Timothy Moore takes his leadership inspiration from Michael Scott, his writing inspiration from Mark Twain, and his dancing inspiration from every drunk white guy at a wedding. When Tim is not writing about cars, he’s working on his novel or reading someone else’s, geeking out over strategy board games, hiking with his pooch, or channeling his inner Linda Belcher over beers with his friends. See more articles by Timothy.