Leather vs. leatherette pros and cons of each interior upholstery fabric

What’s the Difference Between Leather and Leatherette Upholstery?

Vehicle Interior Fabric Comparison Leather vs. Leatherette

Leatherette sounds made up almost, like “Smurfette” of the world-famous blue “Smurfs,” and while it exists in reality, it is a synthetic leather.  So while in a way it’s “made up,” it certainly is a fine option for interior upholstery for your vehicle.  A more traditional option for interior vehicle fabric is leather itself, which has a classic, plush feel to it.

Since there are benefits and disadvantages to both leather and leatherette, we’ll pit them against one another so you can determine which upholstery is ideal for your vehicle!  Read on!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Release Date

Learn About the New E-Class Cabriolet Soft Top

Any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can offer premium luxury, style and elite engineering, but there is nothing that captures the imagination like a cabriolet (which could also be called a convertible). There is now a new edition to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family with the release this year of a new cabriolet model that seats four passengers. Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet release date, soft top, technology, and features. Read the rest of this entry >>

Convertible Vs. Cabriolet

Difference between a convertible and cabriolet finally revealed

What is the Difference Between a Convertible and a Cabriolet?

When you start your search for a new car and are looking for it to offer you an open-air driving experience, you’ll want to get behind the wheel of a either a convertible or cabriolet. If you’ve been wondering what the difference between a convertible and a cabriolet is, you’ve come to the right place. The terms convertible and cabriolet have been confusing drivers for a long time and now the truth is finally revealed. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between these two terms. Read the rest of this entry >>

Maserati at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Maserati Displays 100,000th Vehicle Sold at Auto Show

The elite Maserati brand has been a premier name in powerful luxury vehicles for more than a century. This year in April the brand celebrated the delivery of its 100,000th car at the Shanghai Auto Show. The 100,000th Maserati vehicle was a 2017 Maserati Quattroporte GranSport sedan in solid white with tan upholstery. It is powered by a 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V-6 engine that cranks out 350 horsepower and 500 Nm (which translates to about 368.78 pound-feet of torque). The 100,000th Maserati was on display at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, but it was far from the only vehicle available for viewing. Explore Maserati at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Why do brands discontinue models?

Three Common Reasons Brands Would Discontinue a Model

Here at Certified Autoplex near Dallas TX, we have a wide selection of pre-owned luxury models from a variety of brands. Some of our models, like the Acura TL , the Mercedes-Benz GLK, and the Chrysler Town & Country have actually been discontinued. By why do brands discontinue models? Keep reading to learn three common reasons that brands discontinue models, and also a little about parts and warranty information. Read the rest of this entry >>

What's New on the 2018 Lexus NX?

Lexus NX Gets New Look, Interior Comfort

We may not have the Lexus NX SUV available currently in our pre-owned Lexus inventory, but we can appreciate the new enhancements coming out on the 2018 Lexus NX. This refreshed vehicle made its debut at the the Shanghai Auto Show (along with other bold and attractive models like the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan) with attractive tweaks to its styling and technology. Keep reading for highlights on what’s new on the 2018 Lexus NX. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 BMW M5 Race Track Driving Video

Don’t Read It, Feel It: BMW M5 Driving Videos

We’ve recently written about the attractive driving enhancements that will be coming out on the 2018 BMW M5. However, just writing about the faultless handling and premium performance of a vehicle isn’t nearly enough. To get a true, visceral understanding of what goes on under the hood and in the driver’s cockpit of one of these performance-optimized cars, you really need to see it and feel the power. In the BMW M5 race track driving video below, we are opening up a window into the wold of the BMW M5  so you can get a real appreciation for the power that this new BMW model represents. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 BMW M5 All-Wheel Drive Performance

Power and Performance on the new BMW M5

We love our full inventory of pre-owned BMW vehicles, but there is something extremely attractive about the new models coming down the pipeline. One of the most anticipated vehicles is the 2018 BMW M5. This premium performance vehicle will offer unique driving configurations, bold power and torque, and plenty of comfort features. Learn more about 2018 BMW M5 all-wheel drive performance below. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 BMW 2 Series Release Date

New Style for the BMW 2 Series Arriving This Summer

The BMW 2 Series has long been an elegant compact vehicle that offers engaging driving and stunning good looks. Whether you opt for the latest model, or choose to explore our extensive pre-owned BMW inventory to find your match, the BMW 2 Series can meet the needs of drivers looking for an attractive luxury vehicle. For the 2018 model year, the BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible will receive a few small attractive visual and headlight enhancements. Learn more about these changes, and the 2018 BMW 2 Series release date, below. Read the rest of this entry >>

What are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Energizing Comfort programs?

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Energizing Comfort

The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan is the flagship model of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. It comes loaded with premium driver assistance safety features. However, new for 2018 is a system that also optimizes comfort. The Mercedes-Benz Energizing Comfort program combines cabin comfort features like the climate control system, the seats, lighting and music to perfectly meet the mood and needs of drivers and passengers. There are six Energizing Comfort programs that can be selected. Keep reading to learn what are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Energizing Comfort programs.  Read the rest of this entry >>