Will the touchpad be available in 2014 for MY14?
New Touchpad - Nice touch
"Just saw the new touchpad that will be available on the new S in 2014. along with the heads-up display and it looks great! Compared to the silly looking Audi touchpad or the "where could I put a touchpad" top of the iDrive knob on the BMW's, this one looks great and its position makes sense for easy access. Reminds me of the Apple Magic Mouse surface... Pic is from the new S65 "
I agree. Even in Beverly Hills & Bel Air though, I see a lot of my neighbors driving regular cars (Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, the like), but spending millions on homes and clothing from Barneys & Saks (total opposites, but they don't care about cars, I guess). Then again, most of them have a short commute time to work. On the other hand, I see "wannabe" sales people in the Beverly Hills customer service industry driving expensive cars on leases. It depends on what you want to ...
Quoted from C280 Sport's post
"That is because most of your very wealthy live all over the world and in many different countries and travel very often so instead of cars owned they either rent them or lease them along with yachts and jets and it makes much more sense given their situations."
1 month ago in E-Class (W212)
Oh my...Hope it all works out for you. I hope the dealer doesn't pull BS by claiming your car doesn't have Distronic! My dealer did this once when Distronic wasn't working haha
Distronic Plus with Steering Assist
"My car has the '997 Driver Assistance Package', but I can't figure out how to change the following distance. My previous MB's have had the adjustable distance switch on the cruise control stalk but this car does not. I've looked in the owners manual and the onboard manual as well, but I can't find the answer. I'm thinking it has something to do with the Steering Assist. Any help would be great. Thanks!"
My dealer demo didn't have the MBC listed on the sticker...
Drove new S550 - disappointed with Magic Ride Control
"My MB sales guy brought a 2014 S550 over to my house yesterday for a test drive. I am considering a 2014 S63 but still thought I should sample the S550's Magic Ride Control [car was well equipped, sticker was $120k]. Anyway, the car drove very well but no better than my Bentley GT Speed and I did not see or feel the Magic Ride Control do anything special at all. Everyone in the car including the sales guy left feeling that MBC added nothing special. Of course I did not drive it side by side with an S550 without MBC but I feel it should have handled better. A stock RR Ghost has a much smoother ride and I was under the impression the MBC would help get the car to near or even above that level. Instead it just felt like a normal luxury ride to me. The rest of the car was spectacular for the ..."
+1, the 2014 has less standard equipment. They increased the price of premium 1 package too, from the older models, so the 2014 is more expensive when similarly equipped to a base 2013.
Quoted from Kratos-TM's post
"A guy in another forum told me that the outgoing model had a 95K msrp because premium 1 or premium 2 package was placed in all the cars. There was never really a "base" car. The "real" msrp was actually lower than it is now on the new model. If he's right, it actually makes sense...."
I think you guys are forgetting that the 2014 DOES NOT include P1, which is already included on the 2013's. With similar standard equipment, the 2014 is MORE expensive.
S Class Pricing Announced
"A friend of mine just posted info on his blog: I am really surprised by this. Did not expect this at all"
My 2011 also has this in the trunk of the car already :/
2014 E350 DIY 4. Micro-Mod - Tree Nail
"Here is today's installment of micro-mod #4, the Tree Nail. Now before you all go guessing what a Tree Nail is ... I don't know why MB calls it a Tree Nail, I just call it a Trunk Hook. I was surprised to NOT find on my new 2014 E350, that the trunk now lacks a very helpful accessory, the self-retracting Trunk Hook. It comes down from the rear deck frame to hold the handles of your smaller grocery, camera or gear bags to keep them both upright and reduce the spilling of contents. When not in use, is spring-loaded to remain up and out of the way. Installation takes less than the time needed to read this post, but here goes: 1. Order part number A 212 810 00 40 9B27. I believe they all come in black only. See picture #1 2. The bottom of the hook (picture #2) shows the two T-20 ..."
3 months ago in E-Class (W212)
On my black Mercedes vehicles (E350 & SLK350) the rear bumpers have a different shade of black than the rest of the car...this is of course, under halogen lighting and at certain angles and isn't noticeable in the sunlight. The same effect happens on all plastic bumpers and the shade is a little different on plastic than it is on the metal panels
Artic White Rear Bumper Paint. Help!
"I brought my newly purchased Artic White 2013 GL 450 in for service at a Mercede dealership. While it was there, some how they put a small dent on my rear bumper. They apologize and said they would get it fix right away. I was mad but I knew it was an accident so was ok with it. After I got the car back I noticed in certain lighting and certain angle the paint job on bumper seem like it was a tad off from the rest of the body. Like it's got a tint of yellow to it. I told the service guy and he told me that all White GL has this problem because the whole body is made of metal and the bumper is made of Plastic. He assure that he seen this on all other arctic white GL. Can anyone with a Arctic white GL confirm this for me? Thank You!"
4 months ago in GL Class (X166)
I got a coupon in the mail with this offer and renewed my SLK's trial subscription with it over the phone. If you do it over the phone, they don't ask you for a code (there wasn't even one on the sheet I got in the mail!). Just tell them you got a letter like this in the mail, and they'll give it to you! Good luck Op
Quoted from CEB's post
"retailmenot.com is your friend. They currently have the codes for $25 for 6 months of SiriusXM but they seldom discount the traffic or weather."
I have it in my 2011 E350. Just call them and tell them about how some 2011's have Travel Link and that you would like to subscribe. If not, take it to the dealer and have them call Sirius for you to avoid the headache. You'll know if your E350 has Sirius Weather if there is a globe icon next to "settings" on the main menu bar of your COMAND screen.
Quoted from johnlk25's post
"Does anyone have the Sirius weather in a 2011 E350? I went to the Sirius website and according to them, I can only get traffic in a 2011 E350."
Although it sounds dangerous OP, I know we can't quit our lives by not driving and take up hours of nonsense by towing our cars. On my brake pedal, there is a certain point (approx. 1/3 of the way down) where my pedal starts working. Maybe you didn't reach that point in the first few seconds of braking? Good luck with your issue
E350 brake not working
"When I was exiting the highway yesterday night (around 40 mph), I hit the brake but the car did not show any response until 2 or 3 seconds later, it is really dangerous and nearly caused an accident. This happened several times since I bought the car in 2011. Did you guys experience the same issue on W212 E class? I feel kind of frustrating, since I cannot reproduce the issue when I brought it to dealer, nothing they can do to help me. By the way, the car is a 2011 E350 Bluetec. Any suggestions?"
I don't think it would look that good...
Quoted from Ajax Lesser's post
"Is there a way to add the traditional hood ornament to a 2014 E-class sports edition? For example, replace that nub ... with the traditional mercedes star I buy off of eBay? "
The facelifted CL already has this feature. I asked my neighbor about it and confirmed it. The CL already has the dynamic spot light in the U.S.
Quoted from DavidNJ's post
"It remains to be seen of the dynamic spotlight makes it the US. It seems to be part of the new S-class. On the BMW side if you order it you get a package of the same night vision that comes to the US (6UK), the LED lights (552) and the Automatic High Beams (5AC). Ditto with the headlights. I think we won't know until the cars are delivered. On the dynamic spot light, we already have moving headlights with curve following Adaptive Lights both Adaptive High Beams. And we have corning lights that are triggered on movement. MB also has an infrared light. My guess is it will show up on one of them. Night Vision has been expensive (although less so at MB than at BMW or Audi) with a low take rate. Maybe the new version was just too much to retrofit to the E-class. Maybe the new E-class is ..."
This is very characteristic of the GL...the air suspension makes the SUV bouncy to eliminate potholes and height differences in the road. The GL also moves slightly up and down at red lights and continuously moves up and down on freeways due to the adaptive AIRMATIC system
Quoted from motin's post
"hi thanks for your time I am coming from land cruiser 200 v8 2008 I have never felt like this in the gl I feel like sea sick its moving from left to right and right to left like in bad sea when you are with a boat"
5 months ago in GL Class (X164)
Saw a couple weird things yesterday on the streets of Beverly Hills... This person deserves to be publicly shamed...Really?
$500 for little seat chrome pieces???? IDK about you, but that seems pretty expensive for something you barely touch or notice...not to mention it wont help the resale value lol NOT worth it IMO! Should have saved it for the chrome diffuser!
Quoted from BenzV12's post
"Finally, I am able to upload facelift W212 chrome seat buttons' images in my car It took less then 15 mins for both sides in total installation time to a well trained staff , price is around $500 including , not cheap neither expensive Is it worth it ? Definitely , if you drive a car 50K$ plus , you could mind plastic seat movers and when you see facelift models come with that lol"
This actually can be changed on '13 models through Engineering Menus. press star-hangup-1 on the telephone keypad, go to HU parameters, and you can change the color scheme of the COMAND screen from black/white to yellow/brown.
Quoted from kasendorf's post
"Thank you for the response. Unfortunately I already tried this and it doesn't help. When the radio is in detail mode (three lines as opposed to the radio dial screen) the background on the screen goes from a light gray (top) to a dark gray (bottom). In day mode the letters are in black and very difficult to read with the dark gray so you can barely read the bottom line regardless of the brightness. In night mode the dark gray bar is on the top and light gray bottom reversing the problem. In the '12 the yellow background remains constant and the screen is very readable. Does anyone with a '13 have the same problem?"
Definitely, my neighbors have a lunar blue 2013 and they take it weekly to car washes and it looks swirled after such a small time
Quoted from samkimg's post
"Anyone have the "Lunar Blue" paint job and know if it shows the swirls like the black finishes do? We may be interested in a Lunar Blue E350, but don't want to take on a "part-time" job of keeping it up like a black finish car requires. "
8 months ago in E-Class (W212)
What do you mean my "register"?
Quoted from Tomshop's post
"Was at NY Auto Show where the rep from MBUSA showed me a sheet that stated the 4WD S Class models are now November. 2WD September. FYI if you register you get a $500 gift certificate good for any Mercedes model."
8 months ago in New S-Class (W222)
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- 2008 Mercedes Benz S550, 2011 E350, 2013 SLK350
- Vehicles I Drive: 2008 S550 (My favorite!), 2011 E350, 2013 SLK350, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 2014 S550 (Hopefully!)