I get more false alarms on the X band than I'd like, but it has not been bothersome enough for me to shut it off. Not yet, anyway.
Quoted from Daytona-flyer's post
"I have a 9500IX. I had to shut off X band. Did you have to do the same?"
It's a Cognac dispenser. Hahaha, no, really, it's the radar detector controls. I had a Passport 9500ci installed by the dealership.
Quoted from Gunther's post
"Southern - what is that in the carbon fiber trim to the left of the steering wheel, above the lights??"
A few pics in larger format, now that I've figured out PhotoBucket: No kind of weather for top-down motoring (or for more pics) recently here in NC, but I'm confident things will improve before long.
A view of the interior is below. I agree with others who note that the red in real life is a bit darker than it shows in photos -- more like crimson than fire-engine red. It's a great color, bright without being obnoxious (the opposite of me, in other words). Extraordinarily good detailing, both with respect to the leather and elsewhere. For example, the speaker grilles, of which there are a bunch, match the leather perfectly -- you can see one in the pic if you look ...
Here at last, and well worth the wait. For some reason I'm having trouble getting pics to load; the shot below got through, but others keep failing. I'll try to post some more later, but they're only phone pics anyway, and don't do the car justice. SL63, Iridium Silver, red/black leather with carbon fiber trim, sports package, all driver safety nanny devices, "magic sky" sunroof, black AMG forged wheels -- 19f/20r, exterior carbon fiber package.
I'm following this thread with interest. I have a 2012 CLS63 which I adore, and my 2013 SL63 should be here any day. The ECO system on the SL63 is my ONLY objection with respect to the otherwise great vehicle, but it is annoying. It just amounts to one extra (unnecessary) step each time I crank it up: my routine is 1) hit the start button; 2) hit the seat heater or seat ventilation button as needed; 3) hit the AMG button, which turns off the ECO function; and 4) put it in ...
"Driving new 2013 SL for one week now. ECO system seems to have a mind of its own, engaging at times but not uniformly as I would intuitively expect. MB said computer looks at multiple car parameters and conditions prior to engagement, Thoughts, comments?"
I just got the word that my car arrived in Brunswick as scheduled early this week, but shipment to MB South Charlotte has been "delayed" -- no further explanation offered. It will be ready "next week." It should look just like this: Polo ponies not included.
I've owned five BMWs, and this will be my fourth Mercedes, but I've never before owned a silver car. Silver of some sort has, I think, been the top seller for both brands for a long time, and was Mercedes's official racing color. I've always liked silver, but for whatever reason, it kept coming in second when I made my choices. So, I'm looking forward to this one. Also, for whatever reason, I've always liked a conservative exterior color with a bright interior, so I ...
SL63 landing this week @ Brunswick, GA port
"Anyone else in the same boat (so to speak)? Estimated arrival 2/20, then a few days for transport to MB of South Charlotte. Hopefully, spring will arrive early, but I don't care if it's 20 degrees -- if there's no precipitation, that top is going to be down, with the heater and "Airscarf" cranked to max. iridium Silver over red/black with carbon fiber trim; performance and premium packages; carbon fiber exterior package; black alloy wheels (19 front, 20 rear); and as soon as possible, a dealer-installed concealed Passport 9500ci. Pix, amateurish though they will be, will be posted when possible. Already feeling a bit nostalgic about trading in my 2007 BMW 335i hardtop convertible, which I have enjoyed immensely. But I expect I'll get over it soon, because it's not in the same league ..."
Anyone else in the same boat (so to speak)? Estimated arrival 2/20, then a few days for transport to MB of South Charlotte. Hopefully, spring will arrive early, but I don't care if it's 20 degrees -- if there's no precipitation, that top is going to be down, with the heater and "Airscarf" cranked to max. iridium Silver over red/black with carbon fiber trim; performance and premium packages; carbon fiber exterior package; black alloy wheels (19 front, 20 rear); and as soon ...
Speaking of exterior mirrors, are the carbon fiber mirrors which are apparently available elsewhere being sold by anyone in the U.S.? My carbon fiber rear spoiler is lonely.
2012 CLS Auto Folding Mirrors
"I never would have thought to look into this before getting $112,000 car, but I am dismayed this does NOT have automatic folding mirrors (not standard, not optional). Even more shocking, look in the manual and it talks about automatic folding mirrors, then refers you to another section to learn how to program it to work when locking the car. Go to that section and it says it's ONLY on Canadian cars....I mean, WTF! Why on earth would they deliver cars to Canada that have auto folding mirrors (a basic thing on most high end cars), and not provide that in the U.S. market. Completely nonsensical. BTW, Canada also gets separate climate controls in the rear seats (3 zone), and actually has the USB Cable that is NOT offered in the US Market, even though the manual says it comes with the car. ..."
Come on. Be brave. Be the first to get one in Cuprite Brown. Brown, and tapered at both ends. What else could you want?
2012 CLS 63 AMG - Delivered yesterday.
"My first impressions of the car is that the ride quality is very good and much better than I expected. My last two cars were a 2010 E550 coupe that had very poor seats and rode extremely firm and a 2011 CL550 that had very good seats but the suspension felt "soft". The CLS63 has very good seats and I like the dynamic seat feature similar to my S600 with a firm but not hard suspension setup. But the most spectacular feature of the car is the carbon ceramic brakes. They scrub off speed with just the lightest touch and I find my self accelerating just so I can use them again. I only have 50 miles on the car but I so far I am very happy with the car. MSRP was $130+ but worth it. Mark"
It would be difficult to name two things associated with my new CLS63 that I care less about than AM reception and MPG. Although, for the record, AM reception seems fine.
Happy 1%-ers in their CLS63 AMGs
"Barron's, the financial weekly, ran an article about three of Mercedes's new models -- the CLS63 AMG, the ML350 BlueTec, and the SLK350. Keep in mind that this is a financial publication, and not an automotive one, so there's little in the way of technical details. Still, it's good to see positive press. Here's the part of the article pertaining to the CLS63: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLS63 AMG: This is to the rest of Benz's bread-and-butter midsize sedans as a piranha is to a goldfish. A blend of old-fashioned muscle car and newfangled technology, the CLS63 can rocket to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, while cosseting happy 1%-ers inside in a cabin dripping with the usual fine leather, thick pile carpeting and soft-touch surfaces. But this is no swift and soft luxo-liner. The ..."
Barron's, the financial weekly, ran an article about three of Mercedes's new models -- the CLS63 AMG, the ML350 BlueTec, and the SLK350. Keep in mind that this is a financial publication, and not an automotive one, so there's little in the way of technical details. Still, it's good to see positive press. Here's the part of the article pertaining to the CLS63: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLS63 AMG: This is to the rest of Benz's bread-and-butter midsize sedans as a piranha ...
I have a similar combination of cars to that referred to above -- a 2007 BMW 335i hardtop convertible, and a 2012 CLS63. I decided not to trade in this time, so I now have a very nice combination. I'm not much on modding; they're both straight stock, but loaded with most options. Certainly they're very different. Until a couple of months ago, I thought of the BMW as being a pretty fast car. But not compared to my new rocket. The BMW's still a lot of fun to drive, and ...
Well, the sunroof thing may be something to look forward to, when I try "medium acceleration." Thus far, I haven't done a standing quarter mile in under 13 seconds, even though 12 flat is achievable -- so I have read. But seriously, hasn't your dealership been able to solve this?
Quoted from Centurion's post
"This must be a CLS thing. LOL! This happened with my 2007 CLS63 and is happening again with my 2012 CLS63."
Two problems have cropped up; one routine, one, well, different. The routine one is a cracked windshield. Evidently, a stone hit it, though I didn't notice it at the time. When I got in the car this morning, there it was -- a crack about 15 inches long, on the passenger side of the windshield. If anyone is curious, new windshields cost $1820. Not covered by warranty, of course, as it was clearly caused by impact from debris, but insurance will take care of all other ...
Real-life considerations do play a role on color selection. The road I have lived on for several years was gravel, and dusty, until early this year, when it was finally paved (my tax dollars at work, however slowly). With the dust in mind, my 2007 BMW 335 hardtop convertible was (and is -- I still have it, and love it) "Platinum Bronze," a metallic beige which closely matches the color of the dust. A brilliant choice, if I do say so myself. But things change. I tore ...
Sourced Two 2012 CLS63 AMG's Thoughts...
"Ok so I test drove the CLS the other day and I want one. In fact I want one over the 2012 Nissan GTR Black Edition which I have my name on for an October 10th delivery. I never really loved my GTR (2009) and while the performance was insane (mine was medium modded with the HKS 570 kit and full exhaust and Cobb) it always left me wanting something more. So I am deciding on the CLS instead of dumping the 2009 GTR for a 2012 and these are two cars I have located and have prices set on. I really wanted a white one but can't find one locally that my dealer can trade for that has the Performance Package. My dealer does have two white ones but one is bare balls (just the P1 and some extra safety items like lane assist) and it has light colored wood inside with black interior which I dont ..."
If you are old enough, you may remember Billy Crystal playing the role of Argentine actor/director Fernando Lamas: "It is better to look good than to feel good." If you are taller (or wider) than average, you pay something of a price for the low, streamlined profile of the CLS63. I'm 6'1", 215, and with middle age upon me, not as limber as I was at 18. It is a bit awkward for me to get into both the rear seat and the driver's seat of the car -- but only a little. And ...
Welcome to the CLS63 Diamond White Fraternity. You'll get your password and details on the secret handshake via courier soon. I'd love to know what overall sales by color are. But on this forum, Diamond White seems to be the runaway leader.
A naive question (anyone may feel free to ): If I were to swap out the 19s my car came with for 20s, wouldn't the speedometer and the odometer give incorrect readings? If so, can these be re-calibrated?
2012 CLS63 AMG 20" wheel fitment help
"What is the correct/best offset for these wheels? I want to do 20" diameter and probably 9.5" front and 11" rear - unless those are bad widths for some reason. Input in welcome! I am thinking of DPE MT5's."
- About SouthernNC
- Weddington, NC
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- 2013 SL63, Iridium Silver over Red; 2012 CLS63, Diamond White over Ash
2012 CLS63, Diamond White over Ash, carbon fiber trim, performance package
2013 SL63, Iridium Silver over Red, carbon fiber trim, performance package, black AMG 19/20 wheels, exterior carbon fiber package