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Old 11-20-2007, 09:53 AM
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Our new C300 has landed

Hey guys, wifey's C300 sports in Cubanite Silver finally landed last week and has since been to the shop for cosmetic enhancements.


Here are the specs/features ordered with the car :

* 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission
* Full electric seat adjustment with memory functions for driver and front passenger. Includes electrically adjustable steering
* Auto tilt passenger side mirror when reversing
* Heated and electrically adjustable mirrors
* Automatically dimming interior rear view & driver's side exterior mirror with
automatic folding function for exterior mirrors
* Parameter speed-sensitive power steering
* Rain sensing wipers with two-stage sensitivity
* Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
* 8 airbags (includes rear side airbags)
* PRE-SAFE accident anticipatory occupant protection system
* NECK-PRO crash-responsive active head restraints for front seats
* Seatbelt pre-tensioners with belt-force limiters
* Tyre pressure loss warning system
* Ambient lighting appointments
* Full leather upholstery
* Black Birds-Eye maple wood trim
* Panoramic roof
* Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 450W surround sound system with 12 high performance loudspeakers (including sub-woofer and additional amplifier)
* COMAND APS System with voice activation - Incorporating DVD navigation, AM/FM radio, 6-disc DVD / CD changer, MP3, WMA and AAC compatibility, PCMCIA slot, 4G HDD, 7" fold-away colour monitor, Bluetooth HFP interface and Convenience Telephone functionality
* Bi-Xenon headlights with cornering light system, automatic dynamic range adjustment and headlamp cleaning system
* Headlight assist - automatic on/off activation
* Keyless Go
* Linguatronics
* Parktronics ( F & R with off switch)
* Electric rear blinds
* Thermotronics - 3 zone climate control; automatic 2-zone climate control with separate temperature adjustment for driver and front passenger; as well as independent rear temperature control
* Armrest in rear with double cup holder
* Designer keys with chrome finish
* Protective undershield
* UHI Sim Access profile (blue tooth integration kit for Nokia cellphones)

Recent additions :

* 19 inch AMG (C63 design) 5 spoke alloys with gun metal highlights.
Specs are (F) 19 X 8.5 wearing 235/35/19 tires
(R) 19 X 9.5 wearing 265/30/19 tires

* Window tinting - Quantum metallic film
* Chromatic front turn signal bulbs (orange bulb deletion)



And finally here are some pics....

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:31 AM
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very detail .......but is C280.......hv C350 this model for sale in ur country?
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Nice vehicle. Are you going to lower it? I remember driving in Syndey last year that the streets are not too good. Whereabouts are you?

Also, is it only the grey interior that comes with the grey headliner? I have the black interior and its got a black headliner. Very cool looking IMHO (used to be available on the E46 BMW as part of the sport pkg)...
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Very nice! The wheels on there look sick! I like those better than our AMG 17/18 rims over here in the US. But they put the steering wheel on the wrong side?! Sorry, lame I know, but I couldn't help myself...
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This is almost as complete as a W204 can be... the only missing I can see are AMG package (it is avantgarde but not AMG), rear side roller blinds, multicontour driver seats and driver knee airbag... many options listed are not available in USA and Americans are drooling...

Just curious, does your car come with flashing braking lamps in hard braking situation with hazard lights on after stopping from 70mph?
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Just needs a little drop to go with the wheels.
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Just needs a little drop to go with the wheels.
Is it me or do those wheels look like they are sticking outside of the bodywork?
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I love this!! especially the 19 inch AMG wheels
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Congrats on the new C....wish we had some of those features in the US....
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very detail .......but is C280.......hv C350 this model for sale in ur country?


No the C280 (your C300 equivalent) was the highest model available in Australia until last month, when they introduced the C320CDI. No plans as yet for C350 in Australia, although the C63 is destined for our shores by mid to late next year.
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Nice vehicle. Are you going to lower it? I remember driving in Syndey last year that the streets are not too good. Whereabouts are you?

Also, is it only the grey interior that comes with the grey headliner? I have the black interior and its got a black headliner. Very cool looking IMHO (used to be available on the E46 BMW as part of the sport pkg)...

Thanks for the compliment.

No plans as yet to lower it, as i still need to maintain some ride comfort, esp since going to lower profile 19s.

The black/grey interior comes with grey headliner, whilst the black/black interior have the black headliner. The only way to spec a grey interior with black headliner would be to option an AMG kit. This will give the car the AMG sports bodykit exterior and metal trim interior looks (which comes in your C300 and C350 sports model) but adds a few other things such as bigger front brakes, steering wheel paddle shifts, sports seats etc.
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This is almost as complete as a W204 can be... the only missing I can see are AMG package (it is avantgarde but not AMG), rear side roller blinds, multicontour driver seats and driver knee airbag... many options listed are not available in USA and Americans are drooling...

Just curious, does your car come with flashing braking lamps in hard braking situation with hazard lights on after stopping from 70mph?



I love options and added almost all except the AMG kit ( as i am unsure whether i will be upgrading to a C63 myself later next year ). Hence, i didnt want 2 similar looking vehicles. The only thing i would have maybe added from the AMG package would have been the paddle shifters.

Multicontour seats and Advanced Agility Control have still not arrived in Australia. I would have likely optioned those. And rear flashing brake lamps also are not available as yet. However, i would unlikely add these as i dont think it's a good idea letting the highway patrol cars see flashing brake lights if I had to wipe speed rapidly. Also, I dont want to stand out from the crowd with flashing brake lights.

Finally we also dont appear to get knee bags, or the "active" bixenons which swivel in the direction which you turn steering wheel (the active lighing i wouldnt mind optioning) .... so i guess you guys arent the only ones suffering from lack of options.
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Looks good I will trade you my OEM 18" AMG's for yours

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Hehehehehe..... thanks but no thanks.....
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Wicked post! I love the touches you've already done to the car.


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Is it me or do those wheels look like they are sticking outside of the bodywork?


I think if you were after the ultimate in looks, a half inch drop would complete it. I havent got this mod done yet as I'm unsure how much ride quality I'd lose in doing so.

As for the tires appearing to stick out, when i went around the car, at some angles it looked to be sticking out slightly, but when i go and look straight down over wheel arch (aerial view), they definitely do not stick out. And with the 265's at the rears (to give the car a more masculine/sporty look), the offset at 44 on 9.5 inch wide rims only gives it about 1cm clearance from suspension components on the inner side. So i guess if you were worried about the "slight sticking out" looks from certain angles, you may need to find the same wheels with maybe 50mm offset at rear, but this will bring it perilously close to the suspension components from the inner tire edge.
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Thanks all for the kind compliments.

The car is a dream to drive, and as you know is full of electronic gadgets to play with. We're still trying to perfect linguatronics for things like telephone/Audio/navigation controls. It recognises about 50% of the commands but still not quite there yet, so we're unsure whether it's us or the system..

Bluetooth pairing with the Nokia N95 was a breeze and works really well. With the SAP adapter, the address book gets downloaded into the phone system and can be recalled via the linguatronics or I-drive knob. It also enables SMS messages to be read out loud if you choose.

I got to listen to some Mp3s burnt onto a DVD disc and it was great. I's say a notch above the Harmon Kardon system on my wife's old W211 E320. Sound is clear with very good staging ........ we love it !

The only problem I have now is the 1000 mile break in period..... I am not used to driving it at bus like speeds and cant wait until it gets past this stage, then on come the "sprint boost kit" for improved accelerator response (as it worked well in wife's old W211 E320).

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Thanks for sharing the pictures. The car looks amazing with the rims and tint
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those wheels are sweet!! congrats on the new car. Will be a real head turner!!
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Thanks all for the compliments. I'm in the process of getting the AMG sports pedals retrofitted. It seems that you cant just replace the rubber face of the accelerator pedal with that the metal/rubber studs of the AMG ones. Instead, the whole accelerator block assembly needs to be removed and an AMG one put in it's place. Has anyone done such a conversion ? I know you guys in the US get this as standard equipment on you Sports model W204s, so I dont think i'll get much help here. The park and brake pedals are no problem to upgrade though.
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