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Old 03-05-2017, 12:15 PM
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Suggested Mods for '14 E350 Sport

Hopping back into the MB world after 5 years. My last MB was an '03 W203 C320 4MATIC that served me well for 7 years.

With this new (to me) '14 E350 Sport I'm looking for advice on suggested exterior mods.

I plan on adding a rear diffuser, debadging the car, adding a roof spoiler, and tinting the rear windows to 35%.

Are there any other suggested mods for this W212?

Also, this is is a CPO so any aftermarket performance or electrical mods will most likely void the warranty.

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I'm in the same boat. I got my W212 back in December after being away from Mercedes-Benz since 2013. I actually chose the W212 over the W204/W205 because there aren't a huge amount of aftermarket parts for it. Mine came with the OEM spoiler and AMG rims. I have found a few larger, carbon fiber spoilers and very few diffusers (require changing out lower apron to AMG E63 style and changing exhaust tips). I tinted my windows and left the rest alone...for now. I still think I want a set of aftermarket rims.

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It all depends on what kind of money you are willing to sacrifice - It is limited compared to the W204, I have both and the aftermarket is 10x bigger for them. I did a few things and have been looking at front lips, but I can't justify the $900-1500 it would run in order to get a lip from Taiwan/Japan.

If you are looking for aftermarket parts, let me know and I'll help you out



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Do you manage to touch the exhaust? I am thinking about making the car a bit louder but don't wanna spend tons of money on it probably put an aftermarket muffler on.
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May want to consider a paint correction and ceramic coating like cquartz finest...that should run you a grand, but that color will really pop and be much easier to clean. Good luck

Some pics of my previous w212 after cquartz

http://www.mercedescla.org/forum/5-c...n-just-do.html
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Well I am a W212 facelift E350 owner and it is a pain in the butt to look for aftermarket parts... So far I found a Brabus style front lip for E63s but it might not fit E350. Renntech made a super aggressive front apron and rear diffuser for E63s too.

I suggest getting a new set of wheels, lowering it with H&R spring, blackout grill/switch to the AMG single line grill, change the rear diffuser to E63s style, getting a roof&decklid spoilers and maybe CF mirror covers?
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Changing your headlight to the double arrow LEDs if possible would look great! Change your wheel and caliber color.
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Changing your headlight to the double arrow LEDs if possible would look great! Change your wheel and caliber color.
Isn't it hard to change the double arrow LEDs? and I am talking about the one without the fancy turning function. Or is it just plug and play?
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Taking out the headlight and reinstalling them is the easy part. Getting them to work properly is another.

I doubt its plug and play though. I saw one that was plug and play on ebay when I was toying with the idea of buying a non-lighting packge E. If I remember correctly, it claims plug and play with standard lighting equipped vehicles, no fancy AFS or anything related to the light assembly, just on, off, auto light up.
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Window tint will change the entire car! :-)

Roof spoilers are cool, but I didn't do one since I like the window to "self clear" in the morning.


2014 is CAN BUS - I don't think you can use 2013-previous parts like the lights and such. But I could be wrong.
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First thing i would do is tint the car, i usually do 30% all around. Then get some wheels, 19s or 20s, 18s is nice but just does not suit the big E sedan well. Get a slighter larger trunk spoiler but not that high kick karate flip spoiler. Change the door courtesy lights to the Mercedes Benz emblem, i think it looks cool. Also also maybe an illuminated star.
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Get an AMG trunk badge
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AMG pedals are an easy to do mod. I also like the AMG door lock pins. That said I was slightly ****, and found some knockoffs without the AMG logo on the top of the pin. ^ Speaking of a AMG trunk badge, there was a post I saw recently with a picture of a E35 AMG!, among other "travesties!!
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have the silk colored interior, so went with Bronze tint 30%
changed grill, added lower LED's and illum star
had to remove bumper to do grill, so added parking assist front and back
added rear spoilers
still thinking on rims


original front on E350 luxury



changed grill & added lower leds



added illum star


the lower LEDs

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Well I have a black one. I put 20s on it (staggered), 5% tint, H&R springs, and a JL w6 12. About to paint window trim I think, but will leave the rest of the chrome.


Not the best pic sorry! http://imgur.com/SUdZhAe
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Hey, that looks great. I'm working on my E350 now that is a base sport sedan without the park assist. How did you end up adding that and what parts did you need to purchase? That would be awesome if we could add that to the base sedan. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by NSKPhila View Post
have the silk colored interior, so went with Bronze tint 30%
changed grill, added lower LED's and illum star
had to remove bumper to do grill, so added parking assist front and back
added rear spoilers
still thinking on rims


original front on E350 luxury



changed grill & added lower leds



added illum star


the lower LEDs
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May want to consider a paint correction and ceramic coating like cquartz finest...that should run you a grand, but that color will really pop and be much easier to clean. Good luck

Some pics of my previous w212 after cquartz

http://www.mercedescla.org/forum/5-c...n-just-do.html
Is this a product you can buy over the counter, or do you have to take it to a professional shop?

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Change the door courtesy lights to the Mercedes Benz emblem, i think it looks cool.
I think it looks cool too...where did you order yours from? Can you recommend a retailer?
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Originally Posted by AkaSigFreak View Post
I'm in the same boat. I got my W212 back in December after being away from Mercedes-Benz since 2013. I actually chose the W212 over the W204/W205 because there aren't a huge amount of aftermarket parts for it. Mine came with the OEM spoiler and AMG rims. I have found a few larger, carbon fiber spoilers and very few diffusers (require changing out lower apron to AMG E63 style and changing exhaust tips). I tinted my windows and left the rest alone...for now. I still think I want a set of aftermarket rims.
I got 14' w212; with 17" wheels.
what AMG wheels did you got with the car? what are you planning to upgrade to?
Are you upgrading the spoiler too? How can I install the spoiler, do need to drill holes? If so, that is where I'll stop, unless I have other options.


Mine's Diamond Silver(the blue'ish one)
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I got 14' w212; with 17" wheels.
what AMG wheels did you got with the car? what are you planning to upgrade to?
Are you upgrading the spoiler too? How can I install the spoiler, do need to drill holes? If so, that is where I'll stop, unless I have other options.


Mine's Diamond Silver(the blue'ish one)
The AMG wheels that come with the car as an option are awesome. Look at the wheels on my car, those should be what he has to.

The spoiler is on with double sided tape. I installed one on my W203 years ago...very easy; I can help you with it. You can order it primed or painted.
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The AMG wheels that come with the car as an option are awesome. Look at the wheels on my car, those should be what he has to.
I do remember there is a 17" AMG wheels too, in one of the packages? I might be wrong. 17 or 18, I should be fine with stock suspension settings, right?
Currently the tires are new, once they are up for replacement, I'll start looking for tires along with wheels, usually people sell when upgrading..!


The spoiler is on with double sided tape. I installed one on my W203 years ago...very easy; I can help you with it. You can order it primed or painted.
Yes, after I asked the question I did some research, there are options available from 40$ to 210$(factory paint). I need to find the factory painted ones, since mine's rare(not frequent) diamond silver; and other than carbon fiber, just black won't look good, IMO.
So, I will have to look for a deal and do some research.


Thanks for the offer, If I could get it before I meet you, I would definitely bring it
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I think it looks cool too...where did you order yours from? Can you recommend a retailer?
I'm planning to add those too, ebay got it for 25$ a pair, unless fellow forum members suggest better options, in terms of quality and price.
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I do remember there is a 17" AMG wheels too, in one of the packages? I might be wrong. 17 or 18, I should be fine with stock suspension settings, right?
Currently the tires are new, once they are up for replacement, I'll start looking for tires along with wheels, usually people sell when upgrading..!



Yes, after I asked the question I did some research, there are options available from 40$ to 210$(factory paint). I need to find the factory painted ones, since mine's rare(not frequent) diamond silver; and other than carbon fiber, just black won't look good, IMO.
So, I will have to look for a deal and do some research.


Thanks for the offer, If I could get it before I meet you, I would definitely bring it
Yeah I am not sure if the AMG Wheels came in 17 inch, as I think they only start making them at 18 inch. You may be able to find some AMG wheels from a C class or CLA class that you can transfer to your car and keep the same tires.

And you can find a lot of suppliers for reasonably priced painted spoilers period for my C-Class, I just ordered one off of eBay using my car's paint code. It was easy and I installed it myself. If you want to get it before you come up, I can definitely help you install it when we meet.

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I'm planning to add those too, ebay got it for 25$ a pair, unless fellow forum members suggest better options, in terms of quality and price.
Yes I saw those ones on eBay too, but not sure if I trust them. I know the Mercedes dealership does sell authentic puddle lights, but they are almost $200. It may be worth it. I'm going to see if I can get them using a discount at the dealership.
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I just ordered one off of eBay using my car's paint code. It was easy and I installed it myself.
Please share the URL.

Yes I saw those ones on eBay too, but not sure if I trust them. I know the Mercedes dealership does sell authentic puddle lights, but they are almost $200. It may be worth it. I'm going to see if I can get them using a discount at the dealership.
hope that service coupon works for parts too, lol. It would be 50% off basically.
Actually I'm more like the door lights, not puddle(below the mirrors) lights.

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Please share the URL.

hope that service coupon works for parts too, lol. It would be 50% off basically.
Actually I'm more like the door lights, not puddle(below the mirrors) lights.
That was years ago that I bought the spoiler on ebay. I'm not even sure if the seller is on there anymore. But you can just do a search on eBay for "W212 spoiler painted", and read the reviews and make sure that they are good reviews. That's all I did, and I had no issues whatsoever.

And as far as the service coupon, I hope to be able to use it on Parts as well. Since the door lights are $200, getting them for $100 is a very good deal!

Can anyone confirm if that coupon can be used for parts too?

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