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Old 11-25-2016, 04:22 PM
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Hello M-B enthusiasts! I am a first time M-B owner and new to this forum. After 10 years of happy driving in an Acura, I decided to make a change. Really love the 2017 E300 redesigned exterior styling, luxurious interior and all the very cool technologies.

Decided on the 2017 E300 4Matic, Selenite grey metallic, black leather, natural grain brown ash wood, sport wheel package, 18Ē AMG rims, Premium 3 package, warmth & comfort package, 12.3Ē instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, rear deck spoiler, trunk comfort box.

Have been driving the car for a month now and it is AMAZING! The ride is silky smooth! Quick and responsive engine. Getting fantastic gas mileage. Super comfortable seats and headrest. Love the in-seat massage! Seat warmers heat up very quickly. Head-up display is nice. 12.3Ē cluster display is gorgeous and very customizable. Ambient lighting with 64 colors is very cool and looks amazing at night.

Iíve tried the semi-autonomous driving several times and am still getting used to it. As you can imagine, itís a little unnerving at first. Have not yet tried the park assist. Iíve set the brake assist to early and itís chirped at me a few times appropriately. The 360 degree radar/camera are excellent. Blind spot assist and rear camera are very helpful and have chirped at me appropriately. The adaptive headlights are bright and I like how it lights up the road Iím going to turn into.

The COMAND info-entertainment display is gorgeous and razor sharp! Iím still getting used to the buttonology of the system. (Iím hoping for some How-to videos to be posted soon) Navigation system is pretty good. The routes suggested and estimated drive times are pretty accurate. It wont let me set my home address as ďHomeĒ for some reason (if you know how to do that please let me know). Radio loads in all the HD radio stations very slowly. It can take up to 5 minutes of driving before all radio stations are selectable. Iíve gotten around it by giving voice command for a specific frequency and also building a list of presets. HVAC heats/cools the car pretty quickly. I have not yet tried Apple CarPlay.

Front cup holders are a little shallow so be careful with large cups of coffee that could tip over. Glove box doesnít have much room in it but the air freshener is a really nice luxurious touch. After a hard days work, the in-seat massage is great. The Wave massage gets your attentionÖtry it and youíll see what I mean. Rear seat space is adequate. The trunk comfort box is handy when bringing home groceries. I donít have a spare tire.

Anyway, just some of my newbie initial thoughts. Overall, Iím THRILLED with the car! Looking forward to learning more about it with the help folks in this forum.
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Old 11-25-2016, 05:36 PM
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Nice initial report. Best of luck with your new ride
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Figured out how to set an address as Home (with the help of the dealership).

If you enter your address via voice recognition the system will NOT let you Save as "Home"

BUT if you enter your address via the joystick (i.e. one character at a time), then go to previous addresses and left swipe, it will let you Save as "Home" You can then add it to favorites.

Using voice command "Navigate to Home" doesn't work. And I don't know how to see the list of directions its sending you on when you navigate to a point. Maybe that can be something for a future software update.

By the way, the car is still phenomenal!
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Hello M-B enthusiasts! I am a first time M-B owner and new to this forum. After 10 years of happy driving in an Acura, I decided to make a change. Really love the 2017 E300 redesigned exterior styling, luxurious interior and all the very cool technologies.

Decided on the 2017 E300 4Matic, Selenite grey metallic, black leather, natural grain brown ash wood, sport wheel package, 18Ē AMG rims, Premium 3 package, warmth & comfort package, 12.3Ē instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, rear deck spoiler, trunk comfort box.

Have been driving the car for a month now and it is AMAZING! The ride is silky smooth! Quick and responsive engine. Getting fantastic gas mileage. Super comfortable seats and headrest. Love the in-seat massage! Seat warmers heat up very quickly. Head-up display is nice. 12.3Ē cluster display is gorgeous and very customizable. Ambient lighting with 64 colors is very cool and looks amazing at night.

Iíve tried the semi-autonomous driving several times and am still getting used to it. As you can imagine, itís a little unnerving at first. Have not yet tried the park assist. Iíve set the brake assist to early and itís chirped at me a few times appropriately. The 360 degree radar/camera are excellent. Blind spot assist and rear camera are very helpful and have chirped at me appropriately. The adaptive headlights are bright and I like how it lights up the road Iím going to turn into.

The COMAND info-entertainment display is gorgeous and razor sharp! Iím still getting used to the buttonology of the system. (Iím hoping for some How-to videos to be posted soon) Navigation system is pretty good. The routes suggested and estimated drive times are pretty accurate. It wont let me set my home address as ďHomeĒ for some reason (if you know how to do that please let me know). Radio loads in all the HD radio stations very slowly. It can take up to 5 minutes of driving before all radio stations are selectable. Iíve gotten around it by giving voice command for a specific frequency and also building a list of presets. HVAC heats/cools the car pretty quickly. I have not yet tried Apple CarPlay.

Front cup holders are a little shallow so be careful with large cups of coffee that could tip over. Glove box doesnít have much room in it but the air freshener is a really nice luxurious touch. After a hard days work, the in-seat massage is great. The Wave massage gets your attentionÖtry it and youíll see what I mean. Rear seat space is adequate. The trunk comfort box is handy when bringing home groceries. I donít have a spare tire.

Anyway, just some of my newbie initial thoughts. Overall, Iím THRILLED with the car! Looking forward to learning more about it with the help folks in this forum.
Congrats
Like you Im a previous Acura guy but switched in 2014 after I found the new TSX and RLX to be pretty bad to be my next new car. I really like driving my C400 which I'm now exchanging for a C43. The only downside of moving to MB has been niggling reliability issues. The powertrain has been bulletproof and satisfying in every way but I've had issues with the air suspension, radio, door LEDs and chattering wipers. The C was a first year model and first sedan that MB built in the US so I hope that the E will have a better quality build since its not being built here yet. Again, enjoy, I truly feel these new E class is truly the best overall driving vehicle in the market right now regardless of price, its awesome!!!
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Nice looking ride, and nice looking house behind it. :-)
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Iíve got basically the same car in obsidian black metallic! Beautiful car! Enjoy!
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nice pics and happy to read of your real love affair with your e300.

I've used the Apple Car play only a few times. The thing i like about it is that if you're driving you can send imessages, otherwise i never use it. I prefer the mercedes comand system.

hi from australia
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