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Old 07-20-2018, 04:30 PM
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I had an appointment to look at some different Mercedes SUV’s this morning. They had a loaded GLE AMG 63 to compare. Very nice features but nothing I would want to own and of course a dated interior. I asked to see the new MBUX system that they had in an S. It is very impressive in quality, located just right for visual and fairly easy to use. It may have a little slower response compared to the Audi that uses dual Nvidia Tegra3 processors. The only thing I didn’t like was the combo of touch pad and “mouse-like wheel. I liked both features but the ergonomics are poor. You have to put your hand over the touch pad to use the mouse so likely to get unwanted input from the pad. It is small and can be turned off though. There was also a tiny touch pad on the wheel. MB has done away with the cruise control stalk and all inputs are now on the steering wheel. This car was not level 3 self driving but getting close. I didn’t drive it but was told that super cruise works very well even at freeway speeds. I always take salesman’s claims lightly but I know this one and he is very credible. The car was very luxurious but probably around 6 figures....I forgot to check the window.
If the new GLE has this MBUX system it will be a winner.

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I had an appointment to look at some different Mercedes SUVís this morning. They had a loaded GLE AMG 63 to compare. Very nice features but nothing I would want to own and of course a dated interior. I asked to see the new MBUX system that they had in an S. It is very impressive in quality, located just right for visual and fairly easy to use. It may have a little slower response compared to the Audi that uses dual Nvidia Tegra3 processors. The only thing I didnít like was the combo of touch pad and ďmouse-like wheel. I liked both features but the ergonomics are poor. You have to put your hand over the touch pad to use the mouse so likely to get unwanted input from the pad. It is small and can be turned off though. There was also a tiny touch pad on the wheel. MB has done away with the cruise control stalk and all inputs are now on the steering wheel. This car was not level 3 self driving but getting close. I didnít drive it but was told that super cruise works very well even at freeway speeds. I always take salesmanís claims lightly but I know this one and he is very credible. The car was very luxurious but probably around 6 figures....I forgot to check the window.
If the new GLE has this MBUX system it will be a winner.
Are you certain you saw MBUX? My understanding is it is only currently in the new A class and will be rolled out to other models in due time, but I don't believe the S class has it yet.
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99% positive. That’s what I was told and it had the single screen running across to the center. All digital with the DIc on the left and Nav on the right. Like my Audi you can configure the screens with different views...Nav,, Phone, Music etc. High quality resolution.
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99% positive. That’s what I was told and it had the single screen running across to the center. All digital with the DIc on the left and Nav on the right. Like my Audi you can configure the screens with different views...Nav,, Phone, Music etc. High quality resolution.
Sorry, but that doesn't mean it's MBUX. The screen in the S Class is just as you describe. For it to have been MBUX, it would have been:

A: Touch Screen
B: Responded verbally (not via touching the speak button) to the words "Hey Mercedes" to which the voice would have said, "How Can I Help You?"

The S Screen and even on the E class are all glass and digital. But they aren't MBUX, which is an interface, not a design style. If however the screen you saw was Touch Screen and did respond to voice commands ala "Alexa" or Siri, then it would be MBUX.

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:15 PM
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OK, that’s what I probably saw. I liked it. I looked at the S class sedan online and it was different than the one I saw. It was nothing like the one I on the GLE.

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:27 PM
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OK, thatís what I probably saw. I liked it. I looked at the S class sedan online and it was different than the one I saw. It was nothing like the one I on the GLE.
Attached are two pictures. First is the 2018 S Class Infotainment Screen. Second is the 2018 E Class Infotainment Screen. Neither are MBUX, but both are quite exceptional.


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Thanks I can see the difference. The packaging looks the same and could even be the same hardware. I arrived early for my appointment and asked a guy that was handy to show me MBUX. Sorry for wasting everyone’s time.
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Thanks I can see the difference. The packaging looks the same and could even be the same hardware. I arrived early for my appointment and asked a guy that was handy to show me MBUX. Sorry for wasting everyoneís time.
You didn't waste anyone's time, so no apologies necessary. Just for fun, this is a photo of the A class which now is the first MB with MBUX. You'll see there they look very similar. Only since the A class is a much smaller car, the screen is not as big as one on the E or S Class.


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I'll be leaving the W167 forum now. Today I test drove a 2018 GLE and an E400. For what I want in a car, the E400 was sublime and I ordered a 2019 E450 in Lunar Blue, with most of the options available.

I'm sure when the new GLE arrives it will be amazing. I just found I was way more comfortable in the sedan and the E has such amazing tech behind the wheel.

Best to you all as you get news of the GLE in the coming months.
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I'll be leaving the W167 forum now. Today I test drove a 2018 GLE and an E400. For what I want in a car, the E400 was sublime and I ordered a 2019 E450 in Lunar Blue, with most of the options available.

I'm sure when the new GLE arrives it will be amazing. I just found I was way more comfortable in the sedan and the E has such amazing tech behind the wheel.

Best to you all as you get news of the GLE in the coming months.
thanks for being here, and enjoy the new ride. Now the waiting!
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thanks for being here, and enjoy the new ride. Now the waiting!
Thanks Greg. I was born without the patience Gene, so the wait is going to difficult. At least I finally made a decision.
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I'll be leaving the W167 forum now. Today I test drove a 2018 GLE and an E400. For what I want in a car, the E400 was sublime and I ordered a 2019 E450 in Lunar Blue, with most of the options available.

I'm sure when the new GLE arrives it will be amazing. I just found I was way more comfortable in the sedan and the E has such amazing tech behind the wheel.

Best to you all as you get news of the GLE in the coming months.
Sounds like an awesome decision. Congrats!
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Sounds like an awesome decision. Congrats!
Than you!

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Prototype Ride Review | King of all terrain

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if it’s like the 2018 Coupe it comes standard with air suspension-guessing marketing gave it a catchy name. The Coupe starts North of $70,000 so Air Suspension may remain an option in the base GLE. The way these sightings keep dribbling out have to wonder if they are trying to torment us.....
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if it’s like the 2018 Coupe it comes standard with air suspension-guessing marketing gave it a catchy name. The Coupe starts North of $70,000 so Air Suspension may remain an option in the base GLE. The way these sightings keep dribbling out have to wonder if they are trying to torment us.....
Magic Body Control is more than an air suspension. I think it's only available on the S Class (see description below). The GLE will be the first car MB has offered Magic Body Control on outside of the S.

MAGIC BODY CONTROLģ advances the fully active suspension to be proactive. Camera-based Road Surface Scan watches the road ahead and prepares the suspension to take action before the wheels reach bumps and dips. A network of sensors and electronically controlled hydraulics generates forces to counteract the effects of the road surface on ride and handling. The CURVE function lets the car lean into corners much like a motorcyclist or skier, to help reduce the lateral forces felt by the occupants.

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Iím definitely getting this. I have Active Curve on my Ď12 which is just a hydraulically controlled front sway bar along with Airmatic and like it. This will be a whole level beyond.
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if itís like the 2018 Coupe it comes standard with air suspension-guessing marketing gave it a catchy name. The Coupe starts North of $70,000 so Air Suspension may remain an option in the base GLE. The way these sightings keep dribbling out have to wonder if they are trying to torment us.....
Yes, the ďcoupeĒ (sic) is considered upmarket so comes with more standard stuff to justify its price. Not a concept Iím buying into.
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Here’s a four hour old article about a ride in the 2020 GLE.

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/02/...totype-review/

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Hereís a four hour old article about a ride in the 2020 GLE.

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/02/...totype-review/
Uhh, see post #319.
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