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Old 12-03-2018, 09:54 PM
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I spent the last 5 years on the GL/GLS forums and must say, this forum was more helpful and less combative. I want to thank Greg for his insight, assistance, and his spreadsheets. Now the real waiting game begins.
Well, it starts as a personal need. Since the first ML in 1997 I have always pre-ordered my cars (Mercedes & BMW) a year+/- in advance and followed every scrap of information up to release and beyond. I typically have the first of each model customer-ordered at my dealerships. It's a pleasure to share what I find and receive what others find, as well. Since I retired last year I have more time than most to do this. My only wish is that there was more participation here. I tried to get something going over on BenzWorld, but dead there.
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My order was submitted to Distribution today, here's what I ordered:
  • GLE450
  • 799U - designo Diamond White paint
  • RWB - 21” AMG Multispoke Wheels w/ Black Accents
  • 801A - Black Nappa leather
  • H22 - Natural Grain Brown Walnut
  • DP1 - Premium Package
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  • DA3 - Parking Assist Package
  • DA4 - Lighting Package
  • DG1 - AMG Line Exterior Package
  • DG2 - AMG Line Interior Package
  • DC1 - Night Package
  • DB0 - Warmth & Comfort Package
  • DA0 - MBUX Technology Package
  • DC5 - Acoustic Comfort Package
  • DC8 - AIRMATIC Suspension
  • DB8 - ENERGIZING Package Plus
  • 293 - Rear Side Airbags
  • 297 - Electric Rear Side-Window Sunshades
  • 311 - Heated/Cooled Cup Holders
  • 413 - Panorama Sliding Sunroof
  • 581 - 4-Zone Climate Control
  • 872 - Heated Rear Seats
  • 883 - Soft Close Doors
  • 58U - Crystal Grey Headliner
  • U09 - MB-Tex Dashboard & Door Beltlines
  • P64 - Passenger Seat Memory
Going to look very similar to mine. My splurge is the E-ABC, but trying to keep the cost somewhat in line (still low $80s). My sales guy is back Thursday and will try to nail things down. Going to delete rear side aribags and see if Magic Vision Control is available.

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
Well, it starts as a personal need. Since the first ML in 1997 I have always pre-ordered my cars (Mercedes & BMW) a year+/- in advance and followed every scrap of information up to release and beyond. I typically have the first of each model customer-ordered at my dealerships. It's a pleasure to share what I find and receive what others find, as well. Since I retired last year I have more time than most to do this. My only wish is that there was more participation here. I tried to get something going over on BenzWorld, but dead there.
The Audi Forums are much more active and there are a larger number of participants for some reason. Maybe a younger group to some extent but plenty of Seniors. They are a more performance & mod oriented group also. I see some Mercedes threads are more active than others but it still seems that there is a significant difference.
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Originally Posted by Ron.s View Post
The Audi Forums are much more active and there are a larger number of participants for some reason. Maybe a younger group to some extent but plenty of Seniors. They are a more performance & mod oriented group also. I see some Mercedes threads are more active than others but it still seems that there is a significant difference.
Same on the BMW M forums. Certainly these types of cars develop more passion and enthusiasm, but I can get passionate about a mid-size SUV as well!
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Well, I'm going with the Black Ash, but that is a lot of black. Had previously picked the metal weave, but it gets a glossy black cover on the cupholders I don't care for. Aluminum gets the same and just looks kind of common and cheap to me. This is a personal decision. Even the Walnut could look good.

I'm not sure if that is H18 - does not look grey like the pic in the DOG, and it's certainly not H34.

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I did some sleuthing and I concur that the pic I posted is indeed not H18 high gloss linden but in fact H34 designo high gloss brown flowing lines linden. It appears that when you select H34, the tray covering the cupholders does not have the same line pattern as on the primary dash piece. Here are the pics that I found from that series, see pics #143 to #153:

https://www.caricos.com/cars/m/merce...mages/143.html


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A few days ago there were only 3 choices. I wanted the Natural Grain Brown Walnut but it wasnít available. Metal Weave was one choice and would go well if you like the look of Carbon Fiber. I assume that more options may be available soon but you might check with your dealer to see whatís available.
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Would you mind revisiting what info you have on the availability of the natural grain brown walnut? I find myself scrambling now on interior trim selection.


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Old 12-03-2018, 10:36 PM
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Would you mind revisiting what info you have on the availability of the natural grain brown walnut? I find myself scrambling now on interior trim selection.
It's certainly available and inexpensive - that's what Joe has in his pics above.
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Ron,

Would you mind revisiting what info you have on the availability of the natural grain brown walnut? I find myself scrambling now on interior trim selection.
It was not available on the date I placed my order, November 24. I assume that they are temporarily out but have it down to request again. The Brown interior is probably getting a lot of requests for the Brown Walnut. All you can do is ask your dealer when you order.
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It's certainly available and inexpensive - that's what Joe has in his pics above.
Exactly why I was confused!

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Exactly why I was confused!
Only a dealer can tell you, then.
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Nice looking order Joe! Where are you getting the pics of your interior choices like that? German site?
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Nice looking order Joe! Where are you getting the pics of your interior choices like that? German site?
Yes I am, I use the Chrome browser which translate the site back into English:

https://www.mercedes-benz.de/passeng...iclemodellines

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Nice looking order Joe! Where are you getting the pics of your interior choices like that? German site?
Note: The 21" wheels haven't been loading on that site for some time. His first pic I captured from a San Antonio video.
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Just got a call from the dealer that Distribution called and said I cannot order the AMG Line interior with the Driver Assistance Package PLUS. It says this in the DOG but I missed it. I'm not willing to give up Distronic so unfortunately no AMG interior for me. I'm back to the Espresso Brown leather. I'll be updating my pics soon.
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My dealer is telling me NetStar (the ordering system dealers use to place an order) is not yet fully debugged for the 2020 GLE builds. Some requirements/restrictions outlined in the DOG (and some not yet covered by the initial DOG) are not enforced by NetStar. He has been working with the IT department to overcome some of the bugs and crashed but beware of this possibility if and when you place an order. MB is working to resolve them but production is ramping up for the GLE so they are manually assisting my dealer by inputting the builds orders on their side, bypassing NetStar.
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My dealer is telling me NetStar (the ordering system dealers use to place an order) is not yet fully debugged for the 2020 GLE builds. Some requirements/restrictions outlined in the DOG (and some not yet covered by the initial DOG) are not enforced by NetStar. He has been working with the IT department to overcome some of the bugs and crashed but beware of this possibility if and when you place an order. MB is working to resolve them but production is ramping up for the GLE so they are manually assisting my dealer by inputting the builds orders on their side, bypassing NetStar.
Are you still getting the Brown Walnut trim? I assume that is still OK with your order. I'm hoping that I can get mine ordered with it even though it wasn't available when I ordered.
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Are you still getting the Brown Walnut trim? I assume that is still OK with your order. I'm hoping that I can get mine ordered with it even though it wasn't available when I ordered.
Hi Ron, my dealer did not mention a problem selecting the natural walnut trim.
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So doss the GLE450 consider hybrid ? Does it qualify for EV incentives? I am in Canada BTW
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So doss the GLE450 consider hybrid ? Does it qualify for EV incentives? I am in Canada BTW.
I don't know Canadian regulations, but almost certainly not. It's what's termed a "mild hybrid." The 48 v. motor/alternator likely helps mileage slightly, and certainly improves driveability and acceleration, but the motor & battery pack are small so the vehicle cannot travel on electric power alone.
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I don't know Canadian regulations, but almost certainly not. It's what's termed a "mild hybrid." The 48 v. motor/alternator likely helps mileage slightly, and certainly improves driveability and acceleration, but the motor & battery pack are small so the vehicle cannot travel on electric power alone.
There is talk of a plug-in hybrid model but it could a year or two away. Mercedes hasn't given any specifics on it yet.
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Ended up changing my interior trim to metal weave. I think it looks sharp with the all black leather interior and night package exterior. Last few have had various wood trims so time for a change.
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Ended up changing my interior trim to metal weave. I think it looks sharp with the all black leather interior and night package exterior. Last few have had various wood trims so time for a change.
The metal weave does look good in the pics and should look great with the black leather.
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Ended up changing my interior trim to metal weave. I think it looks sharp with the all black leather interior and night package exterior. Last few have had various wood trims so time for a change.
We have it in our Audi but they call it Carbon Fiber. It does look great with black and my corrent selection for the GLE since Walnut wasnít available. It should also look good with the brown grey interior but didnít want both cars the same. Iím hoping that the Walnut becomes available again soon but wonít be disappointed with the Metal Weave.
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We have it in our Audi but they call it Carbon Fiber. It does look great with black and my corrent selection for the GLE since Walnut wasnít available. It should also look good with the brown grey interior but didnít want both cars the same. Iím hoping that the Walnut becomes available again soon but wonít be disappointed with the Metal Weave.
I have real carbon fiber in my M4 - It's hard to tell from the photos what Metal Weave is really like. Since it's called "metal," is it just a print on a metal base?



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