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Old 12-05-2018, 11:00 AM
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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?
Hard to tell for certain but at least 2 reviewers called it Carbon Fiber and it looks exactly the same in the pictures as our Audi. Maybe it’s trademarked so they can’t use the name or maybe it’s a different material. For the price it’s not a cheap imitation!

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:03 AM
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Hard to tell for certain but at least 2 reviewers called it Carbon Fiber and it looks exactly the same in the pictures as our Audi. Maybe it’s trademarked so they can’t use the name or maybe it’s a different material.
The stuff in my M4 looks a little more like what I expect of carbon fiber. The Metal Weave appears more two-dimensional.


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Old 12-05-2018, 11:18 AM
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[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7621569]The stuff in my M4 looks a little more like what I expect of carbon fiber. The Metal Weave appears more two-dimensional.

Iím no expert but I think the base material (Mat?) can vary giving different looks.
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My wife and I drove to the King of Prussia mall today to visit the temporary Mercedes show room. I signed up for and received by email the certificate for $1000 off my next purchase. While I was there they took me to a back room to show me the new A class and allowed me to sit in it and play with MBUX. It is very impressive in person. The touch screen worked flawlessly but I did find the touchpad to be a little sensitive. While using the touchpad I accidentally clicked the pad several times which is the same as clicking a regular touchpad. There may be a sensitivity adjustment in the system but I donít know for sure. They also allowed me to experiment with using CarPlay wirelessly but the system did not seem to recognize my phone even when it was on the Qi charging pad. They called a technical support person who said they thought all the new NBUX systems going out in cars from here on out would support it but still not definitive. As for the new A class, it is a very impressive car. It felt roomier than the current C class. I would think Mercedes will have to re-designed the C class and make it larger to compete. Oh, one last thing, they said they will only be at the KOP mall until the end of this month and then they are heading west and would eventually be on the West Coast. She did not mention which cities but they are heading that way after December.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:21 PM
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Oh, one last thing, they said they will only be at the KOP mall until the end of this month and then they are heading west and would eventually be on the West Coast. She did not mention which cities but they are heading that way after December.
I'll drive to Seattle if I have to to save a grand.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:55 PM
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I'll drive to Seattle if I have to to save a grand.
I hope it comes your way. Here is a redacted (I learned this word watching the news) copy of the certificate.


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I'll drive to Seattle if I have to to save a grand.
It may be hard to pin down unless someone posts a location. MB might not want to advertise them, defeats the purpose. A grand will pay for a short vacation so I’ll be looking for SoCal if it’s winter.

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The German configurator now allows the selection of the 21" Multi-spoke wheels:
Thanks. Interesting that you have to get the Off Road Engineering package to get them there. Those are hardly optimum for off road use.

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[QUOTE=Thanks. Interesting that you have to get the Off Road Engineering package to get them there.[/QUOTE]

You're welcome. I hope we get the US configurator soon.

I'm still thinking about the MBUX system in the A class I saw at KOP mall today. It was so very nice. Very high quality screens (though only 10" screens in the A class). The center console touch pad is very well designed and felt extremely solid. There was no internet so I could only test a few voice commands but the system is quite responsive to "Hey Mercedes". I can't wait to get my hands on my new GLE. I'm sure many on this forum feel exactly the same.
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I am in Canada, just placed order for 450. No price for car or options yet. Anyone know when we might see a delivery date ? My sales has no idea, he says order staus isĒB1Ē so in about 4 to 5 months
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I am in Canada, just placed order for 450. No price for car or options yet. Anyone know when we might see a delivery date ? My sales has no idea, he says order staus isĒB1Ē so in about 4 to 5 months
Those that have ordered in the US have production dates - mine is first 10 days of February. Not sure if MB will hold the cars until March. We have most pricing but not all.
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Hard to tell for certain but at least 2 reviewers called it Carbon Fiber and it looks exactly the same in the pictures as our Audi. Maybe itís trademarked so they canít use the name or maybe itís a different material. For the price itís not a cheap imitation!
I have real carbon fiber in my S4 and did not think the metal weave i saw online looked anything like it. I impression was that MB was trying to imitate the carbon fiber look.
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I have real carbon fiber in my S4 and did not think the metal weave i saw online looked anything like it. I impression was that MB was trying to imitate the carbon fiber look.
While the metal weave trim option may looks similar to carbon fiber, it definitely is not. But MB may be planning to offer a carbon fiber trim option in the AMG 53 and AMG 63 variants.
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I've been watching this thread for a couple of months now. Thanks to you guys for all the info. I just cannot believe the US configurator is not up yet; like you guys, I check it every day. Seems to me if they've changed over the tooling and production, they should let you build the new one online. That's what BMW did with the X5. I get the argument that maybe there're a lot of 2019s out there that they want to move, but then MBUSA tweets/Instagrams about the new one? WTH??

Anyway, haven't ordered one yet but mine will be a 450, Iridium Silver with AMG and Night exterior packages. 21-inch wheels. Undecided on interior. I will get most -- not all -- of the tech. I will get E-ABC. To me, all that stuff is the reason a 450 beats out an X5-50i, which is significantly quicker (I try not to care, but that kind of effortless acceleration is just so intoxicating). I will be trying to keep mine in the low- to mid-$80s.

W/r/t the buy vs lease comments above, I'm sort of in the business a little bit and could argue either side, but the one point I didn't see that I would add is the diminished value risk you avoid with leasing. If you have an accident, even a minor parking lot incident that you repair properly but through insurance, it WILL get picked up by Carfax. Boop! Instant 20% reduction on resale or trade-in value. Lease it and that's the bank's problem. Buy it and it's yours. I'm a good and careful driver, but in NJ where I live a lot of people aren't and the odds of some type of incident are pretty high.

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While the metal weave trim option may looks similar to carbon fiber, it definitely is not. But MB may be planning to offer a carbon fiber trim option in the AMG 53 and AMG 63 variants.
Just curious how you know what it is. This is
​​​​is Carbon Fiber in the Audi...looks a lot the same. http://photos.app.*******/MhQpd7fJbpdZGFGa8
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Just curious how you know what it is.
Hi Ron, I should have been clearer, I was at the KOP mall yesterday talking to the staff about the upcoming GLE and they said there is no carbon fiber trim option available for the 2020 GLE and the metal weave is a painted metal made to look similar to carbon fiber for far less cost. I ask if carbon fiber would available in the 53 or 63 but they didn't know.
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I updated my spreadsheet to reflect the order and descriptions displayed in Netstar5 (they emailed me screenshots of my order). Note that several of the descriptions are different than those in the DOG.

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I've been watching this thread for a couple of months now. Thanks to you guys for all the info. I just cannot believe the US configurator is not up yet; like you guys, I check it every day. Seems to me if they've changed over the tooling and production, they should let you build the new one online. That's what BMW did with the X5. I get the argument that maybe there're a lot of 2019s out there that they want to move, but then MBUSA tweets/Instagrams about the new one? WTH??
Welcome! I've got to think it will be out any day. I didn't expect it before the USA debut which was just last week. I check every day just waiting for when I'm surprised!
Anyway, haven't ordered one yet but mine will be a 450, Iridium Silver with AMG and Night exterior packages. 21-inch wheels. Undecided on interior. I will get most -- not all -- of the tech. I will get E-ABC. To me, all that stuff is the reason a 450 beats out an X5-50i, which is significantly quicker (I try not to care, but that kind of effortless acceleration is just so intoxicating). I will be trying to keep mine in the low- to mid-$80s.
Yeah, V8s are pretty sweet. I keep coming back to this quote (maybe from C&D?) on the same M256 powertrain in the new CLS: "The refiring of its new 3.0-liter inline-six, which goes virtually unnoticed in stop-start operation, is likely the Mercedes-Benz CLS450'S most endearing quality. Yet the seamlessness of this most casual of operations is but a prelude to the engine's full performance. It is a sweetheart of a thing: part fluid, intuitive response; part effortless motivator of steel and aluminum. Some cars have reactors under their hoods. Some simply have engines. This one has a just-right selection of bits that move in facile unity to get you where you want to go. We're not idle flatterers of every new engine, but this one-this return to six in a row for Mercedes is something genuinely special."

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These items were in my original confirmed order in Netstar on November 20th, they are missing from tonight's update:
  • DP1 Premium Package
  • 872 Heated Rear Seats
These new line items appear and I dont know what they are:
  • 491 US Equipment
  • 549 MBUX Multimedia System
    • Listed separately from DA0 MBUX Technology Package
  • 242 Power Passenger Seat w/Memory
    • Netstar also shows separately P64 Power Passenger Seat w/Memory (this is what I ordered from the DOG)

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:41 PM
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These items were in my original confirmed order in Netstar on November 20th, they are missing from tonight's update:
  • DP1 Premium Package
  • 872 Heated Rear Seats
These new line items appear and I dont know what they are:
  • 491 US Equipment
  • 549 MBUX Multimedia System
    • Listed separately from DA0 MBUX Technology Package
  • 242 Power Passenger Seat w/Memory
    • Netstar also shows separately P64 Power Passenger Seat w/Memory (this is what I ordered from the DOG)
You need to check with you dealer ASAP about the first two. I also don't see 810 Burmeister listed which comes with DP1. Not getting DP1 would be huge. I would not be concerned about the last items.
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