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Old 02-27-2019, 05:33 PM
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:35 PM
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How’s the power of 450 ?
On paper it’s better than the 2018 AMG GLE 43. There may be some instrumented tests soon, now that some have been released to dealers.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:40 PM
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There was some earlier discussion about Run Flat Tires. I just saw info about a Lexus recall that adds another feature that I was unaware of....proper mounting. Easy fix, just buy 4 new expensive tires.
Run-flat tires suck because they make your car ride poorly and they're both heavy and expensive, but you know what's even worse? Having run-flat tires improperly installed on your wheels. Unfortunately, that's precisely what some 6,300 2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h owners are dealing with now, according to Wednesday's recall notice from Lexus' parent company, Toyota.

The recall states that because the tires were improperly fitted to the vehicle's wheels at the factory, a crack could develop in the run-flat tire's reinforced sidewall, which can lead to the separation of parts of the tire's tread layer. Things could get kind of crashy from there.

Thankfully, not only is this a relatively small recall, but the fix is easy and involves fitting four brand-new tires to the vehicle. This recall repair will be done without cost to the vehicle's owner.”




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Howís the power of 450 ?
It definitely felt powerful and agile. It was busy time on the road so couldn't give fair justice to it but wewwere quite happy with it. And yeah the cabin noise was very low too!!
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Mercedes is busy with pre-launches. https://media.mbusa.com/releases/the...cedes-benz-glc
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Uhhh..."...to configure your own GLE go to MBUSA.com." Still not working.
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Any thoughts on this package? I am wondering, since I'm redoing my order, if its just overkill since a lot of safety
tech is included (blind spot, etc..). I have added amg exterior, so need to economize somewhere (yeah, I know, economizing would be keeping the 2018 gle I have, sigh...).
FWIW - I concur with Greg. I have all those aids on my GLC43 and I have turned them all off. Personally, I couldn't stand them. I use the blind spot assist and 360 camera, both of which I will have on my new GLE order, but I left the driver's assistant off. My sales guy, however, loves the package on his GLC and uses it in creative ways, like in bumper to bumper traffic. To each his own.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:25 PM
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Well, the decision is made then, no driver assistance package for me, and saving money to boot.
Now if I can only make a final on the wheels, I think I'm done adjusting the order. hopefully. before I drive the dealer crazy. er.
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Well, the decision is made then, no driver assistance package for me, and saving money to boot.
Now if I can only make a final on the wheels, I think I'm done adjusting the order. hopefully. before I drive the dealer crazy. er.
I ordered the R77 option, of course the most expensive stand alone wheel option. I have the RWB on my current GLC43, and cleaning between the spokes is a mother, even with my wand brushes. Once I saw the R77 in person, I was hooked, tho. I really liked them, and they were the right choice for me to try to spiff up the non-amg exterior I had to have 'cause of the Burmester 3D. I added the rear roof spoiler too, to try to overcompensate for the lack of the amg exterior package. MB and their odd mutually exclusive packages/trim/wheel combos drive me nuts.
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Well, the decision is made then, no driver assistance package for me, and saving money to boot.
Now if I can only make a final on the wheels, I think I'm done adjusting the order. hopefully. before I drive the dealer crazy. er.
CHeck out post #2427. That is basically my build with the R77. Thanks again, JoeMa!
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The R77 is my fav too, but I probably won't get them because of the price. I'd like to see the RZV in person to see if I like them.
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The downside to the R77 is all the room between spokes to see the weak-*** brake package of the non-amg exterior trim. Hopefully the E-ABC will have something, at least on front, that looks better than the crappy standard floating calipers, but I don't know that there is a final consensus on that quite yet. I'd like to cop some of the 6 piston Brembo's my E63 had and retrofit em. Yeah, right.
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Have any dealers in the West received a 2020 yet? I assume they are in Cali but they still seem scarce. I had hoped to test drive one before I leave on a trip this weekend but almost 2 weeks and nothing.
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Uhhh..."...to configure your own GLE go to MBUSA.com." Still not working.
There is definitely a problem at MBUSA when it comes to their website. Communication within the company between the product planners and web admin is broken. The GLE should have been up months ago. Every 2019 and 2020 model should be up and buildable at this point. There is no excuse for this. The GLE will be on dealers lots and in customer's garages before they put up the build your own. It's a disgrace. Porsche is LIGHT YEARS ahead on their timing of new vehicles and building them on their website.

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Have any dealers in the West received a 2020 yet? I assume they are in Cali but they still seem scarce. I had hoped to test drive one before I leave on a trip this weekend but almost 2 weeks and nothing.
Ron, you could always fly into Reading PA and test drive their 450.
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There is definitely a problem at MBUSA when it comes to their website. Communication within the company between the product planners and web admin is broken. The GLE should have been up months ago. Every 2019 and 2020 model should be up and buildable at this point. There is no excuse for this. The GLE will be on dealers lots and in customer's garages before they put up the build your own. It's a disgrace. Porsche is LIGHT YEARS ahead on their timing of new vehicles and building them on their website.

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From all appearances there may be a serious ongoing problem with the Dealer Order getting to the Factory system. . Maybe they arenít communicating. Netstar has been unreliable starting in November when orders opened. My dealer had to call to get the Walnut trim added to my order, his system had it unavailable while some dealers could order it OK. I personally observed this condition. Then some builds had an item dropped or added, leaving the impression that someone might have to manually enter the Netstar order into the Factory system. My Acoustic Comfort disappeared and the Sill Protector was added. A few others reported similar issues with their order. Sure the Dealer will make it right by reordering for you but that kicks the vehicle build date months later.
i have Custom ordered every new vehicle but three for the past 40 years and this is the first time (that I can recall) that the Configurator wasnít open online in a timely manner. Normally the Dealer system is up early for initial ordering of the dealers initial inventory and the Configurator a month or so later. Some issues always occur with a redesign where so many suppliers, parts and accessory packages are all new. Mercedes may not be anxious to start getting retail orders while they are still building Dealer inventory Worldwide and smooth factory production. Then there is already a backlog of retail orders evidenced by new orders with reported build dates 90+ days out. All will be forgotten when we get our new rides🤗
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Ron, you could always fly into Reading PA and test drive their 450.
Thanks Joe, I wonder why I didnít think of that. There will be one here any day but Iím heading South for some fun. Iíll just keep reading all the reviews from others and pout.🤢
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I had a similar headache with the ordering process for the GLC43. The 350 was already out, but the 43 was a pain. The dealer let me order twice because netstar kept fouling things up, and the 43 package wasn't added to the configurator until a few weeks before my car was delivered.
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Agreed. One of my friend works as a software developer in MB, Atlanta and he said they have some production issues which haven't been resolved for weeks. So that gives us some perspective on how bad the website is maintained.
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Thanks Joe, I wonder why I didnít think of that. There will be one here any day but Iím heading South for some fun. Iíll just keep reading all the reviews from others and pout.🤢
I am also heading south to Mexico on Saturday. Will be in communication though.
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The downside to the R77 is all the room between spokes to see the weak-*** brake package of the non-amg exterior trim. Hopefully the E-ABC will have something, at least on front, that looks better than the crappy standard floating calipers, but I don't know that there is a final consensus on that quite yet. I'd like to cop some of the 6 piston Brembo's my E63 had and retrofit em. Yeah, right.
I think this issue is pretty resolved. E-ABC gets nothing special. AMG Line Exterior gets you larger drilled rotors with the same base 2-piston calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering. If GLE 53 gets fixed calipers that would be an easy swap most likely. Considering the AMG Line Exterior package gets you a much better looking body & grille, painted flares & lower trim, working exhaust outlets, larger, better looking brakes & better wheels I think it's a bargain.


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For anybody who is interested in the 3rd row, This car in Germantown, MD has a 3rd row and here is a picture.
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They sure are, looks pretty accurate to me.

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For anybody who is interested in the 3rd row, This car in Germantown, MD has a 3rd row and here is a picture.
If you have any other pics of this demo, please post them. Thanks.
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