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Old 03-03-2015, 12:06 PM
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Finally got my car, pics to follow when weather cooperates.

I waited 101 days from the time I put my special order in for S550 until I drove it off the lot...just know if your expecting to order a car built to your specs this is the kind of wait you can expect. Took 4.5 weeks to enter production. When it went in production that process took less than a week.....the actual construction of the car. Then, it sat in port waiting for a ship for over two weeks. Then....two stops in Europe, one in UK (Southhampton) and one in Spain. Basically it took 15 days from time it left Bremerhaven, did the two Euro stops and then along to Baltimore.

As far as the 5 weeks it took to get into production, I was told that dealers have an allocation, so if they get a special order, they choose a car marked for them as part of their allocation, then they simply put in the changes to make it exactly like the car I want.

Why did I have to special order, one is the Bremester 3D system, they don;t sell many of those so finding one at a dealer that has everthing else you want is hard, Secondly, I went with the Porcelain/Black Designo interior.....another option dealers don't order unless a customer orders it.

My favorite interior is the Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl.....only available on AMG cars but it is beautiful. The red is really a brown with a hefty hint of red undertones. It's beautiful.

Anyway.....I'll post pics soon when the background is not full of snow piles, and I'll wait for a sunny day. I want to get a coat of conditioner on the paint and a god coat of wax buffed in. Any advice on first time application of conditioner/wax/or buffing a new car with less than 60 miles on it?

Thanks in advance.

Enjoy the board and all the information, especially you "old timers" or if you prefer "frequent posters."

Only recent thread where I don't follow the crowd is on the 14 MY S550 being in the top 10 unreliable cars, I don't know, seems to me there is no way to spin that as anything other than BAD. Survey was polling owners of that car, thats what they said. IN other words.....ITS NOT A GOOD THING AND NO AMOUNT OF RATIONALIZATION (sample was based on one model year, or the others I've heard put forth) WILL CHANGE THAT FACT THAT OUR 140K CAR IS IN THE TOP 10 OF UNRELIABLE VEHICLES. NOT GOOD, NO WAY NO HOW.

Having said that.....I put 50 miles on it yesterday as I picked it up late.....it drives like a dream. I'm very happy with the initial drive. From what I understand break in is first 100K miles. Try not to exceed 4000 RPM's during that time and vary speeds in all gears. Most important no long interstate trips in first 1000 miles. I usually pay no attention to break in period, just drive the way I normally do, but this is the most I have ever spent on a car so I'm going to follow the recommendations. Thoughts on break in?
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[QUOTE=Kleffen;6348343]Hi,

Do any of you know what type of wheels these are, and an approximate price on these ?

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicl...b=tab-exterior

Looks like those wheels are a option on AMG cars, no cost option for 20" wheels.

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My favorite interior is the Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl.....only available on AMG cars but it is beautiful. The red is really a brown with a hefty hint of red undertones. It's beautiful.

Anyway.....I'll post pics soon when the background is not full of snow piles, and I'll wait for a sunny day.
Congrats on your car. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

As an FYI, the Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl is available on all S class models including the S550.
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Congrats on your car. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

As an FYI, the Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl is available on all S class models including the S550.
I see that now, yes, this color combo available on all S class models. Wish I would have realized that. I ordered the porcelain/black without seeing it in person because there were none in my area to see. I suppose it was same with the Silk Beige/Satin Red. If I could do it over I would have gone with that. Anyway, pictures coming soon.

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yipes, didn't know there was a color combo like that......sounds nice,


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The designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl is my interior choice. There was one at a dealer about 200 miles from me and I drove down there just to check it out. I wanted to physically see it before ordering. After looking at it, there is no way for me to order another interior color on this car. The dealer did hv the exterior color black and I want diamond whitel and also want to see what the 2016 has to offer before I committ to it. The interior color is for sure. I'm glad I drove the "extra miles".

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The designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl is my interior choice. There was one at a dealer about 200 miles from me and I drove down there just to check it out. I wanted to physically see it before ordering. After looking at it, there is no way for me to order another interior color on this car. The dealer did hv the exterior color black and I want diamond whitel and also want to see what the 2016 has to offer before I committ to it. The interior color is for sure. I'm glad I drove the "extra miles".
do you have a link to this car with that color? would love to see it......is it designo color?
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The dealer where I bought my car has a S63 AMG....I think thats the model. It's over 173K so I"m thinking it will be there for a while. It has the interior Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl. I got to go down and pick up some parts that I ordered and were not in when I picked up my S550 Monday. So, I'll take a bunch of pictures of this interior so everyone can see it. The rendering on the Mercedes web site does not do it justice.....speaking of the Mercedes web-site rendering of different interior options...its all the same....very far of from an actual photo.

The car has every back seat luxury option you can get, including rear seat entertainment I think.....to me that really narrows the universe of potential buyers. Unless your driving it for someone to chauffeur you around.....why bother with all that. I don't get it but whatever floats your boat.

In regards to my S550 (pics coming soon) this is the quietest car I have ever driven. So well insulated from outside noise, yet strikes the right balance on engine noise....I want some of that. When I post picks I'll share my thoughts especially since I'm coming off of 4 different BMW's over the last 10 years.

One ***** already..... when spoken navigation instructions come on it does not lower the volume of music enough. I can adjust the volume of the spoken nav instructions, I know how to do that. Thats not the problem, problem is it does not turn the music down enough so you can hear instruction clearly.

OK, I;m done. won't post till I have pics to share. Drove my car off lot with 10 miles and now have 140.....so 130 miles in 3 days. I want to get it broken in ASAP. We're getting snow here and thats going to keep me out of car for next couple of days.

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Pics of my ride, I am going to have to do this in multiple post, sorry in advance. Not sure how to put a picture in a post.
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Sorry, no pics, I'll figure this out later. Saying I'm "missing a security token" what ever that is, or the picture files are to large. I'll figure it out later. Any advice greatly appreciated. I had no trouble posting the pics of Satin Red Interior
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Sorry, no pics, I'll figure this out later. Saying I'm "missing a security token" what ever that is, or the picture files are to large. I'll figure it out later. Any advice greatly appreciated. I had no trouble posting the pics of Satin Red Interior
You asked me the same a few days ago in your satin post, and I replied with the how to URL
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Just install the free photobucket app in your phone and use that to copy and paste photo links into your reply
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Tried to post pics again. A couple of people gave me links on how to do this, I'll find them and try again later.

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closing the deal now on my new s550 4m! lunar blue/exclusive crystal grey-seashell nappa. (where do they come up with these names?) better pix later when they are done detailing it.
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one more. just for yuks.
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Beautiful combo, enjoy!!
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thanks, hype and clkcadet. i'll be honest - i never thought benzo could do better than the 221 chassis; it was brill; i was convinced i was gonna keep my '13. then i got this new 222 '15 and o. m. g. it really is night and day. when i drove my '13 221 back to the dealer today to do the trade after having spent time in the 222 '15 i was like "wow - was i wrong about not being able to improve on the 221 chassis. stunning. absolutley stunning the 222 is." here are some more shots. still learning it. a lot is similar to the 221; some things different. more later. im back in puppy love tonight!
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ok ok. you get the idea. i love it. one more. front area.
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