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02-03-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By ua549

That's what I said. Use cellular to authenticate...

That's what I said. Use cellular to authenticate then use Bluetooth to control. Authentication is a one time process.
01-17-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By ua549

+1 Donatello is one of my favorite...

+1

Donatello is one of my favorite restaurants. I try to go there every week or two.
01-09-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By ua549

Depending on exactly what the failure is the...

Depending on exactly what the failure is the Federal Emissions Warranty coverage is for 8 years/80,000 miles. States may have additional coverage.
01-09-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By ua549

Here...

Here (https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhBoJOq-9eupijKVsd09IEgcfwxF) is a link to my set of W213 files. There is a detailed fuse diagram listed.
01-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By ua549

Timing really depends on what needs to be done at...

Timing really depends on what needs to be done at the VPC such as recall mods, accessory installation, etc.
01-05-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By ua549

I keep a portion of my investments in stocks with...

I keep a portion of my investments in stocks with steady, high yielding dividends such as AT&T. Price fluctuations do not matter matter unless one is selling. At my age I'm a buy and hold investor....
12-28-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,768
Posted By ua549

From the home screen select Vehicle then press...

From the home screen select Vehicle then press and hold the rotary knob for 10-15 seconds. The dealer menu will appear.
These images are from old posts. The software versions may not be the latest....
12-19-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By ua549

I use Meguiar's Ultra Quik Wax G17516 on the wood...

I use Meguiar's Ultra Quik Wax G17516 on the wood trim. It is a synthetic hydrophobic polymer (no wax). Nothing sticks to it. When the interior gets dusty I simply clean it with a bit of pure...
12-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By ua549

The liquid is probably a consumable supply, not a...

The liquid is probably a consumable supply, not a warrantied item.
12-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By ua549

Posted elsewhere is a statement that remote start...

Posted elsewhere is a statement that remote start is not allowed in the UK.
11-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,666
Posted By ua549

I would hate to be denied self defense options. ...

I would hate to be denied self defense options. My family has been attacked in tourist zones during the day on too many occasions in Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC and St. Petersburg, Russia. One...
11-22-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By ua549

The COMAND system is antiquated, non-intuitive...

The COMAND system is antiquated, non-intuitive and lacking in features. The only saving grace is that the voice portion works quite well allowing one to bypass several menu levels to reach a given...
11-19-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By ua549

My wife won't let have bacon. :(

My wife won't let have bacon. :(
11-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By ua549

Sure, there is lots of cheap service at an...

Sure, there is lots of cheap service at an unbranded shop. In Florida you are putting your life at risk using an unbranded repair shop unless you know the people running it. There are simply too...
11-09-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By ua549

The A service I had in September cost was about...

The A service I had in September cost was about $250 (not sure) and I had a $125 discount coupon for a net cost of $125.
10-28-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,844
Posted By ua549

Stop shouting. Lower case is sufficient.

Stop shouting. Lower case is sufficient.
10-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By ua549

One can purchase a 3 year plan after the first A...

One can purchase a 3 year plan after the first A service and get following service B-20k, A-30k and B-40k prepaid increments. The items on the 40k service are the same as the items on the 20k service.
10-26-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By ua549

Taxi's

Taxi's
10-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,821
Posted By ua549

Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you...

Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you have a ship's name you can check its ports of call.
10-23-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By ua549

I do not lease and drive very few miles so your...

I do not lease and drive very few miles so your service situation may be different than mine which is based on time, not miles. I wait until after the first A service to prepay so the services...
10-11-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,658
Posted By ua549

I eliminated the Audi from consideration based on...

I eliminated the Audi from consideration based on corporate dishonesty regarding diesel engines and illegal software. That was the second major scandal for Audi. I'm not willing to give them a...
10-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,768
Posted By ua549

See pages 243-244 in the Operator's Guide.

See pages 243-244 in the Operator's Guide.
10-05-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,768
Posted By ua549

I had the car's first A service done last month....

I had the car's first A service done last month. COMAND and engine/transmission software was updated in addition to the maps. There may have been others, but without looking at the work order ...
09-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By ua549

Be careful when turning off the ECO start/stop....

Be careful when turning off the ECO start/stop. If the side on your hand gets too close to the track pad, it will register as a touch and change the radio station.

The shifting delay can be caused...
09-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,422
Posted By ua549

Mine does not have the word acoustic on the logo.

Mine does not have the word acoustic on the logo.
09-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By ua549

Conti's are very smooth riding.

Conti's are very smooth riding.
09-25-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By ua549

It is the middle button on the right side of the...

It is the middle button on the right side of the console.

Forgive the reflections in the image.

...
09-25-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By ua549

Microsoft Edge can automatically translate pages...

Microsoft Edge can automatically translate pages from one language to another (your choice).

First linkhttps://avatars.motor-talk.de/data/avatars/70/4736239.gif?h=1523471286000 rd1988Topic...
09-24-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By ua549

Vehicle carriers are all "local" as they stop at...

Vehicle carriers are all "local" as they stop at each port that has vehicles to load or offload. That said most ships spend very little time in port. A typical turnaround is perhaps 4-6 hours. ...
09-20-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By ua549

I'm in Florida and I wouldn't be without...

I'm in Florida and I wouldn't be without ventilated seats. OTOH I hate the feel and smell of MB-Tex (or other plastic upholstery) so I opt for leather in every car I buy, even my Hyundai Elantra GT...
09-17-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By ua549

The wheel is smooth. I love the feel of the wood,...

The wheel is smooth. I love the feel of the wood, too. I've had wood in all of my MB's. There is a leather portion on each side (9 & 3) that provides a good grip.

The best I can do is turn off the...
09-17-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By ua549

I always specify the brand and model of the tires...

I always specify the brand and model of the tires I want. I don't care whether the VPC or the dealer installs the specified tires, but they are always there because it is part of my order. Only one...
09-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By ua549

MB USA nixed engineering mode and Mirror Link. ...

MB USA nixed engineering mode and Mirror Link. The required HU5S1.cbf file containing the menus is not available in the dealer's Xentry system. If it was, they would have enabled Mirror Link for...
09-14-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By ua549

First Service

I just got my car back from its first A Service. It is 1 year + 2 weeks old.
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $286 less $125 service coupon
Software updates: Engine, Transmission, COMAND, Navigation
Door...
09-14-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By ua549

After a full year with my E300 my most annoying...

After a full year with my E300 my most annoying dislike is the engine. It is noisy and lacks acceleration power especially in the 55-75 mph range. The fuel tank is too small for a long trip at slow...
09-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By ua549

IMO The road signs are more uniform in the EU...

IMO The road signs are more uniform in the EU than in the US where every state has some variation of the Federal minimum signage standards.
In Florida we have lots of speed zones that do not have...
09-06-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By ua549

I'm also in the sunny Tampa area and burl walnut...

I'm also in the sunny Tampa area and burl walnut has always been my wood of choice. I've had no fading wood or other interior issues even with the '77 300d that I kept for 11 years. The glass was...
08-29-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ua549

I don't download anything. The system plays...

I don't download anything. The system plays directly from the SD card or memory stick. The W213 entertainment system does not have any internal media storage.
08-29-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By ua549

Historically that's exactly what the were - a...

Historically that's exactly what the were - a fancy radiator cap with a built-in thermometer. The terminology stuck. :D
08-25-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,881
Posted By ua549

The engine/transmission has several "flat spots"...

The engine/transmission has several "flat spots" where it tries to accelerate without downshifting causing a delay. The one that affects me the most is town driving at 35 mph in 6th gear trying to...
08-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By ua549

My 2018 E300 is about a year old. There are NO...

My 2018 E300 is about a year old. There are NO rattles, squeaks or other strange noises. What is noisy is the B63 - Engine Noise Over Speaker "feature". When the windows are open the fuel...
08-20-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,881
Posted By ua549

The glass is laminated with an IR reflective...

The glass is laminated with an IR reflective film. There are 2 areas on the windshield that are radio transparent to allow transponders and other devices to function. I have the package and there...
08-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By ua549

AFAIK "tunnel mode" is not included on US models....

AFAIK "tunnel mode" is not included on US models. I've not tried it in the US. I've used it in the EU.
08-15-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By ua549

I've never experienced that problem. I usually...

I've never experienced that problem. I usually drive in sport mode. What driving mode are you using? Driving mode affects throttle response.
08-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,236
Posted By ua549

Perhaps you need a hearing aid. As measured on my...

Perhaps you need a hearing aid. As measured on my Galaxy S9 the E300 at idle produced 45 dB with the windows closed and ventilation off. With the windows open and ventilation off, but still from...
08-06-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By ua549

It's been posted on this forum, but I'll save you...

It's been posted on this forum, but I'll save you the search.
08-06-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By ua549

You may wish to contact RickInHouston or check...

You may wish to contact RickInHouston or check his threads from 2017. He went to the mat with MBUSA and they settled with him.
08-06-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By ua549

NFC can be turned off in the system menu. I...

NFC can be turned off in the system menu. I leave it turned on because one gets the benefit of the vehicle's cellular antenna via NFC.

One E300 issue I have is with the very noisy, underpowered...
08-02-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,940
Posted By ua549

Mercedes-Benz records a sale when a car is...

Mercedes-Benz records a sale when a car is invoiced to MBUSA. I imagine that MBUSA records a sale when a car is invoiced to a dealer and a dealer records a sale when the car is invoiced to an end...
07-29-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ua549

Your tires will be 245/45R18 MOExtended (run...

Your tires will be 245/45R18 MOExtended (run flats).
07-28-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By ua549

The dealer has replaced my flat tires at no cost...

The dealer has replaced my flat tires at no cost courtesy of MBUSA. I did not purchase tire insurance because the cost is prohibitive - a 2 year policy cost as much as buying 10 new tires from Tire...
07-27-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,164
Posted By ua549

The center spokes and center hub of the steering...

The center spokes and center hub of the steering wheel blocks my view of the bottom of the screen. That said, I don't need to know what the OAT is minute by minute. The solution is to make the...
07-26-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,821
Posted By ua549

Cardinal Red is color code 996 Rubellite Red is...

Cardinal Red is color code 996
Rubellite Red is color code 660/3660

They are not the same shade of red.
07-26-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,164
Posted By ua549

AFAIK Mercedes is replacing the COMMAND system...

AFAIK Mercedes is replacing the COMMAND system with MBUX in the very near future. MBUX will implement the WHAT3WORDS geographic location system. Link (https://what3words.com/partner/mercedes-benz/)
07-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,569
Posted By ua549

I agree that dealer loyalty pays dividends in the...

I agree that dealer loyalty pays dividends in the form of early access to new models along with generous discounts on inventory or factory orders. I've used the same dealer since the 1960's.
07-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 42,674
Posted By ua549

This is the W213 - E Class forum. You'll get...

This is the W213 - E Class forum. You'll get better results if you post in the correct form.
07-06-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By ua549

1) All cars are subject to hacking. Even older...

1) All cars are subject to hacking. Even older cars with a remote unlocking system can be hacked. That doesn't mean it is easy or practical to do so.

2) The features are described in detail under...
07-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By ua549

There is nothing to break. The cover is a soft...

There is nothing to break. The cover is a soft flexible material.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1200x900/w213batterycover_e3fcf03470b20048476631205b98445517e7c940.jpg...
07-01-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By ua549

That wheel comes with the designo Machiato Beige...

That wheel comes with the designo Machiato Beige interior on the E Class sedan, a $4,900 option. It can be done. It is just a matter of getting the part and its cost.
06-26-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,501
Posted By ua549

I'm in the US. Command 5.5 is a standard feature...

I'm in the US. Command 5.5 is a standard feature in the US. My car connects using 4G over Verizon. I have no trouble with connectivity though the system is slow compared to my T-Mobile cellular...
06-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By ua549

A certain amount of noise is normal due to the...

A certain amount of noise is normal due to the direct fuel injection. If the data card for your car has feature B63 the engine noise is being piped in over a speaker.
06-23-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By ua549

I've tried them both and prefer the E Class...

I've tried them both and prefer the E Class because it has a more refined interior, the performance is similar and the ride is smoother, but somewhat cramped due to lack of driver leg room. The 5...
06-13-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By ua549

Then I would not pay for a mechanic to evaluate...

Then I would not pay for a mechanic to evaluate the car.
06-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,159
Posted By ua549

I have not tested them yet, but the power window...

I have not tested them yet, but the power window 30A fuses may be switched. If they are, I'll use the driver's side fuse panel for the dash cam since the F800 Pro is best suited for a left side...
06-10-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,159
Posted By ua549

Attached is a cross referenced list of each fuse...

Attached is a cross referenced list of each fuse block, fuse number, amps and function from the images posted by Egonvdv. Note that there are several undefined locations/functions. I have not checked...
06-08-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By ua549

I just checked my E300 A/C with an electronic...

I just checked my E300 A/C with an electronic thermometer. Outlet temperature is 40F (4C) while ambient outside temperature is 91F (33C).
06-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By ua549

Wireless charging has nothing to do with Apple...

Wireless charging has nothing to do with Apple Pay. It is the NFC signal emanating from the console lid. There are several threads about this issue. Do a search.
05-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,159
Posted By ua549

Use a voltage tester to see if power is on the...

Use a voltage tester to see if power is on the fuse when the car is turned off. Then make sure there is power when the car is switched on. With dash cams that include park mode, you'll need a...
05-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By ua549

It is a compact spare, not a collapsible spare. ...

It is a compact spare, not a collapsible spare. It fits the non-AMG W213 models and sells in the US for about $300-$375.
05-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By ua549

MB has typically done an E Class refresh every...

MB has typically done an E Class refresh every 3-4 model years. If that pattern holds a refresh can be expected for the 2020 or 2021 model year.
05-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By ua549

Keep in mind that it can take an hour for...

Keep in mind that it can take an hour for Gracenote to index music on SD or USB media. There is also a limit of (IIRC) 50k files. I've had no trouble with mp3 files on an SD device.
05-09-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By ua549

Lower suspension height = lower air resistance =...

Lower suspension height = lower air resistance = lower fuel consumption
05-08-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,496
Posted By ua549

I like the way the soft close doors work. ...

I like the way the soft close doors work. Nobody I know (since a 56 VW) has ever slammed a car door. It must be a US car thing. One simply swings the door near the door jam and it closes itself.
04-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By ua549

That function is set in vehicle settings. In the...

That function is set in vehicle settings. In the US owners' manual it is on page 124. The parking position can be changed or the function can be deactivated.
04-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By ua549

If you turn off the car while in drive, it will...

If you turn off the car while in drive, it will automatically shift into park and then set the brake when the conditions are met - undo seat belt and open the door.
04-23-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,601
Posted By ua549

A simple search will answer many questions. ...

A simple search will answer many questions.

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04-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By ua549

The BMW 5 Series has a touch screen attached to...

The BMW 5 Series has a touch screen attached to the front of the dash similar to the C Class. When I test drove one I found that I couldn't reach the touch screen without leaning forward and to the...
04-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By ua549

Why not put your location in your profile? It...

Why not put your location in your profile? It will show on every post.
04-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,849
Posted By ua549

I know that State Farm actually uses the data to...

I know that State Farm actually uses the data to rate your policy. Policies are rated for where you drive at what speed, where you park, where your residence seems to be vs. where your mail is...
04-01-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By ua549

Differences vary by country. Not counting...

Differences vary by country. Not counting differences in bundled options the most notable difference is the grille.
An Avantgarde package is similar to a US Sport package. The Elegance package is...
03-31-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By ua549

Even if the diesel was available in the US I...

Even if the diesel was available in the US I wouldn't have bought it. IMO the E300 is extremely under powered. Unfortunately the E400 was not available when I made my purchase. AMG's are too rough...
03-29-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,559
Posted By ua549

About half or a bit more of the "mandatory"...

About half or a bit more of the "mandatory" Chinese GB standards meet ISO standards. I seriously doubt that GB standards are as rigorously enforced as ISO or DIN standards. If they were the...
03-26-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,768
Posted By ua549

It was done by my independent service provider...

It was done by my independent service provider where I was having other work done. Charges were not itemized.
03-25-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,626
Posted By ua549

ETA Baltimore @ 11am

ETA Baltimore @ 11am
03-24-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By ua549

Take your choice of SD or SSD media. They can...

Take your choice of SD or SSD media. They can all be made to work with a USB port. There is are USB ports in the armrest console and next to the charging pad. That said I don't recall the file...
03-22-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By ua549

NFC is for using a smartphone as a digital key. ...

NFC is for using a smartphone as a digital key. The function is not available on US models.
03-21-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,424
Posted By ua549

Park Pilot detects the space, not the painted...

Park Pilot detects the space, not the painted lines.
It won't self park in wide open spaces either.
A bit of common sense is required to use these advanced features.
03-21-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By ua549

Decoding a VIN and getting a Data Card for a VIN...

Decoding a VIN and getting a Data Card for a VIN are very different processes.
The latter requires a database access while the VIN can be decoded using a key.
This is an older list I happened to...
03-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By ua549

The most you can do with COMMAND is de-authorize...

The most you can do with COMMAND is de-authorize the phone. NFC functions are controlled by the phone.

Edit - There is a setting on the Communications menu to turn off NFC.
03-18-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,810
Posted By ua549

Check the profiles. There should be one for you...

Check the profiles. There should be one for you and one for Guest.
03-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,788
Posted By ua549

Those are MB service tools that are very...

Those are MB service tools that are very expensive to purchase/license. Once enabled the engineering menu can be accessed via user input.
03-17-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By ua549

The car wants your lease payment. ;) j/k

The car wants your lease payment. ;) j/k
03-17-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By ua549

In the system menu multimedia settings select...

In the system menu multimedia settings select additional display area then select navigation. The default is dynamic. See page 238 of the vehicle manual.
03-14-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By ua549

Timing is important when subscribing to prepaid...

Timing is important when subscribing to prepaid maintenance. Wait until after your first A service so that the 3 year service is for B, A, B instead of A, B, A. B services can be quite expensive.
03-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,062
Posted By ua549

I posted in your other thread.

I posted in your other thread.
03-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By ua549

MB hopefully will make a 4 cylinder version of...

MB hopefully will make a 4 cylinder version of the new M256 hybrid I-6 engine before your lease is up.
03-03-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By ua549

This is no place for politics or religion.

This is no place for politics or religion.
03-01-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,532
Posted By ua549

In the US market the area under the flat floor is...

In the US market the area under the flat floor is divided by a structural member dividing the area. There is no room for a spare.
02-15-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By ua549

Why not read a few posts. Today Vic posted a link...

Why not read a few posts. Today Vic posted a link to his earlier thread that contains everything you need to know about replacing the center console including part numbers. I'll save you 10 seconds...
02-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By ua549

It is being introduced in the US late this year...

It is being introduced in the US late this year in the MY19 CLS. I don't know about the EU schedule, but the EU get products before the US. Here...
02-12-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,113
Posted By ua549

The dealer must activate it.

The dealer must activate it.
01-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By ua549

This is the W213 forum. You should post in the...

This is the W213 forum. You should post in the W212 forum.
01-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,314
Posted By ua549

Two major reasons: Several times when I was...

Two major reasons:

Several times when I was making a left turn the car decided to stop at the same instant I tried to go. The result was a delay that could have easily caused an accident. There...
01-21-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,721
Posted By ua549

Don't forget the software cost and installation. ...

Don't forget the software cost and installation. The hardware is the easy part of the job.
01-17-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By ua549

In my county cats & dogs must be on a leash when...

In my county cats & dogs must be on a leash when outside. In my neighborhood no pets are allowed inside or outside. That said, there are plenty of wild animals in my neighborhood including cranes,...
01-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By ua549

New headlight assembly parts alone will cost more...

New headlight assembly parts alone will cost more than $3k. Then there is labor and perhaps a software update to consider.
01-11-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By ua549

A brand new 2018 E300 with a P2 package that...

A brand new 2018 E300 with a P2 package that includes a full digital instrument cluster lists for about $61k. Take an additional 8% to 10% discount and the cost difference is about $1,500. I'd buy...
01-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By ua549

Washer fluid contains surfactants that aid in...

Washer fluid contains surfactants that aid in cleaning the glass without streaking. The tank and hoses are plastic and not heated. They will freeze at +32F and may rupture. Why take the risk? Use...
01-01-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By ua549

Keep in mind that the multibeam "masking"...

Keep in mind that the multibeam "masking" capabilities were never advertised as being available in the US. The same is true for remote parking. Capabilities and features vary by country. AFAIK no...
12-23-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,751
Posted By ua549

I experience the time out from time to time. It...

I experience the time out from time to time. It is a network issue - most likely a dropped packet. If I don't get it up and running within 1 minute, I close the app and start it again.
12-08-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By ua549

I negotiate a ball park amount when the order is...

I negotiate a ball park amount when the order is placed and discounts upon delivery.
When I place an order I make sure to include any additional conditions such as tire brand and additional dealer...
12-07-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By ua549

You should expect a 6% to 7% discount for any...

You should expect a 6% to 7% discount for any 2018 E Class sedan whether ordered from the factory or on the dealer's lot. Anything less and you should sharpen your negotiating skills. After...
12-07-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By ua549

My car has similar buttons, but the parking and...

My car has similar buttons, but the parking and sun shade buttons are located on the center console.
12-03-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,788
Posted By ua549

Evidently engineering mode first must be enabled...

Evidently engineering mode first must be enabled via Xentry. An OBD tool won't work. I came across this info on another site.
12-03-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By ua549

It is what it is. There are no adjustments that...

It is what it is. There are no adjustments that I know of.
12-01-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By ua549

They are called controllers and there are...

They are called controllers and there are several. Pricing is from expensive to very expensive. You'll need part numbers for pricing in your market area.
11-27-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By ua549

:ditto: Break out the siphon.

:ditto: Break out the siphon.
11-25-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,626
Posted By ua549

Production is planned for the third decade...

Production is planned for the third decade (21-28) of February 2018 with actual production completed the second decade of March 2018. Shipping to the LA and prep time at the VPC takes delivery to the...
11-24-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By ua549

I find the E300 a bit tight with driver leg room....

I find the E300 a bit tight with driver leg room. I'm 6'0" and I drive with the seat all the way back. I wish there was another 2 inches of front leg room.
11-21-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By ua549

IIRC there is an entertainment system limit of...

IIRC there is an entertainment system limit of 50,000 files. Those will fit nicely on SD cards currently available. That makes the extra storage on a 1 TB hard drive pretty much useless.
11-19-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,601
Posted By ua549

Nothing

Nothing
11-13-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By ua549

If in manual mode pull and hold a shift paddle. ...

If in manual mode pull and hold a shift paddle. The mode will change from M to D.
11-11-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By ua549

Insurance should cover the repairs.

Insurance should cover the repairs.
11-10-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,686
Posted By ua549

Look Here (http://www.stancewheels.com/dealers)

Look Here (http://www.stancewheels.com/dealers)
11-06-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By ua549

Most of the noise you hear outside the car is...

Most of the noise you hear outside the car is from the direct injection.
11-03-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,556
Posted By ua549

I've had my car for about 2 months and 1,000...

I've had my car for about 2 months and 1,000 miles. So far I'm getting ~30 mpg with all town driving. I don't think the car has gotten above 6th gear. My fuel cost has been less than US$90 for 33 US...
11-01-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By ua549

Enter your VIN here...

Enter your VIN here (https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/).
10-30-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,815
Posted By ua549

I had one flat and the message was about loss of...

I had one flat and the message was about loss of tire pressure not a malfuncion. Perhaps one of the in-tire transmitters lost its connection.
10-30-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,141
Posted By ua549

The software will be quite different and it may...

The software will be quite different and it may be unobtainable.
10-17-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By ua549

The HP numbers vary because they are calculated...

The HP numbers vary because they are calculated using different standards - DIN or SAE.

The EU E400 produces 245 kW or 333 pferdestarke (PS) or 333 Metric HP.

The US E400 produces 245 kW or...
10-15-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By ua549

The circumference doesn't matter as much as the...

The circumference doesn't matter as much as the offset. Make sure the spare clears the brakes, etc.
Try it to be sure.
10-15-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By ua549

In the US the build date is on a plate located on...

In the US the build date is on a plate located on the left front door frame.
10-09-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By ua549

That may be a difference between MBTex and...

That may be a difference between MBTex and leather or between plain seats and heated & ventilated seats.
My E300 with heated & ventilated leather seats has perforations in the bolsters similar to...
10-02-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,490
Posted By ua549

In the US the only way one can get beige carpets...

In the US the only way one can get beige carpets is with Macchiato Beige/Saddle Brown designo Nappa leather interior which is a $4,900 option.
10-01-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,008
Posted By ua549

So far no rattles in my E300.

So far no rattles in my E300.
09-30-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,490
Posted By ua549

In Denmark the duties on importing a vehicle and...

In Denmark the duties on importing a vehicle and registration raises the cost to what one would pay by buying locally.

In Florida if one imports a car from another state one must pay Florida Use...
09-30-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,490
Posted By ua549

AU$100,000 = US$78,345. Costs are different...

AU$100,000 = US$78,345.

Costs are different in each country. In Denmark the E300 sedan Macchiato Beige/Black leather interior costs DKK113,772 (US$17,867). In the US it costs US$1,620. The whole...
09-03-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By ua549

There are several options that are installed at...

There are several options that are installed at the VPC, not the factory. One example is the illuminated star. Others include the miscellaneous items such as cargo nets, software updates, service...
08-19-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,790
Posted By ua549

+1 Red is gaudy (rice). Yellow is Ferrari....

+1

Red is gaudy (rice).
Yellow is Ferrari.
Silver is Mercedes.
08-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By ua549

The manual covers ALL possible equipment, not...

The manual covers ALL possible equipment, not just the installed equipment.
Yes, there is a lot of legal boilerplate but that is true of every vehicle manual.

I took the pdf manual that is...
07-31-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By ua549

On a convertible with the top down windshield...

On a convertible with the top down windshield washer spray can easily drench occupants by the upward stroke of the wiper blades. With magic vision control the fluid is sprayed on the windshield...
07-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By ua549

MB vehicles each come with a selection of...

MB vehicles each come with a selection of optional size wheels. This forum is for model year 2017 and newer w213 vehicles. Try posting in the w212 forum.
07-26-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By ua549

You are posting in the wrong forum. Try the...

You are posting in the wrong forum. Try the w211 forum.
07-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By ua549

http://www.aerowerkz.com/360-surround-view.html

http://www.aerowerkz.com/360-surround-view.html
07-18-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By ua549

I read about a third party surround view add on. ...

I read about a third party surround view add on. Cost was a couple of thousand US$ installed
I'll try to find the url for it.

Here you go- ...
07-12-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,004
Posted By ua549

If you actually transport stuff in your car, a...

If you actually transport stuff in your car, a run flat can only be driven 19 miles according to Mercedes. On my daily trips there is seldom a tire store that close.

Need self protection? Ask the...
07-11-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,004
Posted By ua549

I live in the Tampa Bay area. Last year I...

I live in the Tampa Bay area. Last year I shredded relatively new a tire in town. I was fortunate to have a spare because it took 4 days to get a replacement tire. I didn't need to check into a...
07-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By ua549

There is far more info available in the vehicle...

There is far more info available in the vehicle datacard. It describes the options and equipment on the vehicle at delivery.

Here is a current sample:


WINE WDD2130041A138489
Baumuster...
07-06-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By ua549

E300 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

Excerpt from Fox News article
07-05-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,898
Posted By ua549

"Module de communication LTE pour Mercedes me...

"Module de communication LTE pour Mercedes me connect" is 4g.
07-04-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,971
Posted By ua549

Instead of a costly new USB port make a custom...

Instead of a costly new USB port make a custom cable that only feeds power by sniping the signal leads.
07-01-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By ua549

I wish I could turn off the turn signal noise. ...

I wish I could turn off the turn signal noise. The visual indication is more than enough.
06-29-2017, 07:34 PM
06-20-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By ua549

As a shareholder, I'm more concerned with the...

As a shareholder, I'm more concerned with the bottom line which is quite healthy. DAI is returning a 1 year return just shy of 18%. That helps keep my retirement humming. :)
06-20-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By ua549

The luxury goods sector is not about efficiency...

The luxury goods sector is not about efficiency as much as it is about offering (semi) bespoke products with a high margin.
06-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By ua549

You'll want to weigh the benefits of getting...

You'll want to weigh the benefits of getting service from the dealer where you bought the car. The dealers in my area don't provide pick-up and delivery service or a free loaner vehicle unless the...
06-07-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By ua549

June E Class Dealers Ordering Guide

Here (https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhBoJOq-9eupgwZklPvRbiCOdhye) is a link to the 10+ MB pdf.
05-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By ua549

My dealer said that there were no USA June...

My dealer said that there were no USA June builds. I got the first July build with my February 2017 order.
04-29-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,894
Posted By ua549

As far as I know there is no internal HD in the...

As far as I know there is no internal HD in the W213. You can connect almost any size storage via Blue Tooth, USB and/or SD.
04-24-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By ua549

Android Auto can run Google Maps.

Android Auto can run Google Maps.
04-21-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By ua549

I did the same thing with my health insurance. I...

I did the same thing with my health insurance. I invested $100 per month instead of spending it on health insurance. Other than immunizations and FAA physicals I didn't spend a penny on my health...
04-18-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By ua549

Florida is "do it yourself" license plate state. ...

Florida is "do it yourself" license plate state. We do not have a front plate.
Here is a link...
04-17-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By ua549

Why wait! Find a new dealer and place your MY18...

Why wait! Find a new dealer and place your MY18 E300 order. The only differences are how some features are packaged along with a couple of new features. Those can be configured with your new...
04-14-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,952
Posted By ua549

The option packages are changed slightly. For...

The option packages are changed slightly. For example LCD instrument cluster (464) is part of Premium 2. Multicontour Seats (432) have a massage feature. Soft close doors (883) are available. Link...
04-07-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,737
Posted By ua549

Actually electric cars pollute more than...

Actually electric cars pollute more than conventional combustion cars when one considers the fossil fuel power plant emissions and the much larger level of emissions from the manufacturing and...
02-22-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,456
Posted By ua549

There are many ship tracking services available...

There are many ship tracking services available on the web. All one needs is identifying information that can be obtained from Mercedes or your SA.

Some shipping lines have a tool whereby one...
02-22-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By ua549

245/45R18 is the size. I've seen different...

245/45R18 is the size. I've seen different brands on E300's at the dealer, namely Pirelli and Goodyear. IIRC there is another brand, Michelin or Continental, but which one I can't recall.
02-21-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,456
Posted By ua549

You can track the ship here...

You can track the ship here (https://www.fleetmon.com/vessels/emerald-ace_9539236_3363268/?language=en).
02-20-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,147
Posted By ua549

I'd need 5 or 6 years to put that many miles on a...

I'd need 5 or 6 years to put that many miles on a car. Nice review. :y
It makes me wonder about why the infotainment system is slow.
Are other Burmester systems slow or is the Command software...
02-06-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,934
Posted By ua549

It means that the speed limiter is active.

It means that the speed limiter is active.
02-05-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,821
Posted By ua549

The delivery time range was provided by my...

The delivery time range was provided by my dealer, 6 months give or take. Sometimes there are parts constraints such as the HUD that delay a build.

Having not seen an actual invoice, I can only...
01-26-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,793
Posted By ua549

I've had it and would never purchase air...

I've had it and would never purchase air suspension. It was standard on my E5. The maintenance costs are simply too high. Struts are upwards of $2k and you'll need them at 50,001 miles.
01-23-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,793
Posted By ua549

I live in a warm climate and the acoustic comfort...

I live in a warm climate and the acoustic comfort package is well worth the money for the uv and ir blocking in all the windows. It is much better than after market window films. The additional...
01-18-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By ua549

The deals, services and costs are different in...

The deals, services and costs are different in each country.

AFAIK only the US has MBrace.
12-17-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,620
Posted By ua549

Not exactly. Many are strictly for show with no...

Not exactly. Many are strictly for show with no connection whatsoever to the exhaust system. The reason for a dual exhaust system is for performance. If there are no performance gains, why be...
12-12-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By ua549

If what you say is true, satellite TV networks...

If what you say is true, satellite TV networks such as Dish and DirecTV wouldn't operate in rainy areas of the country. Only severe storms block a satellite signal.

Mercedes Me does not use...
12-09-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By ua549

E400 Configurator

The E400 configurator is now available at mercedes-benz.ca.
The E400 base price is about 13% higher than the E300.
11-21-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By ua549

Keep in mind that the E300 has an option for...

Keep in mind that the E300 has an option for aluminum dash panels in lieu of wood.
11-02-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By ua549

Wait for the E43 to ship. That wheel will most...

Wait for the E43 to ship. That wheel will most likely be fully functional on an E300.
10-24-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 36,177
Posted By ua549

You should transfer your CD stuff to a solid...

You should transfer your CD stuff to a solid state drive (SSD). There are USB drives that are large enough to hold your entire collection uncompressed. FLAC is a lossless compression method. I...
10-17-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By ua549

I was referring to ordinary day to day driving,...

I was referring to ordinary day to day driving, not competition. Typical owners do not and cannot "set up" the suspension on their cars. Around town driving is when torque steering rears its ugly...
10-04-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,811
Posted By ua549

According to the operator's manual page 135, ECO...

According to the operator's manual page 135, ECO Start/Stop can be set in the Individual mode.
09-23-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By ua549

It is no joke. You are insulting, especially your...

It is no joke. You are insulting, especially your last response!

If you can't be civil, do not post.
09-16-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,610
Posted By ua549

I configured an E300 4Matic with 992, 215, P03,...

I configured an E300 4Matic with 992, 215, P03, 322, 464, 489, 736, U80 and PAF for a list of about $74k.

I configured an E43 with similar equipment for a list of about $74k not counting the P03...
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