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07-19-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By tx170754

I don't buy it, it seems to me that a lot of...

I don't buy it, it seems to me that a lot of folks from this forum, at least, are not first time SL buyers, and, prior to this model, the ABC was standard, so they're exposed to it, however there are...
07-18-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By rmorin49

I test drove a new SL with ABC and I did not...

I test drove a new SL with ABC and I did not think it rode any smoother than one without ABC. I did notice that it may corner a bit flatter but honestly with the type of driving we and most SL owners...
07-18-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By tx170754

Well, it may be the case but I really don't feel...

Well, it may be the case but I really don't feel it.... maybe the roads where I live ( also Midwest ) are smoother :)
07-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By tx170754

I'm not so sure if I compare apples with apples...

I'm not so sure if I compare apples with apples but I had the ABC option in my , now departed, R230, I still have it in my CL600 and I don't have it in my R231, frankly speaking I don't see any...
07-13-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Keon

I run Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (which forced...

I run Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (which forced me to upgrade to 295s in the rear- awesome looking BTW) and they made the ride a whole lot smoother, quieter, and improved performance. If ride...
07-11-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By allfortheunion

Right. It turns off when you reach 11 mph. When...

Right. It turns off when you reach 11 mph. When you slow down again below that it re-activates to assist in parking.
07-10-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,204
Posted By rmorin49

I'll be 70 in December. Traded my C7 Corvette...

I'll be 70 in December. Traded my C7 Corvette for the SL. Wife hated the Corvette but loves the SL. Reminds her of the Z4 we bought about 10 years ago. Dealer told me I was now driving a...
07-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By bob55

When the top is down there seems to be no access...

When the top is down there seems to be no access to the luggage compartment inside the trunk. However, using the button you referred to actually raises the stowed top vertically enough to allow...
07-06-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Streamliner

Yeah, I feel much the same. However, IF the new...

Yeah, I feel much the same. However, IF the new SL is MAGNIFICENT, I just may go for one, with the idea being that I’ll lease it for three years, give it back and get a new one. I love the...
07-05-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Wolfman

So far, my best SL has always been the next one ;)

So far, my best SL has always been the next one ;)
07-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Utopia Texas

Thought the current SL is a wonderful niche car...

Thought the current SL is a wonderful niche car for some of us it is not considered anything special by the general public. Were not the recent sales figures for 2018 less than 1500 units sold in the...
07-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Wolfman

Finally settled on forged AMG 19"/20" wheels. See...

Finally settled on forged AMG 19"/20" wheels. See for comparison to stock wheels. The car was still to high and then was lowered via H&R sport springs (before/after)......
07-03-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Here are some polaroids from Tennessee! Kidding,...

Here are some polaroids from Tennessee! Kidding,
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07-03-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Streamliner

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/4f3deff5_1612_4ea6_80a0_412183adda40_7da39245bc13dd55154eb51513e80a3fbe59acc2.jpeg...
07-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By rmorin49

Here is my contribution. ...

Here is my contribution.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190630_110449_92f74d116b9036ab2ba7d43e700ac0ce2bdc1e64.jpg...
07-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By stussl

WHITE ARROW ROHANNA WHEELS OE TUNE MUFFLER DELETE

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07-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Wolfman

Ha. I can see you misunderstood the boring part...

Ha. I can see you misunderstood the boring part :) but is a nice start ;)
07-02-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Utopia Texas

Ok, Does this qualify?...

Ok, Does this qualify? https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/490x337/684b7c3e_83e8_423c_9d6e_16afbf0ca690_ac95fecfc83388c474b6f01bcd5035da6ecbab04.jpeg...
07-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Wolfman

This forum is getting too boring... Please help and post some pics!

It's summer and this is a convertible forum! Just caught myself responding to an audio amp location thread. Relevant yet not the most interesting topic about these fun cars.
While some have the...
06-27-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,999
Posted By bob55

No, not at all!....I'm currently running 18-inch...

No, not at all!....I'm currently running 18-inch Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's (Ultra High Performance All Season Tires), but the 18" Michelin Pilot Super Sports or the Pilot Sport 4S are also very...
06-24-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Wolfman

Couple clarifications here... The engine in...

Couple clarifications here...

The engine in the new GLS is the new i6 not the one older V6 in the SL450.
The reason why the SL450 is such unique value statement is that the car can be optioned...
06-19-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By mrfourpointo

Sunglasses and console

I have tried 3 different pair of sunglasses and none of them fit in the overhead sunglasses holder. Given the limited storage of the car, I would prefer to have them up there rather than in the...
06-12-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Streamliner

And actually, with that beautiful Porcelain &...

And actually, with that beautiful Porcelain & Black interior, I would go with black belts. Never another problem.
06-03-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Perhaps hop over to the AMG section of the forum...

Perhaps hop over to the AMG section of the forum that focuses on the SL variety.
05-04-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Streamliner

And, they have been around forever. I used them...

And, they have been around forever. I used them in 1979 or so to transport a 1962 Corvette from Racine, WI to L.A. The car had won many awards, including the McDorman Chevrolet show, where the...
05-03-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By 1sweet66

Smile New to me SL550!

Hey all, just dropping in to show off my new, to me, SL550. Picked up this '14 SL a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it.
I've been on this forum for a while but not with a lot of activity. I...
05-02-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,858
Posted By Streamliner

Just drove it home and so far, very pleased. ...

Just drove it home and so far, very pleased.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/ec30ab91_a6a5_4e98_8ff5_123fb13b5869_2104b8f2ebd1b989a4e54f852a25f2174728e712.jpeg
05-02-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,923
Posted By Wolfman

Buying used or CPO is great, just like leasing or...

Buying used or CPO is great, just like leasing or buying new. Different people, different priorities. There is not one right choice.

The only issue is that of awareness. Countless people on the...
04-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By Wolfman

Comparing the SL to the AMG GTC

I wanted to post my first impressions on our AMG GTC roadster, our new top-down car specifically for SL drivers as there have some more intense discussions about the future of the SL, soft tops and...
04-15-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,080
Posted By Utopia Texas

But, but, but it’s a Mercedes! It is like...

But, but, but it’s a Mercedes! It is like anything else in life and at least we have choices. You can buy a 10k Rolex at a jewelry store or a $8 watch at Walmart and they both keep accurate time.
04-13-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,391
Posted By jetjok

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3380_32a26ce6a36f77e19df539ebc175d01159b9bf45.jpg...
04-12-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,391
Posted By scrufy

Ok he fixed it. He had to re-do the whole thing...

Ok he fixed it. He had to re-do the whole thing but the end result came out great.
I guess he was at least a little better off because he didn't bake it under lights and it wasn't done curing so a...
04-04-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,391
Posted By eddieo45

I love how he can't stop smiling more than a year...

I love how he can't stop smiling more than a year after getting his SL!
04-04-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,391
Posted By PHSWOOD

Wow! That speaks volumes. Absolutely beautiful!

Wow! That speaks volumes. Absolutely beautiful!
02-28-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Patric

Wolf is correct. I had thought of tuning my GTS...

Wolf is correct. I had thought of tuning my GTS but the launch was about maxed at the factory power level with minimal wheel spin. Tuning would have made it worse without a better tire. I did tune...
02-23-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Wolfman

There are lots of tuners out there and more are...

There are lots of tuners out there and more are OBDII tunes these days. There is always a risk to warranty albeit low on these as these are not pushing the limit like tunes on AMG's. Renntech's are...
02-16-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,080
Posted By Sky1

Did the engineering menu months ago, and honestly...

Did the engineering menu months ago, and honestly canít remember. All I recall is must do EXACTLY what the prior post said to do.
Suggest you follow the great detailed instructions provided in this...
02-01-2019, 06:55 PM
12-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,082
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Hard to hide the smiles! Well played, and...

Hard to hide the smiles! Well played, and beautiful!
10-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wolfman

Those fixes are typically solid and solve the...

Those fixes are typically solid and solve the issue. Have never had a repeat issue on a switch.

Good luck!
07-06-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,381
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Biting the Tire Bullet!

Well,at 30K, my Continentals have hit the end of their life span. After looking at all of the posts on the SL sites, as well as the tire forum, I am going with my first inclination and moving away...
10-07-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,082
Posted By Wolfman

All pre-production status codes are general...

All pre-production status codes are general guidelines and not carved in stone in terms of production dates. Your scheduled production date will be the most accurate one. The biggest impact to...
08-29-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,082
Posted By GermanCars

If I were not planing to keep the car past 4 or 5...

If I were not planing to keep the car past 4 or 5 years, ABC would likely be on the car. That is if cost wasn't a consideration. I realize that not all of us enjoy the same resources, so one persons...
08-25-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,082
Posted By Streamliner

I don't take my SL out all that often, but the...

I don't take my SL out all that often, but the August weather here along the coast in Southern California has been nothing short of spectacular, with sunny skies and temps in the low to mid 70's,...
08-14-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,622
Posted By Wolfman

Great move! I have had porcelain white now for...

Great move! I have had porcelain white now for almost 4 years in 2 SL's. It looked new from the first day to the last. Never ever used nay treatment either. Just a wet cotton cloth followed...
08-04-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By Streamliner

For me, ABC is absolutely essential on the SL. I...

For me, ABC is absolutely essential on the SL. I truly believe that dropping it as standard on the R231, is one reason that sales of the car have plummeted.
If a customer comes in to test drive an...
08-04-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,622
Posted By Streamliner

Talking Pretty much my feelings exactly. I would pop for...

Pretty much my feelings exactly. I would pop for the Designo, IF there was a color combo in that line that I preferred, but there isn't. I like the Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, mainly because the...
08-04-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By Wolfman

Deleted my reply as I misread the question. ...

Deleted my reply as I misread the question.

Don't think you will hear more than has already been said. The the most important option in the SL IMO....
08-04-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,622
Posted By Wolfman

My feeling is that the SL is a luxury cruiser. As...

My feeling is that the SL is a luxury cruiser. As such, upgraded leather provides a more luxurious feel and you are surrounded by the interior, so to me it makes a significant difference. More so...
08-01-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By Streamliner

I posted the 2018 DOG a few months ago. Do a...

I posted the 2018 DOG a few months ago. Do a search for this: "When will we see the 2018 DOG?" It's in that thread.
07-28-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By ItalianJoe1

ABC and active curve give the car an ability to...

ABC and active curve give the car an ability to stay very flat during cornering while still applying more load on the outside tires for grip. In a normal suspension, your weight transfer only happens...
07-28-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By seascape

I drove my 2017 SL450 through the Alps. I'm not...

I drove my 2017 SL450 through the Alps. I'm not sure if it's a driver mode feature or a safety feature, but it was odd feeling the car try to straighten itself automatically whenever I drove into...
07-27-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Cardfan91

Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
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