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Forum: AMG GT
07-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Wolfman

Should be settings, instrument cluster,...

Should be settings, instrument cluster, additional speedo...

Also, when selecting the AMG default screen instrument cluster, you have both the miles and kilometers, boost and engine/trans temps......
07-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Wolfman

Yokohamas are known for being noisy. Michelins in...

Yokohamas are known for being noisy. Michelins in general are the best tires money can buy. I wouldn't pick a slight better comfort for an inferior performing tire (as Keon stated)
07-14-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Wolfman

Spot on. Although I would re-phrase ride quality...

Spot on. Although I would re-phrase ride quality to ride comfort for the A/S.
Forum: AMG GT
07-13-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By Wolfman

Just for reference; while all AMG GT models have...

Just for reference; while all AMG GT models have limited rear visibility, the coupes rear visibility is excellent compared to the roadster as 60% of the rear view is covered by the soft top storage....
07-13-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Wolfman

Personally, the last thing I would do is ask...

Personally, the last thing I would do is ask anyone for an opinion. Just drive all cars and see which one you like the best. But since you asked ;) here is my biased opinion...

1. Sound system vs...
07-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By Wolfman

Don't want to be the spoiler here but I have to...

Don't want to be the spoiler here but I have to say that it's really annoying to read everyones financial philosophies every time a poster is asking for anything about leases/financing. Broken...
Forum: AMG GT
07-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Wolfman

Wait for the MY20 models to come out and then...

Wait for the MY20 models to come out and then order the quad tips of your liking. Tips only. You may need an updated diffuser panel; not sure how the cutouts have changed...
...
Forum: AMG GT
07-06-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 110,250
Posted By Wolfman

Unlike Orcbolg's GTS, ours is low key. Love your...

Unlike Orcbolg's GTS, ours is low key. Love your green and Rausky's Blue GTS ​​​​​​. Finally took some pics with some green in the garden.

...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-06-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,319
Posted By Wolfman

Good day for some pics :)

Some companion shots. Love the Night Black Magno!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0946_1b8a3a84a83d684b9d99dc3ca5c7b0f3a2455ee6.jpg...
07-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By Wolfman

Never put money down on a lease! In case of a...

Never put money down on a lease! In case of a total loss (accident, flood), that money is lost as the insurance pays MBFS, not you.
07-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By Wolfman

Goodness. You are paying too much! You are at...

Goodness. You are paying too much!
You are at the end of the MY19 cycle it would be crazy to pay less than 10% off a S63. Check on $4k trunk money plus $4.5k fleet discount.
Any lease over 36...
07-05-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,800
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 ;)
Forum: AMG GT
07-05-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Wolfman

Actually no. MBC/ABC is a fully active hydraulic...

Actually no. MBC/ABC is a fully active hydraulic suspension. AMG GT's ride on springs. AMG ride control gets you adjustable dampers which feature 3 different modes. Your SL would have two modes...
Forum: AMG GT
07-03-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,529
Posted By Wolfman

The grill that NoSlipN showed is definitely...

The grill that NoSlipN showed is definitely aftermarket, not a modified stock grill (different shape and missing parktronic sensors) so I suggest to get in touch which the shop that did it. Looks...
07-03-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Wolfman

Always liked red interiors :) Our first R231 SL...

Always liked red interiors :) Our first R231 SL in Bengal Red compared to the AMG GTC in Pepper Red/Black...
07-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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)......
07-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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...
Forum: AMG GT
07-01-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,970
Posted By Wolfman

Is it just me or is the lettering crooked? ...

Is it just me or is the lettering crooked?

I remember looking at that fixed wing last year; this has no business on a sedan...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,970
Posted By Wolfman

I do. Wether you drive it hard or have it sit...

I do. Wether you drive it hard or have it sit around, the car should look the way you want to.
Why spend thousands on CF bits or special paint when you have a Steering wheel out of a $30k car. Just...
06-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,098
Posted By Wolfman

I think the new Bentley's (Continental/Spur) are...

I think the new Bentley's (Continental/Spur) are very attractive by streamlining the same design/theme. Kind of reminds me of the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron. Now the old designs look dated and a bit...
06-28-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By Wolfman

Don't consider this to be an issue but tastes...

Don't consider this to be an issue but tastes differ. Easy answer; get a SL63 grill or just a SL63 ;)
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By Wolfman

Just water with a cotton rag or Microfiber. Have...

Just water with a cotton rag or Microfiber. Have Alcantara night package wheels on both AMG's and still looks great on the E63s after 18 months or so. Still a PITA; fingerprints on the black...
06-27-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,098
Posted By Wolfman

I have seen the test and couldn't find just now....

I have seen the test and couldn't find just now. I recall the difference to be 1db if memory serves. If so, that is negligible and I am sure MB will want to top that in the W223.
The biggest issue...
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By Wolfman

MY18 GTA was at $10k trunk money - None that I...

MY18 GTA was at $10k trunk money - None that I recall for MY19, at least in May. Don't have June numbers. Triple net is the lowest possible price without the dealer taking a bath and that will not...
Forum: AMG GT
06-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By Wolfman

Look who is talking ;) I remember you...

Look who is talking ;)

I remember you discussing and pondering every detail to no end until you finally got with your car. Couple hundred posts? Stopped counting :)

This seems like a...
06-24-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,800
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...
Forum: AMG GT
06-23-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,970
Posted By Wolfman

Engines are pre-run and need zero drive-in...

Engines are pre-run and need zero drive-in period. This is mainly desired for all other mechanicals and tranny.
Forum: AMG GT
06-17-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,125
Posted By Wolfman

I think others will try to beast Tesla on the...

I think others will try to beast Tesla on the performance-side of things (using the roadster as a benchmark) with high-end EV exotics. The Germans will likely not bother with range or 0-60...
Forum: AMG GT
06-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By Wolfman

Bigger wheels and a lowered car will look...

Bigger wheels and a lowered car will look bettter, yet handling, comfort and ultimately performance suffers. take your pick ;)
06-14-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Wolfman

Nice one ;) Distronic Plus is not a standard...

Nice one ;) Distronic Plus is not a standard feature of the SL. It's part of the Drivers Assistance Package which cost $2950. On the MY19 it is reduced to $2250.

You can easily tell by the star in...
06-14-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wolfman

I continue to be baffled by the SUV craze. I can...

I continue to be baffled by the SUV craze. I can see the utility but now the market is in the high-end sports SUV coupes that will be well within the $100k - $300k bracket. Too small to be really...
06-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Wolfman

Bluetooth is part of the Comand for...

Bluetooth is part of the Comand for phone/contacts and audio pairing. Nothing else is needed. Multiple phones can be paired.
06-14-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Wolfman

These buttons simply mean that the car has ABC....

These buttons simply mean that the car has ABC. SL's on springs have blanks.

Left button raises the car for steep driveways, etc.
Right button brings ups the suspension screen on Comand which...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Wolfman

I am not brave enough for that color :)

I am not brave enough for that color :)
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,594
Posted By Wolfman

We had discussed this in prior threads. Ours is...

We had discussed this in prior threads. Ours is an April built (Edition 1) and we have the older modules. To be clear, there is no visual difference. You can only tell by going through the menus....
Forum: W213 AMG
06-11-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Wolfman

Visually the same as the P101's? Another member...

Visually the same as the P101's?
Another member (apsuard) has a couple pics in the random pic thread. White E63s......
06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wolfman

Simple. Water and good cotton rags. No cleaner or...

Simple. Water and good cotton rags. No cleaner or any other protection :) I do clean the interior every week so that dirt doesn't have time to work itself in.
No microfibers (bad for leather).

I...
06-09-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By Wolfman

Yes, Plug'n Play. As long as both steering wheels...

Yes, Plug'n Play. As long as both steering wheels are the facelift MY18+ models
06-02-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,117
Posted By Wolfman

I have burned more money on cars buying them cash...

I have burned more money on cars buying them cash but then those were new cars as well ;)
That realization of just how much arrived when I put some historical data of several cars into Excel. Eye...
05-31-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,077
Posted By Wolfman

I am happy for what he did. He more or less alone...

I am happy for what he did. He more or less alone (as in Tesla) put EV's on the map and gave the whole category credibility. Now it's an industry changer...
Despite their flaws, technically Teslas...
05-28-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wolfman

Some companies hung on to the sprayers but...

Some companies hung on to the sprayers but Mercedes simply got rid of all headlight washer systems on every model but the G-Wagon. No more. Perhaps with LED headlights and headlight surface coating...
Forum: W213 AMG
05-24-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,411
Posted By Wolfman

I just realized that I don't have any decent good...

I just realized that I don't have any decent good weather pics of the car properly cleaned. Here are a couple iPhone pics. The paint is stunning in the sun. Really strange to see matte paint sparkle...
05-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Wolfman

I know that I am repeating myself but feel...

I know that I am repeating myself but feel strongly about it...
Growing up in Germany and living in Europe, we used to do a lot of driving in Germany and while it is safer than the US despite the...
05-21-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Wolfman

This is the wheel I would recommend for the OP. ...

This is the wheel I would recommend for the OP.
Flowform wheels are a step up from cast aluminum wheels (like MB stock wheels) and a step below forged wheels at a fraction (25-30%) of the price.
...
05-19-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 291,480
Posted By Wolfman

For everyone that followed your extensive build,...

For everyone that followed your extensive build, please create a photo gallery of the finished product! I love to see it fully completed from all angles. The thread is too long to look at the...
05-18-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Wolfman

They are technically the same only as the AMG is...

They are technically the same only as the AMG is calibrated to be firmer with less body roll even if comfort setting.
I am actually not sure if the curve mode is available in the AMG as it is by...
05-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Wolfman

Another forum member (whoover) had a simple...

Another forum member (whoover) had a simple response to compare ABC and Armatic a while back. While not 100% relevant, it might help...

"ABC (Active Body Control) is only used on RWD S-class cars,...
05-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Wolfman

The E450 does not comes with ABC, even though the...

The E450 does not comes with ABC, even though the acronyms match. ABC on the SL (Active Body Control) is a fully active suspension. It is based on high-pressure hydraulics. The best suspension...
Forum: W213 AMG
05-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,179
Posted By Wolfman

Technically there is no reason not to offer more...

Technically there is no reason not to offer more colors as standard. The G-Wagon is offered by default in 24 colors. The E63s just has 9 colors...
Custom paint to me means actual custom colors...
05-16-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wolfman

If there is one thing I learned with cars is that...

If there is one thing I learned with cars is that every owner will loose on it; some more, some less. Depreciation flattens out over time but never stops. The amounts get smaller but the principle...
Forum: AMG GT
05-16-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,794
Posted By Wolfman

Not the case in regards to warranty. Another...

Not the case in regards to warranty. Another forum member (MuffinFlavored) has a 18 E63s with a tune. Came in for something else, had a contentious conversations with the SA about an unrelated repair...
Forum: AMG GT
05-14-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Wolfman

100% normal. Porscheís have that too but it just...

100% normal. Porscheís have that too but it just depends on the vendor...
Forum: W213 AMG
05-13-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,710
Posted By Wolfman

That's how every Mercedes CCB looks like ;) ...

That's how every Mercedes CCB looks like ;)

It's all a question of the CCB vendor. Brembos look dramatically different due to their manufacturing process. This Porsche has the same vendor as MB...
05-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By Wolfman

Retrofitting CCB's, along with forged wheels on a...

Retrofitting CCB's, along with forged wheels on a SL450 or 550 is not for the faint of heart. One forum member actually did this but didn't disclose the price. But the price will be roughly $20-25k...
05-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,836
Posted By Wolfman

You may have misread by prior comment. I...

You may have misread by prior comment. I mentioned defending it "a bit". I have never found any HK branded product to be great in the SL or any other car for that matter. I did like the Bose sound in...
Forum: W213 AMG
05-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,710
Posted By Wolfman

You are speaking in riddles. Me having CCB's was...

You are speaking in riddles. Me having CCB's was a bad choice or you misread my response?
Forum: AMG GT
05-08-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Wolfman

It would be interesting if this is actually a new...

It would be interesting if this is actually a new or used car. 1500 miles could be a demo, etc.

2018 models have fallen off the new car incentive schedule. This means even if new, no trunk money...
05-07-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By Wolfman

You just described the purpose for the raised...

You just described the purpose for the raised setting.
Itís not meant to be driven this way on a regular basis.

But some of the roads in the US are near third world levels, so I can see the need.
05-02-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats! The tune will likely get the car into...

Congrats! The tune will likely get the car into the lower 4ís to 60 depending on tires.

You might want want to consider a pedal tuner to get rid of the lag.
Itís not turbo lag you are...
05-02-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,912
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...
05-01-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Wolfman

It's a platform mule. This has nothing to do with...

It's a platform mule. This has nothing to do with the body design. You will not see any cars that will resemble the next SL until early next year or so...
05-01-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Wolfman

By hardtop you mean a coupe. Convertibles are...

By hardtop you mean a coupe. Convertibles are soft top only and nowhere close to an SL in terms of quality or interior finish. SVR drives decent though.
04-29-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Wolfman

The Mid-city electronic one is centered on the...

The Mid-city electronic one is centered on the S-Class (not on the SL shown in the video).

Or you can do what I did on our SL a while back. Just attach a bracket on the lower grid. Focus at the...
Forum: W213 AMG
04-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Wolfman

That car needs a nice wash and some detailing. I...

That car needs a nice wash and some detailing. I love the night black Magno. Looks great in the sun!
04-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
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...
04-28-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,420
Posted By Wolfman

It’s just the light. It’s as matte as ever ;) I...

It’s just the light. It’s as matte as ever ;)
I always have to be careful though as any wax can kill the finish. I have separate buckets, micro fibers, etc. for matte vs. glossy. There is a whole...
04-24-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,420
Posted By Wolfman

In all fairness, this thread isn't really about...

In all fairness, this thread isn't really about actual information; it is based on disliking/venting about what appear to be the most significant changes to the upcoming SL.
I have tried to provide...
Forum: AMG GT
04-23-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 110,250
Posted By Wolfman

Finally took some pics of the new addition :) ...

Finally took some pics of the new addition :)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x995/dsc_0819_9cb4aedb4ab94f029e049259469ef7dacb0408b9.jpg...
04-23-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Wolfman

Streamliner is correct that only MBC uses cameras...

Streamliner is correct that only MBC uses cameras and software top calculate pro-active situational damping. ABC does its continuous tuning is by reading each damper and making adjustments according...
04-23-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Wolfman

Not sure why we are wasting time discussing the...

Not sure why we are wasting time discussing the R230 ABC in this thread.
Just because I had a hard drive crash in my laptop in 2006 I didn't switch to paper either.
04-22-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By Wolfman

I like analog gauges and buttons in a sports car....

I like analog gauges and buttons in a sports car. In a sedan I don't mind screens if properly integrated.
Forum: AMG GT
04-22-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By Wolfman

We use the Max 360c's with escort live which...

We use the Max 360c's with escort live which catches a fair amount of laser traps. I do miss CarPlay on the GTC as Waze is really helpful on trips and the alerts beat most detectors, no matter what...
04-22-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Wolfman

Those CD's were not included in the facelift....

Those CD's were not included in the facelift. Originally this was a technology showcase for the SL audio, given how much better it was compared to the R230 SL.
04-22-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Wolfman

Unfortunately NO. Unless there are unique high...

Unfortunately NO. Unless there are unique high demand features in a launch edition, the resale price is usually the same. I think the number of cars was 300.
Mercedes often create launch edition...
04-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,194
Posted By Wolfman

I am also brand loyal but have tried other cars...

I am also brand loyal but have tried other cars as well. I want MB to succeed and make me happy in the process.

Being a longtime driver and MB's, I have seen some of the brands high points and...
04-22-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,194
Posted By Wolfman

The quality of the dealers and relationships with...

The quality of the dealers and relationships with sales and service defines the experience. This has little to do with brand unless companies (like Rolls Royce) make this a contractual requirement. ...
Forum: AMG GT
04-21-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By Wolfman

Anyone with a good relationship to their dealer...

Anyone with a good relationship to their dealer should be able to pull a service history via VIN. At least the OP can simply go to another dealer. I had service histories pulled when considering...
04-21-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Wolfman

I just looked as I have a full Manual package....

I just looked as I have a full Manual package. Leather pouch with everything but the CD. Just the empty sleeve :( Sorry
04-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,420
Posted By Wolfman

Too much end of the world discussion here... ...

Too much end of the world discussion here...

Every-time a new Mercedes model is introduced, people will lament change from the old. I understand that in this case of course but I personally have...
04-18-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wolfman

Happens on every MB with Keyless go. But you are...

Happens on every MB with Keyless go. But you are having the audio activated on locking the car? That annoys me so much that disable that even on loaners.
04-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,420
Posted By Wolfman

This was a conversation related to the R231...

This was a conversation related to the R231 sales. One needs to remember that the SL’s design is less controversial today than it was seven years ago.

Meanwhile, MB’s design language has evolved...
Forum: AMG GT
04-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Wolfman

Dual dashcam setup in a roadster

Dual Channel camera setups in a top down car are always a bit more challenging when it comes to the rear view camera...
04-15-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,842
Posted By Wolfman

I am not putting the E-Class down. But as the...

I am not putting the E-Class down. But as the owner of both I may have experience to judge the strengths and weaknesses of either model. Ownership provides perspective :)

Not going into your...
04-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,014
Posted By Wolfman

Too much has been said to do another go around...

Too much has been said to do another go around...
04-12-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Wolfman

Nice! The SL looks so much better without front...

Nice! The SL looks so much better without front plates!
04-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats on the new car! Enjoy... The carbon...

Congrats on the new car! Enjoy...

The carbon fibre interior was not available on non-AMG cars I believe until MY16 or even the facelift but was commonly offered aftermarket either from pulls or...
04-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,014
Posted By Wolfman

Unlike the past models, there is a Mercedes star...

Unlike the past models, there is a Mercedes star sitting on the grill and an S designation on the back. It is an S-Class 100%. The flagship at this point is the AMG S65, not the Maybach. And the S65...
04-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,014
Posted By Wolfman

I think you might not remember how the original...

I think you might not remember how the original Maybach was marketed. It required a $500k or million Dollars investment (donít remember) from select dealers to build out a special area for Maybach...
04-08-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wolfman

I wouldn't buy a Volvo if that would happen...

I wouldn't buy a Volvo if that would happen either. There is an initiative in the EU to have all cars limited to 120mph. That's all of Europe mind you. But the way it is planned is to have it...
04-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wolfman

Many thanks for your comments! Now have...

Many thanks for your comments!

Now have plates and are taking advantage of a sunny day! Forecast this week is over 10" of snow though :( But it will melt fast...

To Branmin, the car has...
04-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,296
Posted By Wolfman

The reason I was thinking of a wrap was plain...

The reason I was thinking of a wrap was plain laziness :)
Our E63s has the Night Black Magno paint, which is a cool looking matte metallic paint. Black with blue sparkles. Very cool but cant't be...
Forum: AMG GT
04-05-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Wolfman

I am assuming original AMG? If so, I would wait...

I am assuming original AMG? If so, I would wait until AMG is bringing the MY20 models to the US or at least in Europe. They just started building the car a week or so ago. Part numbers should be...
Forum: AMG GT
04-04-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats! Awesome G with a fantastic color combo...

Congrats! Awesome G with a fantastic color combo I might add :)
Itís the only SUV (if you can call it that) that I really like.
Enjoy!!
Forum: AMG GT
04-03-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Wolfman

Look forward to it. Congrats as well!

Look forward to it. Congrats as well!
Forum: AMG GT
04-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Wolfman

Thanks! What other AMG did you get? A GT 4 door...

Thanks! What other AMG did you get? A GT 4 door or? Love to see pics!
Forum: AMG GT
04-02-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Wolfman

New Addition

Came back from a trip and found out that our new roadster arrived at the same time we did :)

I had been contemplating if we should wait for a MY20 to get a couple nice features (namely Apple...
04-01-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Wolfman

How to check if a SL has ABC

ABC suspensions have often been a topic of discussion and unlike the prior generation SL's, the current R231 generation only has these as a pricey $4k option.
As a result, the majority of SL's since...
03-29-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,842
Posted By Wolfman

Why not. W222's are rock solid, much better than...

Why not. W222's are rock solid, much better than other models (like the W213's). Plenty good ones out there...
03-28-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Wolfman

Keep it about cars and stop these dumb comments...

Keep it about cars and stop these dumb comments...
03-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Wolfman

Always liked Magnetite Black. Had this on our...

Always liked Magnetite Black. Had this on our 2015 S-Class and will have it again on a roadster. As stated before, the current SL is technically more advanced than your S550 coupe even though the...
03-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Wolfman

Welcome to the forum! That depends on where you...

Welcome to the forum!
That depends on where you live. By default the SL comes with summer high performance tires rather than all seasons. Personally I would recommend Michelin PS4s or Pilot Super...
Forum: Sedan
03-24-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Wolfman

If you ask for the residual of the default...

If you ask for the residual of the default 3yr/15k lease you will know at least what MB thinks the car will be worth at that time.
Given its stratospheric pricing it’s hard to imagine it will sell...
03-24-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Wolfman

If it would have been only on the SL65 bumper...

If it would have been only on the SL65 bumper (which differs from the non-AMG cars) I would have said no but since they have it also on the special edition bumper as seen above I believe it should be...
03-24-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Wolfman

Why in the world would anyone do such a thing for...

Why in the world would anyone do such a thing for you? Looks like you created an account just to ask this question. This isnít a coupon site...
03-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Wolfman

While I agree with you on the folding hardtop;...

While I agree with you on the folding hardtop; something that makes the car practical year around, it has fallen out of fashion due to weight and that it only works well with 2 seaters. The BMW 3...
Forum: Sedan
03-22-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,122
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats. Nicely optioned car! Love the CF...

Congrats. Nicely optioned car! Love the CF steering wheel as well!
You should get a Draggy and post performance numbers.
03-21-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wolfman

So this is CA or TX sales Tax? There should be no...

So this is CA or TX sales Tax? There should be no TX sales tax if the car is shipped to CA. Also the lease number is pretty high. If you want to lease, there is no problem writing a lease for CA at...
03-20-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Wolfman

That's exactly it. This is for the enjoyment of...

That's exactly it. This is for the enjoyment of it all and for me, safety. Cars are money pits; I don't care if new or used.
03-20-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Wolfman

UK. There have been several members that received...

UK. There have been several members that received unbelievable discounts on the facelift SL models there. There must have been a corporate push to move some metal. Great for the lucky recipients of a...
03-20-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,886
Posted By Wolfman

Closest thing I have to that is our Porsche...

Closest thing I have to that is our Porsche Design Toaster ;)
03-19-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Wolfman

At this point I expect that the older SL’s cost...

At this point I expect that the older SL’s cost around $5k a year for maintenace and repairs unless you are a DIY.
If you do work yourself, it will be easy as there are lots of cheap parts and...
03-15-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By Wolfman

You are creating confusion here. His tires are...

You are creating confusion here. His tires are Performance summer tires that are NOT run flats. AMG does not put run flats on the cars.
It’s easy enough to look at the tire model. These are not...
03-13-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfman

I am afraid there is a dark dash and top of the...

I am afraid there is a dark dash and top of the doors but it is a rather beautiful interior.

https://youtu.be/titlPQ6TCfg
03-12-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfman

Why? Mercedes is cheaper than I can ever recall....

Why? Mercedes is cheaper than I can ever recall. 10-15 years ago, it was easy to buy a $500k Mercedes, now a loaded 65 model is the priciest car Mercedes makes (well, apart of the Pullman Maybach)....
03-11-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Wolfman

There is nothing more original than Red in a SL ;)

There is nothing more original than Red in a SL ;)
03-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Wolfman

Exclusive Nappa is a better leather and the...

Exclusive Nappa is a better leather and the Alcantara headliner as was already mentioned. More important, all other surfaces are covered in leather as well. Dashboard, all door panels, rear panels,...
03-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By Wolfman

The discount ion the car is light IMO. Minus $1k...

The discount ion the car is light IMO. Minus $1k incentive it's only $9k off. There is any opportunity for more discount. The MF unfortunately has gone up and looks about right. Used to be below .001...
Forum: AMG GT
03-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 24,921
Posted By Wolfman

MB SA's will likely have no clue what happens on...

MB SA's will likely have no clue what happens on a track nor would they state any pros/cons from a liability perspective. They can certify that the car was in good working order.
In regards to Race...
02-24-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats on your new roadster! Make sure to sign...

Congrats on your new roadster! Make sure to sign up for the free AMG track day. We were at Lagonda Seca and had a great time.
The SL63ís did very well on the track.

Enjoy in in good health and...
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...
02-22-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wolfman

Until MBUX comes to these cars, the functionality...

Until MBUX comes to these cars, the functionality is still largely the same across most models, no matter how different things look.
Unfortunately CarPlay is still wired only but the SL has a...
02-17-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Wolfman

There are tools to defeat the auto-start/stop...

There are tools to defeat the auto-start/stop without affecting warranty...
Easy to do these days. Costs about $100-$500 depending on brand.

Here are some options:...
Forum: W213 AMG
02-13-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Posted By Wolfman

Tough position to be in :( Best luck with sale!

Tough position to be in :( Best luck with sale!
Forum: W213 AMG
02-12-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Posted By Wolfman

Maybe I am misunderstanding your situation but...

Maybe I am misunderstanding your situation but you are not obligated to take the car legally. Dealer won't be happy but so what? Apparently you had to deal with errors on their side. Commitment is...
Forum: AMG GT
02-12-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,281
Posted By Wolfman

The residuals/MF are unusually good so my...

The residuals/MF are unusually good so my assumption is that they must be taking at hit somehow at lease end.
And I agree; there is no way to exit early without leaving money on the table. But we...
Forum: W213 AMG
02-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,319
Posted By Wolfman

Another seasonal pic

The winter is just relentless right now :( Now sporting whitewalls...
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1819_51012a3d0270a438e3a30a89ab29085f0026c4c3.jpg
Forum: W213 AMG
02-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,860
Posted By Wolfman

Mostly opinion. The definition is clear wether...

Mostly opinion. The definition is clear wether people agree with it or not. Any car that is sold as an AMG model, is or was listed on the AMG production roster, has a VIN that gives access to the AMG...
02-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,692
Posted By Wolfman

Dumbest thing I have read in a while... Not...

Dumbest thing I have read in a while...
Not sure what part of Europe you are referring to but in Germany lowering cars is more common than in the US.
Coming from a German ;)
Forum: W213 AMG
02-07-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,860
Posted By Wolfman

I feel bad for all those with an E55, S55, SL55...

I feel bad for all those with an E55, S55, SL55 for not driving a true AMG ;)
Forum: W213 AMG
02-07-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,860
Posted By Wolfman

Agreed. If anything I want the E63s to be faster....

Agreed. If anything I want the E63s to be faster. So no, I wouldn't consider an E43/E53.
But I don't buy into the real/vs fake argument. If Moers call them AMG, it is just that.
Forum: W213 AMG
02-07-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,860
Posted By Wolfman

Too many posers in the world... Annoying but...

Too many posers in the world... Annoying but reality; no need to waste energy on them.
To me, driving the E63s or an M5 is about personal satisfaction. Great fun to drive, nice to look at and a safe...
Forum: W213 AMG
02-07-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,860
Posted By Wolfman

As usual, any discussion of 43 or 53 models bring...

As usual, any discussion of 43 or 53 models bring up the same feelings on both sides.

To me, anything that gets branded as an AMG by AMG is an AMG. Simple as that. The engine doesn't have to be...
02-02-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Wolfman

Here is some info on the original app. As Apple...

Here is some info on the original app. As Apple states, it's likely limited to IOS9...
http://appshopper.com/utilities/mercedes-benz-touch

Good luck!
02-02-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Wolfman

Here is a link. Did you use the app store on an...

Here is a link. Did you use the app store on an iPad? It won't show on any other device. Unfortunately I can't tell which countries app store carries it (German at least I assume). ...
01-31-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Wolfman

You are looking for the Mercedes Benz Touch app....

You are looking for the Mercedes Benz Touch app. I used to have it on my phone but it appears to have been pulled off the App Store.
01-30-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By Wolfman

This is a Bluetooth SAP V4 cradle (which can have...

This is a Bluetooth SAP V4 cradle (which can have its own SIM card) so it can be used as a build-in phone without needing a smart phone.
This wasn't available in the US on the W222, but in...
01-29-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By Wolfman

Love the i6 tech; very linear power delivery. It...

Love the i6 tech; very linear power delivery. It won't beat the SL550 though ;)
01-28-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Wolfman

The car has the optional 4 zone Clinate control....

The car has the optional 4 zone Clinate control. You should see separate temperature controls on the back of the center console.
Much of the center console is taken up by the AC unit.
So without...
Forum: W213 AMG
01-28-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,319
Posted By Wolfman

Incredible car in the snow :)

I keep on being surprised of how good this car performs in heavy snow and icy roads. Pic of the car in full incognito mode ;)...
01-26-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,542
Posted By Wolfman

New MB model intro dates to 2023

This is based on the European launch schedule and can vary for US launch and models built in the US

2019

Feb.16 2019 new B-Cass (W247)
03.23.2019 new GLE (V167)
03.23.2019 new A-Class...
01-21-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Wolfman

I probably can't follow the thought that larger...

I probably can't follow the thought that larger rims are bling. I personally find larger rims look balanced on a large car. The W222 is available with rims as small as 17" (S350 Diesel) and the...
01-17-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Wolfman

Don't ever believe Ebay compatibility charts!...

Don't ever believe Ebay compatibility charts! These are fake AMG wheels which never have the appropriate offsets for your car.

In general, I would only check on S-Class wheels for the W222 so that...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Wolfman

It is striking just how much better the AMG...

It is striking just how much better the AMG looks, even with the red soft top. I have never minded the looks of the F-type and love the sound but that thing is downright ugly.

Here is a 2016...
12-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By Wolfman

I have had three R231 SL550's so far; all new....

I have had three R231 SL550's so far; all new. One on springs, two with ABC suspension.
These are utterly reliable cars but even minor things can cost a lot if out of warranty. The issues I...
12-26-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By Wolfman

The old NA 5.5 V8 is a fine engine. The big...

The old NA 5.5 V8 is a fine engine. The big difference on a TT is simply the low-rpm torque providing a sense of urgency/power. I remember our old SL600TT. That thing was like a locomotive with...
12-23-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,588
Posted By Wolfman

Not possible. Your CLK550 would have a fraction...

Not possible. Your CLK550 would have a fraction of the power as that was a lower power, naturally aspirated engine., nothing close to the V8TT.
The V6 in the SL400 is a faster car than that.
...
12-12-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Wolfman

Pure BS; they even stated as much. Add an ugly...

Pure BS; they even stated as much. Add an ugly render from someone with no taste...

We know the next SL with be ICE with a (high-end) hybrid option...
Forum: W213 AMG
12-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,315
Posted By Wolfman

Agree completely. Also had a very nicely spec'd...

Agree completely. Also had a very nicely spec'd S550 and went with the ED1 which is also nicely equipped.

As previously stated, I wouldn't worry about the wheels. The ride quality between the two...
12-08-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wolfman

My point may have been lost. To me, it's neither...

My point may have been lost. To me, it's neither about the interest or payment amount. If you plan to keep the car for a significant amount of time, buying always makes sense. If you keep the car for...
12-07-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wolfman

A very limited view... There is no right or wrong...

A very limited view... There is no right or wrong way to do this. Everyone has a different scenario that will work for them and that doesn't mean it's income/age-based. After all, we are discussing a...
12-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wolfman

Call the dealer and ask for the residual on...

Call the dealer and ask for the residual on 36/7500 for the MY18. This is a fixed, non-negotiable rate that is set by MBFS (they review every 60 days and update as needed).

The MF rates without...
Forum: AMG GT
12-07-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,440
Posted By Wolfman

Depends. Beats any GTR that has all the Carbon...

Depends. Beats any GTR that has all the Carbon Fibre cosmetic bits but no CCB's. Purpose build ;)
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,440
Posted By Wolfman

Beautiful car! Has the options that matter... ...

Beautiful car! Has the options that matter...
For some reason I just don't like those wheels with it. Maybe the base titaniums would have looked better? Or because the car sits high in front...
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,766
Posted By Wolfman

Stripe deletion is an option. I canít understand...

Stripe deletion is an option. I canít understand who likes these things, but I guess everything is just a matter of taste...
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,766
Posted By Wolfman

Well, Moers has stated for it to be competitive...

Well, Moers has stated for it to be competitive with the McLaren and GT2RS so rumors has it to be at least 700hp......
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,766
Posted By Wolfman

GT BS = GT2RS

GT BS = GT2RS
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,766
Posted By Wolfman

There is no exact mapping too the 911 as Porsche...

There is no exact mapping too the 911 as Porsche has more variants with the 4WD. If comparos are meaningful, the AMG GTS has typically been compared to the 911GTS and the GTC to the Turbo in Germany
Forum: AMG GT
11-29-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,766
Posted By Wolfman

The main event was the mid-cycle AMG GT facelift....

The main event was the mid-cycle AMG GT facelift. The Pro model seems to be the flashy show-stopper (special edition; 750 unit limited worldwide volume) feels more like an effort to take some air...
11-28-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

I have to make a decision on another convertible...

I have to make a decision on another convertible rather soon and am pondering my choices as well. We might order a new SL now and keep it until the R232 is available (2 year lease) or jump on...
11-27-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wolfman

It's a personal choice to be sure but I feel the...

It's a personal choice to be sure but I feel the same way about cosmetic upgrades. Most conversions look worse because most upgrade only some and not all components. It's not a huge list of parts but...
11-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By Wolfman

I have taken some quick/crappy pics in the...

I have taken some quick/crappy pics in the garage, given that it's below freezing here :(

I described the wiring a while back but for the rear camera, the wire goes under the driver-side door sill...
11-12-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,270
Posted By Wolfman

Correct. As it also was for the S-Class few years...

Correct. As it also was for the S-Class few years ago. So if the OP is considering a used S-Class, this may not be included either
Forum: AMG GT
11-12-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Wolfman

Mid-cycle facelift is happening now. Intro before...

Mid-cycle facelift is happening now. Intro before the end of this year with deliveries commencing in April 19. I would definitely wait...

In typical fashion, light front/rear fascia changes
new...
11-06-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,877
Posted By Wolfman

It seems obvious to me that you are overthinking...

It seems obvious to me that you are overthinking this selection process and propose an easy solution.

Do not buy either car. Lease one for a 2 year period.
Itís not a significant cost and it...
Forum: W213 AMG
10-27-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,111
Posted By Wolfman

Mercedes complies with ancient US regulations and...

Mercedes complies with ancient US regulations and provides the hardware without the functionality.

All modern intelligent lighting systems really have no low beam. It's a camera controlling the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
10-26-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 16,670
Posted By Wolfman

First off, congrats to the OP on his C43 coupe....

First off, congrats to the OP on his C43 coupe. Those cars are great and a hoot to drive :) Plus, the prices for these cars are so ridiculous in Australia, many US-based 63 owners would have sticker...
10-26-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By Wolfman

No. The buy rate is under .001 for the MY19. MY18...

No. The buy rate is under .001 for the MY19. MY18 buy rate will be .0005-6 as the retail rate is .0007.

Nobody in in their right mind would go for the aforementioned rate on an S-Class at least I...
10-24-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,877
Posted By Wolfman

I call this an OCD issue at best. While I don't...

I call this an OCD issue at best.
While I don't know the reason, I know that MB has historically designed their driver area for comfortable driving, including of people place their arms on the arm...
Forum: W213 AMG
10-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,374
Posted By Wolfman

To be clear, the sound generator is not in the...

To be clear, the sound generator is not in the E63. Simple as that. What you are describing are for small engine non-AMG models, such as the A, B, CLA, C & E Class, along with other SUV variants....
Forum: W213 AMG
10-15-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,387
Posted By Wolfman

MB & AMG forums are international and while the...

MB & AMG forums are international and while the majority of users are in the US, there are plenty of active enthusiasts around the world. Those are also more likely to actually pay attention to CEL's...
10-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
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!
10-11-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wolfman

It's designed that way. Otherwise it'll be crunch...

It's designed that way. Otherwise it'll be crunch time :)
10-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wolfman

For me it would be around $18k or a bit more and...

For me it would be around $18k or a bit more and .0066. Zero down. Depending on your driving I would go for 7500-10000 (tel:7500-10000) miles a year. You get better residuals and going over is cheap...
10-08-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wolfman

MF on 18 models is better to be sure and should...

MF on 18 models is better to be sure and should be less. Btw, you will never find wholesale MF rates on Edmunds, only base retail rates...
Also, the residual is never negotiable and is set by MBFS...
10-04-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wolfman

Exactly. One of the most relevant questions and...

Exactly. One of the most relevant questions and tools to negotiate the best deal. Sometimes one has to wonder about some of the responses here.
Forum: W213 AMG
10-01-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Wolfman

I am sure it was something as simple as a guy...

I am sure it was something as simple as a guy with connections to AMG in Germany or MBUSA asking to have a couple made, maybe even for some abandoned marketing gig and those 3 cars were built. Those...
10-01-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By Wolfman

I guess I have to troll you then :) IMHO I...

I guess I have to troll you then :)
IMHO I don't think the Burmester is horrendous and find it better than most. Previous MB systems (Harman Kardon, Bose, B&O) in different models were inferior to...
09-28-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By Wolfman

Problem is that most car manufacturers are behind...

Problem is that most car manufacturers are behind the 8 ball on Integration.
BMW has wireless CarPlay but the use is not without issues (check BMW forums) plus I hate that they charge for the option...
09-23-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By Wolfman

MBC is superior to Airmatic in every way. ...

MBC is superior to Airmatic in every way.
Historically, Airmatic is the poor cousin and also does less.
MBC without the cameras and predictive software equals ABC and that is an active suspension...
09-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wolfman

Lots of MB models have flaps which are controlled...

Lots of MB models have flaps which are controlled via dynamic select. Some can be changed via individual settings, other can’t and are activated in sport plus mode only.
Our exhaust can also be...
09-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wolfman

We have the performance exhaust on our E63s. The...

We have the performance exhaust on our E63s. The car is loud by any measure but it also meant to be that way. AMG customers will argue why to buy a performance car if it doesn't sound way. Unlike a...
09-01-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,050
Posted By Wolfman

Here is some additional info/rationale... ...

Here is some additional info/rationale...
Outside the US the W140 had a poor reputation even though it sold well overall. The car was considered too large, too old school and too expensive to...
08-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,963
Posted By Wolfman

Different level vehicle. That car is positioned...

Different level vehicle. That car is positioned with the BMW 4 series and the SLC or somewhat between the C/E Class cab. The new model certainly looks better but once again a far cry from the great...
08-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By Wolfman

Everythjng is subjective as virtually every forum...

Everythjng is subjective as virtually every forum thread shows. For that reason this thread may not be useful at all for the OP.
I can only recommend driving as many cars as possible and if the...
08-13-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Wolfman

I have that car and it is the exclusive Edition 1...

I have that car and it is the exclusive Edition 1 color option. Neither the color or the option can be had in the US.

I love the color and makes the E63s truly unique. Has blue sparkles in the...
08-11-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,963
Posted By Wolfman

The whole ABC discussion on the R231 has become a...

The whole ABC discussion on the R231 has become a complete waste of time IMO.

99% of discussions come from people that don't have it and don't care to hear from people that do.
So far, this has...
08-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By Wolfman

. I loved the massage seats in our S and they...

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I loved the massage seats in our S and they are not at all comparable to the weak massage functions in the SL (which are still great for a roadster). Had both cars side by side so it was easy to...
Forum: W213 AMG
08-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 32,034
Posted By Wolfman

Never seen a dealer flag a lowered car unless...

Never seen a dealer flag a lowered car unless it's slammed. If worried, a performance shop will likely do a better job on the alignment anyway.
Forum: W213 AMG
08-05-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,406
Posted By Wolfman

All our cars are broken in hard for the last 20...

All our cars are broken in hard for the last 20 years or so. When living in Europe and driving long-distance through Germany it was virtually impossible to do otherwise :) IMO, the cars drive better...
08-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,963
Posted By Wolfman

The US has the larger tank by default. We got...

The US has the larger tank by default. We got more distance to cover ;)
08-01-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Wolfman

The 2017 has a louder exhaust than the...

The 2017 has a louder exhaust than the pre-facelift models. Sport plus is louder and deeper (open flaps) but no backfires. That is AMG-specific...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-31-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By Wolfman

Chances are you don't want to hear about not...

Chances are you don't want to hear about not ordering something based on assumptions but personally I wouldn't worry other than the loss of time...

First off, If its not what you want, don't take...
07-29-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wolfman

18" no. 19" depends on the wheel design and...

18" no. 19" depends on the wheel design and barrel diameter. Most won't, some do...
07-23-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,963
Posted By Wolfman

So much whining... Since when is MB required...

So much whining...

Since when is MB required to provide ABC for free on all SLís? As stated, it just became an option one can choose to select. No shortcoming here.

In regards to the spare...
07-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,933
Posted By Wolfman

I would differentiate that a bit... In terms...

I would differentiate that a bit...

In terms of engine, it's a no-brainer. The new inline 6 is a dramatically better engine vs the old V6. While it is new to the US, the engine has been put into a...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-21-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,378
Posted By Wolfman

Thatís crazy and appears to be a completely...

Thatís crazy and appears to be a completely different error. Likely a technician screw-up at the dealer. Whatever, at this point itís time to hand back the keys for a buyback/lemon.
07-12-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Wolfman

Agreed. Astonís are classic GTís. Beautiful cars...

Agreed. Astonís are classic GTís. Beautiful cars but also not that quick unless itís a Vanquish. I remember test driving a 2016 or so James Bond edition DB9 or DBS (donít recall) and it was a...
07-08-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Wolfman

I am a firm believer in Michelin tires. Best...

I am a firm believer in Michelin tires. Best tires money can buy, at least on the performance side and the SL needs performance tires.
It is unfortunate that Michelin is so picky on manufacturing...
07-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Wolfman

A quick search will probably yield a good amount...

A quick search will probably yield a good amount of answers to your questions; it is a quiet forum and to some extent this is a testament just how well these cars perform. More or less a non-issue...
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