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02-27-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 42,674
Posted By Forty9

If someone hears of MB offering the console in...

If someone hears of MB offering the console in "magnolia flowing lines trim," to match the rest of the trim in the car, then I would spring for it.
01-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Forty9

Though it is no consolation to those who already...

Though it is no consolation to those who already have the car without a heated steering wheel (an option that is unfortunately not available on the optional wood and leather steering wheel), for...
01-02-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Forty9

The 2-car symbol means that there is heavy, slow...

The 2-car symbol means that there is heavy, slow traffic coming up on your selected route; the time associated with the symbol estimates the delay that the slowdown will cause.
12-29-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 42,674
Posted By Forty9

Does anyone know if MB eventually plans to make...

Does anyone know if MB eventually plans to make the remaining wooden console parts available to match the wooden trims they have offered on the W213, including the designo magnolia?
12-28-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Posted By Forty9

Your wagon is lovely. On the mud flaps: I ordered...

Your wagon is lovely. On the mud flaps: I ordered them from the dealer and had them installed before the car was (re)delivered to me in the US after European delivery. It is good to have them in...
12-21-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Forty9

Thanks for Good Advice

Dear Fellow Posters at MB World, From a new Mercedes E-class owner this year (although my father and grandfather both owned Mercedes), I want to extend my thanks to all who generously helped answer...
12-15-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,925
Posted By Forty9

Another question about Mercedes me's remote start...

Another question about Mercedes me's remote start feature: why does it often decline to start the car, claiming that a window or the sunroof is open, when in fact no window or sunroof is open, but it...
12-15-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Forty9

In addition to its unavailability to match burl...

In addition to its unavailability to match burl walnut, there is no E-class console to match the designo "flowing lines" trim. It would be good if all those omissions could finally be remedied.
12-08-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Forty9

Did you talk to Herbert Haemmer at MB of...

Did you talk to Herbert Haemmer at MB of Escondido?
12-08-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Forty9

When I ordered the car via European delivery from...

When I ordered the car via European delivery from Herbert Haemmer of MB of Escondido, I asked him to arrange with his parts department to provide a second set of four wheels and hub caps matching the...
12-06-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Forty9

Call Herbert Haemmer at Mercedes-Benz of...

Call Herbert Haemmer at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. He does more ED than anyone else in the USA, and he may be able to help you.
12-05-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Forty9

I bought a second set of MB wheels from the...

I bought a second set of MB wheels from the dealer, MB of Escondido, matching the ones that came with the car, for snow tires. Not inexpensive, but I'm very glad I did. I had grown tired of cheap...
11-15-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Forty9

We do have the air body control. I haven't...

We do have the air body control. I haven't compared the same vehicle without it.
11-15-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,039
Posted By Forty9

The E400 wagon, with its six-cylinder engine, has...

The E400 wagon, with its six-cylinder engine, has all the power needed for merging onto expressways and for swift passing (or, as the British say, overtaking) on two-lane roads. On a recent trip of...
11-14-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Forty9

I would echo Mr. Hood's assurance that the...

I would echo Mr. Hood's assurance that the Goodyear run-flat tires on our 2017 E400 wagon provide a smooth and secure ride, as do latterly our four Nokian Hakkepeliita 9 studded snow tires (which are...
10-27-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Forty9

Thanks for your reassurance on 90 vs. 91 octane. ...

Thanks for your reassurance on 90 vs. 91 octane.

As for the speed limitation, I'll ask the dealer to do a reset. I understand why you don't use it, but I found it useful for not exceeding the...
10-27-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Forty9

When I checked the setting that allows you to...

When I checked the setting that allows you to switch from miles to kilometers or vice versa, which the man at the factory used to switch the car to kilometers before we drove the car around in...
10-27-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Forty9

Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try a reboot the...

Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try a reboot the next time I'm in my car, but we've started the system several times since we returned to the US, so I don't have high hopes that that will work.
10-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Forty9

Curious Problems--Can Anyone Advise?

When driving from the United States into Canada, our new E400 wagon (with American specifications) immediately recognized that it was in a country in which distances and speed limits were measured in...
10-26-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By Forty9

Curious Problems--Can Anyone Advise?

When driving from the United States into Canada, our new E400 wagon (with American specifications) immediately recognized that it was in a country in which distances and speed limits were measured in...
10-25-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Forty9

We have had a 2017 E400 wagon with designo...

We have had a 2017 E400 wagon with designo leather seats since July and recently made a trip in it of 2400 miles, driving ten hours a day for almost a week. The seats were very comfortable and the...
10-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,765
Posted By Forty9

Extra light in the car is most welcome. Various...

Extra light in the car is most welcome. Various choices about opening and closing it mean one must read the manual to understand its features. Apparently it doesn't mesh well with cargo boxes on the...
10-06-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Forty9

You are right to assume that the E400 wagon is...

You are right to assume that the E400 wagon is delivered with no spare wheel, tire, jack, or wrench. By provisioning ourselves as we prepare to make the 2400-mile trip home through Canada from the...
10-05-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Forty9

We've driven our 2017 E400 wagon for about a...

We've driven our 2017 E400 wagon for about a little over a week in Germany and, after it crossed the ocean, about the like number of days in the western US, covering about 3000 miles of mostly...
10-04-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 128,644
Posted By Forty9

As requested, a few interior photos--the only...

As requested, a few interior photos--the only ones I have so far.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-e400_interior_1__847e22412958851cf311ac957c0e6b53dca2f885.jpg...
10-04-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 128,644
Posted By Forty9

Now Reunited with 2017 E400 ED Wagon in USA

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Red rocks near Sedona, Arizona
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09-09-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Forty9

FYI, when you deal with Herbert Haemmer of MB of...

FYI, when you deal with Herbert Haemmer of MB of Escondido for European delivery, as we did, all of the paperwork is handled seamlessly and efficiently by him, and he bird-dogs it all with people he...
08-14-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By Forty9

My thanks to Egonvdv for supplying the link to...

My thanks to Egonvdv for supplying the link to the MBUSA owner's manual site, but when I go to 2017 E class models, the station wagon is not among the choices listed there. Likewise, my thanks to...
08-13-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By Forty9

Let me second Ted Jane's recommendation of...

Let me second Ted Jane's recommendation of Herbert Haemmer, of Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, CA, if you are thinking of doing European delivery. As I understand it, he handles more European delivery...
08-13-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By Forty9

Question US Owner's Manual for 2017 E400 Wagon

Does anyone have a link to a US owner's manual for a 2017 E400 wagon? Last month we picked one up in Sindelfingen and this month have been watching its progress across the Atlantic. The Mercedes me...
08-04-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,226
Posted By Forty9

When I was learning to drive and getting used to...

When I was learning to drive and getting used to being in the right place in my lane, I used to line up the right side of the road through the star on the hood. So for me there wasn't any question...
08-04-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,226
Posted By Forty9

Congratulations

Let me add my congratulations to all those you have received. I remember when my father bought his Mercedes 190 when I was a child. He kept it for sixteen years. Then I remember driving my...
07-27-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By Forty9

I want to echo the gratefulness to members of...

I want to echo the gratefulness to members of this forum for contributing to my knowledge of European delivery voiced yesterday by quantira2, who negotiated an additional 3.7% discount on his S class...
07-22-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,617
Posted By Forty9

We picked up a car by European delivery earlier...

We picked up a car by European delivery earlier this month. I recommend you get to the factory no later than 9.30 or 9.45 a.m. Otherwise you may have a longer wait for your car. You can check in...
07-21-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,062
Posted By Forty9

I suggest you talk to Herbert Haemmer at...

I suggest you talk to Herbert Haemmer at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, who knows more about European delivery than anyone else I've found. He gave us a fair price on the E400 wagon we recently...
07-18-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Forty9

I want to echo the experience of MBuffington, who...

I want to echo the experience of MBuffington, who took European delivery of a 2017 E300 this month. We returned earlier this month from picking up our 2017 E400 wagon in Sindelfingen, after working...
07-12-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 128,644
Posted By Forty9

We are back home from Germany now. Thank you for...

We are back home from Germany now. Thank you for your nice message about my car. My current car, which I'll enjoy till the new one gets here, is black, so I understand your preference for that color,...
07-06-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Forty9

I've just picked up a vehicle in Sindelfingen...

I've just picked up a vehicle in Sindelfingen with 11 km on the odometer when I picked it up. My car, an E class, was built at the factory in Sindelfingen, however. Some other models are built...
07-04-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 128,644
Posted By Forty9

Independence Day in the Black Forest

We've just picked up our new car in Sindelfingen yesterday and enjoyed celebrating Independence Day in the Schwarzwald. I'm grateful to all the MB World members who answered my questions and offered...
06-06-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By Forty9

It is a comfort to me to know that, if Arnsbrae...

It is a comfort to me to know that, if Arnsbrae should decide to drive to Ulan Bator for a strengthening dinner of yak yogurt, he will have all the latest maps at the ready.
05-31-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By Forty9

Snow tires for 2017 E400 luxury wagon

My 2017 E400 luxury wagon is being built for European delivery this summer. By the time it is shipped to the US, I'll need snow tires. Where I live, it is customary for people to use four studded...
05-01-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Forty9

The papers sent by Mercedes-Benz USA certainly...

The papers sent by Mercedes-Benz USA certainly allow this possibility, but they require various legal attestations and documents, submitted in advance, in that case.
04-28-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,938
Posted By Forty9

I'm so glad you're now working with Herbert...

I'm so glad you're now working with Herbert Haemmer and have had a better experience with him. His knowledge of German and his experience of Germany, Mercedes, and the travel business is a...
04-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 42,674
Posted By Forty9

Does anyone know whether the corresponding...

Does anyone know whether the corresponding console panel part is also available in the designo Magnolia flowing lines wood, and if so what the part number would be?
04-26-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,938
Posted By Forty9

Ask your dealer how often they do European...

Ask your dealer how often they do European delivery. Some dealers are much better clued into the process than others. If you don't get much of a response from your dealer or from MB, you might...
04-22-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By Forty9

Have you tried using the Google Maps app on an...

Have you tried using the Google Maps app on an iPhone connected through Apple CarPlay, or does that not work either?
04-14-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By Forty9

Dear CharlestonCar, The prospect of a quiet ride...

Dear CharlestonCar, The prospect of a quiet ride in the 2017 E400 wagon with the acoustic comfort package appealed to me, too. Several of the more detailed video reviews of the car posted on u-tube...
04-13-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By Forty9

Dear Mr. Hood, Congratulations on your wagon....

Dear Mr. Hood, Congratulations on your wagon. Ours will be ready for us to pick up in July. Let us hope that we are both as satisfied with them this summer as we are eager to pick them up now. With...
04-12-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By Forty9

Hello. You should certainly get in touch with...

Hello. You should certainly get in touch with Herbert Haemmer. I've been talking to him since 2015 about buying a Mercedes and am now awaiting a summer trip to pick up an E400 wagon in Sindelfingen....
04-05-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,293
Posted By Forty9

Good morning. I do not have my new car yet, but I...

Good morning. I do not have my new car yet, but I have seen in the videos that there is a slot on the right-hand side of the place where one can charge one's phone, in the front console, where the...
03-13-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 128,644
Posted By Forty9

Having ordered an E400 with the white designo...

Having ordered an E400 with the white designo interior, I was interested in your remarks on what you have to do to keep it clean. Can you please give some further details: what your regular...
03-08-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,384
Posted By Forty9

For all of us here in the US who are waiting for...

For all of us here in the US who are waiting for E400 wagons, the EPA approval is very good news. Thank you for posting it for us. Somehow it makes all of our orders seem more real. Now we are eager...
03-02-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By Forty9

Ordered 2017 E400 wagon through Herbert Haemmer today

Today I ordered a 2017 E400 wagon for European delivery through Herbert Haemmer. Terms were fair, as described by other posters here. He is knowledgeable, meticulous, considerate, and good company....
02-17-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By Forty9

Herbert Haemmer

Thank you for this suggestion. I have indeed been very happy to be dealing with Herbert Haemmer, who has been unfailingly helpful. I would welcome any suggestions from MB World members who have been...
02-16-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By Forty9

2017 European Delivery

Hello. I'm planning to go to Germany this summer to pick up a new 2017 E 400 wagon by European delivery. Can anyone who has done this recently give me any advice on what you wish you had known before...
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