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02-16-2019, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

No, where did you get that info? That would be...

No, where did you get that info? That would be welcome news to a lot of us.
02-14-2019, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Im probably wrong. The latest DOG shows these...

Im probably wrong. The latest DOG shows these items as VPC installed options. I think the prior one showed as Dealer installed.
02-14-2019, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Joe, The Wheel locking bolts and the Spoiler are...

Joe, The Wheel locking bolts and the Spoiler are dealer installed options so they can leave them off when your car arrives. At least thatís what my dealer said they would with my load sill protector.
02-14-2019, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Joe, As I remember a Mercedes Factory guy...

Joe,
As I remember a Mercedes Factory guy posted about the only way to make a chnge after an order locked was to find and identical one to what you want now. A very low probability. The result of...
02-13-2019, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thanks for sharing. Any news on release date,...

Thanks for sharing.
Any news on release date, availability at dealers, etc.
02-13-2019, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thatís a coincidence...My order left the Sill...

Thatís a coincidence...My order left the Sill protector on that we took off and left off Acoustic Comfort that I wanted. I watched the input so doubt it was a dealer error. I was hoping I wouldnít...
02-13-2019, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Wouldnít E-ABC be the replacement for Active...

Wouldnít E-ABC be the replacement for Active Curve. More active with a slight price increase.😁
02-13-2019, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Here is an explanation of the non E-ABC Air...

Here is an explanation of the non E-ABC Air Suspension that includes ADS Plus as part of the package!


AIRMATIC package....
02-12-2019, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I just got an update on my order and 902 Rapid...

I just got an update on my order and 902 Rapid heated seats is now $450 down from $550. Mine also has $700 for UB9 MB Tex dash.
Let’s hope the final Dog comes out soon. Most prices keep going up!
02-12-2019, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Hereís the only place I saw it in the DOG but it...

Hereís the only place I saw it in the DOG but it came up on Netstar with pricing....

399 Active Multicontour Front Seats with Massage Feature Not with AMG Line Interior (P29)
Requires Ventilated...
02-12-2019, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Greg-I have one item on my order not listed on...

Greg-I have one item on my order not listed on the DOG. It's Stand-alone option 902 Rapid Heating Seats at $550. I was able to order 902 instead of DBO pkg that also includes heated armrests. The DOG...
02-12-2019, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thats interesting that it’s still listed as...

Thats interesting that it’s still listed as Preliminary but pricing prints. When I ordered the options all printed but without prices. COME ON Mercedes...we have been patient so give us some “meat...
02-12-2019, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Agreed, many users want it. I use AA but itís the...

Agreed, many users want it. I use AA but itís the same principle. Another advantage is with the phone plugged in you and you stop for fuel, a meal, etc then either leave your phone in the car or itís...
02-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

It may still be a future OTA upgrade if the GLE...

It may still be a future OTA upgrade if the GLE has the hardware. I think it requires WIFI unless the newer Bluetooth version is available with increased bandwidth. Audi has taken a different...
02-12-2019, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Very nice build. It appears that the DOG has been...

Very nice build. It appears that the DOG has been updated and no longer listed as preliminary. Maybe someone will post an update! I checked MB web and still no Configurator.
02-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Yes you have the basic air suspension as part of...

Yes you have the basic air suspension as part of the E-ABC package and it’s a lot more than just air bags. You need to know which package you got. If it’s E-ABC then......This is the first vehicle to...
02-11-2019, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

My first decade March is still unchanged but...

My first decade March is still unchanged but based on the others changing it might still change as we get closer to that date. Unless the E ABC or some other component is the reason for delay instead...
02-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Good advice! I found several dealers that were...

Good advice! I found several dealers that were reluctant to order or discuss pricing. The current DOG is preliminary so pricing could still change-but probably wonít change much. Two of these dealers...
02-11-2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I don’t know if anyone noticed but they mention...

I don’t know if anyone noticed but they mention late spring, Hope that’s wrong, that would mean late May or June.
02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Looking like April more and more. The release of...

Looking like April more and more. The release of cars to the Bloggers may mean we are getting closer though. Auto week featured the GLE recently even though it was an older review from the Texas...
02-08-2019, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Sorry to see that happening....thatís a...

Sorry to see that happening....thatís a substantial change.
02-08-2019, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Sorry link didn’t work.

Sorry link didn’t work.
02-07-2019, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Great! Let us know if any date info is available....

Great! Let us know if any date info is available. Release date, Configurator, DOG for example.
02-06-2019, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The good news is that Greg's car is or soon will...

The good news is that Greg's car is or soon will be assembled and waiting for release.
02-06-2019, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Good luck, itís great that they are even...

Good luck, itís great that they are even considering it.
From a consumer point of view this practice of limiting options by country makes no sense. Maybe the Diesel engine options but not the...
02-04-2019, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

That would be really nice if they did the same...

That would be really nice if they did the same with the GLE soon. Audi said the same thing about the intro of the Q5 & SQ5 but demand was off the charts and at the last minute they changed & let...
02-04-2019, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I agree, itís good business to get all the free...

I agree, itís good business to get all the free advertising they can. Itís of little relevance if itís an in depth review or just some pretty pictures. How many Super Bowl Ads had any depth or...
02-03-2019, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Mercedes has no control over what reviewers have...

Mercedes has no control over what reviewers have to say about the product. They may selectively choose those that are likely to be favorable but that’s about it. Since most reviewers want future...
02-03-2019, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Hereís a more helpful link to the latest pricing...

Hereís a more helpful link to the latest pricing spreadsheets that list most options and restrictions. Itís post 1945.
https://mbworld.org/forums/member.php?u=10128
02-03-2019, 11:43 AM
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Views: 23,163
Posted By Ron.s

Itís only 85 pages.... ...

Itís only 85 pages....
https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-v167/700091-2020-v167-gle.html
02-03-2019, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

They have been available for order for nearly 90...

They have been available for order for nearly 90 days. There is only prelim pricing so your order is based on a % of MSRP. Date not announced but probably abouta60 days out. Check the big thread in...
01-31-2019, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Invoice is a meaningless number today. It’s not...

Invoice is a meaningless number today. It’s not even close to the dealers cost. Years ago invoice was about 11-15% of MSRP depending on the model. Luxury cars had the highest markup. Dealers still...
01-30-2019, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I guess thatís right but Iím still skeptical. I...

I guess thatís right but Iím still skeptical. I canít find any indication that Mercedes-Benz ships Domestic by train except to US VPCís, Canada & Mexico. GM, Ford & Chrysler all ship to regional...
01-30-2019, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

They must go by train to some location for...

They must go by train to some location for distribution by truck. I don’t think Boise Idaho has any train/vehicle unloading sites. Here’s a map of USA locations.
...
01-30-2019, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

There is a VPC in Long Beach CA so Western USA...

There is a VPC in Long Beach CA so Western USA vehicles may go by truck to Oregon and Idaho. Here’s an article:
http://www.scw-mag.com/sections/manufacturing-distribution/942-mercedes-benz-usa
01-30-2019, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I might have mine by then��. Shipping....it will...

I might have mine by then��. Shipping....it will be interesting to know how they will get the large number of vehicles delivered. Does Mercedes ship some by rail to distribution points or all by...
01-29-2019, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

If thatís the date is there any chance that...

If thatís the date is there any chance that pre-sold will be released any sooner? That might explain the long delays for your build if they are going to release sold orders with the dealer kickoff...
01-27-2019, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Bet you will be out cruising while mines In...

Bet you will be out cruising while mines In production...unless they hold them for the official release to dealers. Iím surprised that dealers donít have that date yet or if they do itís not being...
01-26-2019, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Just guessing but at this point the dates may be...

Just guessing but at this point the dates may be pessimistic and not updated. My last two orders (from other mfcts) were slow to update all the way through production and shipping. MB may be...
01-25-2019, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Genesis appears to be doing it right by going...

Genesis appears to be doing it right by going slow. Both models in production have been first in Quality the past 2 years. I looked at one casually at the Fair last summer and it was very nice,...
01-24-2019, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Hyundai Genesis is joining the competition. ...

Hyundai Genesis is joining the competition.
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/2020-genesis-gv80-spied-gears-battle-bmw-x5-mercedes-gle/
01-24-2019, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

No more buyer's remorse: if you forgot to check...

No more buyer's remorse: if you forgot to check the boxes for the options you wanted on your new Mercedes, it's never too late.
We’ve become accustomed to DLC (downloadable content) in our video...
01-23-2019, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

You are always on top of relavent info on...

You are always on top of relavent info on Mercedes and have contributed a lot here. You are also way ahead of us poor souls waiting and waiting having enjoyed your new ride for months. I donít need...
01-23-2019, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It matters to the extent that the engine is in...

It matters to the extent that the engine is in production and Mercedes has it tuned, waiting for a chassis. As you posted long ago they started some production in July or August. Prototypes running...
01-23-2019, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Reading that EPA response literally it doesn’t...

Reading that EPA response literally it doesn’t really say anything. It doesn’t say yes or no, just that they don’t have any information on the status to disclose. Since the drive train is used in...
01-23-2019, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I agree with you on wheels as a personal...

I agree with you on wheels as a personal preference but also realize that this is probably minor to a lot of people. The majority of GLE’s will be sold without fancy wheels. Colors and accessory...
01-22-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I agree! Remember an apparent Benz factory guy...

I agree! Remember an apparent Benz factory guy posted that they might move some to be a decade earlier. My build date has not changed but hoping it moves closer to Joeís date.
01-22-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Tightening up production maybe. I wonder if...

Tightening up production maybe. I wonder if pricing and the Configurator will be available before Greg takes delivery....🤔 After so long since the announcement, they must have strong orders from...
01-22-2019, 12:34 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

The seat bottom and back is Alcantera, the rest...

The seat bottom and back is Alcantera, the rest is leather. The outside bottom bolster gets some additional wear sliding in and out.
01-21-2019, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Napa leather is nice but reportedly doesn’t wear...

Napa leather is nice but reportedly doesn’t wear as well long term from Info I’ve read in the past. We had it in a 5 year old Lexus and it was showing some wear. Proper care and treatment make a...
01-21-2019, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

BMW

The X5 is not such good build quality. Here's a post from their forum...
...
01-21-2019, 12:21 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I prefer the Dinamica/Alcantara/Ultra Suede to...

I prefer the Dinamica/Alcantara/Ultra Suede to leather. It's plush and very comfortable. We have it in our Audi but with real leather. I thought about it for the GLE but was concerned that the Side...
01-20-2019, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It doesn’t bother me a lot but I understand the...

It doesn’t bother me a lot but I understand the issue. A lot of inexpensive cars have real ones and these are FAKE. Fake diamonds, fake leather, fake exhausts aren’t in keeping with the Luxury image....
01-18-2019, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The answer is Yes and No. I am over $82k without...

The answer is Yes and No. I am over $82k without E-ABC and I assume that there will be a lot of depreciation for resale. Doubt we will get much extra vs a low $70k car. You will pay more for a...
01-11-2019, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

You are probably right because that print is...

You are probably right because that print is normally a restriction but it doesn’t say not available. Opposite the $2900 is All Models. Pretty sloppy work still MB.
01-11-2019, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Burmeister looks to be available. Maybe Iím...

Burmeister looks to be available. Maybe Iím reading it wrong but it looks to me like they are saying itís more expensive without the Burmeister. $3250 vs $2900. I think thereís a mistake in the MB...
01-11-2019, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

No DOG news, no configurator and Mercedes isn’t...

No DOG news, no configurator and Mercedes isn’t at the N.A. Auto show so no Coupe or 53 announcement coming from there.
01-09-2019, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

If you go to the prelim DOG that Greg posted...

If you go to the prelim DOG that Greg posted earlier there are some details for the new packages showing individual items included. Then on some if you Google the description there is often more...
01-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

The only info I could find stated that the Coupe...

The only info I could find stated that the Coupe would be next followed by the 53. Neither have been officially announced but maybe something will come out of the N. American Auto show in a few...
01-09-2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I agree! When I was shopping the 2018 GLE against...

I agree! When I was shopping the 2018 GLE against the AMG 43 model there was about $8k to $9k difference after comparing similar equipped vehicles. The significant difference were body style, engine,...
01-09-2019, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Iím not sure orders during release of a redesign...

Iím not sure orders during release of a redesign work exactly that same way. The allocation numbers yes but the ability to spec all initial allocation maybe not. My SA thought that some of the...
01-08-2019, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I hadnít thought about a dealer using their...

I hadnít thought about a dealer using their inventory allocation for a custom order so you may be good to go. I was the first order at my dealer but cut a great price and didnít think about asking...
01-08-2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Nice but unless something changed to schedules...

Nice but unless something changed to schedules you are at least a month optimistic. My Nov order is scheduled for March.
01-08-2019, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I don't think you will ever see a discount or...

I don't think you will ever see a discount or lower price based on factory location. They make shipping as neutral as possible. Just like in the US you pay the same shipping for a Ford or Chevy if...
01-08-2019, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

One of the safety features is to move you away...

One of the safety features is to move you away from the door if there is side impact...assume itís the seat that does that. I had 3 weeks after my order was accepted to make changes so you could have...
01-06-2019, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Greg your dealer has more than the six I checked...

Greg your dealer has more than the six I checked combined. Mercedes Beverly Hills has one 350, MB San Diego has Six 400’s....no 350’s. Since some of these are probably Service Loaner vehicles the...
01-06-2019, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I didnít count the Coupes or AMG models that...

I didnít count the Coupes or AMG models that arenít being replaced. My thought was that the timing of the release might depend on carry over numbers. If inventory is getting low then MB may decide to...
01-05-2019, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

As far as I know the dealers will only know the...

As far as I know the dealers will only know the day it is updated. Iím guessing (hoping) that one will be out soon since the last two prelims were the first of the month, 7th & 4th.
01-05-2019, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I forgot to mention about inventory. I checked...

I forgot to mention about inventory. I checked several large dealers in the West and they are virtually out of GLE’s. I’m sure there are more in other areas. One dealer that had over 80 in November...
01-05-2019, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Will we or won’t we....that is the question? ...

Will we or won’t we....that is the question? Maybe Monday or Tuesday all will be cleared up by a new DOG and/or a Configurator!
01-02-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

A new DOG should be out in the next day or two if...

A new DOG should be out in the next day or two if it follows timing of the last two. Letís hope it loses the preliminary designation and has all the pricing. A configurator should come soon also....
12-31-2018, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I wish JDPower could provide more current ratings...

I wish JDPower could provide more current ratings than 2015 vehicles going into 2019. I just received a questionnaire from them in November on our 18 and it’s so lengthy and complex that I’d guess a...
12-31-2018, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I donít know the details but recently BMW has...

I donít know the details but recently BMW has been ranked better than Mercedes for quality just behind Audi. A few years back BMW was very low with some serious issues with engines and transmissions....
12-27-2018, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Mine is a little over $80 and that’s without...

Mine is a little over $80 and that’s without E-ABC another $6+

It may may be about practicality since it’s an SUV. I have soft touch on my Denali upper doors and there is an indentation from my...
12-25-2018, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I donít know about the center cap size and offset...

I donít know about the center cap size and offset but the bolt pattern is the same so they will fit MB. Probably the same supplier. Iím not a fan but they are a nice wheel design.
12-24-2018, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Did you mean 450? I think I get most of...

Did you mean 450? I think I get most of this...thank you by the way. Don't know what Vance refers to but assume its something to do with the internal production schedule!
Edit- Googled Vance & see...
12-24-2018, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I've owned Lexus and they have some good points...

I've owned Lexus and they have some good points but the engine and driveability aren't there. The lockout of the electronics while driving are dumb. It looks to me that they are targeting a younger...
12-24-2018, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

My order hasnít locked yet although some orders...

My order hasnít locked yet although some orders made 2 weeks later than mine locked a week ago. After your problem and others like Buddy..... have to wonder where all this is going. Without a MB...
12-24-2018, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

During morning coffee I configured a Porsche...

During morning coffee I configured a Porsche Cayenne S (has little engine big power) and got close to 130M skipping a lot of options. No wonder Porsche is so profitable! Have you thought about...
12-24-2018, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I donít know but on the SQ5 you replace the...

I donít know but on the SQ5 you replace the Rotors and the Pad. Maybe some of what I see is metal from the Rotors. Just based on price there seems like a wide disparity in price of aftermarket...
12-24-2018, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Joe, I keep thinking the same thing! I will...

Joe,
I keep thinking the same thing! I will hate myself if I donít order it and find that it was really trick. Itís only money....good luck!
12-24-2018, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Just a quick follow up. Here’s a short note about...

Just a quick follow up. Here’s a short note about the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne brakes;

The Cayenne also debuts new Porsche Surface Coated Brakes as an option. These consist of a cast-iron disc...
12-24-2018, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Like I said Iím no expert but my Audi SQ5 also...

Like I said Iím no expert but my Audi SQ5 also has Ceramic pads, oversize bakes and lots of dust. But it will stop on a dime...when we first got it my wife almost put me through the windshield...
12-23-2018, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Does your Q7 have Grey wheels? My SQ5 has a...

Does your Q7 have Grey wheels? My SQ5 has a terrible amount of dust but I didn’t notice much on the factory wheels. On Crome or Machined with clear coat it’s a weekly cleaning job. I go by a self...
12-22-2018, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Its not unusual during ramp up to keep it simple...

Its not unusual during ramp up to keep it simple and add options as things get going. Mercedes has s total redesign so to keep quality control this may be their way.
12-22-2018, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I just checked and they are available for 2019 so...

I just checked and they are available for 2019 so you are good to go... Sorry, poor memory!
12-22-2018, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I could be wrong but I didn't thing the AMG's...

I could be wrong but I didn't thing the AMG's came with MsgSeats in the past. As I recall they are a little more heavily bolstered. But waiting makes good sense, something I may be lacking.
12-22-2018, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

While we are waiting for news, here’s a look at a...

While we are waiting for news, here’s a look at a wild concept from Lexus from the LA Auto Show.. They are hitting R&D pretty heavy the next 5 years.
https://www.lexus.com/concept/lf-1-limitless/#/2
12-22-2018, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I was just messing with you Joe. Talk about...

I was just messing with you Joe. Talk about overkill on 63’s....The Las Vegas Mercedes Dealer had 42 GLE 63’s in stock last fall and over half were 63S models. They had 22 GLE 43’s and combined that...
12-22-2018, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

That may be optimistic since a current order for...

That may be optimistic since a current order for a GLE could be close to 6 months out. If I were betting on a date it would be 10-12 months out. The Coupe is next in line according to the lone...
12-21-2018, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

My feeling exactly. I just made that trip in our...

My feeling exactly. I just made that trip in our Audi last summer. Drove over through Burns and had a ball without unduly scaring my wife. Came back on the Freeway that has some fun corners through...
12-21-2018, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Sorry to hear! What kind of issues? I hope this...

Sorry to hear! What kind of issues?
I hope this isnít the start of a trend but Iíve had more warranty claim issues in the past few ears than dozens before and vehicle quality has improved. Lexus...
12-21-2018, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

This from a guy that wanted a GLE 53😀 Lots of...

This from a guy that wanted a GLE 53😀 Lots of people want performance from an SUV and that doesnít necessarily mean less comfort. There is a big difference between the entry level GLE350 and the AMG...
12-21-2018, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The interior is very comfortable but not plush. I...

The interior is very comfortable but not plush. I donít care for the tack on tablet look that all the German SUVís in that class have. Cup holders too small and the Lane Keep gets confused by some...
12-21-2018, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

My build didn't require it but it's a preliminary...

My build didn't require it but it's a preliminary DOG and there are errors in the system. I had to order 902 Variable heated seats for my build and it's not listed anywhere as a requirement. ...
12-21-2018, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

No we will be keeping the SQ5. I love driving it...

No we will be keeping the SQ5. I love driving it even though itís my wifeís car I sneak it once in awhile and usually drive when we are out together.
I will probably get rid of my Denali truck....
12-21-2018, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7635320]A couple last...

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7635320]A couple last comments, then I'll shut up.
I don't distrust aftermarket wheels in general, but the manufacturer has to earn my respect. "Proper manufacturing and...
12-20-2018, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Most people are just like you, they donít trust...

Most people are just like you, they donít trust aftermarket wheels. Aftermarket is an unknown in most cases today because engineering, proper manufacturing and xrays have replaced the expensive...
12-20-2018, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Are you just assuming they are better because...

Are you just assuming they are better because they are Mercedes wheels? Some Mandrus wheels are forged and I donít see any GLE wheels that are forged. They all appear to be cast....flow formed....who...
12-20-2018, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7634996]I'm not thrilled...

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7634996]I'm not thrilled with the style (look more lux than sporty), but they are good and meaty with the 315s and good dish in the rear. Not like W166 IMO.

I agree but don’t...
12-19-2018, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

The electric supercharger would do it for me but...

The electric supercharger would do it for me but Iíve waited over a year and decided to pull the trigger. They will need to do more to the 53 than wheels so one would think that there will be more...
12-18-2018, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It worked for me. They answered several questions...

It worked for me. They answered several questions and confirmed availability of the trim. Not all dealers will dig very hard since they may assume the DOG is correct.
12-18-2018, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I had company so didnít finish. You might log in...

I had company so didnít finish. You might log in to MB and send them a message with your issues/questions. They would be able to tell you for sure.
12-18-2018, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

There has only been one tidbit suggesting not...

There has only been one tidbit suggesting not until later this year. As I recall it suggested that it would be announced late spring. My dealer had no info a few weeks ago although they had an...
12-18-2018, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

You may be right but I must have missed it if...

You may be right but I must have missed it if true. Netstar has had a number of errors so just because you canít order isnít necessarily correct. I know Joe had a number of issues previously...
12-17-2018, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Good news Buddy. I got my trim changed today so...

Good news Buddy. I got my trim changed today so hoping the build is in sync with my order now.
I guess itís only fair that we buyers share some responsibility for pushing for an early order before...
12-17-2018, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Well I now have a build date....first week of...

Well I now have a build date....first week of March. Still waiting to see if the Brown Walnut trim gets added before my order locks.
12-17-2018, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I feel for you, hope the GLE is put together...

I feel for you, hope the GLE is put together better than the order process. I ordered 11-24 and still don’t have a build date even though there’s some that ordered in December that have one and their...
12-17-2018, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

ďIt's not entirely clear on exact differences,...

ďIt's not entirely clear on exact differences, but the option gives "Ultra Wide Beam light at an increased width for maximum illumination of the road and surrounding area." You also get Adaptive High...
12-16-2018, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It’s a matter of taste but IMO that first one is...

It’s a matter of taste but IMO that first one is too “busy”. Unique & complicated but maybe simpler is not a bad thing.
12-15-2018, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

What was your order date?

What was your order date?
12-14-2018, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Itís always a mystery to me why European models...

Itís always a mystery to me why European models are configured differently. There is a disclaimer in the DOG that the wheels pictured are on a European vehicle and not available in the US. Unless...
12-14-2018, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I agree Joe, the 22’s are one of the few ways to...

I agree Joe, the 22’s are one of the few ways to differentiate a true AMG 53 or 63 exterior. Others being the exhaust and maybe a few trim pieces. Even if they made them available it probably won’t...
12-13-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Am I correct in assuming that the next DOG will...

Am I correct in assuming that the next DOG will be January? The pattern so far is early November & early December..... That’s going to be like waiting years at this point.
12-12-2018, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

More info please. I was in Saturday the 8th...

More info please. I was in Saturday the 8th looking at the same Prliminary DOG as I made revisions to my order. If there were changes they were insignificant and the base price was missing even...
12-12-2018, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Your ride may get cheaper if China makes the...

Your ride may get cheaper if China makes the Tarrif cuts that are rumored.
Her's a news feed...you may not get them!Progress toward easing the steep tariffs China imposed on U.S. vehicle imports...
12-10-2018, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

That’s just one size that came up as a close...

That’s just one size that came up as a close match to the factory tire diameter....it’s also not recommended for a 9” wheel. There’s a lot of forums eaten up with wide vs narrow advantages but as I...
12-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Correct-those are the specs of the Michelin...

Correct-those are the specs of the Michelin Winter Tires I was researching since they don’t currently have the 275/50’s.
Here are the correct spec’s-275/50R20 Tires in general. They vary by...
12-10-2018, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

All of the wheel/tires have approximately the...

All of the wheel/tires have approximately the same diameter probably to help with keeping the speedomer & odometer readings accurate. You can do a google search on any setup and get this kind of...
12-09-2018, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

There are several options not in the Prelim DOG...

There are several options not in the Prelim DOG but I didn’t write them down. Variable Heated Seats and Soft Close doors are two that weren’t listed or I missed them. It’s been over 30 days and still...
12-09-2018, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The odds of a solution with 20Ē tires are better...

The odds of a solution with 20Ē tires are better but probably the same on any of those wheels. The 20Ē wheels have differentt offsets front to back and not likely stocked by many dealers. I had a...
12-09-2018, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Buddy.....you have one of those wild & crazy...

Buddy.....you have one of those wild & crazy Buddy vs practical Buddy situations going on. You have the issues sorted out very well and $$$ will solve any of them. My vote is to “throw caution to the...
12-08-2018, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I was under the impression that is was an...

I was under the impression that is was an available option when you ordered 2 weeks before I did. Are you saying that your dealer called the first time to get it ordered or that they confirmed it...
12-08-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The rack clearances are 31” inside by 45 3/8...

The rack clearances are 31” inside by 45 3/8 wide. Here’s a pic:
That didn’t work here’s a second link....
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0FCmScSmqA0LVSK8TgyHdEJLA

Flipping the racks upside...
12-08-2018, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I have all the things to change my own wheels...

I have all the things to change my own wheels except I’ll need a Guide stud. Is it 14mm x 1.5 or the 12mm Greg? Another option for some is to buy your winter tires (and maybe wheels) from someone...
12-08-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I was able to finalize changes to my order this...

I was able to finalize changes to my order this AM, at least it seemed to go through OK. A new DOG is still unavailable. The Brown Walnut trim is still unavailable so I switched to the Ash Walnut....
12-08-2018, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Here are a couple of 20” wheels I’m considering....

Here are a couple of 20” wheels I’m considering. One is billet, both are chrome but there are 3 finishes available. Would run these in the summer and put winters on the factory wheels. Every couple...
12-08-2018, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

i see curbing a wheel to be a potential issue...

i see curbing a wheel to be a potential issue with the 21’s. With good suspension-either Air or E-ABC the ride should be good with the 21’s and they are great looking. I wonder how much and how long...
12-08-2018, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

By the way Ned welcome to the Forum. I assume you...

By the way Ned welcome to the Forum. I assume you are the same Ned from the Audi forum. If not then you may not know that the Audi Q8 is Level 3 while I think Tesla is still Level 2. Audi SD level 3...
12-08-2018, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I needed to look at the configurator again so...

I needed to look at the configurator again so hereís the link:

Post 1345. https://mbworld.org/forums/showpost.php?p=7618952&postcount=1345
Itís the last link of the three.
12-08-2018, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

My take is that the Tesla has more advanced...

My take is that the Tesla has more advanced software at this time but since we havenít got the GLE yet.... maybe not. The Mercedes has more advanced hardware and like Tesla software is upgraded over...
12-07-2018, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

That's just scary if they are locking orders...

That's just scary if they are locking orders without reviewing with the dealer. Since they know there are issues. The other possibility is that the dealer made a mistake. I have a meeting in the...
12-07-2018, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

If the British Mag Autocar has it right itís...

If the British Mag Autocar has it right itís about a year away.
12-06-2018, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Hopefully it will get fixed to your satisfaction....

Hopefully it will get fixed to your satisfaction. Feel for you, crappy deal!
12-06-2018, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Prior order dates may not matter much! Now that...

Prior order dates may not matter much! Now that they have scheduled production they could easily accelerate locking orders. I ordered 11-24 and to be safe am assuming my order could be locked in a...
12-06-2018, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thanks....Not that it really matters except for...

Thanks....Not that it really matters except for the name. I like the look of wood better but the metal Weave goes with several colors-black, grey, brown, etc
12-06-2018, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Just curious how you know what it is. This is ...

Just curious how you know what it is. This is
​​​​is Carbon Fiber in the Audi...looks a lot the same. http://photos.app.*******/MhQpd7fJbpdZGFGa8
12-06-2018, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Looks like it won’t be available until...

Looks like it won’t be available until 2020....Autocar Mag

“In 2020, Mercedes is expected to top out both GLE ranges with full-fat AMG 63 variants...
12-06-2018, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Mercedes seems to leaking info to the press now...

Mercedes seems to leaking info to the press now on variants of the GLE. There are now some timelines given.Looks like year end for the GLE 53 & Coupe. Here’s a short article....
12-05-2018, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It may be hard to pin down unless someone posts a...

It may be hard to pin down unless someone posts a location. MB might not want to advertise them, defeats the purpose. A grand will pay for a short vacation so I’ll be looking for SoCal if it’s winter.
12-05-2018, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7621569]The stuff in my M4...

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7621569]The stuff in my M4 looks a little more like what I expect of carbon fiber. The Metal Weave appears more two-dimensional.

Iím no expert but I think the base material...
12-05-2018, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Hard to tell for certain but at least 2 reviewers...

Hard to tell for certain but at least 2 reviewers called it Carbon Fiber and it looks exactly the same in the pictures as our Audi. Maybe it’s trademarked so they can’t use the name or maybe it’s a...
12-05-2018, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

We have it in our Audi but they call it Carbon...

We have it in our Audi but they call it Carbon Fiber. It does look great with black and my corrent selection for the GLE since Walnut wasnít available. It should also look good with the brown grey...
12-04-2018, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Are you still getting the Brown Walnut trim? I...

Are you still getting the Brown Walnut trim? I assume that is still OK with your order. I'm hoping that I can get mine ordered with it even though it wasn't available when I ordered.
12-03-2018, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It was not available on the date I placed my...

It was not available on the date I placed my order, November 24. I assume that they are temporarily out but have it down to request again. The Brown interior is probably getting a lot of requests for...
12-03-2018, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The Audi Forums are much more active and there...

The Audi Forums are much more active and there are a larger number of participants for some reason. Maybe a younger group to some extent but plenty of Seniors. They are a more performance & mod...
12-03-2018, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Re GLE Coupe, GLE 53 & GLE Hybrid..... Here’s...

Re GLE Coupe, GLE 53 & GLE Hybrid.....
Here’s an article I posted on another thread. The quote is from Motor Authority.

The redesigned GLE Coupe is due for a reveal in early 2019 and on sale...
12-03-2018, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

If this article is correct we have a long wait...

If this article is correct we have a long wait for the GLE 53.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1120240_2021-mercedes-amg-gle53-coupe-spy-shots

The redesigned GLE Coupe is due for a reveal...
12-03-2018, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

[QUOTE Removed the rear sill protector in a...

[QUOTE
Removed the rear sill protector in a bout of vanity; I think it may look out of place and remind me of the rear of an old minivan sill plate. It's a VPC option so I assume I'll be able to...
12-03-2018, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Very rarely is the lease better than a purchase,...

Very rarely is the lease better than a purchase, IMO. That is unless there are lease incentives or the vehicle is not popular at termination. Residuals are normally conservative and the money factor...
12-02-2018, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Both my wife and I love the Alcantera. We would...

Both my wife and I love the Alcantera. We would order the GLE with the same if they had leather trim.
I don’t know about Mercedes but normally the Napa leather is softer and more luxurious but may...
12-02-2018, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

That’s the trouble with all this time-2nd...

That’s the trouble with all this time-2nd guessing ourselves. Is anyone worried about their order getting frozen before you get it right? My 2018 Audi locked before pricing was complete, months...
12-02-2018, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Greg has a neat spreadsheet with most of the...

Greg has a neat spreadsheet with most of the options priced at MSRP. I think everyone that ordered is doing so at MSRP-%. Those numbers probably vary and most donít disclose. I got a very good deal...
12-02-2018, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It hasnít been announced so it could easily be 6...

It hasnít been announced so it could easily be 6 months from now, maybe longer. I wanted one but gave up and ordered a 450. My logic for timing of the 53 is as follows:

Building GLE 450 customer...
12-01-2018, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I didnít see a production start date. How does...

I didnít see a production start date. How does the ETA translate to a date? Yours shows Port 70505 so I assume thatís the build completion date, ready for shipping?
11-29-2018, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Seattle might be a candidate because of the tech...

Seattle might be a candidate because of the tech and wealth. One article mentioned 3 locations at 2 weeks each so that could be at least 50-70 over the year. California is a large market so that’s...
11-29-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

It doesnít but you might find it helpful to look...

It doesnít but you might find it helpful to look back a few posts to Gregís spreadsheet that will answer a lot of questions.
11-29-2018, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I’m probably in the minority but can live without...

I’m probably in the minority but can live without the HUD. They are all a little different but I still find myself looking at the display more than HUD. The posted vs actual speed is the feature I...
11-28-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Is there any info on when the GLE is scheduled...

Is there any info on when the GLE is scheduled for the pre Auto Show reveal to the press? I saw a few happened yesterday.
Never mind I see it happened today.
11-27-2018, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Agreed.....One Black vehicle was enough for us...

Agreed.....One Black vehicle was enough for us although when/if clean they are beautiful! We must be in the minority though because it seems to me that there is a very high percentage of Black...
11-27-2018, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Brake dust shouldnt affect Powder Coated Wheels...

Brake dust shouldnt affect Powder Coated Wheels but over time harsh chemicals might dull the finish a little. Our Audi has lots of brake dust and what a wash doesnít remove comes off easily with a...
11-26-2018, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7614001]If you really have...

[QUOTE=GregW / Oregon;7614001]If you really have a '66 Goat, that's a classic. I had a '69 Camaro when in was new. SUVs need to be judged against their peers, not against sports cars or other types...
11-26-2018, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I doubt anyone is offended maybe just in shock to...

I doubt anyone is offended maybe just in shock to hear someone say they are glad they bought an 18 because the 20 is ugly. They donít really look that much different but the new Gen improvements are...
11-26-2018, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

A few days ago there were only 3 choices. I...

A few days ago there were only 3 choices. I wanted the Natural Grain Brown Walnut but it wasnít available. Metal Weave was one choice and would go well if you like the look of Carbon Fiber. I assume...
11-26-2018, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

We are usually cargo also and like the...

We are usually cargo also and like the convenience of the back folding. It leaves the gap open of the 2nd row foot area that is handy for a lot of things. You can also reach in the back for a lunch...
11-26-2018, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

The W166 had a seatback that folded against the...

The W166 had a seatback that folded against the front seat so the compromise (that most others have too) is to lower the rear so that the seat back folds down making a tidier package and necessitated...
11-26-2018, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

My new baby Pics are ugly....Ouch! For...

My new baby Pics are ugly....Ouch!

For those that need a 2nd set of winter tires there appear to be some aftermarket options for wheels. There are a decent number of AM wheels that match the...
11-25-2018, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thanks Greg, Great....one less cost overrun!...

Thanks Greg,

Great....one less cost overrun! Where can I find specs on the prior Gen wheels. Just wondering if they had the same offsets as the 2020?
11-25-2018, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

As I was looking for specs on the 2018 GLE wheels...

As I was looking for specs on the 2018 GLE wheels I noticed that the 5 spoke wheels aren’t included in the AMG package. They were priced at $2900 and required the AMG package.
11-25-2018, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I’ve been back and forth on E-ABC. I hate to...

I’ve been back and forth on E-ABC. I hate to spend the money but would not be happy if it was something I wish I had added after not getting it. There may be another downside. After doing some...
11-24-2018, 10:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

But then we have to ask ourselves-why have the...

But then we have to ask ourselves-why have the different offset on these wheels but not on the 19Ēs? Visually a 1/4Ē on the inside/outside would be hard to detect. It has to cost more. The only thing...
11-24-2018, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

The wheels and the tires are the same size on the...

The wheels and the tires are the same size on the AMG option 20’s so there is nothing to make up? If the hubs are the same width (I think they are) then the higher offset in front would actually make...
11-24-2018, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I hope the early DOG on wheels has errors. After...

I hope the early DOG on wheels has errors. After taking another look at tha specs I noticed that most of the wheel offsets are staggered. The 19’s aren’t staggered but has 8” wheels. I’m going to do...
11-24-2018, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

With my order there were only 3 trim options that...

With my order there were only 3 trim options that could be selected. All DOG listed trims show but canít all be selected as the dealer inputs an order. I should have made a note of the three but when...
11-24-2018, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Order placed now but there was a constraint on...

Order placed now but there was a constraint on the Walnut trim so I switched back to Metal Weave that I started with. Also had to add variable heated seats that didn’t show in the DOG. Soft close...
11-24-2018, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Mercedes seemed to build the test fleet ignoring...

Mercedes seemed to build the test fleet ignoring a lot of the DOG limitations we get. I like the night package but wonít the high gloss black get swirl marks?
11-23-2018, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Well I’m placing my order tomorrow morning. There...

Well I’m placing my order tomorrow morning. There are 3 Tbt’s that are estimates...here it is: I can almost guarantee that the GLE 53 will be announced the day my order locks.
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11-23-2018, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Dang Greg....I keep talking myself out of it but...

Dang Greg....I keep talking myself out of it but like my wife said I'll be sorry if I don't get it and end up selling sooner. Maybe it will save me money to add it back, ha ha.
The problem with a...
11-23-2018, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I was hoping it had variable steering like my...

I was hoping it had variable steering like my Audi. Itís soft around town but firms at highway speeds and more yet in Dynamic mode. If not now it might be made available later with a software change....
11-23-2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thomas does a great job, he always amazes me how...

Thomas does a great job, he always amazes me how thorough the review and how smooth he goes through everything. I noticed several others were just repeating MB tutorials. Like I’m hungry!
i think...
11-21-2018, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I just checked a 2019 GLC build and they have a...

I just checked a 2019 GLC build and they have a color called black Ash....I’m still wondering if the German pic was put on the US DOG in error.
11-21-2018, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I hear you but it is strange the kept they name...

I hear you but it is strange the kept they name (added open grain) but changed the color! There’s not much brown in the DOG pic or the Konfig. Another one of the joys of trying to order early.......
11-21-2018, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thanks thatís darker, more Gray than the Internet...

Thanks thatís darker, more Gray than the Internet photos.
11-21-2018, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Where did you find a good picture? The pics I...

Where did you find a good picture? The pics I Googled donít look much like the Konfigurator.
11-21-2018, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Canít speak to white but Iíve had two with tan...

Canít speak to white but Iíve had two with tan leather that got blue from jeans and showed some dirt. In both cases they were fairly easy to clean but over time started looking a little off color. A...
11-20-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Probably means that it will show up at the LA...

Probably means that it will show up at the LA Auto Show. Whoops just saw the caption.
11-19-2018, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Inside job, ha ha.

Inside job, ha ha.
11-18-2018, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Thank you, Iím glad to be rid of that!

Thank you, Iím glad to be rid of that!
11-18-2018, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Please post your order....I started salivating...

Please post your order....I started salivating when I saw the 7% discount.
11-18-2018, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Canít get a paste for some reason. Scroll down...

Canít get a paste for some reason. Scroll down through coin tray wonít close.
11-18-2018, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

User Infinite95 just posted in the related thread...

User Infinite95 just posted in the related thread by mistake. His order shows a great discount of 7% off MSRP on a GLE 450 Order.
Edit: By scrolling down past this thread you get to one on coin tray...
11-18-2018, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

User Infinite95 just posted in the related thread...

User Infinite95 just posted in the related thread by mistake. His order shows a great discount of 7% off MSRP on a GLE 450 Order.
11-18-2018, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

You posted this in the wrong thread like I did a...

You posted this in the wrong thread like I did a while ago. If you scroll down far enough you get to a related thread.
11-18-2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

You are asking all the right questions and I tend...

You are asking all the right questions and I tend to be too brief. What I meant was more about if you think the more open air feeling is important to you and how you use the car. Short hops to shop...
11-18-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

I donít remember but it was one of the top...

I donít remember but it was one of the top rated-LLumar, FormulaOne or Solar Gard. I researched installers and picked a local firm with a long track record, great price & good reviews. There was a...
11-18-2018, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

It’s all about personal preference in the end. I...

It’s all about personal preference in the end. I think the Pano is worth having for the “outdoors effect”. If it’s like our Audi it will have a curtain to close and a Ceramic shield can be added...
11-18-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Ron.s

Idaho isn’t exactly known for oppressive heat...

Idaho isn’t exactly known for oppressive heat either. We were schooled about the advantage of Ceramic coated widows on a 75-80 degree sunny day. While taking cars for a test drive we jumped in one...
11-17-2018, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Did he have an estimate for pricing? I thought...

Did he have an estimate for pricing? I thought maybe around December 1st there would be a new DOG. It seems likely that Germany, (maybe all of Europe) will get them a little earlier than the US. By...
11-17-2018, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

I donít know Mercedes but on some brands the...

I donít know Mercedes but on some brands the order locks early and canít be changed. You would know best but I had it happen on one over 3 months before the scheduled production date.
11-17-2018, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Ron.s

Buddy, You can google a Mercedes trim color and...

Buddy,
You can google a Mercedes trim color and get a variety of pictures for most. Take a look at metal weave and Natural grain
grey oak....
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