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12-28-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By DerekACS

Video on 2019 C Class wagon

HRPOWER: very good quality video ! I agree with your assessments for the new 2019 C Class wagon. The ride on the regular suspension is very compliant...
12-04-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By DerekACS

2019 C300 performance

According to Car & Driver's road test, the 2019 C300 4M was clocked 0-60 mph in 5.5 secs., or 0.5 secs. faster than the previous C300 4M.
12-04-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By DerekACS

my new 2019 C300 wagon

You will not be disappointed with your new 2019 C300 4M ! The 2019s are a big improvement over the earlier MY W205s. My new C300 wagon feels very refined, substantial and powerful. Steering and...
12-02-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By DerekACS

2019 C300 wagon, Selenite Grey

Here's a photo of my 2019 C300 wagon, Selenite Grey metallic with Night Package. Selenite Grey...
11-20-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By DerekACS

Congrats !!! The 2019 C300 Cab is really gorgeous...

Congrats !!! The 2019 C300 Cab is really gorgeous ! Given that I have an English Springer spaniel and other practical needs, the 2019 C300 wagon will be the better choice for me. However, I must...
11-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, the LED headlights would definitely be worth...

Yes, the LED headlights would definitely be worth having. The near 0% financing with added $1500 bonus should be a no-brainer. You could payoff after 4-6 months if you chose to.
11-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By DerekACS

2015 C300 sedans

Of the two sedans shown above, I would suggest that you consider buying the Polar White one with AMG package. This package really improves the appearance of the car, IMO. The Polar white car also has...
11-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,281
Posted By DerekACS

[QUOTE=IstvanC;6725942]Hi guys, It's soon...

[QUOTE=IstvanC;6725942]Hi guys,

It's soon time for spring, and I need to get a new set of wheels for the summer. I'm using the OEM 18" AMG wheels as the winter-setup.
I was thinking 19" cause I...
11-05-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By DerekACS

Looks like a mini version of a Shanghai light...

Looks like a mini version of a Shanghai light show ! Will fireworks soon be added ?
11-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By DerekACS

Wheel offset calculator

I would suggest that you look at: www.tiresize.com (https://mbworld.org/forums/www.tiresize.com) . Click on "wheel offset calculator" and fill in the appropriate tire sizes and wheel offsets. You...
11-03-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,965
Posted By DerekACS

Fear of Flats !

There is no need to not enjoy your car "because of fear of getting a flat". For long distance road trips, I am ready with a Plan A and Plan B response to a potential flat tire. Plan A consists of a...
10-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By DerekACS

2018 C300W

Congratulations on buying a new C300 wagon ! Such a good looking car, as well as being practical !
Your Brilliant Blue with 19" multi-spoke alloys is sharp !

I have been waiting for my...
09-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By DerekACS

MY2015 C300

I would concur with StanNH. Avoid MY2015 if possible. The first model year of the W205 built in Alabama was fraught with gremlins. One only need to take a look at the ill fitting tail lights, which...
09-16-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By DerekACS

MB Canada offers winter alloy wheels/tires only...

MB Canada offers winter alloy wheels/tires only in 18" size for C300 4M with Sport package. 17" alloys will not clear the larger front brakes. Before buying a 19" collapsible spare, you should also...
08-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By DerekACS

C300 options

Agree with many that AMG styling option (or Night Package) is the way to go. For the interior, I prefer the look and feel of real AMG Nappa leather. I was tempted by HUD, by my dealer dissuaded me by...
08-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, you are correct. Every Canadian purchaser of...

Yes, you are correct. Every Canadian purchaser of a new MB has to sign a no-export agreement.
08-03-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By DerekACS

2019 C300 orders

Thank you for your comments ! Like you, I did NOT order the heated steering wheel, mainly because it would mean the loss of the AMG interior - a compromise that I was unwilling to make.
I have also...
08-03-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By DerekACS

Thumbs up MY2019 S205 order

Got to love your "base price" US pricing !!! Ha Ha !!!

About six weeks ago, I placed an order for a MY2019 S205-C300-4M wagon, Polar White with Night package, equipped with similar options to your...
07-23-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, for Canadian MY2019 C300 production,...

Yes, for Canadian MY2019 C300 production, wireless charging is part of the Premium Package (MP1) and HUD is available as a stand alone option. [/left]
07-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 821,211
Posted By DerekACS

S205 option

Unfortunately, airmatic is not offered in Canada as an option for MY2019 S205. Otherwise, I would have been tempted to order the 19" multi-spoke wheels that look so good on your wagon !
07-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By DerekACS

Refreshed C Class

Even before the MY2019 refresh, IMO, the C Class wagon looks stunning ! It will look even better for MY2019...
07-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By DerekACS

Thumbs up 2019 S205 - C Class wagon

Sounds like you would have been a very enthusiastic buyer of the C Class wagon, had it not been denied to US buyers by MBUSA ! Thank heavens that wiser minds persist within MB Canada !!! C Class...
07-14-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 821,211
Posted By DerekACS

S205 wagon

Your S205 with Night Package looks awesome !!! Have you lowered your car with different springs ? How does your car ride on those 19" alloys ?
07-13-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By DerekACS

MY2019 W205/S205 changes

Maybe it's worth a closer look ?

What's not to like about almost 6500 changes, including the following :

1). revised and improved styling for front and rear bumpers/aprons
2). upgraded engine...
07-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By DerekACS

2015 C Class

As you are finding out, MY2015 was not a stellar year for the W205 C Class. It was after all the first year of production for this then brand new car in a brand new plant in Alabama. MY2016 saw...
07-04-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By DerekACS

Your ultimate solution might be to sell your set...

Your ultimate solution might be to sell your set of 19" rims and look for a replacement seat of 18" wheels/tires that fit your C300. As you have discovered, C300 - 19" rims are not forgiving of...
07-03-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 821,211
Posted By DerekACS

Thumbs up C200 wagon

Very handsome C200 wagon !!! No doubt many US members will be envious of your wagon, since C Class wagons are not available in the USA. In Canada, the choice is limited to C300S-4M or C43S-4M.
...
07-03-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By DerekACS

2019 C300 factory orders

If your question was directed at my order for 2019 C300S - 4M (wagon), the first build date that I was given was July 21st. However, since Option U-09, Arctico leather dashboard, was backordered in...
07-03-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By DerekACS

The answer to both of your questions is "yes". I...

The answer to both of your questions is "yes". I just ordered a 2019 C300S-4M with AMG Night Package which will be built in Germany. If you order the AMG interior package, which is combined with real...
04-26-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,828
Posted By DerekACS

From my experience, having the old fashioned...

From my experience, having the old fashioned dipstick is faster and more accurate. The electronic method as used by BMW is a real pain the butt; very tedious in comparison to a manual dipstick !!!
04-21-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 821,211
Posted By DerekACS

Wow, what a stunning looking machine and great...

Wow, what a stunning looking machine and great photography !:y Looking forward to the day that the S205/300d arrives in Canada !! :zoom:
04-20-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By DerekACS

Agreed on C63 Estate !! What a fantastic looking,...

Agreed on C63 Estate !! What a fantastic looking, performance machine that would be ! :zoom:
04-18-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By DerekACS

What is the ETA for MY2017 S205 diesel to arrive...

What is the ETA for MY2017 S205 diesel to arrive in Canada ?
04-12-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By DerekACS

spare tire

My E250BT 4matic neither came with RFTs nor a spare. It came equipped with a TireFit kit (compressor + sealant).

When my wife and I do a long distance trip through remote areas, we always carry...
04-05-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 39,771
Posted By DerekACS

I would suggest that you NOT purchase Pirelli...

I would suggest that you NOT purchase Pirelli Pzero Nero all seasons. My E250BT4M came with these non-RFTs from the factory. These tires howl like crazy, at speeds of 50-70 mph. I switched over to...
04-04-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,795
Posted By DerekACS

Not sure how you can make this statement when no...

Not sure how you can make this statement when no one on this forum has driven a W213 - E300 ? This 4 cylinder 2017 E is the only model that will be available @ the time of introduction to the North...
03-30-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By DerekACS

2016 Lunar blue E350

Congratulations on your very handsome looking new E !!! :y
03-30-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By DerekACS

The equipping of the E250BT with RFTs seems to be...

The equipping of the E250BT with RFTs seems to be a USA market decision. E250BTs for Canada come equipped with all season radials (either Conti ProContacts or Pirelli PZero Neros) - NO RFTs !!! In...
03-30-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By DerekACS

W212- E250 4M

Having owned both an E350BT and now a E250BT 4Matic, I can offer you some feedback. My E250BT never seems to lack power, even when driving over high mountain passes. It's passing performance is...
03-17-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By DerekACS

2013 W212 vs 2014 W212

The differences between the pre and post face lift (2014+) W212 are far greater than just exterior/interior styling changes. Having owned both a 2013 E350BT and now a 2015 E250BT, maybe I can...
03-11-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 31,101
Posted By DerekACS

With respect to the exterior styling of the W213,...

With respect to the exterior styling of the W213, many W212 owners would disagree with you. To my eyes, the W213 Sport version on the outside looks rather boring, too much like the W205 C Class. ...
03-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,395
Posted By DerekACS

S213 all-terrain

By comparing the character lines of the W213 sedan with the S213 All Terrain model (shown in the photo), you would see the similarity between the character lines and the cut-line that separates the...
02-28-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,977
Posted By DerekACS

Emission requirements for USA and Canada are...

Emission requirements for USA and Canada are identical. Look @ the website: www.ezbordercrossing.com for further information.
02-28-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,455
Posted By DerekACS

Check out this website for more information on...

Check out this website for more information on importing a vehicle from Canada into the USA: www.ezbordercrossing.com

There are many US based auto brokers who are making a killing, buying MBs and...
02-27-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,455
Posted By DerekACS

It's vey simple to disable the Eco mode when you...

It's vey simple to disable the Eco mode when you start the car: press the button with the green LED !!!! How difficult is that ?????????? The Eco mode is not a nuisance at all. There are times...
02-27-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,977
Posted By DerekACS

If you cast your eyes north across the Canadian...

If you cast your eyes north across the Canadian border, you would find 2014-2016 E550s. You would also likely be able to purchase one for far less than in the USA, since the US dollar is worth about...
02-25-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 31,101
Posted By DerekACS

W213 exterior

Compared to the 2014+ W212, the W213 has rather boring exterior styling. The hood looks far too bulbous, the rear end looks messy with red reflectors inserted into the bumpers, the one-piece...
02-01-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By DerekACS

Does your car have the full LED lighting system ?...

Does your car have the full LED lighting system ? If so, it could be the cooling fans.
01-31-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,835
Posted By DerekACS

Beautiful looking S205 !!! :y Can't wait to see...

Beautiful looking S205 !!! :y Can't wait to see the new C300d 4Matic wagon that will soon be coming to Canada.
01-31-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By DerekACS

I have had one similar experience while driving...

I have had one similar experience while driving through southern Utah, when my car developed a flat (non-RFT), I refilled it with the sealant and compressor, then drove on to the nearest tire shop...
01-27-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 225,904
Posted By DerekACS

You chose a beautiful colour combo, Selenite grey...

You chose a beautiful colour combo, Selenite grey with beige/black leather interior. :y
01-27-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,371
Posted By DerekACS

Your LED comments are spot on ! It amazes me...

Your LED comments are spot on ! It amazes me just how many W212 sold in the United States do not have the amazing full LED package. In Canada, a W212 MY2014+ sold without the LED package is...
01-27-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,371
Posted By DerekACS

Very well written and so true !!! :y:y:y

Very well written and so true !!! :y:y:y
01-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,371
Posted By DerekACS

Your comment, "the diesel is dead", is simply not...

Your comment, "the diesel is dead", is simply not true for the North American market. There remain many 1000s of loyal diesel drivers, who appreciate the extra efficiency and the longer range for...
01-23-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,129
Posted By DerekACS

Ha Ha !!!:) Obviously, from your point of view,...

Ha Ha !!!:) Obviously, from your point of view, :zoom:its performance well exceeds its appearance !!! :y
01-23-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 31,101
Posted By DerekACS

Don't believe everything you read on this forum !...

Don't believe everything you read on this forum ! The new W213 is NOT 20% lighter; the actual difference is about 150 lbs. or 68 kg. less in curb weight, approx -2% !!! The W213 is also about 2"...
01-23-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,129
Posted By DerekACS

According to your signature, you are driving a...

According to your signature, you are driving a CLA45 AMG. It does not have the "classic grill, hood star, etc." that you apparently like so much. Yet, you harshly criticize the Sport versions of...
01-21-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,994
Posted By DerekACS

Exactly the same emissions standards for both US...

Exactly the same emissions standards for both US & Canada. US market is supposed to get C250 sedan diesel in 2016. Model availability sometimes varies between the two markets, e.g. W212 E550 was...
01-21-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,994
Posted By DerekACS

Most likely no E250 diesel until MY2018. For...

Most likely no E250 diesel until MY2018. For North America, MB has never introduced a diesel variant during the first model year of a new generation E Class.

Both C300d and S300d (wagon) will...
01-13-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, the entire W213 headlight assembly looks...

Yes, the entire W213 headlight assembly looks boring. The distinctive dual fish hooks of the W212 (full LED pkg.) have been eliminated.

Boring also sums up my overall impression of the W213...
12-21-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By DerekACS

You are correct. The VW 2.0L TDI has a 19 L...

You are correct. The VW 2.0L TDI has a 19 L tank, while the E250 2.1L Bluetec has a 28 L tank, or 47% greater volume of urea for a similar size engine ! The urea tank in both cars is supposed to...
12-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By DerekACS

You are misinformed on the US spec VWs. MY2016...

You are misinformed on the US spec VWs. MY2016 Golf TDI for sale in the USA and Canada all have Adblue tanks.

You are correct is saying the stop sale order applies to these cars as well as all...
12-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By DerekACS

The report to which you are referring was...

The report to which you are referring was initiated by DUH, a German environmental lobby group, hardly an unbiased source !!! The MB that they claim to have tested in real world driving was a 2011...
12-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

Unfortunately when MB re-designed the MY2014,...

Unfortunately when MB re-designed the MY2014, with Sport and Luxury/Elegance versions, the latter was given an oversized traditional chrome grill that is out of proper proportion to the front end of...
12-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

To each, his own. The Ponton rear quarters...

To each, his own.

The Ponton rear quarters looked fine on the 1950s W180 Series, but when they re-appeared on the 2010 - W212, they became the most widely criticized styling element by numerous...
12-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

Maybe you and the other members who dislike the...

Maybe you and the other members who dislike the 'fake scoops' should take a closer look @ the front end of the 2014+ W212. If you did so, on each side, you would see 4 rows of functional louvers...
12-13-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

I concur with your comments. :y Although I...

I concur with your comments. :y

Although I do still like the front end of the pre-2014, to me, the awkward rear quarter fenders and the chrome side strip overly complicate the side profile of the...
12-09-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,332
Posted By DerekACS

W213 interior

The new W213 interior looks VERY attractive ! :y
12-07-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

Hail to Bruno Sacco !!!

Yes, I would agree with you that this version of the W124 was and remains a great looking car. :y Created by the renowned Italian designer Bruno Sacco who also designed the W201 or 190E/D. ...
12-07-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

Maybe you should move north to Canada, where the...

Maybe you should move north to Canada, where the E550 continues to sell ?

You also wouldn't have to concern yourself about seeing the 'old-fashioned' looking Elegance/Luxury versions, complete...
12-06-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,369
Posted By DerekACS

IMO, not so ! The facelift W212 with sport...

IMO, not so ! The facelift W212 with sport package and full LED lights is a very good looking car. :y

It is very easy for me, at least, to recognize from a block away an oncoming 2014+ E Class...
12-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,268
Posted By DerekACS

VW Ag is the company guilty of criminal conduct. ...

VW Ag is the company guilty of criminal conduct. Neither MB nor BMW diesel engines have been found to be non-compliant with any emissions standards.

Your predicted reduction in diesel sales for...
12-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,268
Posted By DerekACS

Airmatic suspension is not available with E250BT...

Airmatic suspension is not available with E250BT in North America. The full LED package is a must have option, IMO.
11-23-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,429
Posted By DerekACS

2012 vs 2014

Keep in mind that the 2014 has over 2000 new parts. The 2014 has a lot more than just a styling makeover. For example, the 7 spd transmission was revised to shift faster and smoother than the 2012. ...
11-22-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,242
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, you are correct in saying that only the...

Yes, you are correct in saying that only the actual seating surfaces are leather when you opt for the leather option. And, yes anyone riding in your car would not likely notice the difference...
11-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DerekACS

According to www.tirerack.com , the Conti...

According to www.tirerack.com , the Conti PureContact/EcoPlus are the highest rated "Grand Touring All Seasons" of three potential tires in 17" size for your car: Conti ProContact, Conti Pure...
11-21-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,242
Posted By DerekACS

leather vs MBtex

I just can't imagine owning a C450 without leather sport seats.

I have owned various BMWs and MBs over the past 30 years, all were equipped with real leather seats. I have never encountered any...
11-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DerekACS

IF you decide to go with non-RFTs, do NOT buy...

IF you decide to go with non-RFTs, do NOT buy Pirelli PZero all seasons. I had these tires on my 2015 E250BT for a few months and got rid of them because they howl loudly between 60 - 100 kph...
11-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By DerekACS

Interesting comment ! I also drive a 2015 E250BT...

Interesting comment ! I also drive a 2015 E250BT 4Matic with Sport Package; I previously drove a 2013 E350BT, also with Sport Package.. Both cars were equipped with non-RFTs (Conti ProContact...
11-18-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By DerekACS

The current Canadian Black Book value for a ...

The current Canadian Black Book value for a MY2013 E Class /E350 4Matic is only $37K max for one in excellent condition & 60,000 km. So, the quoted residual of $38,524 for a 39 month old C450 seems...
11-17-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By DerekACS

It might make my E250BT go faster !!! Ha Ha ! :)

It might make my E250BT go faster !!! Ha Ha ! :)
11-16-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By DerekACS

new badges ?

H'mmm ! Maybe I should swap my E250's 'Bluetec' badge for this TURBO/4Matic badge ?
11-14-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By DerekACS

2015 vs 2016 E Class

The option packages are slightly different, at least in Canada, where the 'Avantgarde' package is offered on MY2016. The only visible change is the deletion of the metal trim that surrounds the...
11-14-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,970
Posted By DerekACS

It's no problem for me to spot a 2014-2016 E...

It's no problem for me to spot a 2014-2016 E Class coming toward me from a block away. The twin LED fish-hooks are VERY distinctive and unique. No other car looks like the face-lifted W212 with full...
11-13-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,970
Posted By DerekACS

Strange logic !!! :crazy: The current face...

Strange logic !!! :crazy: The current face lifted W212, its replacement W213 and the W222 S Class all have an all in one headlight design. IMO, the styling and functionality of these headlights is...
11-13-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By DerekACS

If you live in North America, you would have a...

If you live in North America, you would have a zero chance of persuading a MB dealer to exchange the OEM run flats (MOE) for non-runflats (including MO) due to "compliance issues". In Canada or in...
11-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By DerekACS

W212 wagon

2012-2013 W212 Wagons with AMG sport package were available with Black Artico or Black leather interior. The AMG package included body trim and 18" twin five spoke alloys. It might be difficult to...
11-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By DerekACS

OMD651- twin turbo 2.1L diesel

My E250BT has virtually the same engine as your car. There is negligible turbo lag with this engine, either from a standing start or during shift downs.

The problem that you are experiencing with...
11-02-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By DerekACS

If you haven't already contacted your MB dealer,...

If you haven't already contacted your MB dealer, I would call them and see if they (or another MB dealer) would be interested in buying your car for cash and @ what price. Suggest you speak to the...
10-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, during the past few winters, Vancouver has...

Yes, during the past few winters, Vancouver has received very little snow. However, mountain passes in higher altitude areas to the east and north can get huge dumps of snow; winter tires and/or...
10-31-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,740
Posted By DerekACS

Very nice composition and colour balance !:y

Very nice composition and colour balance !:y
10-31-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By DerekACS

Fair comment ! But during some winters, the NE...

Fair comment ! But during some winters, the NE coastal States can get hammered with snow.
10-30-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 937,263
Posted By DerekACS

E250 CDI

sfalcus: Very handsome looking E Class ! :y
10-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By DerekACS

E350T winter tires

Having owned both a 2008 E320BT and a 2013 E350BT, and having driven both of them in winter conditions over high mountain passes, you would have no problems with your E350BT PROVIDING you install...
10-29-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,740
Posted By DerekACS

S205 wagon

Beautiful looking car and an excellent photo !!!:y
10-29-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,658
Posted By DerekACS

W213 styling

You are not alone in choosing to buy a W212, rather than waiting for the W213.

When I saw the first 'spy' photos of the larger W213, I did not hesitate to purchase a 2015 W212 - E250BT4M. After...
10-27-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,069
Posted By DerekACS

The stunning looking C250BT 4Matic wagon will be...

The stunning looking C250BT 4Matic wagon will be coming to Canada during the 2nd quarter of 2016 ! :y It will also be joined by C250BT 4Matic sedan.

To BenzBully: congrats on your sharp new...
10-21-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,333
Posted By DerekACS

Have your driven a BMW F30 ? The ASS in the 3...

Have your driven a BMW F30 ? The ASS in the 3 Series is much less intuitive, and the car responds with more of a shudder when the engine restarts. Also, the ASS switch in the 3 Series is 'hidden'...
10-21-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,333
Posted By DerekACS

Wow, talk about an over the top reaction ! ...

Wow, talk about an over the top reaction !

Since you don't like the auto-stop-start (ASS) feature, just remember to push in the eco button (green light, centre dash !) after you start up the...
10-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,970
Posted By DerekACS

W213 sedan

I share your opinions of the W213.

To my eyes, the current W212 Sport version has a much more distinctive and dynamic appearance than the W213 shown in the photos above. For example, the on...
10-05-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By DerekACS

Looks beautiful !!! :y Is your car a 4Matic ?

Looks beautiful !!! :y Is your car a 4Matic ?
10-05-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By DerekACS

S205 wagon

It's coming to Canada in Q2 of 2016 as C250BT 4Matic !!! :y
09-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By DerekACS

VW uses a DEF system for MY2015/2016 Golf &...

VW uses a DEF system for MY2015/2016 Golf & Jetta. Yet these cars do NOT pass the EPA emissions tests. Apparently these cars burn far less urea/mile compared to similar Mercedes/BMW models. My guess...
09-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,268
Posted By DerekACS

E250BT 4M

I traded my 2013 E350BT for a 2015 E250BT4M. I am very happy with the E250BT 4Matic. MB made many improvements to the MY2014+ chassis (eg. transmission, structural upgrades, and ride) and the 4...
09-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By DerekACS

The report on the X3 that appeared in AutoBild...

The report on the X3 that appeared in AutoBild has since been retracted as erroneous. The same NGO that tested VWs also tested 13 different BMWs and found them to be compliant.

The current...
09-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By DerekACS

Daimler's emphatic denial of defeat devices

Today, Sept.25th, Daimler issued an emphatic denial, in light of assertions from Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), a non-governmental organization, and the related speculation:

"Daimler AG once again...
09-23-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,185
Posted By DerekACS

VW diesel scandal

The origin of the VW deception goes back to a decision made by the company around 2008. Mercedes had recently developed the adBlue urea system for limiting NOx output from diesel engines. MB...
09-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By DerekACS

Wow, it's just incredible that the driver was...

Wow, it's just incredible that the driver was able to walk away from this horrific collision. Thank heavens he is suffered only cuts and a broken nose. I'll bet he will soon be buying another W212 !
09-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By DerekACS

Very Stupid Mercedes S Class Owner

A great illustration of idiotic behaviour !!! :crazy:
09-09-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,521
Posted By DerekACS

It is baffling to me why MBUSA equips the E250BT...

It is baffling to me why MBUSA equips the E250BT with run flats for the US market, while here in Canada, the E250BT 4M is equipped with all season radials (either Conti ProContact or Pirellis) plus a...
09-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,521
Posted By DerekACS

E250BT 4M

Having owned my E250BT 4M for 10 months, my car has been flawless. It is a superb highway cruiser, offering great comfort and solidity, as well as outstanding fuel economy and driving range. ...
08-09-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,352
Posted By DerekACS

Coupe's rear styling

Yes, I would agree that the Coupe's rear styling is much more attractive than the new sedan. Looking forward to seeing the new coupe in the flesh.
08-09-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By DerekACS

E250 4M highway mileage

On a recent 800 km trip, including a long climb up through high mountain passes, my E250BT4M averaged 47 mpg (imp.), cruising between 120-140 kph. On more level stretches, the car easily attains...
08-03-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,352
Posted By DerekACS

2016 Accord Coupe

The 2016 Accord Coupe shown above is a "Concept" vehicle; the actual production car is better styled, without the fussy-looking front and rear corner elements (see photos @...
08-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,215
Posted By DerekACS

It's never a good idea to purchase a first year...

It's never a good idea to purchase a first year production model, no matter who the manufacturer might be. Chances are that most of the issues pertaining to W205 production @ the Alabama plant will...
07-25-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

You are correct - there is not a wide choice of...

You are correct - there is not a wide choice of diesel models to choose from in North America. At the low price end, there is the Chevy Cruze. Then it's the VW Jetta/Golf/Passat TDI and in the...
07-25-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

Unfortunately, the reality is, as El Cid stated...

Unfortunately, the reality is, as El Cid stated above in post #26:
"higher MPG.....really doesn't matter to most Americans."

This seems to be especially so with luxury car buyers who for the...
07-24-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,480
Posted By DerekACS

W212-E350 vs W205-C300

If you take some time to read the W205 forum, you would quickly learn about the numerous QC problems that have plagued the Alabama built W205 (C300 & C400). My advice for you would be to steer well...
07-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, another diesel myth dispelled. I have yet...

Yes, another diesel myth dispelled. I have yet to read of any MB W212 diesel owner complaining about hard starting in sub-zero temperatures.

There is so much misinformation on diesels !
The...
07-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, "diesels cost more to purchase", but they...

Yes, "diesels cost more to purchase", but they also have higher re-sale values which goes a long way to offsetting the purchase premium. Why they "don't appeal to more Americans" is baffling to me. ...
07-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

1. Euro cars are very popular in coastal British...

1. Euro cars are very popular in coastal British Columbia (Vancouver & Victoria), Ontario and Quebec. The diesel take for MB SUVs across Canada is about 75%.

2. West coast winters are typically...
07-19-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By DerekACS

Congratulations on acquiring your very...

Congratulations on acquiring your very well-equipped wagon ! :y Maybe you will tell us the colour combo ? In any event, the W212 wagon is a great looking car !
Happy trails !!! :)
07-19-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

All of your comments are so true ! :y The...

All of your comments are so true ! :y

The USA market is not only far behind Europe in embracing diesel technology, but also way behind Canada, where diesels hold a significantly larger share of...
07-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,484
Posted By DerekACS

1. Yes, diesel pricing fluctuates according to...

1. Yes, diesel pricing fluctuates according to season: it is usually less expensive in summer compared to regular gas, but often more expensive in winter.

2. all diesel fuel sold for highway use...
07-10-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,537
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, that is correct. However, I think some...

Yes, that is correct. However, I think some members are confused by the difference in the terms "turning radius" and "turning circle".

The minimum diameter of the "turning circle" is 36.9 ft.;...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-29-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,154
Posted By DerekACS

2017 W213

Interior looks very promising ! The exterior styling is too much like a stretched W205; the distinctive E Class look seems to be missing.
06-25-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,526
Posted By DerekACS

Your 1st statement makes perfect sense. ...

Your 1st statement makes perfect sense.

However, the 2nd one is not correct if you convert Canadian prices to US dollars. For example, the current Canadian List Price for my E250BT4M is...
06-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,526
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, I'm well aware that the stitched dash is MB...

Yes, I'm well aware that the stitched dash is MB Tex or 'Artico' as they call it in Canada and Europe.

MBUSA is very odd in their restrictions on options or what should be standard. For...
06-22-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,526
Posted By DerekACS

2016 W212

Congrats on your very attractive new E ! The interior is especially nice !

With all of the options chosen, odd that there is no stitched leather dash. :nix:
This is part of the Premium Plus...
06-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By DerekACS

What gives away the car in the 2nd photo as a...

What gives away the car in the 2nd photo as a Pre-facelift example is the awkward rear quarter panel, also the doors. The face-lifted front end won't fool many observers.
06-16-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By DerekACS

2015 E vs 2015 CLS550

Before I traded my 2013 E350BT for a 2015 E250BT 4Matic, I looked closely at the 2015 CLS550 4Matic. Of course the latter is substantially more expensive, but even if these two cars were the same...
06-10-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By DerekACS

OEM wheel locks

In Canada, many MB dealers install OEM wheel locks @ no extra charge for new car purchasers.

Wheel locks work, they do deter thieves ! :y
05-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,231
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, I would agree if I owned a S Class. ...

Yes, I would agree if I owned a S Class. Fortunately, the current W212 has its own distinctive look from most angles, the front especially so when the full Led light package is lit up. The rear...
05-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,748
Posted By DerekACS

IMO, MoneyVSOP has stated some valid points about...

IMO, MoneyVSOP has stated some valid points about the W205. I too still prefer the more conservative styling of the W204 - for one, it doesn't try to imitate the much larger S Class like the W205...
05-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,859
Posted By DerekACS

Given that a diesel E Class was not available in...

Given that a diesel E Class was not available in North America during the first year of W212 nor during the first few years of W211, it is highly unlikely that a MY2017 W213 diesel will be available...
05-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,571
Posted By DerekACS

Now driving my third E Class with a pano roof,...

Now driving my third E Class with a pano roof, never had any rattles or squeaks from the roof. Pano roof is a very popular feature for Canadian W212.

Why ? It lets in so much more light than...
05-02-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,583
Posted By DerekACS

Sorry, but you just devalued your car by several...

Sorry, but you just devalued your car by several thousands $$$$. What a waste of money on awful looking wheels ! :nix:
04-30-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By DerekACS

Until I purchased my 2015 E250BT 4M, I have...

Until I purchased my 2015 E250BT 4M, I have always driven RWD cars. With the E350BT, you have to be a bit light footed on the throttle in slippery conditions. But the car is equipped with...
04-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By DerekACS

2012-2013 E350BT

I am now driving my 4th MB diesel. The V6 diesels are solid cars that will definitely endure for many years.

My previous diesel was a 2013 E350BT; great highway car with loads of torque.
Fuel...
04-27-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By DerekACS

tire/wheel insurance

At that high price, I would pass unless you drive frequently on pot-holed roads.

Congrats on your new E400 !
04-27-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By DerekACS

[QUOTE=Riversub;6414751]My 2012 is coming up on...

[QUOTE=Riversub;6414751]My 2012 is coming up on this mileage number and the dealer called me offering a free inspection of major systems that would not be covered once I roll over 50k.

There is...
04-26-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By DerekACS

ordering a new car

1. The MB online car configurator is often not up to date. For example, the Canadian MB site still features MY2015 for E Class, when in fact MY2016 started production in March.

2. You should...
04-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,496
Posted By DerekACS

Styling is very subjective, so buy what best...

Styling is very subjective, so buy what best appeals to you ! I like the pre-face lift traditional grill/front end, but the newer 'luxury' version grill seems out-of-proportion to my eyes.

IIHS...
04-21-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By DerekACS

Leather is so much nicer in summer; no plastic...

Leather is so much nicer in summer; no plastic odours permeating the interior. Leather is also much nicer to touch than MBTex. IMO, leather seats are more comfortable than MBTex, especially during...
04-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,496
Posted By DerekACS

1. Yes, I find that the ride of my 2015 E250BT,...

1. Yes, I find that the ride of my 2015 E250BT, equipped with AMG Sport package and 'sport suspension' to be more compliant than my previous 2013 E350BT which came with 'comfort' suspension. Riding...
04-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,742
Posted By DerekACS

Maybe you should consider buying an E400 wagon in...

Maybe you should consider buying an E400 wagon in Canada ? The list price with Premium package is CD$80,700, which converts to US$63753. You could configure an E400 wagon by looking @...
04-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,525
Posted By DerekACS

Since MY2007, MB Canada has offered the B Class...

Since MY2007, MB Canada has offered the B Class in Canada. The 1st generation T245 was a solidly built, very practical 5 door hatchback, perhaps slightly under powered unless you went for the B200...
04-09-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,742
Posted By DerekACS

Your informant is correct. The W213 wagon will...

Your informant is correct. The W213 wagon will not be introduced for at least one full model year after the W213 sedan. In Canada, the W212 wagon is only available as an E400 4M or E63 AMG S Model...
04-05-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,346
Posted By DerekACS

faded walnut wood trim ?

On my iMac screen, the burl wood in the OP's photo appears to be very pale, orange-brown, indicative of serious fading. It should appear dark brown. However, the problem might be incorrect white...
04-05-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,346
Posted By DerekACS

For MY2015, only the seating surfaces are leather...

For MY2015, only the seating surfaces are leather along with the faces of the headrests. The stitched dash and window sills are MBtex or 'Artico' leather (man-made leather ).

The quickest way to...
04-05-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,346
Posted By DerekACS

2013 E350 seats

Yes, leather for sure !

If you just bought this car, your should file a warranty claim for the faded walnut trim @ your nearest MB dealer.
04-04-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By DerekACS

Congrats on your very attractive E350 wagon !!! ...

Congrats on your very attractive E350 wagon !!! What a good find ! It looks immaculate ! :y
I have always admired the styling of the E Class wagon; I think the lines are more harmonious in the...
04-03-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,259
Posted By DerekACS

Confusing ! According to the MY2015 MB Canada...

Confusing ! According to the MY2015 MB Canada Dealer Guide, the "AMG Design Sport Package" for E400 does not include chrome sill inserts, only the E63 has these. Nor are there any chrome strips...
04-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By DerekACS

Not any more ! If you convert the CD$...

Not any more !

If you convert the CD$ prices to US$prices, the Canadian MBs cost less than similar US MB models. For example, the 2015 E250BT 4M list price in Canada is CD$59,500; at current...
04-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,259
Posted By DerekACS

Your wife's car must not have the Sport package....

Your wife's car must not have the Sport package. My E250BT 4M with the AMG Sport Package has no chrome strips along the side skirts.
03-23-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By DerekACS

grills & logos

By way of comparison, I would suggest that you look at the recent Audi and Lexus grills. They are certainly more in your face. Audi has larger logos than MB and Lexus is just plain ugly !

I...
03-22-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By DerekACS

add-ons ?

The prepaid maintenance might be worth while, assuming that you take your car in for annual service despite the low mileage.

I would suggest that you pass on the other extras. A paint protection...
03-20-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DerekACS

Instead of offering your un-informed opinions on...

Instead of offering your un-informed opinions on "the newer ones", based on a few anecdotal reports, maybe you should take a look at the reliability ratings @ either Consumer Reports or...
03-18-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,651
Posted By DerekACS

In Canada, the so-called 'proboscis grill', aka...

In Canada, the so-called 'proboscis grill', aka Avantgarde Package, outsells the traditional 'Luxury Line' grill by about 50 to 1. No doubt the W213 will offer the same choice with very few buyers...
03-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DerekACS

Not sure on what data you base this comment ? ...

Not sure on what data you base this comment ? What one reads on this forum is hardly a scientifically accurate sample on which to base a conclusion.

If you consult www.truedelta.com or...
03-16-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DerekACS

That's likely because the present owners of...

That's likely because the present owners of E250BTs are so satisfied with their
cars ! This is confirmed by Consumer Reports which awarded the E Class diesel its highest 'customer satisfaction...
03-16-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,651
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, what a pity that the W213 exterior styling...

Yes, what a pity that the W213 exterior styling appears to have lost the distinctiveness of an E Class. :crazy: Both the pre & post face lift W212 front ends are distinct from the other MB models. ...
03-16-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, having read various reviews, I do not...

Yes, having read various reviews, I do not question that the Tesla S has 'gobs of power', but it comes @ a purchase price that (in Canada, at least) is twice that of a loaded E250BT 4M. For long...
03-15-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By DerekACS

In our moist Northwest climate, 4Matic works so...

In our moist Northwest climate, 4Matic works so well on wet roads. RWD E250BT is not even offered in Canada. With 4Matic, there's no more rear wheel spin like I used to get in my E350BT. So the...
03-15-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DerekACS

E250BT 4M

Having previously owned a 2013 E350BT RWD, I am now driving a 2015 E250BT 4M. Besides the styling enhancements, both inside and out, I really appreciate the performance improvements and safety...
03-14-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By DerekACS

E250BT performance

Yes, I echo your comments comparing the E250BT to E350BT.

I find that E250BT is faster off the line, with its negligible turbo lag compared to the E350BT. With my 4Matic version, the E250BT...
03-14-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,651
Posted By DerekACS

You will not be the only one ! :y

You will not be the only one ! :y
03-11-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By DerekACS

Sorry, I disagree with your conclusion on MB's...

Sorry, I disagree with your conclusion on MB's Navi system. Last fall, I drove over 6500 km through eight western and south-west states. The Navi system in my then 2013 E350BT never made a single...
03-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,039
Posted By DerekACS

However, the OEM batteries supplied for Canadian...

However, the OEM batteries supplied for Canadian MB are warranted for 4 years or 80,000 km ! This warranty is not pro-rated, which makes me wonder if the OEM batteries supplied for Canadian...
03-08-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

Good decision ! I concur with your reasoning. ...

Good decision ! I concur with your reasoning. From the spy shots of the W213, it is evident that it will look very much like the W205, the rear end of which I do not care for. The W213 also...
03-05-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 77,860
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, thanks for correcting my error.

Yes, thanks for correcting my error.
03-05-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By DerekACS

2013 vs 2014/2015 wagon

The 2014/2015 wagons offer both technical and structural upgrades compared to the 2013. IMO, the newer styling is another major bonus. For example, the LED lighting system is more effective than...
03-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 77,860
Posted By DerekACS

My dealer informed me that there have been many...

My dealer informed me that there have been many cases of bleeding MBTex seats in the Toronto area. If your new C400 has MBTex and it was built after Jan.5,2015, you should request new seat covers...
03-03-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By DerekACS

Must have been a single car flaw. Absolutely no...

Must have been a single car flaw. Absolutely no distortion in my 2015 E250BT windshield. Very satisfied with this amazing car ! :y
03-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 39,771
Posted By DerekACS

Your welcome ! The ride quality of cars, riding...

Your welcome ! The ride quality of cars, riding on most brands of all season tires, would diminish considerably @ temps below 7C. For Toronto winters, proper snow tires would improve the ride of...
02-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,067
Posted By DerekACS

Does MB need a low priced 2nd line ???

Yes, this makes good sense ! One only has to compare the VW-Audi group with Mercedes to see how two product lines can successfully comprise a wide range of products. The CLA/GLA belong in a "VW"...
02-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,067
Posted By DerekACS

Actually if you looked at the reliability ratings...

Actually if you looked at the reliability ratings of the E Class by Consumer Reports and by True Delta, you would find that it is @ the top of the pack. In fact, the W212 diesels are the highest...
02-25-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

I believe that the S Class cars assembled in...

I believe that the S Class cars assembled in Mexico are only sold there and in Latin America. Is this correct ?

I have owned and driven VWs, made both in Mexico and in Germany. IMO, the German...
02-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,113
Posted By DerekACS

That was for the washer under the timing chain...

That was for the washer under the timing chain tensioner bolt. Now completed on my car.
Still waiting for an answer from MBC as to whether this latest recall affects my E250BT.
02-22-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,721
Posted By DerekACS

Strange ! This was not present in my 2013 E350BT...

Strange ! This was not present in my 2013 E350BT which had the 6 disc player, but no way to record to Music Register. Now at least the Record feature has been reinstated for 2015/2016. For sure,...
02-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,721
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, I think you can be very confident that there...

Yes, I think you can be very confident that there will be no significant changes for MY2016 from MY2015.

Like you, I was concerned about the potential changes for W213; we know that it will...
02-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By DerekACS

2015 E Class build quality

The loaner car that you drove had the optional (extra cost) brown ash open pore wood trim. As YYZ-E55 mentioned, you have the option of burl walnut or black ash, both with a glossy finish.

As for...
02-20-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,113
Posted By DerekACS

Thanks RSIKR ! Checked my 2015 E250BT and it's...

Thanks RSIKR ! Checked my 2015 E250BT and it's not included. I wonder if this recall only pertains to gas engined versions ?
02-19-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,721
Posted By DerekACS

Thanks for the clarification ! My dealer had...

Thanks for the clarification ! My dealer had previously indicted zero availability.

Too bad Nappa isn't available with E250BT in Canada !
02-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,721
Posted By DerekACS

Streamliner: very nice configuration :y ...

Streamliner: very nice configuration :y

However, given that both Canadian and US DOG state that #996 is no longer available from March production onwards, I would suggest that you ask your dealer...
02-18-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,088
Posted By DerekACS

Dynamic parking lines

Dynamic parking lines were added for MY2014 for E Class, along with Parking Assist Package and 360 camera.

If you desire all three features, then you had better look for a MY2014-2015 E Class.
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02-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By DerekACS

Fastest way to depreciate your car's value by...

Fastest way to depreciate your car's value by $1000s would be to add after market rims ! Never mind the additional costs for replacing 19"/20" rims and tires after sustaining pot-hole damage. :nix:
02-16-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 39,771
Posted By DerekACS

For "compliance" reasons, a MB corporate...

For "compliance" reasons, a MB corporate dealership would not likely change out the RFTs for non-RFTs. However, a professional tire dealer should have no issues if you are purchasing a new set of...
02-16-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 39,771
Posted By DerekACS

Not surprised @ the big improvement in ride ! ...

Not surprised @ the big improvement in ride ! But maybe you should pack a TireFit kit (compressor + can of tire sealant) in your trunk ? That's what MB Canada provides for my car which has regular...
02-15-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

Interesting read ! This article suggest that the...

Interesting read ! This article suggest that the transmission was installed in 2012. :nix: However, according to MB's MY2014 Product Management guide, this transmission was 'new' for 2014 E...
02-15-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

Sorry, I do not have the new model number for the...

Sorry, I do not have the new model number for the "7G-Tronic Plus" transmission, since I do have my car's build card.

According to MB Canada's website, the 7G-Tronic Plus "has undergone extensive...
02-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

Have you driven a 2015 E Class ? It is...

Have you driven a 2015 E Class ? It is significantly improved over the pre-facelift versions. For example, the steering is much improved, more direct and better road feel. The 7G transmission is a...
02-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By DerekACS

Are your mileage figures based on actual fill-ups...

Are your mileage figures based on actual fill-ups or on the computer readout ?
Reason that I ask is that I found that my previous E350BT computer was optimistic by 13% ! That's a significant error...
02-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By DerekACS

This tank holds 28L of DEF, enough for the annual...

This tank holds 28L of DEF, enough for the annual service interval or about 15,000 km.

Of course to meet pollution requirements, the C250BT/E250BT also have a DPF.
02-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By DerekACS

Yes, how true ! If you get beyond the interior...

Yes, how true ! If you get beyond the interior sizzle on the W205 and closely examine the fit, finish, quality of materials used, fittings, plastic edges, etc., one can see where the costs have been...
02-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,256
Posted By DerekACS

Good ! Pushing your dealer for a generous trade...

Good ! Pushing your dealer for a generous trade is your best potential resolution, given the parsimonious offer of an extended warranty by MBUSA. He will no doubt try to involve corporate...
02-13-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,256
Posted By DerekACS

This response is very disappointing for you ! ...

This response is very disappointing for you !

My suggestion would be for you to quickly arrange a meeting with the Dealer Principal or General Manager, with a view to negotiating a trade for a...
02-12-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,742
Posted By DerekACS

Unfortunately, it is true ! Streamliner has...

Unfortunately, it is true ! Streamliner has posted on this forum the MY2016 Dealer Ordering Guide from MBUSA, which confirms no 360 camera and no Active Parking Assist for 2016 E Class. February...
02-12-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,742
Posted By DerekACS

Down the road a few years, having the 360 camera...

Down the road a few years, having the 360 camera will likely make a MY2015 a more desirable CPO than a MY2016 !

Together with the deletion of the 360 camera + Palladium, 'Active Parking Assist' is...
02-11-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By DerekACS

The only way to be sure that all would be well is...

The only way to be sure that all would be well is to order "leather" upholstery. Yes, it costs more, but if you are planning on keeping your car for 3-6 years, it's well worth it.
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