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02-17-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,165
Posted By pmb600

Chris, For what it's worth, I have had the...

Chris,

For what it's worth, I have had the opportunity to drive both 222 S63 and S600 for extended periods. Go with the 600 100%. The 63 is nice, but the MCT transmission will get tiresome after...
Forum: Miscellaneous
01-06-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By pmb600

Mercedes ipad mini for sale

Hi guys, a friend is selling this iPad mini on ebay. It has a special Mercedes inscription.

New Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina Wi Fi 16 GB Space Gray 16GB Black Mercedes Benz | eBay
11-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 100,327
Posted By pmb600

Yes you can use any of the remotes to adjust...

Yes you can use any of the remotes to adjust functions in COMAND. The little dial just needs to be on "COMAND" and then you can adjust anything that you can with the normal control knob.
10-22-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,798
Posted By pmb600

The S550 Coupe 100% includes dynamic exhaust...

The S550 Coupe 100% includes dynamic exhaust flaps. In Sport they are open and sound much better. It is the first non-AMG to have the dynamic flaps.
07-30-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By pmb600

On the 221 you only got "exclusive" leather if...

On the 221 you only got "exclusive" leather if you ordered designo or a V12.
06-02-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,485
Posted By pmb600

My understanding is that sometimes the EPA does...

My understanding is that sometimes the EPA does further tests and lowers the fuel economy. I wouldn't blame MB, they have no interest in lowering the fuel economy. I've spend some time extended...
06-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 100,327
Posted By pmb600

I did this on the German website so we could see...

I did this on the German website so we could see the V12 grille on a car with AMG styling and the 20" wheel. Looks good!
04-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,188
Posted By pmb600

The designo semi-aniline is expected to be...

The designo semi-aniline is expected to be available in the summer from what I hear.
03-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By pmb600

It's for the roof rack. The surround view...

It's for the roof rack. The surround view cameras are under the side view mirrors, the pop out ones are located in the front grille and the rear.
02-18-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,586
Posted By pmb600

Pretty neat, it looks like the robot on the door...

Pretty neat, it looks like the robot on the door at Jabba's Palace
02-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,586
Posted By pmb600

I don't mind the center badge, it reminds me of...

I don't mind the center badge, it reminds me of this:
02-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,719
Posted By pmb600

No problem, the Deep Sea Blue is designo, but you...

No problem, the Deep Sea Blue is designo, but you are correct that the Semi-Aniline is a cut above the Deep Sea Blue designo in terms of design. The S600 doesn't actually have the Semi-Aniline...
02-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,719
Posted By pmb600

Here are some pics for you to compare I got off...

Here are some pics for you to compare I got off the Germany build your own. The new Semi-Aniline interiors include the seat with full diamonds, buttons, special edges etc. The Deep Sea Blue has the...
02-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,719
Posted By pmb600

designo Deep Sea Blue is the same leather quality...

designo Deep Sea Blue is the same leather quality as the Exclusive Nappa Leather. For MY15 there are two new Semi-Aniline leather interior options: Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl and Silk...
02-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By pmb600

This picture looks like a CGI, not a real photo.

This picture looks like a CGI, not a real photo.
02-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,904
Posted By pmb600

Wow, love the Porcelain with Metalized Ash. What...

Wow, love the Porcelain with Metalized Ash. What an unusual and stunning combo. Congrats!
01-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,382
Posted By pmb600

Yes, normal S600 will have the Exclusive Nappa...

Yes, normal S600 will have the Exclusive Nappa Leather interior just like on the S550 if ordered with Exclusive option (no diamonds on armrest). What is pictured is an optional designo Semi-Aniline...
01-19-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,382
Posted By pmb600

I was at the Detroit Show on the Press Day and...

I was at the Detroit Show on the Press Day and the car was Palladium Silver exterior with a designo Silk Beige / Titanium Grey Pearl Semi-Aniline Leather interior. Wood was designo Black Piano...
09-03-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By pmb600

There are sometimes delays with some options when...

There are sometimes delays with some options when new cars are launched, like in this case with the carbon. The paint issue thought sounds like someone at the dealer screwed up. The factory...
07-25-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By pmb600

I never particularly cared for the ABC in my...

I never particularly cared for the ABC in my CL600, and I'm not talking about any problems, I never liked the way it "wobbled." I've driven the new SL both with and without, and to my surprise I...
07-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,971
Posted By pmb600

Hi DavidNJ, good summary of features among the...

Hi DavidNJ, good summary of features among the different competitors. MB also has a spotlight function for the Night View Assist in Europe, but it's not offered in the U.S. due to govt. regs. ...
07-09-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,971
Posted By pmb600

The Night Vision in all cars except the S and CL...

The Night Vision in all cars except the S and CL was not that helpful because it appeared on the COMAND screen instead of the digital instrument cluster. Honestly, just get the LED Lighting Package...
07-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,114
Posted By pmb600

The MB tex these days doesn't seem to wear as...

The MB tex these days doesn't seem to wear as well as it did in the past. In my opinion, regular Leather wears the best in Mercedes. The Nappa Leather is very soft and looks more worn quickly and...
06-30-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,813
Posted By pmb600

Make them help you, they might not have a designo...

Make them help you, they might not have a designo in stock, but if you are spending money with them, they should do their best and take their time to help you get what you want.
06-22-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,768
Posted By pmb600

Honestly, drive the facelift before saying that. ...

Honestly, drive the facelift before saying that. Feels like a completely different car--I wasn't expecting that.
06-22-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,768
Posted By pmb600

Having been fortunate enough to spend a weekend...

Having been fortunate enough to spend a weekend with both a 2014 Sport and Luxury I can say the following:

Luxury: the ride was comfortable, not floaty and I felt like the car handled well. The...
06-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,768
Posted By pmb600

Well the Bluetecs all had run-flat tires so that...

Well the Bluetecs all had run-flat tires so that doesn't help.
06-22-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By pmb600

I personally like the luxury front end much...

I personally like the luxury front end much better than the sport. It looks more cohesive in person. What is funny about the plate I don't get it?
06-22-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,200
Posted By pmb600

I don't think the Edition 1 has the Sport Package.

I don't think the Edition 1 has the Sport Package.
06-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By pmb600

You can get Distronic with the luxury grill. See...

You can get Distronic with the luxury grill. See pic below for what it looks like. The Luxury grill gets a plastic section in the center of the grill that hides the sensor.

...
06-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,813
Posted By pmb600

I think it varies, I've seen a lot of the Brown...

I think it varies, I've seen a lot of the Brown Satin Ash Open Pore wood with the Auburn Brown online and in dealers. The Black Poplar looks great too.
06-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By pmb600

Thanks for posting, best exterior shot I've seen...

Thanks for posting, best exterior shot I've seen so far. I like the new design language. The W203 was my first MB so I'm partial to the more curvy designs from the early 2000s. I never totally...
05-31-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,813
Posted By pmb600

That is not exactly correct. The Auburn Brown...

That is not exactly correct. The Auburn Brown Leather and designo Auburn Brown are the same colors however when you order designo you get the diamond-patterned seats, Nappa Leather, the upper dash...
05-31-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,414
Posted By pmb600

Pretty sure this is Anthracite Blue:

Pretty sure this is Anthracite Blue:
02-19-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,571
Posted By pmb600

I think the default is 5 on the COMAND screen. I...

I think the default is 5 on the COMAND screen. I keep my COMAND at about 4 or 5 and my ambient light at 5.
02-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,194
Posted By pmb600

Do you have the drive dynamic multicontour...

Do you have the drive dynamic multicontour driver's seat? In my E550, when the thigh support is extended outward, it can sometimes cause a creak.
02-09-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,411
Posted By pmb600

It's normal for the AIRMATIC to settle after...

It's normal for the AIRMATIC to settle after locking the car a bit, but when it sinks that much then something is wrong. I think it is commong for dirt or particles to get into the valve and then it...
12-23-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,871
Posted By pmb600

Are you talking about Media Interface ipod...

Are you talking about Media Interface ipod integration or Media Interface Plus Accessory thing?
08-25-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,945
Posted By pmb600

If you only have rain, you'll be fine without it....

If you only have rain, you'll be fine without it. 4Matic is only necissary in climates like the Northeast where we have snow.
08-25-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By pmb600

It is a C218. The end.

It is a C218. The end.
05-18-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By pmb600

Same thing happened to me with the left drive...

Same thing happened to me with the left drive dynamic bolster, there was a leak in the thing that inflates in the side of the seat. I had it replaced under warranty.
04-08-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,390
Posted By pmb600

Usually go to MB Morristown or Globe in Fairfield.

Usually go to MB Morristown or Globe in Fairfield.
04-08-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,390
Posted By pmb600

Here's a picture of the bent rim I got from a...

Here's a picture of the bent rim I got from a beautiful pothole back in February. They were able to fix the rim though and refinish it so I didn't have to buy a new one.
...
04-08-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,390
Posted By pmb600

I doubt they get tired of it, that's what keeps...

I doubt they get tired of it, that's what keeps them in business. I'm getting a tire replaced tomorrow morning because of a bubble, but I bought the tire myself, the dealer charges too much.
04-08-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,390
Posted By pmb600

I feel your pain. I bent a wheel really bad...

I feel your pain. I bent a wheel really bad (which had to be repaired) and got a bubble in a different tire. And I've hit countless other potholes which have bent the rims but not bad enough that...
03-25-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,641
Posted By pmb600

Congrats on the new car! Same color combo as...

Congrats on the new car! Same color combo as mine. I leave my ambient light set to 5 (highest level) I like it a lot. I took the picture below one night in the garage, a little blurry but I...
03-25-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,047
Posted By pmb600

Best trick for Sirius is to let it expire and...

Best trick for Sirius is to let it expire and then get the promo rate when they try to get you back. I think I paid around $25 for 5 months of radio and traffic.

And for the record, I despise the...
03-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,682
Posted By pmb600

I believe that if it has petroleum as an...

I believe that if it has petroleum as an ingredient it can damage and crack the tires.
03-08-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,784
Posted By pmb600

Yes the E550 and E350 have the same dash design...

Yes the E550 and E350 have the same dash design and materials. I suggest seeing it in person and making your own conclusions however. The E63 AMG now has a stitched dash standard though.
03-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,784
Posted By pmb600

I also doubt that the car will get new interior...

I also doubt that the car will get new interior plastic materials for the facelift, but I don't think you can rule it out. The W203 C-Class also got new texture dash material for the MY05 facelift...
03-08-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,503
Posted By pmb600

It sounds like you have a pretty well informed...

It sounds like you have a pretty well informed experience with snow tires, so you will probably be fine with RWD. I have RWD in NJ, but I also have a 4MATIC C-Class which I use pretty much...
03-07-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By pmb600

Check with your car insurance company, many will...

Check with your car insurance company, many will cover windshield repair completely or will pay for replacement with no deductible.
03-07-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,682
Posted By pmb600

Continental tires unfortunately suck imho and are...

Continental tires unfortunately suck imho and are very prone to bubbles. I had to replace a ContiProContact on my W211 E550 after the winter and the tires were less than a year old. The Pirelli...
03-07-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,784
Posted By pmb600

Dash materials will not change for MY12. They...

Dash materials will not change for MY12. They never change something as large as this until a facelift, if at all. Facelift for E-Class isn't due until MY13 or MY14.
03-07-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,381
Posted By pmb600

MB does drop ship parts directly from Germany to...

MB does drop ship parts directly from Germany to dealers in cases such as this. As someone mentioned it could be a vendor issue or a number of other things.
03-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,071
Posted By pmb600

Yes, it's the same, you have Keyless Go. Mine...

Yes, it's the same, you have Keyless Go. Mine looks different because its a picture of the rear door handle. Only the front door has the key hole.

You definately have Keyless Go and your car...
02-27-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,071
Posted By pmb600

If your car unlocks when you touch the door...

If your car unlocks when you touch the door handle and your door handles look like this (they have a chrome strip and the small indent which is the lock button), then yes you have Keyless Go. Your...
02-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By pmb600

Yes it should be Sindelfingen, same as the...

Yes it should be Sindelfingen, same as the sedans. The E-Class Coupes and Cabs are made in Bremen.
02-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,897
Posted By pmb600

I have had my W212 E550 since last July, and...

I have had my W212 E550 since last July, and before that I had a W211 E550 so some experience with Airmatic... I also see that you are in NJ, the roads are so atrocious around here this time of...
02-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

You don't have to be so hostile. And try writing...

You don't have to be so hostile. And try writing in full sentences and then maybe we can understand you better.

I will never agree with your point of view on the subject, and I think it's...
02-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,101
Posted By pmb600

I can often hear the air compressor when driving...

I can often hear the air compressor when driving slowly or stopped. It doesn't bother me though. Keep in mind the SL uses a different suspension system, the Active Body Control.
02-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

Yes I do remember saying what I did about the...

Yes I do remember saying what I did about the price of the car and I stand by that whole heartedly.

You say "so with that said if someone believes that the car doesnt need 91 in their mind they...
02-05-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

I agree there is no point in wasting money. This...

I agree there is no point in wasting money. This is not a case of wasting money, because the car clearly requires premium to run properly, so this is not equivalent to your TV example.
02-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

Well if they don't care about saving money then...

Well if they don't care about saving money then why ignore the instructions from Mercedes and use regular? I don't really see any other reason why someone would not want to use Premium.
02-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,552
Posted By pmb600

That's unusual. I stored my seat position with...

That's unusual. I stored my seat position with Drive-Dynamic function on the 2 setting and it always remembers without me setting it.
02-05-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

This entire thread is comical and each time...

This entire thread is comical and each time another one of these pops up I have to laugh. Don't drive a $60,000+ car if you can't afford $4 more per fillup in gas. I'm not a wasteful person with...
02-03-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,031
Posted By pmb600

All MBs start in Comfort or Economy mode from...

All MBs start in Comfort or Economy mode from model year 2010 going forward.
02-03-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,581
Posted By pmb600

Oh god here we go again, another Premium fuel...

Oh god here we go again, another Premium fuel thread.

To the OP, don't take car advice from MSN Money. Mercedes engines are designed for Premium to get maximum performance and fuel economy and...
02-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,687
Posted By pmb600

I agree with you K-A, I'm not a fan of roof...

I agree with you K-A, I'm not a fan of roof spoilers, they look out of place on an E-Class (or any Mercedes for that matter.) I'm on the fence about the trunk spoiler. Mine does not have a trunk...
02-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,373
Posted By pmb600

Great looking car! Make sure you don't polish it...

Great looking car! Make sure you don't polish it or use anything abrasive to clean it and I wouldn't take it through a car wash either.

What interior color did you get?
02-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,134
Posted By pmb600

Dealer is wrong. Twin-turbo V8 will be...

Dealer is wrong. Twin-turbo V8 will be introduced across the lineup for MY12.
01-30-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By pmb600

I'm pretty sure, I will see if I can find some...

I'm pretty sure, I will see if I can find some documentation. But even if you knock on the rear panel, it has a different feel and sound which to me didn't feel like glass. Also, the warning...
01-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By pmb600

I think on the W211 the front panel is glass and...

I think on the W211 the front panel is glass and the rear panel is some kind of composite.
01-14-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,724
Posted By pmb600

AutoGlym HD is awesome! That's what I used to...

AutoGlym HD is awesome! That's what I used to wax my E back in October and there is still wax protection on it now into the winter. K-A I would highly recommend this wax for your detail. It is a...
01-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,724
Posted By pmb600

K-A, I personally wouldn't use dish soap because...

K-A, I personally wouldn't use dish soap because I do think it can dry out some of the rubber seals in the doors and around the windows. What you can do is clay the vehicle and then do an isopropyl...
01-10-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,724
Posted By pmb600

Agreed. It takes me about 1 and a half hours to...

Agreed. It takes me about 1 and a half hours to do a wash of the exterior. The wheels can easily take 30 minutes alone.
01-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,724
Posted By pmb600

How do you wash an entire car in 15 minutes? Are...

How do you wash an entire car in 15 minutes? Are you including wheels? Two bucket method? etc
01-06-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,361
Posted By pmb600

Overall I've gotten very used to the Adapative...

Overall I've gotten very used to the Adapative High Beam Assist. I think the best improvement would be for it to work at all speeds, not just over 37mph or so. The speed limit on many suburban...
01-02-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,662
Posted By pmb600

I remember reading a long time ago, I think it...

I remember reading a long time ago, I think it was when Dieter Zetsche took control of Daimler/MB Cars, that one of his initiatives was to reduce the number of redundant parts. The example the...
01-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,724
Posted By pmb600

Buy one of these, a Gilmour Foamaster foam gun to...

Buy one of these, a Gilmour Foamaster foam gun to pre-soak the car with car wash, then rinse and do your normal 2-bucket method. Detailers Domain is a forum sponsor and gives 10% off to MB World:
...
01-01-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By pmb600

What products did you use to detail the S? I'm...

What products did you use to detail the S? I'm curious because I'm into detailing myself and I read several different detailing forums. Here is a thread I started a few months ago with lots of...
12-31-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By pmb600

Looks amazing. I love the second picture of the...

Looks amazing. I love the second picture of the front wheel arch where you can really see the Diamond effect in the paint. There is a foot of snow on the ground in NJ from the blizzard earlier this...
12-26-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By pmb600

Sorry to hear about that. How did you total the...

Sorry to hear about that. How did you total the car going 5mph? Here is a PDF of the MY2006 Dealer Ordering Guide.
12-23-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,033
Posted By pmb600

I doubt this is anything close to the real thing,...

I doubt this is anything close to the real thing, this just looks like a mash up of different MBs and concept MBs. The front lights are from the C218 CLS, the lower bumper a W212, rear bumper and...
12-22-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,033
Posted By pmb600

Way to early to speculate what the W222 will look...

Way to early to speculate what the W222 will look like. Although many sources claim that some styling cues from the F700 research vehicle would be used. My advice is until you see a rendering from...
12-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,120
Posted By pmb600

I agree that you deserve more out of a sales...

I agree that you deserve more out of a sales experience when buying a luxury brand. Unfortunately there are good and bad dealers out there. By the way, are you saying you don't mind being treated...
12-13-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,209
Posted By pmb600

AMG "Styling" is standard on the E550 Coupe. The...

AMG "Styling" is standard on the E550 Coupe. The optional Appearance Package includes the AMG wheels, multi-contour seats, an AMG steering wheel with the flat bottom and stainless steel pedals with...
12-10-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,120
Posted By pmb600

Are the faded trim pieces the only problem you...

Are the faded trim pieces the only problem you are having? Bring the car into service and ask them to replace the faded trim pieces. This is hardly a problem worth returning a great car. Sorry to...
11-27-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,161
Posted By pmb600

Agreed, I love the S-Class interior. Even now, 5...

Agreed, I love the S-Class interior. Even now, 5 years later, the S-Class interior holds it's own against the brand new 7 Series and A8. Although I do think they did a great job on the new A8...
11-27-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,801
Posted By pmb600

Unfortunately in terms of colors for Special...

Unfortunately in terms of colors for Special Order on the E-Class, there is only Cuprite Brown paint and Chestnut Brown leather. There are some additional choices on different model lines, but for...
11-26-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,101
Posted By pmb600

Iridium Silver is far from rare in the U.S., but...

Iridium Silver is far from rare in the U.S., but I would say that I see less Iridium Silver cars and more Palladium these days at least in my part of the country...
11-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,801
Posted By pmb600

That's not the correct price. Cuprite Brown is...

That's not the correct price. Cuprite Brown is the same as any other metallic paint $720. And there is only a $250 Special Order fee.

MBUSA introduced a new Special Order program last year which...
11-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By pmb600

MB is starting to roll out their new generation...

MB is starting to roll out their new generation of engines starting with the facelift MY11 CL550 which has the new 4.6L twin turbo and the MY11 S and CL63 AMG which both have the new 5.5L twin turbo....
11-18-2010, 01:12 AM
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Posted By pmb600

I heard a rattle in my car and then I realized it...

I heard a rattle in my car and then I realized it was the passenger seat belt hitting against the B-pillar plastic. I also noticed that over extremely rough roads, which there are many in NJ/NYC...
11-18-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

I actually just learned something new tonight...

I actually just learned something new tonight while driving home. You can also press the voice control button and say "Mute Guidance Instructions" or "Guidance Instructions Off" to turn off the...
11-17-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By pmb600

The new car looks great! I'm not a fan of the...

The new car looks great! I'm not a fan of the roof spoiler either, you can probably take it off pretty easily. I think they are just stuck on.
11-16-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By pmb600

Good luck. My last two were Black. What a...

Good luck. My last two were Black. What a difficult color...
11-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

You can also adjust the volume of the voice...

You can also adjust the volume of the voice guidance by using the volume knob while she is speaking.
11-14-2010, 09:37 PM
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Views: 937,505
Posted By pmb600

Beautiful car mbfoup. Any interior pictures?

Beautiful car mbfoup. Any interior pictures?
11-14-2010, 02:30 AM
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Views: 1,557
Posted By pmb600

The illumination of the multi-countour seat...

The illumination of the multi-countour seat controls has nothing to do with the car being sub-S or a C-Class. The Drive-Dynamic Multi-Countour seat on the E-Class sedan is electrically operated,...
11-14-2010, 02:03 AM
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Views: 11,965
Posted By pmb600

I have to reinforce getting P2 as well. I...

I have to reinforce getting P2 as well. I wouldn't buy this car without Bi-Xenons, it just doesn't look the same and it is much better for night driving. The Keyless Go and the Electronic Trunk...
11-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,452
Posted By pmb600

What about the Aston Martin DB9? That car uses...

What about the Aston Martin DB9? That car uses buttons on the dash to select gears. Does it make the car any less sporty?
11-14-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,452
Posted By pmb600

This picture shows a European E-Class wagon with...

This picture shows a European E-Class wagon with a 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission. In Europe, the E-Class Sedan and Wagon get the column shifter on V6 and V8 models only (except the...
11-14-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,801
Posted By pmb600

Yes both Cuprite Brown paint and Chestnut Brown...

Yes both Cuprite Brown paint and Chestnut Brown leather are special order choices for the E-Class sedan. This car is a Sport, the steering wheel is the standard steering wheel for the E350 Sport. ...
11-14-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,801
Posted By pmb600

Absolutely beautiful! What a great special order...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great special order combination.
11-14-2010, 01:23 AM
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Views: 4,160
Posted By pmb600

This interior is called Natural Beige. It is a...

This interior is called Natural Beige. It is a orangey brown color, kinda of like caramel. Almond Beige is another interior choice which is more of a traditional light beige. I have pictures of an...
11-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

You push the tab forward and you can lift out the...

You push the tab forward and you can lift out the cup holder insert. The rubber mat underneath also comes out and you can wash it off easily.
11-12-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

The Maybach has had this technology since 2002...

The Maybach has had this technology since 2002 for the optional rear sunroof, it is a $10,000 option I believe. But it seems that the technology is becoming more cost effective.
11-10-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

Not sure. I misunderstood what you wrote, I...

Not sure. I misunderstood what you wrote, I thought you meant stomping on the brakes to stop the car and activate the HOLD in one motion. That could hurt the brakes, but no, to others point, I...
11-10-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By pmb600

Yes, as of model year 2009, headlamps will cut...

Yes, as of model year 2009, headlamps will cut out when the ignition is turned off to save the battery. I think you can still activate the parking lights without the key.
11-10-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

The best way to do it is to brake normally and...

The best way to do it is to brake normally and then do not take your foot off the brake, but instead give it a light quick tap further. Once you figure it out, it will seem crazy that you couldn't...
11-09-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,101
Posted By pmb600

Glad to hear it worked out and that seems pretty...

Glad to hear it worked out and that seems pretty quick too! I would try to get the leather interior again. I think going from Leather back to MB Tex you might be unhappy with the change.
11-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By pmb600

MB's do seem to fill up pretty much to the top. ...

MB's do seem to fill up pretty much to the top. Here in NJ we are one of the only places left with full service stations, so I don't have to worry about getting gas on myself. But I always tell...
11-07-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

You do have the ability to keep them off with the...

You do have the ability to keep them off with the old style dial, but you have to first disable "Daytime Running Lights" in the IC menu which will turn off the LEDs.

Don't worry too much about...
11-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

When I first got the car I couldn't get it to...

When I first got the car I couldn't get it to activate, but it was not a problem with the car, I just had to get a feel for it. I personally don't like to push down on the brake pedal in one hard...
11-07-2010, 08:46 PM
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Views: 937,505
Posted By pmb600

God that hurts my eyes! :mercy:

God that hurts my eyes! :mercy:
11-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By pmb600

I don't know that you are necessarily hurting the...

I don't know that you are necessarily hurting the car, but I would not make a habit of parking it that way. You should only let the car do it automatically as a backup, not as the primary way of...
11-07-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By pmb600

I agree I hate the horn too. At least you can...

I agree I hate the horn too. At least you can turn it off in the instrument cluster menu. Hopefully they are working on changing it back.

I too find myself reaching for the column shifter when...
11-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By pmb600

To my knowledge the car will only re-lock itself...

To my knowledge the car will only re-lock itself automatically if you unlock the car, but do not open a door or trunk within 40 seconds or so. It would probably be bad if the car automatically...
11-07-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

I saw this on the BMW 550i I drove during the...

I saw this on the BMW 550i I drove during the Ultimate Drive tour, but I didn't like the auto hold they use as much. I found that the car would put the brake hold on too soon. For example, when I...
11-07-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

Nope, all 212/207 E-Class have this feature...

Nope, all 212/207 E-Class have this feature standard. And yes after you activate it, it shows "HOLD" in the IC. Just lightly tap the gas to release it. You can also push down on the brake pedal...
11-07-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,101
Posted By pmb600

I was thinking the same thing. Do you know what...

I was thinking the same thing. Do you know what guide they use to determine current market value? Since new cars tend to lose a large chunk of value in the first year, I wonder what value an...
11-07-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

Yes it does that. Starting earlier this year, MB...

Yes it does that. Starting earlier this year, MB has been replacing the headlamp switch across the lineup with one that only has an "Auto" or "On" position. There is no off "O" anymore. The new...
11-06-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

One of my favorite features of the W212 is the...

One of my favorite features of the W212 is the HOLD function on the brake. I've gotten so used to it now, I really miss it when I'm driving a car without it.
11-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,010
Posted By pmb600

Don't you think the W211 Airmatic made a little...

Don't you think the W211 Airmatic made a little more refined sound? After you locked the car it would slowly hiss as it lowered. This car often makes loud quick woosh sounds.
11-06-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

Yes only the left lights up for a rear fog lamp. ...

Yes only the left lights up for a rear fog lamp. That's how MB's have had it for as long as I can remember.
11-05-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,527
Posted By pmb600

Did you figure out yet what options your car has?...

Did you figure out yet what options your car has? It will be an easy question/answer once we know how it is built.
11-05-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

I was in an E-Class Coupe with the optional Nappa...

I was in an E-Class Coupe with the optional Nappa leather and it smells amazing. The S-Class "Premium" leather upgrade is actually another step above it is Semi-aniline, no nappa on offer for the...
11-05-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,527
Posted By pmb600

You could also just snap a cell phone pic of all...

You could also just snap a cell phone pic of all the way on the right where it lists all the options. That would help us tell you what your car has/doesn't have.
11-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,101
Posted By pmb600

Wow, I'm glad you are all alright. I would...

Wow, I'm glad you are all alright. I would definitely fight to get that car totaled, especially if you own it you will take a huge hit when you try to sell it if it is repaired. Does Cali have laws...
11-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,527
Posted By pmb600

The 3-spoke steering wheel will not work with...

The 3-spoke steering wheel will not work with Lane Keeping Assist. Can you post your window sticker so we can see what options you have?
11-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By pmb600

These are cutting points for rescue workers. If...

These are cutting points for rescue workers. If the vehicle is involved in an accident and the rescue workers need to cut open the vehicle, these cutting points help them from accidentally cutting...
11-02-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

This is by design. It can be a safety issue if...

This is by design. It can be a safety issue if you are driving and accidentally hit a memory button that is not yours. If the seat continues to move until it reaches its memorized position (like on...
11-02-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

If those are made of metal, I would suggest...

If those are made of metal, I would suggest taking them off immediately. See my previous post.
11-02-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,984
Posted By pmb600

The accessory MB tire valve caps are now made of...

The accessory MB tire valve caps are now made of plastic for that exact reason. Metal valve caps should not be used with TPMS they can weld themselves on requiring an expensive repair.
10-29-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By pmb600

Nice choice on color combo, I have the same. ...

Nice choice on color combo, I have the same. Which wood trim did you get?

By the way, but why mud flaps? I know they can serve a purpose, but they look pretty ugly. To each his own though...
10-29-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,045
Posted By pmb600

That picture is actually Olivine Grey which was...

That picture is actually Olivine Grey which was on the Launch Edition E550 Coupe and Cabriolet.
10-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

One important thing to note. In Europe they have...

One important thing to note. In Europe they have the optional Intelligent Light System which allows the beam width to be changed based upon driving conditions. The U.S. DOT does not allow...
10-29-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,737
Posted By pmb600

Just fyi, this difference doesn't apply to each...

Just fyi, this difference doesn't apply to each model line, just the E-Class sedan for now. I think the S/SL/CL-Classes have Direct Steer across the line-up standard, but not 100% certain. ...
10-28-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,737
Posted By pmb600

Enjoy the new car. Had I realized that the...

Enjoy the new car. Had I realized that the 4Matic had Direct Steer and had I driven the 4Matic before making my decision I probably would have gone for it just for the tighter steering. Oh well,...
10-28-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,737
Posted By pmb600

Glad to hear it all worked out for you. You will...

Glad to hear it all worked out for you. You will notice a firmer steering feel (which I prefer) on the 4Matic. The 4Matic W212 has code 213 Direct steer system (speed sensitive steering) the RWD...
10-28-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,595
Posted By pmb600

Octane numbers in Europe and and the U.S. cannot...

Octane numbers in Europe and and the U.S. cannot be directly compared. They use the RON (research octane number) method in Europe, in the U.S. we use an average of RON and MON (motor octane number)...
10-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

Here's a video showing some of the Bi-Xenon...

Here's a video showing some of the Bi-Xenon functions including the cornering illuminating lamps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JZusuMrLOQ
10-26-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

Sounds like we both made good choices on car. ...

Sounds like we both made good choices on car. The 2 lights you are talking about are running lights they serve no fog light function. The green indicator in the instrument cluster just indicates...
10-26-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,037
Posted By pmb600

For model year 2011 Luxury sedans get the bar...

For model year 2011 Luxury sedans get the bar with Premium 2. All Sport models now come with the hockey sticks as standard.
10-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,113
Posted By pmb600

It seems like there is a lot of confusion here. ...

It seems like there is a lot of confusion here. Here is the correct info:

Any Sport or Luxury E-Class with Bi-Xenon Headlamps (Premium 2 Package) does not have front fog lamps because there is no...
10-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,595
Posted By pmb600

From what I've heard, it's harder to find 93 in...

From what I've heard, it's harder to find 93 in some parts of Cali, not sure why. Nearly every gas station in Northern NJ has 93 octane for Premium.
10-26-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By pmb600

I have had my Steel Grey E550 since July and I...

I have had my Steel Grey E550 since July and I can tell you there is no green whatsoever in the color but there is definitely blue and even some purple in some lights. It's a very nice color, and in...
10-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By pmb600

I can assure that the pictures he posted are...

I can assure that the pictures he posted are Steel Grey, since they are my pictures haha :)
10-26-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,595
Posted By pmb600

In many parts of the country, Premium is 91...

In many parts of the country, Premium is 91 octane. Where I live in the Northeast (not sure what other areas) Premium is usually 93. As you point out, Sunoco sells 4 grades of gas including 91...
10-17-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,737
Posted By pmb600

There seems to be some misinformation that has...

There seems to be some misinformation that has started here. The Attention Assist feature does not vibrate the steering wheel. The optional Driver Assistance Package which includes Lane Keeping...
10-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By pmb600

You can get leather as an option in either car. ...

You can get leather as an option in either car. But keep in mind, most dealers don't typically order leather for stock vehicles since most people don't notice nor do they care enough to pay extra...
10-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By pmb600

Design is tough thing, there are always things...

Design is tough thing, there are always things that will appeal to some and not to others. There were two nice press pictures that were out there last year when the 212/207 launched, but most people...
10-10-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,074
Posted By pmb600

E-Class coupe is C207, C-Class coupe will be C204.

E-Class coupe is C207, C-Class coupe will be C204.
10-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,892
Posted By pmb600

Too pimped out for my taste, nice color though...

Too pimped out for my taste, nice color though...
10-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By pmb600

Thanks both! I love the interior color, it looks...

Thanks both! I love the interior color, it looks like a designo option to me, but it's a standard leather choice for the E-Class.
10-09-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,160
Posted By pmb600

First full detail of my E550

The car is about 3 months old and I had wanted to do this much sooner, but I never got around to it. Now that the weather is getting cooler here it was time to get a few coats of wax on it and prep...
10-08-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,057
Posted By pmb600

Distronic only comes with a 3 slat grille. I...

Distronic only comes with a 3 slat grille. I also like the Indium Grey. HBerman, do you have any pictures of your 11 E550 luxury, I have yet to see the new LED design for the Luxury models. Thanks!
09-12-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By pmb600

Is it possible that the dealer damaged the mirror...

Is it possible that the dealer damaged the mirror and replaced it with a repainted one. If it was a poorly done respray, little raised bubbles can happen in the paint. Do you have any pictures?
09-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By pmb600

I think you might be confusing the iPod/MP3 Media...

I think you might be confusing the iPod/MP3 Media Interface in the new E-Class with the iPod Interface in the older models. There was a problem with low sound with the older type of interface used...
09-08-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,050
Posted By pmb600

I have been spending a lot of time on detailing...

I have been spending a lot of time on detailing forums lately and have a few things I've learned. I would advise all to be very, very careful cleaning the wood it's easy to put more fine scratches...
09-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,946
Posted By pmb600

The most unexpected comment I've gotten on my car...

The most unexpected comment I've gotten on my car happened over the weekend. I had just parallel parked and gotten out of the car. As I did a guy on a motorcycle was driving by and shouted "nice...
09-05-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,645
Posted By pmb600

It's only $1,500 more expensive than the E350 gas...

It's only $1,500 more expensive than the E350 gas version:

MY11 E350 Gas starts at $49,400
MY11 E350 BlueTec starts at $50,900
MY11 E550 starts at $57,100
08-22-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By pmb600

Are you guys saying you only pay $800-$900 a year...

Are you guys saying you only pay $800-$900 a year for insurance? I'm jealous, insurance in NJ is extremely expensive.
08-22-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,855
Posted By pmb600

Are you sure they deflate when you turn the car...

Are you sure they deflate when you turn the car off, I don't think that's true. I think you can set the seat memory to remember how you like the lumbar settings.
08-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,238
Posted By pmb600

This must be a California thing, I've never seen...

This must be a California thing, I've never seen that out here on the East Coast.
08-16-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By pmb600

Ah, I see. If selling in Germany I would imagine...

Ah, I see. If selling in Germany I would imagine that your asking price would be different than what we suggested. The cars are more expensive to begin with over there, so I would be curious to see...
08-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By pmb600

I agree, I would list for high $50s to start,...

I agree, I would list for high $50s to start, since you can always go down, but not back up.

Just curious, but I thought at one point you were living in Germany with the car. Are you now back in...
07-20-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,058
Posted By pmb600

Only the Luxury sedan should get the straight...

Only the Luxury sedan should get the straight LEDs. Sport Sedans will still have the hockey stick shaped LEDs.
07-17-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,981
Posted By pmb600

Don't worry 2011 E550's still have the N/A engine.

Don't worry 2011 E550's still have the N/A engine.
07-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,777
Posted By pmb600

Nice pictures. I haven't been this excited for a...

Nice pictures. I haven't been this excited for a new car release in a long time. Usually I have to see it in person to fall in love. Not this one though.
07-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,760
Posted By pmb600

Yes the Steel Grey does look bluish sometimes,...

Yes the Steel Grey does look bluish sometimes, even some violet undertones are noticeable I think in certain lighting conditions. I considered the Palladium Silver, but I prefer darker colors. In...
07-09-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,760
Posted By pmb600

Thanks for all the compliments everyone. I do...

Thanks for all the compliments everyone. I do not blame the dealer for the plate since I forgot to ask them to keep off the plate until the day I got the car. On my last car I warned them in...
07-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,760
Posted By pmb600

Mine is black. They are black on the Natural...

Mine is black. They are black on the Natural Beige and special order Chestnut Brown interiors. The Almond Beige and Grey two-tone interiors have center arm rests in those colors.
07-08-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,760
Posted By pmb600

Some pictures and thoughts on my new E550

Just wanted to share with you guys some pictures and first impressions on my new E550! I got it last week after having it built to order. I decided on Steel Grey with Natural Beige Leather, P2,...
07-06-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,058
Posted By pmb600

I haven't heard about the COMAND changes you...

I haven't heard about the COMAND changes you mention, where did you hear this? However, the headlamp switch designs already changed half way through MY10. There are two versions: one for cars...
06-25-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,651
Posted By pmb600

If you get designo on an S550 it is the same...

If you get designo on an S550 it is the same quality and quantity of leather as in the V12 models. The S and CL-Classes use semi-aniline leather as their highest quality leather.
06-23-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,651
Posted By pmb600

Please don't judge the new E-Class based on the...

Please don't judge the new E-Class based on the 2002 E320 (did you mean 2003? the W211 launched in 2003). The electronics and reliability of Mercedes are light years ahead of what they were then. ...
06-23-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,245
Posted By pmb600

Just curious, but can you share any pictures. I...

Just curious, but can you share any pictures. I am interested to see what the damage looks like.
06-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,372
Posted By pmb600

Not sure what the reason for the change was. I'm...

Not sure what the reason for the change was. I'm guessing probably easier to make all MB Tex or all Leather from a manufacturing aspect.

All S-Class in the U.S. have Leather standard. There is...
06-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,372
Posted By pmb600

Correct, I should have clarified Leather has...

Correct, I should have clarified Leather has always been an option on the 6 cylinder E-Class, it's just the standard upholstery that has varied over the years. On the W210, leather was standard on...
06-13-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By pmb600

steelgrey is correct, Appearance Package and...

steelgrey is correct, Appearance Package and Wood/Leather Steering Wheel & Shift Knob are separate options. The MBUSA.com site must be incorrect.
06-13-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,372
Posted By pmb600

Just as another fyi, from model years 2003-2006...

Just as another fyi, from model years 2003-2006 the E320 and E350 had leather seating inserts. Meaning that the perforated portion of the front seats only I believe, were actual leather. For the...
06-08-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By pmb600

If you have the newer iPhone or iPod you will...

If you have the newer iPhone or iPod you will need the new cable. Apple changed the connection on the bottom so that the charger works differently now.
06-07-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 36,811
Posted By pmb600

Congratulations! That's one nice car, and...

Congratulations! That's one nice car, and certainly very rare!
06-07-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,041
Posted By pmb600

Very interesting, I would have never thought of...

Very interesting, I would have never thought of that.

Have you tried locking in the glove box, maybe that will block the signal? If not, and you find something to contain it in that will block...
06-05-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,041
Posted By pmb600

Why would you want to leave the key in the car...

Why would you want to leave the key in the car and lock with the metal key?
06-03-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,715
Posted By pmb600

The two-tone Almond Beige/Black and Grey/Black...

The two-tone Almond Beige/Black and Grey/Black interiors have center armrests in those respective colors. The Natural Beige and Chestnut Brown two-tone interiors always have Black armrests.
06-03-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,715
Posted By pmb600

Not in the US, Sport has Black headliner only. I...

Not in the US, Sport has Black headliner only. I thought I would dislike the dark headliner in my E-Class since my C and my previous E350 both had Grey headliners with Black interiors, but I...
06-03-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By pmb600

I have to second that. MB has done a much better...

I have to second that. MB has done a much better job integrating new EU crash legislation. MB grilles used to be attached to the hood, but now they are fixed and the hood is separate, but they...
06-03-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By pmb600

Here you go. Love the new E-Class in White! ...

Here you go. Love the new E-Class in White! What interior color are you getting?

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8776/54263192.jpg
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06-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,041
Posted By pmb600

I forgot to also mention that MB's Keyless Go...

I forgot to also mention that MB's Keyless Go system is superior to some other makes because it doesn't require that you pull the handle twice. It uses more advanced (and probably more expensive)...
06-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,041
Posted By pmb600

Don't worry the key doesn't send current through...

Don't worry the key doesn't send current through your body. Keyless Go works like this: when you place your hand on the handle the car instantaneously sends signals looking for the key in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-30-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,867
Posted By pmb600

I think that the Airmatic suspension must be in...

I think that the Airmatic suspension must be in the raised position in this picture.
05-30-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,511
Posted By pmb600

Is it possible you are actually hearing the...

Is it possible you are actually hearing the Airmatic suspension adjusting? I know if I'm in my car and the A/C and radio are off, I can hear some small noises from the Airmatic when someone gets in...
05-29-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,751
Posted By pmb600

I have to agree, you should get P2 if you can. ...

I have to agree, you should get P2 if you can. Once you live with Xenon lights you won't want to go back. The Adaptive High Beam Assist is really great too.
05-29-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,220
Posted By pmb600

The new engines will not be available in the...

The new engines will not be available in the E-Class until next year as confirmed by this autoblog post. The S and CL Classes will receive the new engines later this year.
...
05-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,382
Posted By pmb600

Bi-Xenon headlamps are only available in Premium...

Bi-Xenon headlamps are only available in Premium 2 in the US and cannot be special ordered. Just as an fyi, MBUSA introduced a special order program last year that allows certain options to be...
05-27-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,751
Posted By pmb600

My vote is for Natural Beige with Burl Walnut. ...

My vote is for Natural Beige with Burl Walnut. But then again, that is what I have coming next month. Black is great, but very common. Natural Beige is a striking color. I don't think it will get...
05-25-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,895
Posted By pmb600

You're a little late to the conversation. He...

You're a little late to the conversation. He wasn't upset as much with the button, but the service he was receiving at the dealership. His concerns were justified.

To the OP, glad you got things...
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