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Today, 11:25 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Cooper tires

Cooper doesnít even make 21s, so wonít see them on my car.
Today, 04:30 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production delay

Do you mean the projection above the rear hatch? And where did you find this bit of information?

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Today, 12:54 PM
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Interior dimensions

Oh, that's from their media site https://media.mbusa.com/releases/release-79708d14bcfb8a2790547587d31d1476-2020-mercedes-benz-gle-450-4matic-suv. I have access to download from the Daimler site but...
Today, 12:27 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production status

I'm a day ahead of you at this point, but you should get yours before me because it doesn't need to travel as far.
Today, 11:57 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior dimensions

No, I do not.
Today, 11:12 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Cargo area

I really dislike the fact the load floor is not flat anymore with the 2nd row folded!
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Today, 10:35 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior dimensions

Probably emailed them? I don't see it on the website.
Yesterday, 11:54 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

MB Twitter post

Finally it's showing up in M-B's social media, at least Euro version.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/700x859/capture_26681829963ee51bbde65dda5aa217010266a7b2.jpg
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Yesterday, 09:19 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior dimensions

That's not given, but maybe exact dimensions not important? Just know it will be better than the current GLE.
Yesterday, 08:51 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior dimensions

From the DOG:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/900x380/capture_0a23602718377f3ff886da2fbc6677171fd6bc6d.jpg...
Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production tracking

Your salesperson can do it. Only takes a minute. In Germany customers can track their car's production online, but not in US yet.
Yesterday, 06:11 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Order/production issues

Sorry about your saga. No way I'd take a car with the third row option.

I ordered the first morning NetStar opened up. I've always been 1st decade February production. At first it showed...
02-19-2019, 09:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

E-ABC in dealer stock?

Well, they certainly had many built for press cars, and mine is now being built with that option. So I think it's probably a matter of a dealer configuring an allocation with it.
02-19-2019, 08:22 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

E-ABC in dealer stock?

[/left]Very unlikely, IMO. That is such an expensive option the dealers know the take rate will be really low.
02-19-2019, 07:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Textured leather

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/587x762/iris_094ad3ae1923ad350677e8ffe552e85ddaf3d433.jpg
02-19-2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Functional rear bumper exhaust outlets

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x244/capture_ab97cbf427af9a9e93ade6777a99ee221220f711.jpg

I guess that's what the extra $350 for the 450 package buys. Worth it to me.
02-19-2019, 05:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Wheel arch moldings

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/900x431/capture2_f1ff06938892aae245ed3b34cd520d554ba73c24.jpg
02-19-2019, 04:19 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Demos cars

My sales guy will let me know. I'm sure they take a little longer to get out West.
02-19-2019, 03:08 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Dealer launch

I believe "wholesale launch" means they are now available for retail sale by the dealers. You would certainly think now that there are demo vehicles at dealers that the configurator would be...
02-19-2019, 01:57 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

WLTP Euro test procedure

https://blog.daimler.com/en/2019/02/18/wltp-emissions-co2-strategy-certification/
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02-19-2019, 01:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Official GLE release

As we've seen evidence of, official release was yesterday.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x1299/capture_02dceaeb869fadbfe2b894fadfbd65e67d7e6bdd.jpg
02-19-2019, 11:50 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

US distribution

Makes sense - hub & spoke model with Baltimore and Long Beach as hubs.
02-19-2019, 11:39 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I only gloat in jest! We all are trying to...

I only gloat in jest! We all are trying to separate the truth from the crap. Often dealers or salespeople will give you an answer that they're not sure of just to sound knowledgeable. When you get...
02-19-2019, 12:29 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Thanks for the insights!

Thanks for the insights!
02-18-2019, 11:53 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

EPA mileage rating

I guess that's better than overpromising! No one will complain or sue for getting better mileage than the rating!
02-18-2019, 11:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Demo

Interesting that there was a credit for standard features left off!
02-18-2019, 08:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated DOG

Post #2178 (2/12) has latest with almost all pricing; still marked "preliminary," though. Also includes my updated spread sheets. I am reposting all here.
02-18-2019, 04:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Diesel highway mileage

Of course that's what diesels excel at. If MB brings in the GLE 350d or 400d I'm sure it will be competitive.
02-18-2019, 12:41 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fuel economy

Your results may vary. Of course, relying on the in car computer for mileage is not always the most accurate. History shows it tends to be optimistic. I was hoping for a little better rating, but...
02-18-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fuel economy

Okay, Joe, hate to say I told you so! :)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x914/fuel_economy_rating_db77da04b5fb53cb2e045b3a1e4892c887f40f92.jpg...
02-17-2019, 06:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Either MB-Tex or leather should be compatible...

Either MB-Tex or leather should be compatible with MBUX Tech. The leather dash came out as an option later & I think the DOG hasnít caught up. Have a dealer check on their NetStar system. The...
02-16-2019, 03:02 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Hybrid

it hasnít Been said, but it I strongly think petrol. Rumored to have 60 mile electric range.
02-15-2019, 11:36 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2nd row legroom with 3rd row option

I believe that is correct. The diagram does not indicate anything different with 3rd row.
...
02-15-2019, 08:35 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Exhaust

I don't know what else that would mean, and we have seen photos of at least one with working exhaust outlets in the rear valance.
02-15-2019, 05:03 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

VPC location

This is from fabbrisd1 who seems to know what he's talking about. Explanation makes sense.

"Vance is 'VPC' for all vehicles made in Vance - that said on West Coast and East Coast each there is a...
02-15-2019, 10:46 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

First year cars

Don't let me change your mind - I don't want to be responsible if you have a problem! :)
02-15-2019, 10:35 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

VPC

My dealer says VPC for US-manufactured vehicles is at the Vance plant. The import VPCs are Baltimore and Long Beach; it doesn't make sense that a vehicle destined for say, Miami, would detour through...
02-15-2019, 10:21 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

First year cars

While it is probably true that first year cars have a higher chance of problems, in my experience they can happen in later years as well. E.g., the transfer case problems with the W163 and balance...
02-14-2019, 07:21 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

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02-14-2019, 05:49 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Aitmatic

I would have if it could be had with Active Curve like on the W166. That active anti-roll bar system gives more wheel movement normally then tightens up in the curves for better roll control. The...
02-14-2019, 01:01 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Extra or missing options

Weird! I actually don't have extra items but a missing item, the Load Sill Protector. Looking back I think my salesman did not get it in originally and I didn't catch it. That is not a problem...
02-14-2019, 12:54 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2nd row folding

It's all a concession to make entry to the third row easier. I like the way the W166 2nd row folds.
02-14-2019, 12:21 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Feel free to chime in there. Almost a year up...

Feel free to chime in there. Almost a year up and over 2,200 posts in that one thread!
02-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLS

Latest on GLS: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a26313003/2020-mercedes-benz-gls-class-suv-future-spied/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_cdb&utm_medium=email&date=021419&src=nl&utm_campaign=16007616
...
02-14-2019, 11:09 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Spare tire

The one in your pics looks like it had 20" RZWs.
02-14-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

The downside is the 2nd row does not fold...

The downside is the 2nd row does not fold completely flat like in the W166; I don't like this.


I believe the 21s come wtih a spare if you don't have 3rd row; no reason they wouldn't (ODs about...
02-14-2019, 12:51 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Cargo space

He has a GLS now!
02-13-2019, 11:25 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Each to his own. As I said, people have different...

Each to his own. As I said, people have different driving conditions and preferences.
02-13-2019, 11:13 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Build sheet

The black exterior is a personal decision. I think it makes a car hot and is a beetch to keep clean. The black headliner again is a personal decision; grey will make the cabin airier, black is more...
02-13-2019, 11:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Keyless Go

That's the GLC - I was speaking of the GLE and the V167 has it as standard.
02-13-2019, 11:08 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior colors

Totally agree. You can get Macchiato, but that's almost white. Saddle tan, or even a bold red would be great!
02-13-2019, 11:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

It's standard in the US - on the other side of...

It's standard in the US - on the other side of the pond almost everything is optional.
02-13-2019, 11:03 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option questions

For me, the Technology Package's appeal is first for the Head Up Display, and second for the Nav Augmented Video; I could live without the Interior Assistant. Regarding the Driver Assistance Package...
02-13-2019, 10:52 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Build sheet

[/left]

I would not get Black for Kenya, but that's a personal decision
I would get black headliner
No need for a trailer hitch?

Enjoy!
02-13-2019, 10:43 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior options

I am with you on the interior selections - very conservative/tepid. I would kill for a Saddle Tan leather! Anyhow, taste in materials and colors is very personal. Here's what yours will look like:...
02-13-2019, 10:36 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Buying GLE

I have had the very first of all three generations to date, starting in 1997. Have there been issue? Sure, but Mercedes is among the best at dealing with them, even out of warranty assistance. I...
02-13-2019, 10:32 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Dealer launch

No one except MBUSA can really answer. Germany dealer launch is March 23; I'm guessing US is same o close to that date.
02-13-2019, 02:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Rear side airbags

It's a mistake for me because we hardly ever have rear seat passengers, so I didn't want to spend the money on them. All cars have side window curtain airbags for front & rear.
02-13-2019, 01:54 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Active Curve

Yes, but more than a slight price increase. Active Curve is only active roll control - E-ABC obviously does much more. Would be nice if there was still that middle-of-the-road (so to speak) option...
02-13-2019, 11:08 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Suspension options

For comparison, here is the E-Active Body Control system.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x909/e_abc_688d245230128fea53c2dae15d6c61e8c5e380e8.jpg
02-13-2019, 10:58 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Aimatic features

Active Curve is offered as an option on the current W166 (I have it on my '12, and it's $2,910 on '19 GLE 400), but it's not available on the V167.[/LEFT]
02-13-2019, 12:03 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated build

Here's my updated order sheet. The Load Sill Protector is not listed for some reason. I got the rear side air bags by mistake - I inquired about price and they were added and order locked before I...
02-12-2019, 11:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option pricing

[/left]Updated in #2178.
02-12-2019, 11:03 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Final DOG

[/left]Just and educated guess, I don't expect the final DOG until dealer launch or near there.
02-12-2019, 05:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fuel capacity

The Daimler press release lists the tank capacity at 85L (22.5G) + a 9L (2.4G) reserve. I think that is the explanation; the total capacity is in the 93-94 liter range.
02-12-2019, 04:35 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option pricing

Something is not right with the leather price. Previously MB-Tex was listed at $450. The 12/13/18 DOG it went up to $700 and was the same price as leather, which is still the case. I am taking $700...
02-12-2019, 04:31 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Options

I don't see 902 listed as a stand alone option, only as part of DB0. I have added it to the spreadsheet, though.
02-12-2019, 02:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated DOG

Here is the latest DOG, dated 2/4/19 but still labeled "Preliminary." Some changes from 12/13:

DA3 Parking Assistance has come down from $800 to $400 - the only decrease
DG2 AMG Line Interior...
02-12-2019, 11:29 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Order

Gee, you could have gotten the leather dash, Dinamica headliner & 21" wheels and hit $100k! Hope you're getting a discount.

Some changes from the 12/13/18 Preliminary DOG:

Looks like DA3...
02-11-2019, 07:37 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

TopSpeed

Not the model I would choose to cover, but some interesting detail shots. Picked up a couple things:

Backup camera hides away when not in use - brilliant!
Metal look door lock pins; I paid like...
02-11-2019, 07:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Timing

[/left]No way that's right.
02-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Reviews

Likely, in depth and comparison reviews are embargoed until the dealer launch. March 23 if same as Germany.
02-11-2019, 10:59 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mercedes sales down with no new GLE

We know Daimler is anxious to get the GLE to market!

"Stuttgart Ė Mercedes-Benz delivered 180,539 vehicles to its customers all over the world in January (-6.7%). The second-best start to a year...
02-08-2019, 01:44 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Translation: "Further start-up problems also...

Translation: "Further start-up problems also exist with the new GLE (V167). At the Tuscaloosa plant, automation and digitization has been increased significantly and now it has to contend with...
02-08-2019, 01:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production slippage

Not good news, my "production date" has now slipped 15 days from 2/27 to 3/14. My sales guy says the 3 they have an order for 1st & 2nd decade of February have end dates of 3/14, 15 & 16 now. He nor...
02-08-2019, 11:52 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Pricing outside US

In the US, taxes are different in each of the 52 states. I'm lucky to live in a state with no sales tax and low registration fees.
02-08-2019, 11:48 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

SNL humor

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/new-mercedes/3021121
02-08-2019, 11:19 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

At CA$72,000, that's only US$54,244 at today's exchange rate, compared to US price of US$61,150. Of course, equipment level must explain some of that.
02-07-2019, 03:23 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Options

[/left]Wow - benefit of a small country, I guess. Good for you!
02-07-2019, 10:56 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Dealer viewing

Cool - I wonder if they're doing a circuit of the US? They did that with the '06 W164. This is a photo of a fleet I found at a local motel early one morning in March 2005 prior to dealer launch. I...
02-06-2019, 01:08 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Regional differences

Each country's distribution network gets to decide the packages and options, I believe. Regional markets have different preferences and hit rates on some features. I, for one, am glad the third row...
02-06-2019, 11:35 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Unavailable options

[/left]It is a little frustrating. Here in the USA, so far, we can't get:

22" wheels
Power second row seats (w/o third row)
Technology Package with large fixed caliper brakes
Lockable rear...
02-06-2019, 11:12 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

That was posted in #1149, but I agree it's a good...

That was posted in #1149, but I agree it's a good one. The fact that you can even converse with MB Sweden is great - MBUSA's stock answer to any query seems to be to refer you to a dealer, who has...
02-05-2019, 03:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Door soundproofing/Burmeister 3D

The video focuses on the quality of the drivers, which do look mediocre. Of course, with 25 speakers and 2 amps how much can they really afford to spend on each component? I've got to think the...
02-05-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Pretty sure - compare the tweeters - first...

Pretty sure - compare the tweeters - first picture of GLE shows a flat grille with no hint of a separate movable tweeter, unlike second photo of the E Class. There is also no mention of it in the...
02-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Soundproofing

I don't think I've seen the video you are referring to - you mean of the inside construction of the doors? The current generation is reasonably quiet. There is an enhanced soundproofing package...
02-05-2019, 02:32 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Burmeister High End 3D system

You mean these rotating illuminated tweeters?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/600x376/capture_6247047b990bd4fe41fd1037297fe237c483740a.jpg

It does not appear so from the...
02-04-2019, 03:43 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Launch strategy

I'm sure Mercedes has people smarter than us figuring out the best launch strategy. We've seen the German Konfigurator up for months, so MBUSA obviously has a different strategy. One factor we don't...
02-04-2019, 01:33 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mercedesí perspective may be people like her are...

Mercedesí perspective may be people like her are reaching audiences they might not get to otherwise. Certainly her target audience is not cruising the forums or reading car mags.
02-02-2019, 01:12 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Reviews

Good question. I'm sure there is an embargo on instrumented road tests until the official dealer launch, then we'll see the magazine reviews/comparison tests.
02-02-2019, 12:08 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Lab Tested video

Interesting review perspective, but nice photography including the drone shots! She thinks you get all those features for around $60k? Try $80k. And you can't even get the power second row seats...
02-01-2019, 01:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

US dealer launch

With dealer launch in Germany confirmed for March 23, I wouldn't expect the US one to proceed it, would you?
01-31-2019, 08:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE delivery questions answered (USA)

These are responses from the sales manager at my dealership who I sent some questions to:

- Do you have dealer launch date yet? I see it is March 23 in Germany.
Not yet, DOT/EPA clearances have...
01-30-2019, 12:45 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Delivery

[/left]I generalized too much. Train service does not go everywhere, of course. Not sure about Idaho, but I know Portland, and I assume other major cities like Seattle, LA, etc. have auto...
01-30-2019, 12:32 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Delivery

VPC for US made vehicles is at the plant. West Coast vehicles go by train. Imported Mercedes go through VPC at Baltimore or Long Beach.
01-30-2019, 11:53 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

MBUSI

The MBUSI now features the new GLE in their banner. https://www.mbusi.com/

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x121/capture_06cd9cb83f1a3d6982c038d3856c05c10a96e160.jpg
01-30-2019, 11:47 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Delivery

[/left]Mercedes uses both rail & truck depending on destination. In these views from Google Earth you can see the rail cars being loaded in Vance.

...
01-30-2019, 12:16 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Delivery

My and Joe’s production don’t end until 2/27-28, so likely they won’t be to the dealer much before 3/23. Who knows, but I doubt there will be deliveries before what ever dealer launch date there is.
01-29-2019, 01:16 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE dealer launch

Likely same for US, then.
01-29-2019, 12:21 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mercedes GLE 1:18 diecast model

I found this on the global media site - 1:18 diecast model of the new GLE (€89.90). Comes in blue & silver, AMG Line and standard. The auto carrier is really cool; almost 45" long and weighs 22 lb....
01-28-2019, 11:38 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production status

If you look at the image I posted of mine it shows both a decade and a "Production date" - yours is probably the same. I'm not sure B3 is actually "in production." I think it's the last step before...
01-27-2019, 02:54 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production

It surprised me that with decade 1 production it was not shown to be complete until the 27th of the month. I’m guessing the run through the line can only be a few days at max. There’s VPC for...
01-26-2019, 07:54 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Placed mine 11/7, the day orders opened, so...

Placed mine 11/7, the day orders opened, so thatís about right.
01-26-2019, 05:19 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Race you!

Race you!
01-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Production status

So, I just confirmed with my salesperson that I'm still February decade 1, showing B3 status, but completion date is showing as 2/27. So I'm guessing I will not receive here on the West coast until...
01-26-2019, 12:18 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

We're close!

For those of us with 1st decade February production slots, that's just a week away! The lack of any new info or updates the last month has made the waiting harder. I found these production status...
01-25-2019, 01:39 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Vents

I hadnít noticed that until you mentioned it!
01-24-2019, 11:04 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

The Korean brands have been on a steep climb. ...

The Korean brands have been on a steep climb. The other Genesis models get very good reviews. I doubt many Mercedes customers are cross-shopping them, but competition is always good.
01-24-2019, 08:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

EPA certification

As I posted above in #2044 MBUSA won't confirm status. We can only hope the process is complete.
01-23-2019, 05:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

EPA certification

Response to my email to MBUSA about EPA certification status:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x522/capture_9b703d118eca12155aa0c4b8d5e4b32431bc5d16.jpg

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01-22-2019, 08:07 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

[/left]Okay, that's what threw me. That's a better system than having to negotiate the discount with a dealer. So there is reasonable parity CA>US,
01-22-2019, 07:50 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

That was my guess. Are the prices on the Canadian website already discounted? Otherwise 400>450 is going up CA$18k? In the US all discounting is done at the dealer level. Well, apparently cost is no...
01-22-2019, 07:33 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

Okay, let's see if I can get this straight.

Current US GLE 400 is US$55,700 = CA$74,400
Current CA GLE 400 is US$50,300 = CA$67,100
New price US GLE 450 is US$61,150 = CA$81,700
tery price...
01-22-2019, 06:42 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

[/LEFT]
It went from $67 - 85k? That seems a little extreme. That can't be right, either, unless there's a little Additional Dealer Profit in there.
01-22-2019, 05:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

The GLE 400 is CA$67,100 on the website....

The GLE 400 is CA$67,100 on the website. https://www.mercedes-benz.ca/en/vehicles/class/gle/suv/models (https://www.mercedes-benz.ca/en/vehicles/class/gle/suv)
01-22-2019, 03:18 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

You guys are getting deals, then. Maybe you...

You guys are getting deals, then. Maybe you could help finance a wall at our mutual border?! :)
01-22-2019, 03:11 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian pricing

At current exchange rate, that's only US$53,976 which is more like the price for the 2-wheel drive 350. You'd better check what price he's quoting or you may be in for a shock. Equivalent CA price...
01-22-2019, 12:38 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Build date

I think his explanation that he changed his suspension option after the order was locked (through special intervention) is most likely.
01-22-2019, 11:30 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

LG supplying Mercedes with electronic systems

SEOUL ó LG Electronics Co. is the supplier for a Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz model that will feature a motion-detection system that can read a driver's gestures in order to control some automobile...
01-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE rollout

[/left]Just a guess, but they may be keeping the public profile low until they have some in dealerships that people can go see (and buy). Mercedes is not promoting the GLE on social media...
01-22-2019, 12:10 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

You were given an exact date? I thought they just...

You were given an exact date? I thought they just gave decades this far in advance?
01-21-2019, 04:43 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Uhhh, no. Who said it was?

Uhhh, no. Who said it was?
01-21-2019, 12:06 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mileage/emissions test standards

It seems the Euro test standards for mileage and emissions has changed. The new one may be more in line with the US EPA numbers, at least on mpg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFKBoYX-6p4
01-21-2019, 11:11 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

MercBenzKing video

A couple minor points from the video:

Appears this is from the Brussels Motor Show (1/19-27)
GLE 450 comes standard with 3rd row (glad we aren't saddled with that)
Exhaust outlets did not...
01-21-2019, 01:06 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Upholstery

MB-Tex is more durable than leather, IMO. Had the Tex/Alcantara upholstery in my W164 for 7 years and they held up fine,
01-20-2019, 11:54 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fakery

Toucheí. I like the Dinamica because it is warmer in Winter & cooler in Summer than leather. I would prefer leather surrounds to the MB-Tex. This is a choice driven partly by trying to exercise...
01-20-2019, 04:36 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I donít like fakery. If there are outlets in the...

I donít like fakery. If there are outlets in the bumper they should function. My Ď12 exhaust exits downward but doesn't have fake outlets, which is a little better, but I think IC cars should have...
01-20-2019, 12:00 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Exhaust

[/left]Unfortunately, I'll bet what you see is what you get. Maybe the aftermarket will have a fix. Or you can order the working outlets and have a muffler shop hook them up - should be pretty easy.
01-19-2019, 01:29 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fake Exhaust

[/left]Did you ever see/get a Canadian Dealer Order Guide? It could very well be that the Canadian Sport Package is different than the US AMG Line Exterior Package. The US package information clearly...
01-19-2019, 12:44 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Government shutdown effect?

Someone posted here this afternoon about whether the shutdown of the EPA could have an impact on the GLE launch, then deleted the post. I think it's a reasonable question since certification is...
01-18-2019, 08:16 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Pricey

I agree with most of Ron's comments. The longer you plan on keeping it, the less I think the initial cost is a concern. If you are flipping every 3 years, you take a hit, but just a little more...
01-17-2019, 07:59 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Euro options

Would you pay an extra $4,800 for cooler brakes? Functionally I would only think that warranted if this were a track car or for extreme off road. Europeans have more choice, but almost everything...
01-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

With AMG Line, yes, it appears so.

With AMG Line, yes, it appears so.
01-17-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Canadian options

I doubt it. NA market is usuall pretty consistent. Only 20s & 21s were optional in the preliminary info.
01-17-2019, 02:59 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE @ Montreal

[/left]Must be the Canadian reveal, like LA was for the US. Enjoy!
01-17-2019, 11:42 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Brake sizes

Translation:

"GLE 450

The GLE 450 is equipped with a 2-piston floating caliper with 375 x 36 brake discs on the front axle and a 1-piston caliper with a 345 x 22 mm brake disc on the rear axle....
01-16-2019, 06:58 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I have added the Energizing Package Plus to the...

I have added the Energizing Package Plus to the spreadsheets in my previous post. The upgraded stitched dash is $450 in MB-Tex and $700 in leather. Cheers!
01-16-2019, 05:12 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Configuration comments

The wood/leather steering wheel is coordinated with certain wood trims. You need to get the AMG Line Interior to get the Sport steering wheel due to packaging. Keeping the heated steering wheel as...
01-16-2019, 11:16 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Steel suspension

Where are you located? I did read somewhere the steel spring suspension is 15mm lower (than Airmatic?). Likely it will be a little firmer than what's in an ES. The only descriptions of the steel...
01-15-2019, 07:32 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Wood trims

Yeah, but the Black Ash is over 5x the cost of Walnut because it is labeled "designoģ!" Speaking as an architect that has some sense of design, I think if you are going with the Espresso leather the...
01-15-2019, 12:14 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

automotiveaddicts.com review

Good pics of Espresso Brown/Magmagrey, beth22. Also shows the Black Ash trim. The test vehicle had the powered second row seats without the third row, which is not currently a US option. Did not see...
01-15-2019, 11:46 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Auto show

Doesn't look like it. Sounds like it's under wraps until they have some at the dealers. Here is MBUSA's response to whether one would be at the Portland Auto Show next week:

"Thank you for your...
01-14-2019, 11:12 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Spanish review

I didn't understand much of it, but some pretty good photography.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x426/screenshot_3__67811cecf4dda791f124f10e3576063825ba9c9f.jpg
...
01-13-2019, 03:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Audi ABC?

Chasing Mercedes? From Road & Track (Feb '19) regarding the Audi A8:

"The A8's standard air suspension is pretty supple, even for this comfort-oriented class, but an optional active suspension...
01-12-2019, 12:48 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated GLE 450 spread sheet

I have made updates to the attached based on the changes in the 12/13 DOG.
...
01-12-2019, 12:37 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

DOG revisions

Thanks for the comparison; unlike last revision where some items went down, now all changes are in the up direction. I think you are correct on U09, except it was previously $450, not $400. They...
01-11-2019, 08:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Crickets.....................

Another week with nothing new. Only 3 weeks until some of our cars get built!
01-10-2019, 11:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Walnut trim

That appears to be Walnut, though the grain does not look nearly as nice as on the Configurator. I know there are a lot of vids out there with that trim you may want to look at. As with any natural...
01-10-2019, 07:06 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Ripoff?

[/left]I haven't gone back and looked at all iterations, but with the new models the C-pillars are very similar. There are differences in the lite behind the pillar and the rear door glass on the...
01-10-2019, 01:39 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

...until the cop driving one pulls you over -...

...until the cop driving one pulls you over - then it's in your universe!
...
01-10-2019, 01:31 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 Ford Explorer

As I said, "Not a direct competitor...", but it's still good to see what the mainstream is putting out as points of reference.
01-10-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 Ford Explorer

Obviously not a direct competitor to the GLE, but still new & relevant.

Autoweek - 2020 Ford Explorer preview...
01-09-2019, 11:03 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Accident

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Make sure to get her injuries documented and seek settlement if reasonable. My wife still has neck issues 23 years after we were T-boned.
01-09-2019, 11:00 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Sport exhaust

It appears that may be correct - see post #1839. https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-v167/700091-2020-v167-gle-74.html#post7646422
01-09-2019, 10:37 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Wheels

Would be great if they become available in the order banks, but wheels can always be changed later. Get the 21s which would be highly marketable and look for a Euro source for the 22s or after the...
01-09-2019, 10:27 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Accident

[/LEFT]
That's ugly - was it a head on? Was she injured at all?

Ought to buy the wheels off that for Winters.
01-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Configurator

In addition to Ron's suggestion, the German site has a "Konfigurator" up which is very good. Of course there almost everything is an option, but you can do different configurations and see 360-degree...
01-09-2019, 11:09 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Dealer Allocations

[/left]I was speaking about orders available for custom configuration. You are correct that each dealer will probably also receive a quantity of pre-configured "launch" or "Edition 1" cars which are...
01-09-2019, 12:05 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE 53

The 2019 GLE 43 is ~$12k more than the 400. Of course you do get more things standard, but it’s still a significant up charge.

As a side note the 2020 GLE 450 is quicker to 60 than the current...
01-08-2019, 11:49 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Orders

Every order is from a dealer allocation. They can use it for a customer order, or spec it themselves for stock.
01-08-2019, 06:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option questions

Welcome to the forum. Everyone here tries to be helpful. Where are you located?


I believe the Surround View 360-degree cameras is it.
...
01-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Engines, transmissions and lots of other parts...

Engines, transmissions and lots of other parts are still shipped over from Europe.
01-08-2019, 11:11 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Keeping cost down

My 2012 ML 350 was $66k, but that was almost 7 years ago. For this order I went with a non-metallic color and the Dinamica upholstery and avoided the autonomous nannies. If I'd done Airmatic instead...
01-08-2019, 10:29 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Pretty tough when MSRP goes up $5k. Previous...

Pretty tough when MSRP goes up $5k. Previous increases were incremental, but itís right in the ballpark with the competition.
01-07-2019, 11:59 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

No. Depends on the color. In Joe’s post above...

No. Depends on the color. In Joe’s post above it’s 204. See the spreadsheet I posted in #1859.
01-07-2019, 11:03 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

No, MB-Tex is standard. Standalone option...

No, MB-Tex is standard.

Standalone option U38 gives you leather on dash and doors; U09 is MB-Tex.
01-07-2019, 03:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

That surprises me but itís a good sign. Hopefully...

That surprises me but itís a good sign. Hopefully weíll know official numbers soon.
01-07-2019, 11:10 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option spreadsheet

And here is the pricing spreadsheet I put together. Option U38 was recently added.
01-06-2019, 03:21 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Ordering questions

Pricing is out for everything but a few options. It seems pretty comparable to the X5. Base 450 w/ 3rd row is $64.2k. I have attached the last Dealer Order Guide, which is not 100% final yet. Those...
01-06-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Inventory

My dealer is showing 53 Ď18 & Ď19s in stock, including 8 Coupes.

https://www.mercedesbenzwilsonville.com/new-cars-portland-or?page=3&model%5B0%5D=GLE&model%5B1%5D=GLE350&model%5B2%5D=GLE400
01-05-2019, 04:48 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Brake options

Okay, had not seen the size indicated; 400 mm is actually 15 3/4". What I just figured out is that with AMG Exterior Package you automatically get 20 or 21” wheels, which is why the E-ABC package...
01-05-2019, 03:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Why isn't there one in the 2nd picture? Seems...

Why isn't there one in the 2nd picture? Seems like every vehicle would need one unless it's part of an option.
01-05-2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Option items resolved

Good catch - that is a plus for those getting the AMG Exterior package! On the downside for those with E-ABC, it's clear we don't get the huge fixed caliper brakes with that option, as this vehicle...
01-05-2019, 02:42 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Exhaust

This was listed as part of the AMG Line Exterior Package; we just weren't sure exactly what it meant until now.
...
01-03-2019, 07:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I don’t think the GLE has that, and that’s too...

I don’t think the GLE has that, and that’s too small for that purpose; typically the audio system speakers are used.
01-03-2019, 01:46 PM
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Wouldnít that be in every vehicle? Why isnít in...

Wouldnít that be in every vehicle? Why isnít in the other image I posted?
01-03-2019, 12:10 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Device function?

Here is an enhanced photo.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/509x445/capture_a78d8c18461147cab952f6105010a9b85e2b2a2c_1a344958e47efcd9ad275f47e67fa20968044eef.jpg

Scent...
01-03-2019, 12:44 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Magic Vision Control

The San Antonio vehicles obviously had features not yet available here, despite this being a US press event. That was not made clear to the journalists.
01-02-2019, 10:41 PM
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Really? In the current car arenít the mics in...

Really? In the current car arenít the mics in the headliner?
01-02-2019, 08:02 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Options

Who the hell knows except MBUSA? Undoubtedly some additional options will become available after production is up and running smoothly, but what and when is the question.
01-02-2019, 07:49 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Metal Weave trim

I was going with it for a while, but it is metal trying to look like carbon fiber. I decided on the Black Ash with my black upholstery, but with your upholstery I think I agree with Joe that the...
01-02-2019, 07:40 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 GLS

The 2020 V167 GLE was close. The order banks opened in early November, but there was nothing official from Daimler until September 11, and info has been slow to trickle out. There is still not...
01-02-2019, 04:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I purposely reduced it so as not to HOG space!

I purposely reduced it so as not to HOG space!
01-02-2019, 01:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE Information Chronology

[/LEFT]


Here have been the significant releases:

9/11 - Daimler press release/media package; Canadian "Product Profile"
10/29 - Global launch press release from Daimler; German...
01-02-2019, 12:31 PM
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Fuel economy

I also included a screenshot in #1573 - results may vary. Even with improved aero and electric assist, given the current GLE 400 is rated at 20 combined (same as my 2012), and given the Euro numbers,...
01-02-2019, 12:12 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

New year, how about new News?

It's been a month since anything new came out. With some of our cars being built in another month it would be nice to have:

Full option clarity and pricing
Updated Dealer Order Guide
MBUSA...
01-01-2019, 05:08 PM
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Fuel economy

Per my post #1573, that is not the number the German Configurator gives me in the Summary, which is 9.41 l/100km = 25.0 mpg. Per the 11/18 press release it states "NEDC fuel consumption 9.4-8.3 l/100...
12-31-2018, 08:21 PM
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Wheel options

$1,750, but who's counting! The RWBs are probably more. At least where you live you don't need dedicated Winter tires.
12-31-2018, 07:24 PM
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Wheel options

No bad choice there. Now if we had access to the 22s it might be tougher.
12-31-2018, 06:42 PM
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Wheel choices

Good analogy, RJ. IMO, 20s were just right on current vehicle, but this one is bigger. I think 19s will look way too small; 20s should be the minimum you should consider. I went with the RWAs since I...
12-31-2018, 12:13 PM
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Brand comparisons

I think the attached from Consumer Reports is what you were thinking of. There is also this:...
12-30-2018, 03:58 PM
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Corrected.

Corrected.
12-30-2018, 12:35 PM
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BMW ad

I thought this X5 promo was pretty clever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIddXXX0Cns
12-29-2018, 11:20 PM
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I said for US-ďmadeĒ vehicles.

I said for US-ďmadeĒ vehicles.
12-29-2018, 11:09 PM
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I doubt believe this is available for US made...

I doubt believe this is available for US made vehicles? BMW has a similar program, but it was only $4-7k for custom paint when I got my M4.
12-29-2018, 10:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Leather dash with Tech Pkg

My dealer confirmed. The only reason I can think of is if the leather dash panel has not been designed to conform to the HU display.
12-29-2018, 06:47 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Leather dash

Okay, U38 is a new one on me. It is not in the dealer guide issued earlier this month. Did you see it on your dealer's NetStar system? What was the cost?
12-29-2018, 06:24 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Correct. IMO itís a better product for that...

Correct. IMO itís a better product for that application - more sun-resistant.
12-29-2018, 04:57 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Options

Not clear - There is no leather dash option, only the MB-Tex synthetic leather (U09) that is actually a requirement with the MBUX Technology Package. I have not seen any published restriction on U09,...
12-29-2018, 12:24 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Wheel arches

Optioning the AMG Exterior Line Package (DG1PKG, $3,250 on the GLE 450) gives you painted wheel arches, different wheels and other exterior changes. You cannot just delete the wheel arches.
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