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05-29-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think the heated steering wheel is for MY 2016.

I think the heated steering wheel is for MY 2016.
05-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,845
Posted By Mr Enigma

Fair point Maniac. I saw that on the 3 series in...

Fair point Maniac. I saw that on the 3 series in the showroom and I agree that it looked a bit dated and out of sync with the interior. Fortunately they have changed the dash material to be piano...
05-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,845
Posted By Mr Enigma

That really looks lovely. I'm really considering...

That really looks lovely. I'm really considering the LCI 340i as my next ride. It's that or the C450 but that doesn't hit our shores until late next year and I don't think I can wait that long...
...
05-27-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,845
Posted By Mr Enigma

Maniac, I like the interior on that BMW. It's a...

Maniac, I like the interior on that BMW. It's a shame that IMO the 3 series doesn't look as good...
05-27-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Mr Enigma

Just aesthetics.

Just aesthetics.
05-27-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By Mr Enigma

Initial thoughts are that I'm not overwhelmed by...

Initial thoughts are that I'm not overwhelmed by it...
05-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mr Enigma

For what it's worth, I went to BMW to ask about...

For what it's worth, I went to BMW to ask about dates on the 340i LCI and the sales-person was able to place an order in July so perhaps this is the same for MB as the cars should be direct...
05-19-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

Insurance companies consider the car a total loss...

Insurance companies consider the car a total loss when it is a certain % of a replacement vehicle. If I recall correctly it's approximately 75%. If the replacement car is $24k and repair costs are (a...
05-19-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

Two very good points. I personally would...

Two very good points.

I personally would not be satisfied by a repair job on a car that has so much damage.
05-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

floridadriver, he has liability insurance so that...

floridadriver, he has liability insurance so that would cover damage to other vehicles and people.

Agree completely on insurance though. As much as they are hated by loads of people, when things...
05-18-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

Giving you the benefit of the doubt that this is...

Giving you the benefit of the doubt that this is real... How fast were you going to cause so much damage? In a parking lot too?
05-15-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,845
Posted By Mr Enigma

Stan, Thanks for your insights. Most people...

Stan,

Thanks for your insights. Most people seem to vent their frustrations on forums but people don't tend to say much when the product is working as expected. Hopefully your thread will show...
05-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,040
Posted By Mr Enigma

S18LOK, I believe the grill comes without the...

S18LOK, I believe the grill comes without the star. You would use the star already on your car.

This is important because the Distronic star is different from the non-Dis star.
05-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,269
Posted By Mr Enigma

Look at the positioning of the chrome trims on...

Look at the positioning of the chrome trims on both zoomed out pictures and you should be able to see it.
05-11-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,269
Posted By Mr Enigma

Wow... Lost for words.

Wow... Lost for words.
05-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think that is in comparison to the base...

I think that is in comparison to the base (non-AMG trim) option.

Like you I was trying to work out the differences.
04-30-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Mr Enigma

This may help:...

This may help: https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/579638-my16.html

Edit: You have found it already. :)
04-30-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,403
Posted By Mr Enigma

^ Ouch.

^ Ouch.
04-30-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,703
Posted By Mr Enigma

That would be interesting to see. If one...

That would be interesting to see. If one bottle/canister lasted a year then I could see why you would go for the 80 option. But if you're buying 6 a year then that is really a kick in the...
04-29-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,121
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the information S18LOK. I was...

Thanks for the information S18LOK. I was wondering how much this would cost in the UK...
04-29-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,703
Posted By Mr Enigma

That's almost 90... Wow. :eek:

That's almost 90... Wow. :eek:
04-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,703
Posted By Mr Enigma

I read that they last a pretty long time? How...

I read that they last a pretty long time? How long do you expect each canister to last until a refill is required?
04-28-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Mr Enigma

I would suggest you put a thread up saying you...

I would suggest you put a thread up saying you are interested in these wheels. Someone who has gone for some aftermarket shoes may be able to cut you a deal.
04-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 128,249
Posted By Mr Enigma

I remember that from the w204 but I never...

I remember that from the w204 but I never actually used it (I actually forgot about it after some time). Glad to see it works.
04-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mr Enigma

Why or how? Looks like some sort of wizardry to...

Why or how? Looks like some sort of wizardry to me...


I'd be interested to hear this too.
04-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 128,249
Posted By Mr Enigma

Especially after reading these forums. :y

Especially after reading these forums. :y
04-24-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks MDMG - that's appreciated. :)

Thanks MDMG - that's appreciated. :)
04-24-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,133
Posted By Mr Enigma

I agree with the OP regarding the comments about...

I agree with the OP regarding the comments about price. I'm sure he is aware of how much it has cost and other alternatives for more power. More things come into play than just the cost.

Thanks...
04-24-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,133
Posted By Mr Enigma

Yes. As seen in the pictures it has replaced the...

Yes. As seen in the pictures it has replaced the standard exhaust setup.
04-24-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,333
Posted By Mr Enigma

Could this be related to the wind noise issue? If...

Could this be related to the wind noise issue? If the seals in the windows are not air tight then I would suspect you would get some water leakage too...

Have the posters who have seen leaks also...
04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mr Enigma

Isn't 360 view available for the US market? That...

Isn't 360 view available for the US market? That is surprising.

Any information on any intel you got from the dealer that you can share?.
04-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mr Enigma

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/579638-my1...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/579638-my16.html

:)
04-21-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,911
Posted By Mr Enigma

I appreciate the differences and there are a few...

I appreciate the differences and there are a few visual indicators for sure between the w205 base (I'm talking AMG styling rather than the most basic spec) vs the C63(S).


But for me there was...
04-21-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,911
Posted By Mr Enigma

I look forward to the pictures. :) I...

I look forward to the pictures. :)


I understand and respect your point about power but personally I don't need it. Would I be able to tell the difference in power between the C450 & C63 -...
04-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,890
Posted By Mr Enigma

I wouldn't imagine that many changes would be...

I wouldn't imagine that many changes would be made after just one year of release. The most realistic thing to happen would be minor changes such as increased ambient lighting colours or the Night...
04-20-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,890
Posted By Mr Enigma

A quick Google translate of the article:

A quick Google translate of the article:
04-17-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,911
Posted By Mr Enigma

Unfortunately I'm a sucker for the tech in the...

Unfortunately I'm a sucker for the tech in the new one. Your car does look very beastly though!


I wish they would release the C450 in the UK sooner. I'm itching to put some money down. I may end...
04-17-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,715
Posted By Mr Enigma

Just to add, the UK configurator defaults to the...

Just to add, the UK configurator defaults to the sports suspension when you go for the sport trim, but you can select the comfort suspension if you wish which is a zero cost option.
04-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 128,249
Posted By Mr Enigma

There are hundreds of innuendo in this thread... ...

There are hundreds of innuendo in this thread...

Freud would also have a field day with apparent daddy issues emerging from us MBers. :rolf:
04-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,911
Posted By Mr Enigma

I assume that's sticker price? I've never...

I assume that's sticker price? I've never considered an C63 before. Do you think there was any room for negiotation or do all AMGs sell for sticker?
04-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,715
Posted By Mr Enigma

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/574656-rid...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/574656-ride-height-rwd-c300-sport.html

I tend to read most threads in this subforum over lunch which is why I knew it had been discussed. Researching for...
04-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,584
Posted By Mr Enigma

The price of $200 seems a bit expensive. I had...

The price of $200 seems a bit expensive. I had all 4 19" inch alloys done on my R8 about a year ago for less than 300 if I recall correctly. They were diamond cut (aka machine finished). They came...
04-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,911
Posted By Mr Enigma

I personally can tell the difference in the...

I personally can tell the difference in the models but I can see that a lot of people won't be able to tell the difference (at a distance and to an untrained eye) to the normal cars with the AMG line...
04-17-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,715
Posted By Mr Enigma

There is another thread on exactly this topic...

There is another thread on exactly this topic where this is discussed in more detail.
04-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,069
Posted By Mr Enigma

I completely agree about the configurators. I too...

I completely agree about the configurators. I too haven't found any configurators that are any good. I thought that BMW's was slightly better than MB. Audi's is spectacularly appalling.
04-15-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,069
Posted By Mr Enigma

I noticed that too Maniac. I was hoping it would...

I noticed that too Maniac. I was hoping it would have some new toys on there but nothing. :(
04-10-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,100
Posted By Mr Enigma

As Glyn mentioned. See post 6 in this thread.

As Glyn mentioned. See post 6 in this thread.
04-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,723
Posted By Mr Enigma

If this is anything like the w204 then there is...

If this is anything like the w204 then there is an infrared transmittor at the end of your keyfob that has to point at the receiver on the driver'd door handle. Do this while you hold down the unlock...
04-09-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,056
Posted By Mr Enigma

My guess is the music on the CD may be digitally...

My guess is the music on the CD may be digitally protected and hence can't be copied to the MR. Have you tried with CDs burned from the home PC?
04-09-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,100
Posted By Mr Enigma

See my thread linked below for more information....

See my thread linked below for more information. It depends on what trim you have on the car for the petrol engine but diesels are fake/faux.

...
04-09-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,913
Posted By Mr Enigma

Possibly an earthing/grounding issue?

Possibly an earthing/grounding issue?
04-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,623
Posted By Mr Enigma

In the UK that chrome bars on the air intake is...

In the UK that chrome bars on the air intake is the trim for either the base or "Sport" version of the car (I can't remember which one). But it's not on the "AMG" line trim.
04-09-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,069
Posted By Mr Enigma

The UK configurator seems to be down so perhaps...

The UK configurator seems to be down so perhaps it is being updated for a few things - this being one of them...?
04-07-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Mr Enigma

Not a fan either. But it is different. What...

Not a fan either. But it is different. What colour is your car?
04-07-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think the mute button should also pause...

I think the mute button should also pause playback too. That's if you can use the W204 as a guide.
04-02-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mr Enigma

Perhaps thats the times for the C300? They...

Perhaps thats the times for the C300? They mention that this would be the package for the non-steroid version of the car...

I'm just guessing of course.
03-31-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,135
Posted By Mr Enigma

Have you checked the tyre pressures? It could be...

Have you checked the tyre pressures? It could be that the tyres are underinflated, causing more wear near the tyre wall.
03-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

Not many miles at all!

Not many miles at all!
03-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,944
Posted By Mr Enigma

+1

+1
03-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

Glyn, 20k miles or 200k miles?

Glyn, 20k miles or 200k miles?
03-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

I'm guessing June/July price release and order...

I'm guessing June/July price release and order dates so cars should run off the car lot in September?

I saw a sweet looking 335i M-Sport yesterday. I'm tempted...
03-20-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,893
Posted By Mr Enigma

Ahhh gotcha. I thought that this was a...

Ahhh gotcha. I thought that this was a replacement for the camera with some extra functions.
03-20-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,893
Posted By Mr Enigma

I believe the C class rear view camera does this...

I believe the C class rear view camera does this already. What does this do that the original camera doesn't?
03-20-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Mr Enigma

Saw them on ebay. Not my cup of tea to be honest.

Saw them on ebay. Not my cup of tea to be honest.
03-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By Mr Enigma

Will something like this work? ...

Will something like this work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-to-3-5mm-Headphone-Jack-Plug-Audio-Aux-Charger-Cable-male-to-male-Wire-/331259147425?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d209574a1
03-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mr Enigma

For what it's worth, I believe the UK doesn't get...

For what it's worth, I believe the UK doesn't get the option of the night package. I couldn't see it when I optioned out a C200.
03-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,646
Posted By Mr Enigma

3

3
03-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

No problems. I hope, under the watchful eye of...

No problems. I hope, under the watchful eye of the mods, this one doesn't turn sour too.
03-17-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

I read that article over lunch. It goes on to say...

I read that article over lunch. It goes on to say it delivers very good performance in the corners and deserves the "AMG" title (paraphrasing of course).
03-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,201
Posted By Mr Enigma

They are not available for the AMG/Sport trim.

They are not available for the AMG/Sport trim.
03-17-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,849
Posted By Mr Enigma

That's so true. I've seen it on all my cars with...

That's so true. I've seen it on all my cars with DC alloys. But DC is all the rage at the moment so I guess we have to live with it or get them powder coated!
03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,849
Posted By Mr Enigma

Very true. Also doing it mutiple times lowers the...

Very true. Also doing it mutiple times lowers the wheel's strength/integrity as you have less metal holding the alloy together. The thin shavings of the diamond cut add up eventually.

Living in...
03-17-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,849
Posted By Mr Enigma

Mobile refinishers will not be able to produce a...

Mobile refinishers will not be able to produce a diamond cut finish as far as I know. The wheel needs to be stripped from its laquer and rebuilt up using solder where it is rashed. Then the alloy is...
03-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

Hopefully UK get that option. Those seats with...

Hopefully UK get that option. Those seats with red belts - yes please!
03-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think the US press release mention that they...

I think the US press release mention that they are optional extras.

I hope the AMG seats come in different colour combinations. I quite like the look of these...
...
03-15-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

You're right. But I thought I'd share...

You're right. But I thought I'd share nonetheless. :)
03-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 664,109
Posted By Mr Enigma

Some more pictures from instagram including wheel...

Some more pictures from instagram including wheel pictures mentioned by another member on a separate thread.
03-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mr Enigma

Please provide pictures when you've done it. :)

Please provide pictures when you've done it. :)
03-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,814
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think it's not a cost issue at all. Touch...

I think it's not a cost issue at all. Touch sensitive screens are relatively cheap. I think it's partly because if people touch their screens for controls then there will be fingerprints and smudges...
03-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mr Enigma

Obviously buying online will be cheaper still and...

Obviously buying online will be cheaper still and there there may be other options. I know there are also wireless SD cards - eyeFi is an example.

I'm not sure of whether you can write to the...
03-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mr Enigma

Glyn mentioned that SA will be getting the...

Glyn mentioned that SA will be getting the 'normal' trims as well as the Sport trim. So maybe that's correct... I don't think that makes too much sense though as all the cars seen to date have the...
03-11-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mr Enigma

Whats the mark up for this additional security?...

Whats the mark up for this additional security? If it's $20 then yeah whatever. If it's hundreds then as mentioned its just markup.
03-11-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mr Enigma

Circa 10-15% is a good range to expect and pitch...

Circa 10-15% is a good range to expect and pitch at. This was where the C400 was at from recollection. I'm not sure if the amount of discount is reduced if you are one of the first people to order...
03-11-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,584
Posted By Mr Enigma

There was talk of this being spyshots of a mock...

There was talk of this being spyshots of a mock up for the driverless model, hence the red panic button in the centre console. Or as kellens has mentioned this may be the mule for upcoming models...
03-11-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think the dealer is trying to pull a fast one....

I think the dealer is trying to pull a fast one. The C450 is not a limited production. I would expect it to sell at a similar discount as the C400, the car it is set to replace in the line-up (albeit...
03-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mr Enigma

I don't have the drive. It was only a thought...

I don't have the drive. It was only a thought about what I could do to wirelessly access the music from the home wifi and update easily. I had a quick look online and it looks like it will charge off...
03-10-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

Personally I don't think the wheels are too bad....

Personally I don't think the wheels are too bad. I would like to see them in the metal but would probably change them for another style. If that wasn't an option then I could live with it...
03-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

http://www.matchboxcarspriceguide.com/images/4655....

http://www.matchboxcarspriceguide.com/images/4655.gif

:eek:
03-09-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 34,939
Posted By Mr Enigma

I was thinking the same thing.

I was thinking the same thing.
03-09-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

Some additional input on my side, UK centric....

Some additional input on my side, UK centric. Like you I have been looking this up quite frequently...


Leather is an option, as is the Burmiester system. This is the case with all UK w205s.
Red...
03-09-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 34,939
Posted By Mr Enigma

The C450 has the side mirros in black so you can...

The C450 has the side mirros in black so you can see those for a comparison. Also some people have the CF spoiler so this would give you an indication for how this looks...

Good luck and great...
03-09-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 34,939
Posted By Mr Enigma

Looks good. Nice pictures. Have you thought about...

Looks good. Nice pictures. Have you thought about doing the side mirrors and the spoiler too?
03-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,655
Posted By Mr Enigma

What is it meant to be advising you of though?...

What is it meant to be advising you of though? What is their explaination for the purpose of this sound?
03-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mr Enigma

I normally use a 32/64 GB USB key but I was...

I normally use a 32/64 GB USB key but I was thinking about using something like this:
...
03-09-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

Yeah, I would expect more then 21k miles! Like I...

Yeah, I would expect more then 21k miles! Like I mentioned it was a known issue that the shocks would leak.

Some people only got 7k miles. Others got 60k miles. The people that kept the car as a...
03-09-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think with the R8 it was a known issue and part...

I think with the R8 it was a known issue and part of the 'cost of ownership' - most owners knew that shocks would have to be replaced and will cost a fair bit once they needed replacing. This was not...
03-09-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mr Enigma

On the W204 forums I think there are some threads...

On the W204 forums I think there are some threads that have expanded the music register.

Also there is a video or two on youtube showing how you can get to the internals behind the CD/DVD player....
03-09-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

What are the replacement costs for the C63? I had...

What are the replacement costs for the C63? I had to replace one in my R8 and it was approx 1k for the front left. I think it was around 6k for all 4 sides - the back being more expensive than the...
03-06-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By Mr Enigma

Haha, yes I can see that. I think they are too...

Haha, yes I can see that. I think they are too big though.

I've never driven a paddle shift but I will have to move to it if I want the C450. There were ample threads about paddle mods for the...
03-05-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr Enigma

That may be the delivery date rather than order...

That may be the delivery date rather than order date. I'm guessing order June/July for Sept/Oct delivery?

Edit: That article is also 2 months old.
03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

Isn't the C class MB's biggest seller?

Isn't the C class MB's biggest seller?
03-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mr Enigma

I'm not in love with the front too...

I'm not in love with the front too...
03-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mr Enigma

Wheels are an option from what I read. What...

Wheels are an option from what I read.

What I am really interested in is the sports seats but in a different colour combination and not just black. By backup option would then be the cranberry...
03-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mr Enigma

I wonder if they will do a different interior...

I wonder if they will do a different interior colour? I really liked the cranberry red on the other models - it would be a shame if this wasn't an option on this car...
03-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By Mr Enigma

Shift paddles look very aggressive. But it...

Shift paddles look very aggressive. But it doesn't look like they have done much with the interior... Thanks again for the pictures.
03-05-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the pictues. Any of the rear? Looks...

Thanks for the pictues. Any of the rear? Looks like it has a decent sized spolier on it...
03-05-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr Enigma

The latest review I could find online is here:...

The latest review I could find online is here: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/mercedes-c450-amg-4matic-2015-review/

It says that lefties get the C450 in June 2015....
03-05-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

Question: Does the C450 look (at a distance) any...

Question: Does the C450 look (at a distance) any different than a highly spec'ed C400/300/200 with the top trim package? In the UK the top trim package is called AMG Line which the C450 comes with as...
03-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

+1

+1
03-05-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think this boils down to whether you would be...

I think this boils down to whether you would be happy with another MB. I would certainly test-drive other cars like Sportstick has mentioned. At least this gives you a flavour for whether you would...
03-05-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,937
Posted By Mr Enigma

As Stan says the wrinkles may settle as the seat...

As Stan says the wrinkles may settle as the seat is worn in. Hopefully this is the case.
03-05-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,756
Posted By Mr Enigma

I asked for a picture of the keyfob - I think...

I asked for a picture of the keyfob - I think those pictures are for me.

I ask because I got a keycover for the w204 key which I really liked so I can see if I can get something similar again -...
03-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,439
Posted By Mr Enigma

Please see this thread for more information:...

Please see this thread for more information: https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/569359-video-motion.html

I'm not sure about the warranty implications...
03-04-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

I actually remember watching this episode of Top...

I actually remember watching this episode of Top Gear but clearly forgot about the SLS.

However I was thinking more along the lines of future AMGs, lets say in 10 years time, that have a "drop...
03-04-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

An aside: Do you see AMG releasing a Hybrid...

An aside: Do you see AMG releasing a Hybrid performance car anytime in the near future? Perhaps future AMGs with come with a hybrid powerplant as standard... Interesting thought.
03-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mr Enigma

If you consider that you have to change quite a...

If you consider that you have to change quite a few components, plus witing and reprogramming, then the cost is no surprise. The cameras themselves would contribute to the cost due to the number...
03-04-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mr Enigma

A lot cheaper. I think retrofitting is going to...

A lot cheaper. I think retrofitting is going to be in the thousands.
03-04-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,439
Posted By Mr Enigma

There is a 3rd party solution that you can...

There is a 3rd party solution that you can install on the car that enables this feature.
03-04-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mr Enigma

There is another thread which discusses this, I...

There is another thread which discusses this, I think the costs were very high.
03-03-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,617
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the clarification. I'm probably wrong...

Thanks for the clarification. I'm probably wrong in my original comment.

However I remember reading (on here I think) that the HUD gives the front screen the acoustic screen and then if you wanted...
03-03-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Mr Enigma

Hahahaha!

Hahahaha!
03-03-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,617
Posted By Mr Enigma

If my understanding is correct, HUD uses an...

If my understanding is correct, HUD uses an acoustic glass windscreen. So you get that with this option, although the sides are not acoustic.
03-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Mr Enigma

Not offensive but a bit too much 50 shades......

Not offensive but a bit too much 50 shades... Usually the title is used to provide fellow forumers an insight into the thread contents - this is a bit too elusive!
03-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Mr Enigma

I think this is in the wrong forum. You need to...

I think this is in the wrong forum. You need to post this (or a mod to move this) in the w204 section.


As an aside, it's always a good idea to have the nav up-to-date but I wouldn't expect the...
03-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

+1.

+1.
03-03-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

I personally don't care if it has an AMG brand on...

I personally don't care if it has an AMG brand on it or not, so a debate on this point and whether it's an AMG or not doesn't interest me in the slightest. I just want a capable car for my personal...
03-03-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

The engine has not gone through the same build...

The engine has not gone through the same build process as a true AMG. If that is key to your purchase then this is not the car for you.

BTW, knowing from previous posts that you are in the UK...
03-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Mr Enigma

We have part of the same in the UK. Our petrol...

We have part of the same in the UK. Our petrol options here are the C200 or the C63. Hopefully the C450 will plug the gap but that appparently isn't available until June 2016. :(
03-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,439
Posted By Mr Enigma

I believe .mp4 (& possibly .avi) files will also...

I believe .mp4 (& possibly .avi) files will also work.
03-03-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Mr Enigma

I believe the interface issues have been fixed...

I believe the interface issues have been fixed and it is now just on back order. This is why there are delays if you want this option.
03-03-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

I suppose that makes sense. I do think the "M...

I suppose that makes sense. I do think the "M Sport" or "AMG Sport" (or whatever it is being called) will change the demographic of buyers but perhaps this does not materially change the age profile...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-02-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,267
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the clarification. If/when you find...

Thanks for the clarification. If/when you find more information then please do share!
03-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

Do you not think that BMWs are typically favoured...

Do you not think that BMWs are typically favoured by the younger generations and MBs the older generation? That is the perception I get from friends and family. I think MB have reduced this stigma...
03-02-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

As a prospective c450 owner I am not deluded into...

As a prospective c450 owner I am not deluded into thinking that this car is a thoroughbred AMG. I think everyone on this forum has repeatedly heard you state that it is and it's becoming quite...
03-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,425
Posted By Mr Enigma

You should be able to just buy a replacement part...

You should be able to just buy a replacement part from MB and switch over. I don't expect it to be cheap though... I suspect the car is too new to find a nearly new one in a scrap yard. Good luck!
03-02-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,756
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the picture. So it's basically the...

Thanks for the picture. So it's basically the same as a w204 standard keyfob... I'm sure there are others out there for a fraction of the price. They may not look as great but it will do the same...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-02-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,267
Posted By Mr Enigma

If you have any more information then please do...

If you have any more information then please do share, on here on via PM. I'm interested to hear more about the car. Thanks.
03-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Mr Enigma

Apparently the C will be offered in 4matic later...

Apparently the C will be offered in 4matic later on. If that's true and you can wait then maybe that's the car for you?
03-02-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,425
Posted By Mr Enigma

Pictures?

Pictures?
03-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,756
Posted By Mr Enigma

If you have red leathers then I would go for the...

If you have red leathers then I would go for the red key case, otherwise black.

EDIT: $80 is pretty expensive. Have you looked at 3rd party ones from ebay? I got some good ones for my W204 key...
03-02-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,288
Posted By Mr Enigma

It may make it easier to diagnose if you specify...

It may make it easier to diagnose if you specify which iPod/device gives you the problem and the firmware version for the device (if you know how to determine this).
03-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,051
Posted By Mr Enigma

Glyn has already posted up (translated)...

Glyn has already posted up (translated) instructions for adjusting the wiper arms. It sounds like the wipers need to go into the dealer to be adjusted.

If you think about it logically then if the...
03-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Mr Enigma

Good review. Thanks for sharing.

Good review. Thanks for sharing.
03-02-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

As an aside, I (and I suspect most others) do not...

As an aside, I (and I suspect most others) do not classify the C450 as a true AMG. It only has some components shared with the top model and has been lightly brushed by AMG but that does not qualify...
03-02-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

I was originally hoping that the car would have...

I was originally hoping that the car would have Airmatic as well but from what I've read about the c63 suspension is superior. Having driven an R8 for 3 years I can live with a similar suspension...
03-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

I don't think most people have any issue with...

I don't think most people have any issue with people discussing brand dilution or comparing the C450 with M and S models from BMW and Audio respectively. Its an interesting point. You don't need to...
03-01-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

There was a thread for exactly that but it was...

There was a thread for exactly that but it was locked because the same people arguing in this thread were doing so in there. All the threads regarding the C450 have become threads like this and it...
03-01-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mr Enigma

To be honest that blue looks better than the grey...

To be honest that blue looks better than the grey shades. I'm really liking the contrast to the chrome accents...
03-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

+1 I wish this thread would just be about...

+1

I wish this thread would just be about the C450. With the only current petrol options for the w205 in the UK being the c200 and the c63(s) I would really consider this car as an ideal solution...
03-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thanks for the pictures. The chrome contrasts...

Thanks for the pictures. The chrome contrasts really well against the blue. Food for thought...
03-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Mr Enigma

:rolf::rolf::rolf:

:rolf::rolf::rolf:
03-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,368
Posted By Mr Enigma

The press release states that there will be other...

The press release states that there will be other rim options.
02-28-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,040
Posted By Mr Enigma

File attached in post. Thanks for sending...

File attached in post.


Thanks for sending over Vic. :y
02-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,345
Posted By Mr Enigma

This is true from what I have read. But the c450...

This is true from what I have read. But the c450 will have other parts that will probably make it a better handling car with that extra power.


Nonetheless it is exciting times for MB.
02-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,040
Posted By Mr Enigma

Hi Vic, send it to me and I'll do it now while...

Hi Vic, send it to me and I'll do it now while I'm at the computer watching top gear lol. Will PM you my address.
02-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 32,782
Posted By Mr Enigma

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/574296-c45...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/574296-c450-diamond-sports-grill.html
02-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,564
Posted By Mr Enigma

Was that for both front and back? So no panel...

Was that for both front and back? So no panel removal for the rear pins?


Edit: I just read the last few posts and it looks like it is just a screw off/on job. Thanks for the pictures. :)
02-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,040
Posted By Mr Enigma

vic you can convert the PDF into jpeg images and...

vic you can convert the PDF into jpeg images and upload them to the forum. Let me know if you want assistance with this. :)
02-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,051
Posted By Mr Enigma

Agree with ManiacGT.

Agree with ManiacGT.
02-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,051
Posted By Mr Enigma

This could be due to any wax or residue from...

This could be due to any wax or residue from cleaning the car being left on the windscreen. You can buy products that clean this off and the windscreen less 'sticky'.
02-20-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 25,035
Posted By Mr Enigma

Agreed. A very good friend of mine has the CLA...

Agreed. A very good friend of mine has the CLA and he said he would have brought the C if it were available at the time of purchase. I've been in both and the C is better on the inside by a country...
02-18-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,523
Posted By Mr Enigma

I would agree with you. Lighting Package >...

I would agree with you. Lighting Package > Illuminated star.

Plus you can get the star retrofitted at a later date whereas this is going to be very expensive (perhaps impossible) for the Lighting...
02-17-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 833,311
Posted By Mr Enigma

Great photo!

Great photo!
02-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Mr Enigma

Pictures of the C450 if they have one there!...

Pictures of the C450 if they have one there! Please!!!
02-17-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,901
Posted By Mr Enigma

vic viper has this colour for his wagon. He is...

vic viper has this colour for his wagon. He is quite active on the forum. He will probably chime in at some point or look for some of his pictures he has posted up in other threads. Alternatively you...
02-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mr Enigma

If the car has nominal residual value then a...

If the car has nominal residual value then a trade-in may be the best hassle free option. Selling a car privately is often a headache.

As floridadriver has mentioned, the trade-in value is...
02-16-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,287
Posted By Mr Enigma

Impressive.

Impressive.
02-16-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mr Enigma

If you read the press release then you will see...

If you read the press release then you will see that they are actually doing that.
02-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mr Enigma

Nice review. Thanks for sharing.

Nice review. Thanks for sharing.
02-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,523
Posted By Mr Enigma

You can see the lights 'avoid' shining directly...

You can see the lights 'avoid' shining directly at the parked car in this video:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 ILS LED INTELLIGENT LIGHT SYSTEM PREVIEW TEST - YouTube

And here:

2015...
02-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,338
Posted By Mr Enigma

Agreed. Stan I wonder if, because of your...

Agreed.

Stan I wonder if, because of your mild mannered nature, they think they can get away with offering so little in compensation...
02-12-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,753
Posted By Mr Enigma

LOL! I'm quite shocked at the developments on...

LOL! I'm quite shocked at the developments on this thread.

Two different people at MB say two different things. I think it's safe to say that nobody really knows at MB - or at least the people I...
02-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

And... It's back again...

And... It's back again...
02-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,753
Posted By Mr Enigma

I just want to know when the C450 is going to be...

I just want to know when the C450 is going to be released... :\
02-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

I was thinking the same. Perhaps a glitch on...

I was thinking the same. Perhaps a glitch on their side.
02-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

And now it has disappeared... :confused:

And now it has disappeared... :confused:
02-11-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,040
Posted By Mr Enigma

I'm assuming it doesn't come with the centre star?

I'm assuming it doesn't come with the centre star?
02-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mr Enigma

[Time for the AMG bandwagon to come rain on your...

[Time for the AMG bandwagon to come rain on your parade...]

AMG badge on a C250?! I hope you're wearing a bulet proof vest!
02-10-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr Enigma

Easy to set up from a simple software install or...

Easy to set up from a simple software install or using the kit in the link?
02-09-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr Enigma

I know this too. :)

I know this too. :)
02-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

Air suspension standard on the UK model too.

Air suspension standard on the UK model too.
02-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr Enigma

Maniac, I had a thought about this: I'll be...

Maniac, I had a thought about this: I'll be getting the HUD system so I won't actually need to use the centre console much for the satnav on a long drive so with others in the car it would be an...
02-09-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

Let's not forget the 50ish g/km CO2 for driving...

Let's not forget the 50ish g/km CO2 for driving like a nun... :nix:
02-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr Enigma

I wonder if anyone has tried this though...

I wonder if anyone has tried this though...
02-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr Enigma

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/569359-vid...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w205/569359-video-motion.html

:)
02-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr Enigma

C350 e available to configure on the UK MB website

Interestingly enough it's only available in the 'sport' (not to be confused with the AMG sport) option.
...
02-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mr Enigma

That's the one. Thanks for filling in the blanks.

That's the one. Thanks for filling in the blanks.
02-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mr Enigma

There is but it depends on options on the car. I...

There is but it depends on options on the car. I think it comes as part of one of the packages for the UK spec.
02-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,498
Posted By Mr Enigma

Any pictures on a car?

Any pictures on a car?
02-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By Mr Enigma

Awesome!

Awesome!
02-05-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mr Enigma

Yes you're right. I'm not in urgent need for a...

Yes you're right. I'm not in urgent need for a car, hence being able to wait for the C450. I'm hoping it will be hitting the UKthis summer (at least to order) so I can get my hands on it later this...
02-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mr Enigma

From what I read the 360 camera is on back-order...

From what I read the 360 camera is on back-order and is being restricted to a certain number per region per month...

For me the 360 is a must have because I like gadgets... But since I have to...
02-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mr Enigma

Congratulations! We'll look forward to the...

Congratulations! We'll look forward to the pictures once you have it. It's a quick turn-around on the car too.

How many months was the 360 cameras going to push the delivery date out by?
02-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 833,311
Posted By Mr Enigma

It's all about the lens, 'bout the lens, not the...

It's all about the lens, 'bout the lens, not the body...

/End cheese.
02-05-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 833,311
Posted By Mr Enigma

Great pictures Croc - a keen photographer? I'm...

Great pictures Croc - a keen photographer? I'm liking the shallow DoF! :)
02-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,337
Posted By Mr Enigma

As mihaelb said. You can probably find this...

As mihaelb said.

You can probably find this out from the MB US site directly (can't do so on the UK site as we don't get the C400 in the UK). But a quick google search shows this:...
02-04-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,976
Posted By Mr Enigma

Thought so. Good luck with the purchase. :)

Thought so. Good luck with the purchase. :)
02-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,976
Posted By Mr Enigma

I read that as base price rather than base car?

I read that as base price rather than base car?
02-04-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Mr Enigma

As an aside, are the C450 tail-lights different...

As an aside, are the C450 tail-lights different from the other models? They look like they have more contrast(?), almost like they have been blackened. It's probably due to camera settings and post...
02-04-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Mr Enigma

I don't think the part numbers will be available...

I don't think the part numbers will be available because you can't even buy the car yet... We're still waiting on the production/order dates for the car.
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