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12-16-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By E250_92101

Keep the updates coming!

Keep the updates coming!
Forum: W212 AMG
11-30-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,127
Posted By E250_92101

The module arrived today via DHL. I followed the...

The module arrived today via DHL. I followed the instructions on Vlad's eBay listing and it worked just as described to activate Apple CarPlay. My car is 2016 E250 US Spec W212. It just needed the...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-26-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,127
Posted By E250_92101

I had my Command Software updated by the dealer...

I had my Command Software updated by the dealer last month and finally ordered activation module from Vlad today. I'll let you know the results as soon as the module arrives! Can't wait!
06-29-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,608
Posted By E250_92101

It's a 2016. Not sure what year they added the...

It's a 2016. Not sure what year they added the traffic sign recognition.
06-21-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,983
Posted By E250_92101

I am very sorry to about your engine problem....

I am very sorry to about your engine problem. Please keep us posted what the dealer discovers and how it gets resolved.

Has the car ever been in an accident?
Forum: W212 AMG
06-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,127
Posted By E250_92101

I'm not an expert on this, but my understanding...

I'm not an expert on this, but my understanding is the same as yours. They have not gotten the MBrace internet connection to work on my 2016 so the MBrace advanced phone support told me to go get the...
05-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,983
Posted By E250_92101

I used to drive a 2014 E250 and now have a 2016...

I used to drive a 2014 E250 and now have a 2016 E250 in SoCal. I don't have enough miles under the belt to tell you about any long term issues, but I spoke with a cab driver in Finland about the E250...
05-04-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By E250_92101

Another thumbs up for the Turle wax's ICE...

Another thumbs up for the Turle wax's ICE products... They are super easy and quick to apply and can be used not only on paint, but glass and plastics too. Both the detailer and the wax are quite...
05-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By E250_92101

I'm about to start experimenting with ceramic...

I'm about to start experimenting with ceramic coatings. I bought couple bottles a while back (one for paint and another for exterior plastics) and was going to coat my E250 with them, but I just...
05-02-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By E250_92101

Mine definitely does not have that dark area that...

Mine definitely does not have that dark area that your photo shows. I think there is definitely something wrong with your headlight(s). I wish I could help more. There seems to be very little info...
04-29-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By E250_92101

Awesome! Please keep the updates coming!

Awesome! Please keep the updates coming!
04-16-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By E250_92101

Send2Benz is something I use all the time. It's...

Send2Benz is something I use all the time. It's worth going through some pain to get it to work. However, remote start is not supported for W212 through MBRACE. It only works in the next generation...
04-16-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By E250_92101

I needed to go to the dealerships to get MBRACE...

I needed to go to the dealerships to get MBRACE activated, but I was not charged. Send2Benz is now working, but nothing else requiring internet access is working. After spending significant time and...
04-10-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By E250_92101

Thanks for sharing your logic! I know first hand...

Thanks for sharing your logic! I know first hand how hard it is to find a Diesel with the right options. I found mine 2,000+ miles away from home... it was a fun drive home though. BUT, you can’t go...
04-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By E250_92101

Congrats! That’s a very nice car! As a...

Congrats! That’s a very nice car!

As a diesel driver, I would be curious to hear what made you decide to go with the E350 (not E250) after driving a Diesel car for so many years?
04-03-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By E250_92101

My guess is that this is caused by repeated...

My guess is that this is caused by repeated exposure to some incompatible chemical. Car washes sometimes use some very harsh chemicals. I’ve seen people ruin their cars by washing them with dish soap...
03-31-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By E250_92101

Hello... A friend of mine in Finland bought a...

Hello... A friend of mine in Finland bought a brand new E-class plug-in hybrid last summer (I believe it's a 2017 E350 if I'm not mistaken). He has not been impressed with the range and overall...
03-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,554
Posted By E250_92101

According to the Owners Manual, DISTRONIC can...

According to the Owners Manual, DISTRONIC can only apply a maximum of 50% "braking force." In the crazy SoCal traffic, I've been cruising down I-5 with Distronic engaged with the my car following...
01-10-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By E250_92101

Is it possible MB looks at average trip...

Is it possible MB looks at average trip distances, driving styles, and mix of city vs highway driving for different countries and establishes the maintenance schedule based on those parameters? I...
12-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,608
Posted By E250_92101

Thanks!!! Now that you said it, it's obvious!!...

Thanks!!! Now that you said it, it's obvious!! When I press the down arrow on the wheel, it goes to Attention Assist and the triangle "reverses" and points up. Obviously, an up press at that point...
12-14-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By E250_92101

I agree with raja... I would try to fix...

I agree with raja...

I would try to fix your “issue” with different tires before touching the suspension. Tires can greatly affect the handling of your car. Try to find a true tire expert in...
12-10-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,608
Posted By E250_92101

Without Distronic (like my previous E250), this...

Without Distronic (like my previous E250), this display is rather useless like you've discovered. However, with Distronic Plus this is the screen I use 99% of the time. If the system has detected a...
12-07-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By E250_92101

Cool If you've seen an airline preflight safety...

If you've seen an airline preflight safety demonstration, you've actually seen a seat belt extender.... The demo seat belt the cabin crew uses is actually an extender for weight-challenged...
12-05-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By E250_92101

That's terrible! Sorry!!! I know some people...

That's terrible! Sorry!!!

I know some people demand the whole side to be repainted so you don't end up with one door that may look slightly different from the neighboring panels (especially over...
11-22-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By E250_92101

Having looked through hundreds and hundreds of...

Having looked through hundreds and hundreds of car photos to find my Disctronic, I recommend using autotrader.com and using "Distronic" as the "keyword" in their advanced search. I'm yet to see a...
11-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By E250_92101

Great question, but I'm struggling to put my...

Great question, but I'm struggling to put my answer into words. Any car will get you from point A to B. However, I tend to pay great attention to small details every time I drive: How does the door...
11-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By E250_92101

I once went from a pristine CL500 to a new VW CC...

I once went from a pristine CL500 to a new VW CC thinking a new, more fuel efficient, more utilitarian car was the smart thing to do (I was trying to simplify my life and I was little scared of the...
11-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,972
Posted By E250_92101

I absolutely hated the run-flats that came with...

I absolutely hated the run-flats that came with my first E250 on the stock 17" wheels. When I upgraded to 18" AMG wheels, I also wanted the most comfort I could get. I searched for a regular touring...
10-24-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By E250_92101

Can’t help you identify the hoses, but your plan...

Can’t help you identify the hoses, but your plan to temporarily splice the coolant hoses together will be fine.
10-13-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By E250_92101

I totally agree with your comments. I used to own...

I totally agree with your comments. I used to own a 2014 Sport trim and now have a 2016 luxury... The Avantgarde trim is absolutely beautiful!! The perfect happy medium...

I wish I could get the...
10-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,615
Posted By E250_92101

Congrats on the new car. I don't have a high...

Congrats on the new car. I don't have a high milage car (yet) but keep us posted on how things go with your car!
10-03-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By E250_92101

If he enjoys detailing his car that much, I would...

If he enjoys detailing his car that much, I would find a company that provides "professional" car detailing courses and would pay his tuition for a two or three day course. If it's set up by a...
10-02-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By E250_92101

Lol! The shape and size is fine. If you like the...

Lol! The shape and size is fine. If you like the CF look, go for it. I'm personally not crazy about the CF look on a car like this and would want something that's painted body color. However, between...
10-02-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,554
Posted By E250_92101

Thank you for sharing such an awesome level of...

Thank you for sharing such an awesome level of detail with us all! :y

Today's radar technology is amazing, but I absolutely believe that the system will not pick up towels or cardboard boxes like...
09-30-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By E250_92101

I personally like stock, but I can see the Wald...

I personally like stock, but I can see the Wald being appropriate if you have the whole kit and enough ponies to go with the look!

I used to drive a E250 Diesel with the Sport package and that...
09-30-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By E250_92101

Glad to hear!! Our previous E250 had MBTex, but...

Glad to hear!! Our previous E250 had MBTex, but our new E250 has leather. I guess I can stop being nervous about it not wearing well! Thanks!

I look forward to your next update.
09-30-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By E250_92101

Thanks for the update!! Always enjoy reading...

Thanks for the update!! Always enjoy reading them. Sorry about the first bigger issue!

I looked up your first thread on your 2014 E250 and noticed that you ordered the car with leather seats. How...
Forum: W212 AMG
09-29-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,127
Posted By E250_92101

I have the same question. I guess it would be in...

I have the same question. I guess it would be in the "engineering menu," but I've read that access to the engineering menu is not enabled on the 2016s.
09-27-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By E250_92101

I absolutely believe it. I just drove a 8-mile...

I absolutely believe it. I just drove a 8-mile roundtrip to the store and back with one additional stop. I purposely didn't turn the ECO mode off so I can count the number of ECO start/stops:

- ...
09-26-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By E250_92101

Happy to give you my perspective: I'm probably...

Happy to give you my perspective: I'm probably old school, but in the "good old days" shutting off a Turbo Diesel without a proper cool-off period was a "no-no." That's probably not so much an issue...
09-26-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By E250_92101

I didn't; need to keep the wife happy and not...

I didn't; need to keep the wife happy and not spend too much more on the car right now!

The installer did mention Mid City's remote start modules in passing, but I didn't ask for any details or...
09-26-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By E250_92101

Mid City Engineering - Eco off

Just had a local installer order the Mid City Engineering Eco off module for me ($174 plus about $100 for install; too busy to do it myself). It will reverse the ECO start/stop button functionality...
09-25-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By E250_92101

He probably took a look at the responses and is...

He probably took a look at the responses and is now getting "loaded" at some bar... :D
09-25-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By E250_92101

Mine are definitely not dim. I've been under...

Mine are definitely not dim.

I've been under the impression that the system does an automatic height adjustment at start-up. I can see the light pattern raise up from the drivers seat when I start...
09-24-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By E250_92101

Yes, our 2014 E250 had the sport package but it...

Yes, our 2014 E250 had the sport package but it came with stock wheels, so I found a set of new take-off AMG wheels to buy on Craigslist. I kept the original wheels in storage and never got around to...
09-24-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By E250_92101

I don't really want to lower, but I was just...

I don't really want to lower, but I was just worried that it looks too "elevated" with the AMG rims for some reason. I guess I'm just used to seeing these rims on our old car which was a RWD Sport. ...
09-23-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By E250_92101

Iridium Silver Luxury 4matic - Stock vs AMG Wheel Pics

raja777m might be interested in seeing these before/after pics... I just put my old AMG wheels on our new E250 4matic. Wasn't sure how they would look on the 4matic / Luxury trim. I'm sure someone...
09-22-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By E250_92101

Unfortunately KEY08 is correct! Just sitting at...

Unfortunately KEY08 is correct! Just sitting at the dealer waiting for my MBRACE access to be activated on the vehicle. I thought it would be as simple as calling the toll-free number and they...
09-22-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

Like cetialpha5 said, hopefully your issues will...

Like cetialpha5 said, hopefully your issues will get covered under the CPO warranty!

This summer I took a ride in a E220 diesel taxi (W212) in Helsinki. It had 160,000 kilometers on it. I asked...
09-21-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

Thanks! Let me know when you start looking for...

Thanks! Let me know when you start looking for your next one and I'll be happy to do a daily search to help!
09-21-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By E250_92101

2002 to 2009 is W211, so this is not the right...

2002 to 2009 is W211, so this is not the right forum. However, my advise would be to be look for a facelift model (i.e. 2007 or newer). The early W211s had quality issues and Mercedes made over 3000...
09-20-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

The car was in better shape than I expected. It...

The car was in better shape than I expected. It is absolutely flawless. I've been looking for a small scratch somewhere, but I'm yet to find one. The original owner must have been as "anal" as me! ...
09-14-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

We definitely think alike! I love the 4-cyl...

We definitely think alike! I love the 4-cyl diesel. It is absolutely fantastic and gives me a smile every time I drive it. I've been looking for the "real keeper" and this is the closest I can get....
09-14-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,554
Posted By E250_92101

Every time I've tried "induce" the warning...

Every time I've tried "induce" the warning intentionally, I've had no luck. However, one time on the highway the car in front of me suddenly started braking heavily and I didn't notice immediately....
09-12-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

You definitely have some rare options... It's...

You definitely have some rare options... It's almost impossible to find one with everything you want without special order (and Diesel is no longer available anyway and in my opinion is never coming...
09-11-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By E250_92101

The disc thickness variation is usually caused by...

The disc thickness variation is usually caused by material transfer from the pads to the disc and is often caused by driving habits or incompatibility of the pad type/material with driving style....
09-07-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

165 E550's on Autotrader right now -- 23 of those...

165 E550's on Autotrader right now -- 23 of those have distronic. That's 14% with Distronic, so you are correct that the percentage is significantly higher for the 550s.

For E63's the percentage...
09-06-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By E250_92101

1 in 1000 E-Class, Distronic

I drove a 2014 E250 for 18 months, but sold it to Carmax last week in preparation of buying another E250 --- with Distronic this time. After driving a car with an adaptive cruise control for 3 weeks,...
12-22-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By E250_92101

touche!

touche!
12-21-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By E250_92101

Beautiful car! Congrats! I've always...

Beautiful car! Congrats!

I've always preferred a turbo engine with smaller displacement VS normally aspirating with a larger displacement. The low end torque is usually amazing with newer turbos....
12-03-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,452
Posted By E250_92101

This looks like a body shop mistake to me. Does...

This looks like a body shop mistake to me. Does the car have any damage history? Maybe the front fenders were repainted for some reason and the parts guy ordered the wrong badges? I hope I'm wrong...
11-14-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,558
Posted By E250_92101

I also have a 2014 E250 BT. I did a lot of...

I also have a 2014 E250 BT. I did a lot of research trying to find the quietest tire and decided to go with Kumho Solus TA71's. My sizes are a bit different since I also switched to staggered 18"...
09-28-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By E250_92101

Hi Cadetdrivr, What do you personally...

Hi Cadetdrivr,

What do you personally consider the main benefit of having the subscription?

I'd love to send addresses from my phone to the car, but I'm having hard time justifying the...
08-13-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By E250_92101

I once bought a car with a similar history. You...

I once bought a car with a similar history. You don't really get a price break when buying it, but you may get screwed when trading it in. Dealers will low ball you if the car has any accident...
08-08-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By E250_92101

If you are happy with the car, just keep driving...

If you are happy with the car, just keep driving it! In Europe people would consider that a low milage Mercedes -- here people seem to fear high mileage luxury cars. Last time I was back in Europe, I...
07-07-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,145
Posted By E250_92101

I would expect a daily call with an update of...

I would expect a daily call with an update of their efforts... but I'm known to expect too much!!

Regardless, I hope this is a good thing!
06-30-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,145
Posted By E250_92101

Definitely don't give up!! I recently owned a...

Definitely don't give up!! I recently owned a Volvo that made similar noise. After the dealer replaced both front hubs, they convinced me that it was tire noise. Later got new tires and nothing...
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