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Today, 11:27 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

I've read that too but never actually experienced...

I've read that too but never actually experienced RF's personally. I can only tell you the X7 is every bit as smooth and comfortable (with RF's) as the GLS 550 we traded. So if you need a 3rd row, I...
Today, 07:09 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

We just bough a BMW X7 which has RF tires....

We just bough a BMW X7 which has RF tires. There's a lot being made about RF's but I honestly cannot tell any difference in the ride and when it comes time to replace them, I can also go with regular...
Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeMa

Some clarification to "what you heard": ...

Some clarification to "what you heard":


Wireless charging is not required to use wireless CarPlay which was introduced with the release of iOS 9, before any iPhone had wireless charging.
...
Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeMa

This is one of the best X7 reviews to date: ...

This is one of the best X7 reviews to date:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgoursKjfss&t=4004s
Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeMa

Also add the X5, X7 and any BMW being refreshed...

Also add the X5, X7 and any BMW being refreshed in 2019 with iDrive 7.
Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeMa

That article was published April 29, 2018 and is...

That article was published April 29, 2018 and is incorrect about the Mercedes listed. Donít know any other way to put it but MBUX doesnít support wireless CarPlay. Must connect with a cable to use...
Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

You are right about my perspective being...

You are right about my perspective being different coming from a GLS. Our MY17 GLS 550 had a MSRP of $107,000. Our X7 has a MSRP of $106,000 and is loaded with features and tech the GLS doesn't have...
Yesterday, 08:44 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Very valid points Ron. Not sure what you mean by...

Very valid points Ron. Not sure what you mean by BMW playing catchup with regard to CarPlay. I feel they're leading all manufacturers in that area. As for the comfort of X7, only a test drive will...
Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I've been trying to stay out of this conversation...

I've been trying to stay out of this conversation but I wanted to chime in with my perspective. The GLE and the X7 are different in many ways, size being the most obvious. In my case, the GLE 450 I...
03-23-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: designo Diamond White...

GLE 450
Exterior: designo Diamond White Metallic
Interior: Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8d8WcSrywU
03-23-2019, 06:46 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Greg, I saw this video of a Mineral White X7 with...

Greg, I saw this video of a Mineral White X7 with M package plus a black leather interior and thought of you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYoTL19m150
03-23-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By JoeMa

The Tweeter thread above is interesting and...

The Tweeter thread above is interesting and revealing. I personally see no reason why MB wouldn't eventually enable CarPlay support in MBUX equipped vehicles (including North America). Likely just...
03-23-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Very kind of you. I'll keep watching this forum...

Very kind of you. I'll keep watching this forum in the coming weeks and months to read everybody's reactions to their new GLE's as they begin to arrive. Better days ahead for all of you.
03-22-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Wow, I just can't stop checking this forum, you...

Wow, I just can't stop checking this forum, you guys are the best! Maybe I should still buy the GLE for my wife when it arrives. Beth and her husband each have their own vehicle, why not us. :)
03-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I agree with you on that one, charging $80/yr for...

I agree with you on that one, charging $80/yr for customers to use CarPlay on $90K plus vehicle after the first year is just unnecessary IMO. I was told by the salesman that previously they were...
03-22-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Yes, MBUX supports a WiFi Hotspot which may mean...

Yes, MBUX supports a WiFi Hotspot which may mean MB could activate wireless CarPlay support in the future, possibly with an OTA update. They may have held off supporting wireless CarPlay out of the...
03-21-2019, 06:05 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks Beth, I'm sure you and your husband will...

Thanks Beth, I'm sure you and your husband will love your new GLE's.
03-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I'll do some research on the pricing of the...

I'll do some research on the pricing of the replacement run flats vs. standard tires.

For anyone interested, this video just posted of the BMW factory assembling the X7. The finished X7 at the end...
03-21-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Greg, the X7 of course has run-flats but the ride...

Greg, the X7 of course has run-flats but the ride is very good. What is it about them you don't like? Ride, replacement cost?

As for the space under the 3rd row, BMW does in fact offer an optional...
03-21-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By JoeMa

I saw a designo Diamond White GLE 450 in...

I saw a designo Diamond White GLE 450 in inventory on the MBUSA.com site last week but it was gone within two days. I backed out of a fully loaded GLE 450 in Diamond White that will be coming into...
03-21-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I agree with you Ron, the GLE appears to come...

I agree with you Ron, the GLE appears to come with everything needed to support wireless CarPlay so they may be planning to activate it in the future with an OTA update. MB did state MBUX would...
03-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

None of their current MBUX models (Sprinter,...

None of their current MBUX models (Sprinter, A-Class, and GLE) support wireless CarPlay. I tested it myself in two GLE's. Wired CarPlay only.
03-21-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks Greg, you've been a wonderful resource. If...

Thanks Greg, you've been a wonderful resource. If you haven't yet checked out the new X5 and X7, give them a look and let me know what you think.
03-21-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

It's a good question Beth. I've been very pleased...

It's a good question Beth. I've been very pleased with my last three MB's and was certain we were ready to downsize to the GLE. When they first revealed the GLE the first thing that struck me was the...
03-21-2019, 05:57 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks Ron, feels the same for me as well.

Thanks Ron, feels the same for me as well.
03-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I've been on this forum for the past six years...

I've been on this forum for the past six years and have owned two GL's and a GLS, all 550's. But today my wife I traded our GLS for a BMW 50i X7. We never owned a BMW but I've always secretly wanted...
03-19-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

Very interesting how he does these videos because...

Very interesting how he does these videos because most of the cars are not actually sitting in his driveway. Very advanced video editing.
03-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I received a call from my salesman last week that...

I received a call from my salesman last week that our GLE was in fact not yet finished and has been in B4 status since 2/27/19. They do not know why its being delayed and even called Distribution for...
03-19-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks Greg. MB should send you a $500 Customer...

Thanks Greg. MB should send you a $500 Customer Appreciation gift for helping them fix their GLE configurator glitches.
03-19-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

I noticed that as well LOL. Sales people need to...

I noticed that as well LOL. Sales people need to know what they are talking about and not just wing it. The GLE 450 in this video appears to be nearly identical to the 450 I test drove at my local...
03-18-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Polar White Interior:...

GLE 450
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey MB-Tex

* Driven at dusk so a great interior light show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo38RcxpdiA
03-18-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By JoeMa

Interestingly, MB hasn't yet released the 350 or...

Interestingly, MB hasn't yet released the 350 or 450 Curb Weights.
03-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

You are, but more impressed that you're each...

You are, but more impressed that you're each getting your own GLE 450.
03-18-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

I order the Espresso Brown / Magma Grey Leather...

I order the Espresso Brown / Magma Grey Leather but now I'm wishing I would have ordered the Macchiato / Magma Grey that you ordered. I've seen several of the available interiors and IMHO the...
03-18-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

Beautiful GLE, congratulations. Please post some...

Beautiful GLE, congratulations. Please post some interior photos.
03-18-2019, 07:28 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

The correct amount is $400, MBUSA configurator is...

The correct amount is $400, MBUSA configurator is incorrect (yet again). If you notice any additional conflicts between MBUSA and the DOG, always go by the DOG.
03-17-2019, 10:54 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

What colors; interior, exterior?

What colors; interior, exterior?
03-17-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Polar White Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey Leather (with 3rd Row Seating)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aekYO0q-FZM
03-17-2019, 09:18 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Did you test drive the 350 yet?

Did you test drive the 350 yet?
03-17-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Selenite Grey, AMG Line ...

GLE 450
Exterior: Selenite Grey, AMG Line
Interior: Black MB-Tex
Trim: Metal weave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQwPfrWTl7U
03-15-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Everyone is entitled to their opinion of the GLE...

Everyone is entitled to their opinion of the GLE but as I've posted previously, I've tested the 350 I4 and 450 I6 and both are competent engines that can move the GLE quite well. The !4 is a bit...
03-15-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

I can provide somewhat of an update on this...

I can provide somewhat of an update on this matter. I spoke to my sales person today and they said several existing orders had the option removed but the first several orders they placed (like mine)...
03-15-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By JoeMa

In the US you must order the third row option to...

In the US you must order the third row option to get an adjustable second row.
03-15-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 946
Posted By JoeMa

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your photos.
03-15-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

I have MBUX Interior Assistant on my build. It is...

I have MBUX Interior Assistant on my build. It is part of the $1,600 DA0 MBUX Technology Package which also includes HEAD UP DISPLAY and Augmented Video for Navigation.
03-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

No change in my order, it shows up in NetStar....

No change in my order, it shows up in NetStar. Iíll check again when the dealer is invoiced.
03-13-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By JoeMa

Moe Szyslak: "I've been called ugly, fugly,...

Moe Szyslak: "I've been called ugly, fugly, pugly, pug fugly... but never ugly ugly!" :)
03-13-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By JoeMa

I'm planning to drive that X7 if they haven't...

I'm planning to drive that X7 if they haven't sold it.



I'm with you on that one. I thought the grill looked fine on such a large vehicle. It looks fine on the new X5 but many of the faithful...
03-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By JoeMa

Thoughts on the BMW X7

The local BMW dealership just received three X7's, I had a chance to do a walk-around of the 40i in Carbon Black with Ivory White/Night Blue Full Leather Merino. It is very impressive looking. I did...
03-13-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

VPC: Long Beach Is that in Oregon or some...

VPC: Long Beach

Is that in Oregon or some other state?
03-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Oh yea, the Black/Magma Gray leather and Polar...

Oh yea, the Black/Magma Gray leather and Polar White look very good together, I've seen two in person so far. I tried to talk my wife into a black leather (we've never had a black interior) and she...
03-13-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I stopped into the dealership today and my build...

I stopped into the dealership today and my build is complete (B5). The salesman said once they are built they park them in a large staging area and then invoice the dealership prior to shipping them...
03-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I didn't have the app on my iPhone when we went...

I didn't have the app on my iPhone when we went for out first test drive but MBUX prompted me to open the Mercedes Me Connect app when I tried to do the new user setup. I skipped that step since it...
03-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Greg, I think he was referring to the new...

Greg, I think he was referring to the new Mercedes Me Connect app (not the older Mercedes Me app) you have to install on your phone and be logged into your account before it can be paired with MBUX....
03-12-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By JoeMa

[/list] ShrimpKing just sold his 2019 X5 last...

[/list]
ShrimpKing just sold his 2019 X5 last week to buy a 2020 GLE 350. You should PM him for his reasons.
03-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,571
Posted By JoeMa

2021 AMG GLS 63

https://youtu.be/hham7a9MmyI
03-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFp5Bu1S3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFp5Bu1S3Y
03-12-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Polar White Interior: ...

GLE 350
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey Leather (with 3rd Row Seating)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AulAps-7sqA
03-12-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By JoeMa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiISZW1jwUw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiISZW1jwUw
03-11-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By JoeMa

Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC assists the...

Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC assists the driver when searching for a parking space and when entering or leaving parallel or end-on parking spaces. In the case of end-on parking spaces it is...
03-11-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Impressive Germany factory. I'd want to be the...

Impressive Germany factory. I'd want to be the person at the end of the line who looks it over and rubs it with a diaper before driving it outside to the storage lot for shipping. :)

On another...
03-11-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I wonder if builds that include low-volume...

I wonder if builds that include low-volume options (E-ABC for example) are partially built and then pushed to the side awaiting those options to arrive at the plant? Have no clue, just spit-balling....
03-11-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Selenite Grey Interior: ...

GLE 350
Exterior: Selenite Grey
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbVjucNC9f8
03-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks turko for the NetStar Production codes. ...

Thanks turko for the NetStar Production codes.

My build dates are as follows:

02/25 - VIN Change
02/27 - Production Started
03/13 - Est. Prod. Date

I think this means my build required 11...
03-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Greg, what is status B4? In fact, can you...

Greg, what is status B4?

In fact, can you repost all of the MB status codes and their meaning? Thanks
03-11-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

The GLE 450 we test drove looks to be equipped...

The GLE 450 we test drove looks to be equipped exactly the same as the 450 in that video and it has Natural Grain Grey Oak. So I think you are correct.
03-11-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,782
Posted By JoeMa

That explains the 5-6% off MSRP. We purchased our...

That explains the 5-6% off MSRP. We purchased our current GLS 550 at invoice and the new GLE 450 will also be at invoice. While that may be rare for a new model, repeat customers (like you and I) can...
03-10-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By JoeMa

The W223 next-gen S-Class is rumored to go into...

The W223 next-gen S-Class is rumored to go into production next year as a 2021 model. Check out the huge center screen they're planning:
...
03-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By JoeMa

We owned a 2009 Lexus LS 460 but who wouldn't...

We owned a 2009 Lexus LS 460 but who wouldn't want to own a loaded S-Class just once in their life? My wife and I are considering a used S-Class Cabriolet 560 or even an AMG 63 variant if we ever...
03-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I don't actually know so I'll go with Ron on that...

I don't actually know so I'll go with Ron on that one.
03-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By JoeMa

So you own or did own a S Class with Magic Body...

So you own or did own a S Class with Magic Body Control?
03-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By JoeMa

Myself and Greg included E-ABC on our builds. I...

Myself and Greg included E-ABC on our builds. I wanted it for several reasons but I'll let MB explain it:

The active suspension also allows a very wide spread of handling characteristics that can...
03-10-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,571
Posted By JoeMa

I agree with you on the whole but the spy photos...

I agree with you on the whole but the spy photos above seem to reveal higher quality seat covers and head rests in the 2nd and 3rd rows. This may not be only area the engineers focused on...
03-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks for the reminder Greg. Are you back or...

Thanks for the reminder Greg. Are you back or still sunning in Mexico? My Production date is now Wednesday the 13th. Did your date moved up to the 12th?
03-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,782
Posted By JoeMa

Is this your first MB or are you a repeat...

Is this your first MB or are you a repeat customer?
03-10-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By JoeMa

The new X7 looks beautifully executed and BMW...

The new X7 looks beautifully executed and BMW will sell all they can build, at least until the the updated GLS gives it some German competition this fall. The GLE is not a direct competitor to the X7...
03-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Excellent resource, thanks.

Excellent resource, thanks.
03-09-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By JoeMa

My wife and I test drove a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i...

My wife and I test drove a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i a few weeks ago. The tester was optioned to about $90K with a 456hp V8 and the M Sport Design package and the Executive Tier. It was Carbon Black with...
03-09-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By JoeMa

Yep, it should be completed next week. Another...

Yep, it should be completed next week. Another couple weeks to the dealership then I'll be 'hauling the mail'. :)
03-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 560 ??? What is it?

GLE 560 ???

What is it?
03-09-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By JoeMa

This pic is in the online gallery: ...

This pic is in the online gallery:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1410x794/2020_gle_suv_gallery_013_set_c_fi_dr_0471f758818e997eea54a3d8a1df12516512cd54.jpg
03-09-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,118
Posted By JoeMa

Walk around video of the 53: ...

Walk around video of the 53:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeWO6DZU-s
03-08-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

I have seen it in person or seen any dealer...

I have seen it in person or seen any dealer videos with Black/Tartufo but these gallery photos are pretty good:
...
03-08-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

New article in the Robb Report about the GLE: ...

New article in the Robb Report about the GLE:

https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/2020-mercedes-benz-gle-class-2843243/
03-08-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

If you're asking about ShrimpKing's GLE, its a...

If you're asking about ShrimpKing's GLE, its a 450 with 21Ē Twin 5-Spoke Wheels (pictured above).
03-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

Those are impressively wide tires. Front...

Those are impressively wide tires.

Front tire width is 10.83Ē
Rear tire with is 12.4Ē

The 21Ē multi-spoke wheels I ordered with the AMG Line Exterior package are the same widths.
03-08-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,571
Posted By JoeMa

I agree with you about the X7. It is a very...

I agree with you about the X7. It is a very attractive SUV and the interior color choices are well thought out. The thing that gives me pause is their new iDrive 7 software and overall onboard tech....
03-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By JoeMa

You'll both be very satisfied with your...

You'll both be very satisfied with your selections.
03-08-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By JoeMa

I noticed a few things have been fixed on the...

I noticed a few things have been fixed on the configurator.

Now working:

Can select E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Can select Driver Assistance Package PLUS

New issue:

Cannot select...
03-07-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Mojave Silver Interior: ...

GLE 350
Exterior: Mojave Silver
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7M5ZeKQMq4
03-07-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Black Interior: Black...

GLE 350
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUXMPFS7Fs
03-07-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Selenite Grey Interior: ...

GLE 450
Exterior: Selenite Grey
Interior: Black MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkrmDrRLajY
03-07-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

Beautiful! I really love those wheels.

Beautiful! I really love those wheels.
03-07-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

How do you like your GLE so far? Any regrets...

How do you like your GLE so far?

Any regrets selling the X5 to get the GLE?

What do you like more about the GLE compared to the X5?

Anything you miss about the X5 that the GLE doesnít...
03-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JoeMa

In the US, the AMG Line Interior includes: ...

In the US, the AMG Line Interior includes:

 Sports seats for driver and front passenger with specific seat upholstery layout
 AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber...
03-07-2019, 07:31 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Polar White Interior:...

GLE 450
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aToANM-AVto
03-07-2019, 07:28 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Selenite Grey Interior: ...

GLE 350
Exterior: Selenite Grey
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC_s3RnzrVM
03-07-2019, 06:31 AM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

The $90K X5 we test drove had a regular steel...

The $90K X5 we test drove had a regular steel spring suspension but the ride was very good in comfort mode. I'm curious what their air ride on both axles must fell like. I've not test driven the Q8...
03-06-2019, 10:21 PM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Not that I'm aware of but its possible. Ask your...

Not that I'm aware of but its possible. Ask your local dealer to be certain.
03-06-2019, 10:17 PM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

I actually had a similar experience after test...

I actually had a similar experience after test driving an absolute stripper GLE 350. It didn't impress my wife much but the drive and the MBUX was impressive. Anyway, a week later my wife and I went...
03-06-2019, 06:36 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

For those interested in what the upcoming GLS may...

For those interested in what the upcoming GLS may look like, these spy photos were just posted on the other forum:
...
03-06-2019, 06:22 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Here is a copy of the latest DOG:

Here is a copy of the latest DOG:
03-06-2019, 05:55 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

The configurator is buggy so follow the DOG and...

The configurator is buggy so follow the DOG and check with your dealer to verify what can or cannot be ordered.
03-05-2019, 08:31 PM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

This is a screen shot of NetStar showing the...

This is a screen shot of NetStar showing the status of my build. I highlighted the areas of interest and erased personal info:
...
03-05-2019, 05:12 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Hi Ned. MBUX is standard on all 2020 GLE's so I...

Hi Ned. MBUX is standard on all 2020 GLE's so I think what you are actually referring to is the MBUX Technology Package which adds Augmented Video, Head Up, and Interior Assistant. If you do not...
03-05-2019, 04:05 PM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Selenite Grey Interior: ...

GLE 450
Exterior: Selenite Grey
Interior: Black MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjxcclusKFs
03-05-2019, 10:50 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

This was the first video I posted above but...

This was the first video I posted above but thanks for supporting the thread.
03-05-2019, 09:29 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Polar White Interior: ...

GLE 450
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Black MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucLG5iTzUe0&t=75s
03-05-2019, 08:00 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Next-gen Mercedes GLE SUV rolls from Alabama toward showroom

https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/03/04/next-gen-mercedes-gle-suv-rolls-from-alabama-toward-showroom-debut/
...
03-05-2019, 05:58 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Lunar Blue Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Lunar Blue
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey Leather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALY4vMkirHw
03-05-2019, 05:55 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Lunar Blue Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Lunar Blue
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT39EnL9x8A
03-05-2019, 05:54 AM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Mojave Silver Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Mojave Silver
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bihAGK_UQGQ
03-05-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Lunar Blue Interior:...

GLE 450
Exterior: Lunar Blue
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qcVweBy_pw&t=107s
03-05-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Selenite Grey Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Selenite Grey
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfRa-q4eXbs
03-04-2019, 10:38 PM
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Views: 7,118
Posted By JoeMa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMMMXTjkWo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMMMXTjkWo
03-04-2019, 04:55 PM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Polar White Interior:...

GLE 450
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENtZbg772_A&t=1s
03-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 450 Exterior: Polar White Interior:...

GLE 450
Exterior: Polar White
Interior: Macchiato / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPRsLw8i4R4
03-04-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

GLE 350 Exterior: Mojave Silver Interior:...

GLE 350
Exterior: Mojave Silver
Interior: Espresso Brown / Magma Grey MB-Tex

https://youtu.be/07bHyYQvEYY
03-04-2019, 04:49 PM
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Views: 2,764
Posted By JoeMa

2020 GLE YouTube Videos

We're likely to see more and more YouTube videos of the new GLE so a separate thread would make it easier to find and view them:

GLE 350
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black MB-Tex
...
03-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Yes, I test drove a 450 with the AMG Line...

Yes, I test drove a 450 with the AMG Line Exterior. The inline six is snappy and sounds pretty good in Sport mode (don't recall a Sport+ mode). I also test drove a 350 and that engine is competent...
03-04-2019, 03:47 PM
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Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

I can report that a local Mercedes dealership...

I can report that a local Mercedes dealership received a 2020 GLE 350 for sale last week and sold it already. They also confirmed what Fab just posted about their demo being for sale now.
03-04-2019, 03:41 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

I like the look of this combo and would like to...

I like the look of this combo and would like to see it in person.
03-04-2019, 02:51 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

I got an update today from the dealership that my...

I got an update today from the dealership that my build now has a VIN and production started 02/27/19 (last Wednesday). Estimated production is now 03/13/19 (moved up two days). The Dealer ETA date...
03-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Anything is possible but I'm skeptical of your...

Anything is possible but I'm skeptical of your salesman's story. Go to the German Configurator and you can order the AMG Line Exterior and the Burmester 3D sound system. The only requirement to add...
03-04-2019, 01:01 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

I feel your pain, I also wanted the Burmester 3D...

I feel your pain, I also wanted the Burmester 3D system but no go. I havenít read anything definitive as to why we canít order both.
03-04-2019, 12:27 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Ron, after a long, frustrating day of golf you...

Ron, after a long, frustrating day of golf you can relax on your ride home as the sun is setting:
...
03-04-2019, 11:48 AM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Until your order is locked you can make all the...

Until your order is locked you can make all the changes you want and feel free to post your updated build sheet. BTW, a good friend only buys black-on-black vehicles so he would no doubt love your...
03-04-2019, 11:27 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Ron, this video of a Mojave Silver GLE 350 with...

Ron, this video of a Mojave Silver GLE 350 with MB-Tex Espresso Brown/Magma Grey interior was shot in 4K:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07bHyYQvEYY
03-04-2019, 08:44 AM
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Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

Glad to hear you found a way out of the X5....

Glad to hear you found a way out of the X5. Unfortunate that such a beautiful SUV is having so many launch issues.

Keep us updated on how the new GLE 350 performs; gas mileage, day-to-day driving,...
03-04-2019, 05:54 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

The Germany configurator (which is better than...

The Germany configurator (which is better than ours IMO) updated the night view pics using sunset lighting. Here are some examples:
...
03-04-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

That sticky is for interiors only. The new sticky...

That sticky is for interiors only. The new sticky is for actual GLE photos when the owners get them home.
03-03-2019, 04:56 PM
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Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeMa

2020 GLE Owners Pictures

When you take delivery on a new 2020 GLE, post your picture here.
03-03-2019, 01:36 PM
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Views: 773
Posted By JoeMa

Selecting E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL on the...

Selecting E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL on the Performance & Safety tab does nothing.
03-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By JoeMa

To get things started I found new rules not...

To get things started I found new rules not clarified in the DOG when selecting Driver Assistance Package PLUS.

To see this rule:

Start a new build then go directly to the Performance &...
03-03-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By JoeMa

MBUSA Configurator Issues & Build Rules

I thought it might be helpful if we had a separate thread to discuss issues and newly discovered rules building a GLE.
03-02-2019, 09:15 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Ron, with proper lighting and a professional...

Ron, with proper lighting and a professional camera, Espresso Brown / Magma Grey in real leather looks pretty good. Also note that the MB-Tex topstitched dash and door trim is color matched on the...
03-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Now that's a good plan of attach and one that...

Now that's a good plan of attach and one that might just fly with my wife. I've always wanted an AMG so a year with the 450 and then slide right into an AMG GLE 53. :y
03-02-2019, 03:02 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Those pics were taken with my iPhone XS Plus. I...

Those pics were taken with my iPhone XS Plus. I had him pull it outside for plenty of natural light. My wife and I will hold final judgement until we see our GLE in person. Hopefully we like it and...
03-02-2019, 01:35 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

The local MB dealer just got its first GLE 350...

The local MB dealer just got its first GLE 350 for sale. They also got another demo unit so they have a 350 and 450 demo (not yet for sale).

Here are some interior pics of the MB-Tex Espresso...
03-02-2019, 10:29 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

This GLE 450 is identical to the demo unit I test...

This GLE 450 is identical to the demo unit I test drove last week, even has the 21" multi-spoke wheels (which are beautiful in person):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENtZbg772_A
03-02-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

This GLE 350 has MB-Tex Macchiato: ...

This GLE 350 has MB-Tex Macchiato:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0dcJMmHmxM
03-02-2019, 10:23 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

This GLE 350 also has MB-Tex Espresso Brown: ...

This GLE 350 also has MB-Tex Espresso Brown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT39EnL9x8A
03-02-2019, 10:20 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

One of several new reviews of the GLE. This demo...

One of several new reviews of the GLE. This demo unit has MB-Tex Espresso Brown seats:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qcVweBy_pw
03-02-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

Did the Mercedes dealership take your BMW X5 off...

Did the Mercedes dealership take your BMW X5 off your hands on trade?
03-01-2019, 06:46 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I test drove a $90,000 2019 X5 last week. I liked...

I test drove a $90,000 2019 X5 last week. I liked it a lot but a few things didn't work properly during our test drive. The X5 is beautiful inside and out but the tech gave me pause so when I got...
03-01-2019, 06:38 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I hope to get over there tomorrow but we have...

I hope to get over there tomorrow but we have snow heading our way overnight so it may be Monday if not tomorrow. Also, I would expect real leather to look a little better than MB-Tex so if this...
03-01-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

You were right, and I love your colors!

You were right, and I love your colors!
03-01-2019, 05:34 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

The salesman texted me those pics but I plan to...

The salesman texted me those pics but I plan to see the Espresso in person tomorrow.

As for the cost of the Premium + Burmester, the window sticker above still has them at $1,000 and $850...
03-01-2019, 05:11 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Here is a 350 they just got: ...

Here is a 350 they just got:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/57317052114_d86a40bb_b8ab_443e_943e_eeaf3bd3bb6b_e7f78e597d25a8b0880b82ba42af959c04e069da.jpeg...
03-01-2019, 05:01 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Just texted a dealer in Reading and they got two...

Just texted a dealer in Reading and they got two preconfigured GLE 350's yesterday that are both for sale (not demo's) so some are indeed being shipped to some dealerships.
03-01-2019, 04:23 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Thanks for the follow up. I called a huge dealer...

Thanks for the follow up. I called a huge dealer in the Philadelphia, PA market that owns three dealerships (they move lots of product for MB) and they're still waiting for some demo's. Go figure.
03-01-2019, 03:58 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

They told you a customers GLE 450 was delivered a...

They told you a customers GLE 450 was delivered a week ago and allowed you to drive it? I'm suspicious about their claim (not yours). It sounds like another demo unit to me. I know my dealership...
03-01-2019, 12:49 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

What did you notice? Nothing happens when I try...

What did you notice? Nothing happens when I try to select Driver Assistance Package PLUS and E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL.
03-01-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

The MBUSA web site is now showing the demo units...

The MBUSA web site is now showing the demo units as available but they cannot be sold yet but maybe in a few weeks.
03-01-2019, 11:37 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Good question. Here's the video explaining the On...

Good question. Here's the video explaining the On Street Parking Information feature, jump to 2:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkX4Pebvj_0&t=167s
03-01-2019, 10:05 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Did anyone else note that when you're driving...

Did anyone else note that when you're driving down a street (in larger cities I would presume), MBUX uses your sensors to send data back to their head-end database of available parking spots on those...
03-01-2019, 10:00 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I could use some "ultrasonic sensors" in my...

I could use some "ultrasonic sensors" in my rear-bumper when I get out of our shower every morning. All kidding aside, this is a useful safety feature.
03-01-2019, 09:56 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

I've been waiting all morning for your reaction. ...

I've been waiting all morning for your reaction. :)
03-01-2019, 09:52 AM
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Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

If you based your first post on Auto-Trader, as...

If you based your first post on Auto-Trader, as far as anyone on this forum knows there aren't any GLE's for sale anywhere in the US (yet). MB has only been building and shipping demo units which can...
03-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By JoeMa

What's the name of the dealership and where are...

What's the name of the dealership and where are they located?
03-01-2019, 09:03 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

I agree with you completely Ron. The web team...

I agree with you completely Ron. The web team will get it working properly.
03-01-2019, 08:30 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Greg, when you get a chance to explore the GLE...

Greg, when you get a chance to explore the GLE Build pages maybe you could compile and submit a bug report to MB.
03-01-2019, 06:27 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Found another bug: selecting Driver Assistant...

Found another bug: selecting Driver Assistant Package Plus or E-Active Body Control doesn't update the total build price.

...
03-01-2019, 06:14 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I like the layout of the configurator but I'm...

I like the layout of the configurator but I'm noticing several bugs. Issues selecting a combination of options, the total MSRP is often not updated. The developers have some debugging ahead of them...
03-01-2019, 06:07 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I just started building my GLE on the US...

I just started building my GLE on the US configurator and noticed the following:

1. In the DOG you can select Heated steering wheel and Wood/leather steering together but not on the configurator....
03-01-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Greg is going to be so disappointed that you...

Greg is going to be so disappointed that you discovered this first. :)

But thanks for letting everyone know.
02-28-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,571
Posted By JoeMa

I haven't driven the Q8 (yet) but it is a very...

I haven't driven the Q8 (yet) but it is a very attractive SUV. The issue I have with it is the interior. There appears to be lots of shiny black panels reflecting sunlight everywhere.

I would...
02-28-2019, 05:09 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Here is an example of what I was referring to...

Here is an example of what I was referring to above. The Magma Grey does seem to go that well with Espresso Brown. Hopefully it looks better in person.

We have designo Espresso Brown leather in...
02-28-2019, 05:04 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Is this the link you mean? Someone posted it a...

Is this the link you mean? Someone posted it a few days ago. They haven't yet enabled the "Build" button for the new GLE.

https://www.mercedes-benz.ca/en/vehicles/class/gle/suv
02-28-2019, 04:02 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

I was just reviewing the DOG and notice 114A...

I was just reviewing the DOG and notice 114A Espresso Brown (MB-Tex) is not paired with Magma Grey, but 204A is (Espresso Brown / Magma Grey). An omission in the DOG perhaps?

The Macchiato / Magma...
02-28-2019, 03:52 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I've seen the MB-Tex black seats in two GLE 350's...

I've seen the MB-Tex black seats in two GLE 350's and the MB-Tex Macchiato in a GLE 450. My wife and I don't care for black interiors and while the black MB-Tex isn't for us, it's not bad looking. I...
02-28-2019, 02:12 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Thanks. At first I was disappointed that we...

Thanks. At first I was disappointed that we couldn't order the RXS 22" AMG wheels but after seeing the RWB 21" AMG wheels in person, I'm happy and looking forward to giving them a home in my garage.
02-28-2019, 10:56 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Since I currently own a 17 GLS 550 and owned two...

Since I currently own a 17 GLS 550 and owned two others, I visit the GLS forum every now and then to keep track of the next-gen GLS. This video was posted today and it's the first clear look at the...
02-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,571
Posted By JoeMa

I posted a while back that the GLS would likely...

I posted a while back that the GLS would likely have the same dash as the GLE, that's been MB's approach for some time with these two SUV's. As for the design of the new dash in the GLE and upcoming...
02-28-2019, 10:14 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

One way I can think of is to check the...

One way I can think of is to check the manufactured date. The date is shown on a label inside the drivers door. If the GLE was built Feb 2019 or sooner, it is a demo until.
02-28-2019, 10:03 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Hey Ron, I have good friend coming off an Audi S5...

Hey Ron, I have good friend coming off an Audi S5 lease next year and he's considering the just announced 'updated' GLC (possibly the AMG variant) or an Audi SQ5. What are your thoughts on the SQ5...
02-28-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

For your first Mercedes purchase and the GLE...

For your first Mercedes purchase and the GLE being a new model, 2.5% is a very good discount. As you develop a relationship with them you will likely get even bigger discounts in the future.
02-28-2019, 09:27 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Here, here! Excellent forum and very helpful. ...

Here, here! Excellent forum and very helpful. Thanks Greg for all the precision insight.
02-28-2019, 09:08 AM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Is this your first purchase from the dealership?

Is this your first purchase from the dealership?
02-28-2019, 05:36 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Animation of the M256 engine with 48-Volt...

Animation of the M256 engine with 48-Volt electrical on-board system and integrated starter generator (ISG) used in the GLE 450.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNvETO_XbWM
02-27-2019, 11:00 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

If you have any other pics of this demo, please...

If you have any other pics of this demo, please post them. Thanks.
02-27-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

I have driven both now and I can say the 350 V4...

I have driven both now and I can say the 350 V4 engine is very competent. The inline 6 is quieter and gets the GLE moving quite well when you gun it to merge onto a busy highway. Either engine will...
02-27-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Very, very nice build. I'm jealous you're getting...

Very, very nice build. I'm jealous you're getting the Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system. For whatever reason you cannot order it if you opt for the AMG Line Exterior. No idea why but you'll...
02-27-2019, 08:32 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Ron, you could always fly into Reading PA and...

Ron, you could always fly into Reading PA and test drive their 450. :naughty:
02-27-2019, 06:10 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

New GLE video: ...

New GLE video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSmkhlaWusE
02-27-2019, 04:09 PM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Very nice build. Now the wait begins.

Very nice build. Now the wait begins.
02-27-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

There's already a GLE 53 thread started by Ron....

There's already a GLE 53 thread started by Ron. Post GLE 53 comments there please.
02-27-2019, 10:40 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I've been wanting to post my thoughts about the...

I've been wanting to post my thoughts about the new GLE steering wheel designs, they no longer offer the stitching that was used on past models. Our 17 GLS 550 has stitching and looks great IMO. What...
02-27-2019, 07:34 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

I guess I should have posted the AMG GLE 53 video...

I guess I should have posted the AMG GLE 53 video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uONEW5_zC6A&t=5s
02-27-2019, 07:14 AM
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Posted By JoeMa

Longer AMG 53 video: ...

Longer AMG 53 video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uONEW5_zC6A
02-27-2019, 06:00 AM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

R I was referring to the image itself. My 3...

R
I was referring to the image itself. My 3 year old GLS has mirror logo projectors but the image is different. The AMG 53 image shown is nicer looking than mine. Hopefully our 450 has the same...
02-26-2019, 10:41 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

Check out the side mirror projection at the end...

Check out the side mirror projection at the end of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l7M9nCS-5w
02-26-2019, 10:31 PM
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Posted By JoeMa

I love the look of the Panarama grill on the AMG...

I love the look of the Panarama grill on the AMG GLE 53. I would option one of those on my current build if it was available. But as Greg pointed out, this is halfway to a true AMG and they have to...
02-26-2019, 10:29 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

So true, many times I thought I wouldn't care for...

So true, many times I thought I wouldn't care for something until I saw it in person. The grab handles are a good example. They look kind of cool in person, not at all what I thought when I first saw...
02-26-2019, 10:26 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Yes, HANDS-FREE ACCESS is standard on all GLE's...

Yes, HANDS-FREE ACCESS is standard on all GLE's meaning you can swipe your foot under the rear bumper and the hatch will open, provided you have the FOB in your pocket. I tested it on the GLE 450 I...
02-26-2019, 10:19 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

On another topic, I'm not crazy about these new...

On another topic, I'm not crazy about these new AMG wheels. Anyone else agree? Kind of odd looking. MB must be saving the 22" wheels seen at the Paris Auto Show for the AMG GLE 63.
02-26-2019, 07:21 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

I actually agree with both companies decisions to...

I actually agree with both companies decisions to do so. IMO, many customers (like me) want some of the AMG appearance upgrades without the high performance engines, loud exhaust, and uncomfortable...
02-26-2019, 05:00 PM
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Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

Here is the latest US DOG...

Here is the latest US DOG...
02-26-2019, 11:22 AM
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Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeMa

Got it, I just now noticed the starting price is...

Got it, I just now noticed the starting price is higher than the actual base price so he lumped some things together. Anyway, the MB-Tex Macchiato in the demo I drove was beautiful. I wish I had...
02-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 363,545
Posted By JoeMa

We can put this question to bed for good. If you...

We can put this question to bed for good. If you opt for the AMG Exterior you get functional exhuast tips, just as the DOG says.
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