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03-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By RJC

Great, more misinformation from MBUSA :rolleyes:

Great, more misinformation from MBUSA :rolleyes:
03-14-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By RJC

Exclamation GLE580 Due "Late Q3 2019"

Well if what MBUSA has written me is factual, then there will be such a vehicle and it will be of limited availability so a new thread is in order...anyone with knowledge of this please post!
...
03-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Latest response from MBUSA after I questioned the existence of a GLE "580"

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1395x359/capture_141804ebc5c29c1e72efdc6d6e69f127036df495.jpg
03-13-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By RJC

The Q7 is an amazing vehicle built on an amazing...

The Q7 is an amazing vehicle built on an amazing platform (MLB-EVO), if you find the ride too mushy opt for the adaptive chassis (also comes w/4 wheel steering) and go for the 21 or 22's.

I've...
03-13-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,195
Posted By RJC

fwiw, the fuel doors were misaligned on many S...

fwiw, the fuel doors were misaligned on many S class sedan and coupes, they were not adhered to the mechanism properly
03-13-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,048
Posted By RJC

When does the shape of the greenhouse change?...

When does the shape of the greenhouse change? It's time.
03-13-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By RJC

I've had rotors warp on a few brand new vehicles...

I've had rotors warp on a few brand new vehicles in under 10k ,and we are very careful never to wash any of our vehicles when the brakes are hot, as that can warp them.
03-13-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By RJC

Those rims really help an otherwise somewhat...

Those rims really help an otherwise somewhat fugly vehicle
03-13-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

I don't know what the hell a GLE 580 is but have...

I don't know what the hell a GLE 580 is but have asked for clarification.
03-13-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Exclamation Response from MBUSA re GLE53

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1563x805/untitled_6ef48cfa8867035427211fbbe6c626bafd52a6ac.png
Response from MBUSA:
03-13-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Still no updates on the 53 US ETA?? Has anyone...

Still no updates on the 53 US ETA?? Has anyone recently asked MBUSA to confirm if there was indeed an error in their press release? If not I will do so.
03-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,720
Posted By RJC

Thanks, I use dry food grade silicone which works...

Thanks, I use dry food grade silicone which works well too but, the seals are of a newer textured design and shouldnt be making noise espeially from day one.
03-06-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,720
Posted By RJC

I hate the run flat tires I hate the roof...

I hate the run flat tires
I hate the roof doesnt tilt up
I hate the depreciation
I hate the heavy brake dust
I hate the noisy window seals

With all that said the car is the best large GT out...
03-01-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Agreed

Agreed
03-01-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Wishful thinking on my part but...most of the car...

Wishful thinking on my part but...most of the car reviews get their info from the MB press releases, so if MBISA made an error then it would be disseminated to all.
03-01-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Late 2020? Hopefully just a typo for late 2019

Late 2020? Hopefully just a typo for late 2019
01-31-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Agree, but invoice/6% on an all new model before...

Agree, but invoice/6% on an all new model before it even hits the showroom floors is a good deal proving there was no trade (hence my +1)
01-30-2019, 10:21 PM
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Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

+1

+1
01-29-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By RJC

unfortunately they all do and it does suck

unfortunately they all do and it does suck
01-27-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By RJC

I think if you tend to not care for the interior...

I think if you tend to not care for the interior of your vehicle well, or have kids, pets etc and let them make a mess, then go with MBtex.
01-27-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,791
Posted By RJC

Dont see an S Coupe here (end of the line), or...

Dont see an S Coupe here (end of the line), or did I miss it?
01-27-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Make sure your dealer marked it as a sold...

Make sure your dealer marked it as a sold unit...that helps move things up a bit
01-27-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,223
Posted By RJC

After the first 90 days or so things losen up,...

After the first 90 days or so things losen up, although if you're a good customer many dealers will give +/-5% right off the bat...I wouldnt pay MSRP either ...this is not a Ferrari or limited...
01-25-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By RJC

The rear glass is usually thicker to begin with...

The rear glass is usually thicker to begin with and that's why they add the fronts in the AG pkg
01-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Nice

Nice
01-23-2019, 08:30 PM
01-23-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

^This (like almost any large vehicle) looks...

^This (like almost any large vehicle) looks rather poor w/o larger wheels...nearly ruins the entire look of the vehicle
01-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

Now that you mention it, so do I.

Now that you mention it, so do I.
01-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

From higher up at this angle, it's better...but...

From higher up at this angle, it's better...but not much. Gota see this thing in the flesh.
01-18-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

With 450's easily pushing $85k-$90k, it appears...

With 450's easily pushing $85k-$90k, it appears if one wants a more reasonablely priced GLE you need to settle for the 350, but unfortunately it's now a 4 banger (not very fond of these). I spec'd...
01-18-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

Too Funny...I'm borrowing this!

Too Funny...I'm borrowing this!
01-18-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

They did well early last year in JD Power but the...

They did well early last year in JD Power but the latest (10/18) CR report show the G90 is having...
01-17-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

+1 I hated that on my coupes, wish it were...

+1 I hated that on my coupes, wish it were console mounted.
01-17-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

Its the global cough also made for the Chinese...

Its the global cough also made for the Chinese mkt grille that ruins most likely a nice automobile
01-17-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Wonder if Canada will get the 22" option like...

Wonder if Canada will get the 22" option like euroland?
01-16-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,704
Posted By RJC

They do this $h!t with the grille to appease the...

They do this $h!t with the grille to appease the Chinese mkt...F the Chinese mkt, this looks terrible!!!

Some examples of what the Chinese like...:eek:
...
01-15-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

I'd bet your S sedan does not have...

I'd bet your S sedan does not have run-craps...when I removed mine it transformed the car...the difference in ride quality was amazing and the reduction of unsprung weight transformed the way it...
01-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

The big, heavy coupes and cabs are not sports...

The big, heavy coupes and cabs are not sports cars or roadsters, the are just that, big heavy GT type coupes/cabs. Mine drove like the large Gentleman's Touring car they're supposed to be and if I...
01-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Some new/different info on the new SL: ...

Some new/different info on the new SL:

https://carbuzz.com/news/new-mercedes-sl-will-be-inspired-by-one-of-the-most-stunning-cars-of-all-time
01-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Well, once it;s confirmed if there will even be a...

Well, once it;s confirmed if there will even be a 2020+ it will certainly help to determine what kind of discounts we can expect late this year on left over 19's.

Next visit I'll see what my...
01-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By RJC

In addition to all the other qualities Michelin's...

In addition to all the other qualities Michelin's possess, Michelins generally are lighter (equal tire to equal type tire) which reduces unsprung weight...a very good thing
01-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By RJC

Very nice

Very nice
01-14-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By RJC

Lovely

Lovely
01-14-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

and the fact they are getting that kind of power...

and the fact they are getting that kind of power out of a NA motor cost them some $$$$...the resale of these however hasnt been very good.

Seperate question, how much off can I get onma leftover...
01-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Nice pics and good intel

Nice pics and good intel
01-13-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

What do you think I can get a CPO'd ultra low...

What do you think I can get a CPO'd ultra low mileage 18 for these days?
Normally only buy new but since amg cars get hammered on resale I may go this route, or how much off a leftover new 18? 25%?
01-13-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

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01-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Have you guys seen this...Lexus' answer to the SL...

Have you guys seen this...Lexus' answer to the SL and it appears to be a 2+2

https://youtu.be/9b3-TvtXgxQ
01-13-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

The S coupe’s interior simply exudes luxury and...

The S coupe’s interior simply exudes luxury and exquisite fit/finish...I did not get that impression in the 8...and the buttons and switches felt inexpensive lacking the high quailty tactile goodness...
01-13-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

:) And the newer ones 18+ are even better...

:)
And the newer ones 18+ are even better especially due to the 9G...may pick up a lightly used one vs a new 560 this summer.
01-13-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Speaking of the SL...here's Lexus' answer...and...

Speaking of the SL...here's Lexus' answer...and it appears to be a 2+2

https://youtu.be/9b3-TvtXgxQ
01-12-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Yes I agree...I think the jury may still be out,...

Yes I agree...I think the jury may still be out, but I'd really like to see the big coupes continue
01-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

really getting up there...now in Audi Q8 Year 1...

really getting up there...now in Audi Q8 Year 1 territory with near every option including 22's, lux pckg/ verona leather, alcantara headliner, HUD, leather dash etc and they're still built in...
01-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

I guess this is how the phase out and SL 2+2 talk...

I guess this is how the phase out and SL 2+2 talk got started in the first place
https://www2.motorauthority.com/news...hots-and-video...
01-12-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

I guess this is how the phase out and SL 2+2 talk...

I guess this is how the phase out and SL 2+2 talk got started in the first place
https://www2.motorauthority.com/news/1050931_2021-mercedes-benz-s-class-spy-shots-and-video
01-12-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

The only wildcard is the SL going to a full 2+2,...

The only wildcard is the SL going to a full 2+2, if that proves untrue then all makes much more sense. I checked out the 850...it's no S coupe especially on the inside
01-11-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Very surprised MB in Germany is factually...

Very surprised MB in Germany is factually confirming future models a year out with US dealers and letting them disclose it to the public? I will pass this info on to mine and see what they have to...
01-11-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

+1 on all accounts in both paragraphs...and even...

+1 on all accounts in both paragraphs...and even if he did have deep connections, I would imagine they would not be very pleased he leaked this kind intel, but maybe they just don't care?

Re...
01-11-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

That's too bad I was hoping for some other...

That's too bad I was hoping for some other goodies...
01-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I don't get pulled over because I don't break the...

I don't get pulled over because I don't break the law...
01-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

The Ford explorer is not even in the same...

The Ford explorer is not even in the same universe as the new GLE...
01-10-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I doubt very many if anyone looking at a GLE will...

I doubt very many if anyone looking at a GLE will be seriously cross shopping a Ford Explorer
01-09-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Exclamation +1 My wife's parents were t-boned by a city bus...

+1
My wife's parents were t-boned by a city bus and were never the same...

FYI In the event you are getting or considering: - Epidural Steroid (Cortisone) Injections are NOT FDA approved for use...
01-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I'm essentailly in the same boat..need to replace...

I'm essentailly in the same boat..need to replace our Q7 and will be wifes vehicle but she'd go for the 53...I drove the E53 cab and it was a rocket and sounded very nice. I don't think the GLE 53...
01-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

My dealer has been telling me the same thing...I...

My dealer has been telling me the same thing...I think the 18-19's 560/63's will be the best of the big MB S 217 coupes/cabs...congrats
01-09-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By RJC

Those little windows were put there because many...

Those little windows were put there because many of the older people that drove the previous versions w/o them it complained there was a blind spot/the c pillar was too thick :rolleyes: Ways...
01-08-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

As I stated earlier on in this thread, a...

As I stated earlier on in this thread, a moderately optioned 53 might be a better way to go than a heavily optioned 450 (due to the extras that come standard in the 53)...
01-08-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

If that's indeed the case, I really hope it will...

If that's indeed the case, I really hope it will change...it's truly an amazing option and worth every dime.
01-08-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

The MB HUD is very good and their Night Vision...

The MB HUD is very good and their Night Vision Plus is THE best I've ever used...fighter plane like lock on tech amazing....the NV in our Q7 doesn;t hold a candle to it.
01-08-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Of course, but there's thousands in savings...

Of course, but there's thousands in savings making a vehicle here...thats why they do it
01-08-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I agree, but we'd order a 450 or 53 nealry fully...

I agree, but we'd order a 450 or 53 nealry fully loaded....was hoipng they're be a disticnt cost advantage for the 450 over say an Audi 3.0 Q7 since it's made in Europe, and the GLE is made right...
01-08-2019, 12:03 AM
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Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Thanks, that makes it a bit more palatable...

Thanks, that makes it a bit more palatable...
01-07-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Interesting...thx

Interesting...thx
01-07-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Wow, no more regular/non-amg SL's...how certain...

Wow, no more regular/non-amg SL's...how certain are you of this?
01-07-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Standalone option U38 gives you leather on dash...

Standalone option U38 gives you leather on dash and doors; U09 is MB-Tex.

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Wow, so that $93k vehilce is sans a leather interior/seating surfaces?!?

What option code give you...
01-07-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Are you saying there will be two types of...

Are you saying there will be two types of SL's...2+2 amg only and 2 seater non amg?
Thanks
01-07-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

From the C/A217 forum Quote: Originally...

From the C/A217 forum

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbattan https://mbworld.org/forums/images/custom/buttons/viewpost.gif...
01-07-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Does prem 1 include leather interior? Can leather...

Does prem 1 include leather interior? Can leather be had on dash and doors?
01-06-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

The current Sl's haven't sold to well mostly imho...

The current Sl's haven't sold to well mostly imho because it's not a real looker...
The word is no S coupe or Cab after MY19 and the SL will be a 2+2, even the renderings although early, are all...
01-06-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By RJC

You bet. I had recently read Genisis' quality...

You bet.
I had recently read Genisis' quality was reported as rather low...very surprising.
I luv coupes especially true pillarless one's like the S, dont like the E's with the extra fixed side...
01-05-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By RJC

MB Sales and Others

Don't know if this is a repost, but I, and I'm sure some others may not have seen these...MB on top over BMW and Audi :), but overall sales down 5.3%
...
01-04-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Apparently it is dead after this MY and the new...

Apparently it is dead after this MY and the new SL will be a true 2+2 taking over dual roles...unfortunately I dont think the end of life will be good for resale of these cars...too many produced to...
01-04-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Good intel...my $'s still on something for the 4...

Good intel...my $'s still on something for the 4 zone/climate control, but this is getting interesting,
01-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

From what's been said here and what I've seen it...

From what's been said here and what I've seen it doesn't look like it...if they continued with the folding hardtop it could have been the best of both worlds...
01-04-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

I do indeed.

I do indeed.
01-04-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Of course I realize this, but I really like what...

Of course I realize this, but I really like what I've seen so far and it appears to be a 2+2 and has some under-tones of the SLS roadster.

This and the image I posted appear to be the latest of...
01-04-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Autocar Uk feels the same way... ...

Autocar Uk feels the same way...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mercedes-benz-plots-new-driver-focused-sl-2020
01-03-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Says you...

Says you...
01-03-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Because it appears to look like almost all of the...

Because it appears to look like almost all of the renderings for the new SL when searching and it's from Autobild...that's why. :rolleyes:
01-03-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

.....

.....
01-03-2019, 09:26 PM
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Views: 1,186
Posted By RJC

:rolf:

:rolf:
01-03-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/file...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/merc_sl_final_mag.jpg?itok=w2qRTr6Y
01-03-2019, 06:36 PM
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Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

+1, especially with a new sweet inline 6!

+1, especially with a new sweet inline 6!
01-03-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

How can they expect it to replace the S coupe...

How can they expect it to replace the S coupe when they're going to a soft top?
01-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

May have something to do with 4 zone climate...

May have something to do with 4 zone climate control option...but I'm making an educated guess
01-03-2019, 12:29 PM
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Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

The temp sensor for the interior should be...

The temp sensor for the interior should be located behind there...
01-03-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

I think it's failing because it's still a bit...

I think it's failing because it's still a bit fugly despite the previous refresh and people seem to want true full size 2+2 verts these days.

If MB wants a hit they should do a true retro version...
01-02-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Temp sensor for climate control./?

Temp sensor for climate control./?
01-02-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

+1 They have seen how well Maseratti has done...

+1
They have seen how well Maseratti has done with large 2+2 convertibles, even the F-type Jag's are going this route. I quite franlkly find large full four seat verts unappealing to the eye.
01-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Any good chance for addtional options, wheels etc...

Any good chance for addtional options, wheels etc (grasping at straws)?
01-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By RJC

The wheels in the top two pics are from/for the...

The wheels in the top two pics are from/for the 63AMG..the 3rd rims are the AMGLine optional rims speciifically for the 560 and i think these suit the 560 best...putting the 63 rims on a 560 may make...
01-02-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Then it's going 2+2 I'd assume?

Then it's going 2+2 I'd assume?
01-02-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

No SL...wow.

No SL...wow.
01-02-2019, 01:42 PM
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Views: 1,427
Posted By RJC

I hated column shifters back in the day and...

I hated column shifters back in the day and refused to ever own a car that had one...had to eat my words owning two S coupes and am now looking for a third lol....was hoping the 8 series would be a...
01-02-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By RJC

If the car was a ligher color maybe the black...

If the car was a ligher color maybe the black ones....
01-02-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Apparently so, very limited audience and very...

Apparently so, very limited audience and very expensive to produce. I am looking into another one, either a leftover 18, or a 19, but will wait for the large discounts which usually occur when a...
01-01-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By RJC

You must have gotten lucky as the 7 spd amg mct...

You must have gotten lucky as the 7 spd amg mct trans was not known for anything very good espceially smoothness in auto mode. Thankfully the new 9 speed version is light years ahead.
01-01-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Was hoping it wasn't true...I would imagine there...

Was hoping it wasn't true...I would imagine there should be some king sized discounts on what's left coming in the near future?
01-01-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By RJC

Especially with an all new model getting much...

Especially with an all new model getting much closer
01-01-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By RJC

Place the gear selctor back on the console where...

Place the gear selctor back on the console where it belongs and use low dust ceramic brake pads. I also luved the way the doors closed prior to the w140's...

BITD I spent plenty of time in both...
01-01-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By RJC

+1 on both counts. Why cant MB use ceramic...

+1 on both counts.
Why cant MB use ceramic pads? Our Audi Q7 has them and we get near 0 brake dust and the perform quite well. My 911's also never got lots of dust.
01-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,143
Posted By RJC

Unhappy End of the line?

From what I've been told the 2019MY will be the last for the S coupes and cabs, too bad. Anyone heard anything to the contrary? I'd magine this won't be very good for resale vaues.

Cross posting...
01-01-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,751
Posted By RJC

Unhappy End of the line?

From what I've been told the 2019MY will be the last for the S coupes and cabs...too bad. Anyone heard anything to the contrary? I've got to imagine this is not going to be very good for resale...
12-31-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

If only, MBUSA make it so!

If only, MBUSA make it so!
12-31-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

This is a big vehicle that's now even...

This is a big vehicle that's now even bigger...21's at the very least...wheels are like shoes...a beautiful Chanel suit will look terrible with the wrong shoes ;)
12-31-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By RJC

Sent you a PM re Naples Thanks

Sent you a PM re Naples Thanks
12-30-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Should not matter...

Should not matter...
12-30-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

I was addressing Greg's comment that desgino...

I was addressing Greg's comment that desgino leather like the option on my S550 was not available on US made vehicles when in fact it is on the GLS and I believe with 3 different choices...there are...
12-29-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

It is available on US made vehicles, specifically...

It is available on US made vehicles, specifically the GLS for an extra $3000 with the grand edition pkg
12-29-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

delete

delete
12-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Designo is avaiable, my S coupe has it...it was...

Designo is avaiable, my S coupe has it...it was an extra $3000 over the stock napa leather
12-29-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Odd indeed... MB are you listening?

Odd indeed...
MB are you listening?
12-29-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

That sounds encouraging

That sounds encouraging
12-29-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Sigh...

Sigh...
12-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Great more plastic. My S550 coupes were both...

Great more plastic. My S550 coupes were both covered with leather never issues with sun and I live in S FL
12-29-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Is there an extened leather option?

Is there an extened leather option?
12-29-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

So all that trim that is covered and stitched is...

So all that trim that is covered and stitched is tex not leather...even w/amg line?
12-28-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I'd glady pay double for the 22's and massage...

I'd glady pay double for the 22's and massage seats :zoom:
12-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

+1000

+1000
12-28-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

+/- 1yr

+/- 1yr
12-28-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Actually on the Q7 if you order murilo brown...

Actually on the Q7 if you order murilo brown interior you can get leather dash for about $1200, which is in addition to the upper and lower leather covered door panels that come included with the lux...
12-28-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

I guess my S550 coupe spoiled me, and was hoping...

I guess my S550 coupe spoiled me, and was hoping the GLE 53 would have them covered in leather or at the very least soft touch paint on them..hard plastic is not befitting any vehile of $80,000.00+
...
12-28-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

and there's "no inflation" lol...

and there's "no inflation" lol...
12-25-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Geez, not for an $80,000.00+450 ..they could have...

Geez, not for an $80,000.00+450 ..they could have easliy and inexpensively used sof touch paint for goodness sake...
12-25-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

If so, lets hope without more brake dust!

If so, lets hope without more brake dust!
12-25-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By RJC

Cheap Hard Plastic Lower Door Panels?

Just watched a Canadian review of the 450 with amg line and the reviewer pointed out the lower door panels were cheap hard plastic, not even any soft touch paint. Hoping this is not the case for US...
12-24-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Of course they show it with the 22's grrrrrr

Of course they show it with the 22's grrrrrr
12-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Yes but not enough dust to create anything very...

Yes but not enough dust to create anything very visable...the wheels on our Q7 get next to nothing with ceramic pads
12-24-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

porsche has the highest gross profit of any marque

porsche has the highest gross profit of any marque
12-24-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I dont know how there can be lots of dust with...

I dont know how there can be lots of dust with ceramic pads? As the rotors emit no dust. Maybe they only have a small amount of ceramic?

MB is WAY behind the curve here.
12-23-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

No, the optional 21 silver wheels and almost 0...

No, the optional 21 silver wheels and almost 0 dust and 0 performance issues...the Q7/8's use ceramic pads. My 911's and turbos w/o ceramic system were good too. No issue with past Ferraris either....
12-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Yo too bad...why canít mb use the same pads as...

Yo
too bad...why canít mb use the same pads as Audi does in Q7/8...this is 2020, not 1980!

MB are you paying attention?
12-23-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

How's the brake dust on the GLE's? I must say...

How's the brake dust on the GLE's? I must say our Q7 has literally near none? It was pretty bad on our S class cars.
12-22-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

We must have just cross posted...thanks. I still...

We must have just cross posted...thanks. I still cant undetstand why these then would not work/be available in the 450 GLE w/ amg line?
12-22-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Why would the massage seats be availble in the...

Why would the massage seats be availble in the current gle 43 coupe and not the new 53 gle?
12-22-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Was hoping the non-performance seats on the AMG's...

Was hoping the non-performance seats on the AMG's would permit the massage feature. This is becoming a bit of a quandary.
12-22-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

So be it...if we cant get the 22's, nor massaging...

So be it...if we cant get the 22's, nor massaging seats when ordering AMG line I guess we will have to wait. It will also give MB some time to get the bugs out of the new platform etc
12-22-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By RJC

There is some very impressive tech and design...

There is some very impressive tech and design here...I would not bet against it.
12-22-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

Thanks

Thanks
12-21-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By RJC

Lexus LF-1 Very, Very Impressive

https://www.lexus.com/concept/lf-1-limitless/#/2
12-21-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

saw that, I guess black would be the only viable...

saw that, I guess black would be the only viable option but I've decided no more black cars...getting too old to deal with that lol
12-21-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

We are prepared to wait 6mos if necessary...hope...

We are prepared to wait 6mos if necessary...hope that is long enough :nix:
12-21-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Has anyone thought about having the C pillars...

Has anyone thought about having the C pillars wrapped in glossy black to match the glass on non-black vehicles? I think that would look give this vehicle a much more fluid look.
12-21-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

No matter how hard I try to get a 450 (wifey...

No matter how hard I try to get a 450 (wifey doesn't need any more power etc than the 450) I always seem to get pointed back to the 53, as it should have evertything we prefer.
12-21-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Yes, me too but I gather they are not avaible...

Yes, me too but I gather they are not avaible with AMG ext...too bad. Something else I noticed, you cant get massaging seats with the AMG int? Is this correct?
12-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Lots of unresolved (even after two years+ of...

Lots of unresolved (even after two years+ of production) software issues that effect many systems. The MLBEVO platform isamazing and a pleasure to drive, but this is not the best time to buy an Audi...
12-21-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

What wheels are these...I'm assuming 21's and are...

What wheels are these...I'm assuming 21's and are they available with AMG exterior pkg?
12-21-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

My wife drives a 2017 Q7 now, it will be traded...

My wife drives a 2017 Q7 now, it will be traded for a 2020 GLE 53, the Q7 is a nice vehicle built on an exceptional platform, but since DieselGate Audi is counting every cent and does not support...
12-20-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

if they do the intro then..how long for it to hit...

if they do the intro then..how long for it to hit dealers?
12-20-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Yup, had those on my S coupes yawn... Was at...

Yup, had those on my S coupes yawn...
Was at the delaer yesterday and my wife saw the 22" wheel style we all seem to luv but in the 20" version and she luved the look...looks like she getting a 53...
12-20-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,232
Posted By RJC

I'm doing my best to get some intel on a...

I'm doing my best to get some intel on a reasonable ETA and should know after the holiday
12-20-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

These boring wheels do nothing for the new...

These boring wheels do nothing for the new GLE....makes it look too much like its predecessor.
...
12-18-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

The suv is for the wifey but i can't resist...

The suv is for the wifey but i can't resist getting something i might like driving too...the 53 should be quite nice, decisions, decisions
12-18-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Thanks. I've decided to wait and go for a...

Thanks.
I've decided to wait and go for a nicely optioned 53 (thinking more will be standard) vs an ultra loaded 450. Thoughts?
12-18-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

When is the 53 due here?

When is the 53 due here?
12-17-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I lust drove the new E53 cab...it was a...

I lust drove the new E53 cab...it was a rocket...the motor will surely help the GLE and it might be the version to wait for. I do think however the 450 is plenty for most
12-17-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Very cool your order was amended. The...

Very cool your order was amended. The heated/cooled cupholders have been around MB's for a while and are rock solid.
12-17-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

That sux...MB is always behind when it comes to...

That sux...MB is always behind when it comes to wheel size, even on some of the AMG vehicles
12-16-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

They look great but there has been lots of cost...

They look great but there has been lots of cost cutting...comp'd to the current Q7
12-16-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Different strokes... The first wheel is the...

Different strokes...
The first wheel is the Audi Sport wheel for the SQ7 in Europe and is now avaible in the US as an option and part of the Titanium Black Optics Pkg. on the Q7..it totally...
12-16-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

something like these! ...

something like these!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/q7_22_s_cecf7ef72443708ebc52ce913b5806292b0aa9e9.jpg


or these..the vehicle makes these look even...
12-15-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Was at the delaership today and asked about the...

Was at the delaership today and asked about the 22's for the 450...the GSM said there is no word on these at all but will speak with the MB rep on Monday to see if they will be strictly 53 only...so...
12-14-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Meant to say late next early 20... Need a new...

Meant to say late next early 20...
Need a new SUV for the family hauler, wife luvs GLS' but can't wait that long.
12-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I hear it's late this or early next year

I hear it's late this or early next year
12-14-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Looking at some of the US builds, these things...

Looking at some of the US builds, these things are approaching GLS territory
12-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

No 22's, then NO SALE for me...MBUSA are you...

No 22's, then NO SALE for me...MBUSA are you listening?????

I would hope the AMG models have much more aggressive wheels than the style of the 22's shown by MBUSA on the 450!
12-13-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,946
Posted By RJC

The coupe is more expensive because it costs more...

The coupe is more expensive because it costs more to build by being pillarless etc..I've had two of them and they are quite special
12-13-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Yes, that's why I said let's start here... ...

Yes, that's why I said let's start here...
MBUSA also needs to know (which I'll mention) that the main 450 they feature has them.
12-13-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Let's at least start here, perhaps a seperate...

Let's at least start here, perhaps a seperate thread?

HEY MBUSA IF YOU'RE LISTENING...WE WANT THE 22'S :X
THANK YOU
12-13-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

That's a stupid move on MBUSA's part, as they...

That's a stupid move on MBUSA's part, as they truly make this vehicle look its best + they show them on a 450 at MBUSA...hope they correct this.
12-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Where are the 22's in the DOG?

Where are the 22's in the DOG?
12-13-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

I dont see the 22" wheels in the DOG...are they...

I dont see the 22" wheels in the DOG...are they delayed availablity?
12-13-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Nice build...why no 22's?

Nice build...why no 22's?
12-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

March or sooner would be great...I hope they dont...

March or sooner would be great...I hope they dont get held up
12-13-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Anyone know if the release will be early, mid or...

Anyone know if the release will be early, mid or late spring?

on another note when does the new gls get released
12-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 368,027
Posted By RJC

Do you/anyone here have it to post please.

Do you/anyone here have it to post please.
07-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By RJC

Yes, something had to effect the integrity of the...

Yes, something had to effect the integrity of the glass/roof and upon closer inspection it does indeed look like there might have been an impact of sorts...golf ball?
07-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By RJC

Had to be some major flexing of the car's body...

Had to be some major flexing of the car's body for that to happen...although I do remember reading somewhere pano roofs where shattering.
07-09-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By RJC

Magic Sky in my 16 coupe would get a halo effect...

Magic Sky in my 16 coupe would get a halo effect under some angles of sunlight...because of this I passed on it when I ordered my '17
07-05-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,561
Posted By RJC

Apples/Watermelons...if you find the right one go...

Apples/Watermelons...if you find the right one go for the apple.
07-05-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By RJC

Both my 16 and 17 S coupes emitted the very same...

Both my 16 and 17 S coupes emitted the very same noise, dealership tried to fix it but to no avail...still don't know what causes it. My guess is brake pads slightly touching the rotors, I believe...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By RJC

The Hottest New AMG

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/12/luxury/mercedes-amg-project-one/index.html?iid=EL
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-01-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By RJC

Yep, the 19's should be quite nice.

Yep, the 19's should be quite nice.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-01-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By RJC

I'm hopeful MB may not have initially allowed for...

I'm hopeful MB may not have initially allowed for the full effects of comfort mode and there may be some room left.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-30-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By RJC

Post C&D confirms extensive suspension retune for the 19's

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2019-mercedes-amg-c63-sedan-coupe-and-cabriolet-photos-and-info-news


"Meanwhile, all C63s come standard with what Mercedes describes as an “elaborately retuned”...
04-24-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,908
Posted By RJC

These cars (non AMG large MB Coupes) are not...

These cars (non AMG large MB Coupes) are not meant for the twisties, they are (and always have been) large heavy gentleman's GT boulevard cruisers meant to exhibit style, solidity, power and a quiet...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-24-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By RJC

MB N PALM FL BRENT ACKERMAN SALES MGR great guy...

MB N PALM FL BRENT ACKERMAN SALES MGR great guy and very honest with excellent prices. 561-848-2900
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-24-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,564
Posted By RJC

BUMP This info was in the press release but...

BUMP

This info was in the press release but not in the "new for 2019 info"... does anyone here know what the deal is?
Thx
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-01-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,993
Posted By RJC

I read the press release on the facelift thread...

I read the press release on the facelift thread and it stated: The impressive driving dynamics are based, among other things, on the elaborately retuned AMG RIDE CONTROL
Does this mean the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-31-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,564
Posted By RJC

From the press release/details above: The...

From the press release/details above: The impressive driving dynamics are based, among other things, on the elaborately retuned AMG RIDE CONTROL
Does this mean they addressed the harsh ride? if so...
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