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04-30-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

Long shot but I wouldn't mind seeing a plug-in...

Long shot but I wouldn't mind seeing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the GLS. Similar to how there was GLE 550e for a short while. Problem is where to put the batteries w/o interfering w/ the 3rd row.
04-27-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By skw

I was at NYIAS today and the GLS pictured above...

I was at NYIAS today and the GLS pictured above was roped off in a display. I asked about the color and a rep looked on her iPad at the colors and said it was Diamond White. I tried hard not to laugh...
04-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By skw

I never understood the argument about the miles...

I never understood the argument about the miles being a negative against leasing. You're the one that picked your mileage allotment at the outset of your lease. If you normally purchase and over the...
04-24-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By skw

The answer here is no. You insure the vehicle,...

The answer here is no. You insure the vehicle, but it is owned by Mercedes Financial. If the car is totaled, your insurance co will pay the actual cash value of the vehicle at the time (minus any...
04-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

100% truth. If not getting it exactly as you...

100% truth. If not getting it exactly as you want, better off letting your CA do a search to see what other dealers may have in the pipe line that are close. Once you g your hands on a copy of the...
04-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By skw

Look on your window sticker. The hitch is <$600...

Look on your window sticker. The hitch is <$600 option from the factory. If it is on your sticker, you already have all of the hardware, software, and wiring installed.



If the hitch was not...
04-22-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,497
Posted By skw

Selling at full sticker price? :confused: ...

Selling at full sticker price? :confused:



Silverstone Metallic is one of the best M colors. That road looks like it's such a thrill to drive!
04-21-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By skw

Jaguar, Land Rover, and Audi all use aluminum...

Jaguar, Land Rover, and Audi all use aluminum bodies on some of their models.
04-05-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,497
Posted By skw

What did they quote you for a selling price, cash...

What did they quote you for a selling price, cash at closing, and monthly?
04-05-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,497
Posted By skw

When we got our GLS40 in November '18, the UA...

When we got our GLS40 in November '18, the UA discount on a '19 GLS was $1500 but no UA miles. I've been a member of BMWCCA for almost 12yrs now. However, I'm almost embarrassed to admit that...
04-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,497
Posted By skw

I also forgot to mention that if anyone has...

I also forgot to mention that if anyone has MileagePlus w/ United Airlines, there's another discount there as well. You have to get a control number from United. It is model specific as to the amount...
04-03-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,497
Posted By skw

Just wanted to give a lil clarification here on...

Just wanted to give a lil clarification here on the acquisition fee. First, you have to understand that Mercedes-Benz as the manufacturer is a separate entity from Mercedes Financial as the bank,...
03-26-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,318
Posted By skw

Sport vs Luxury, it's in their DNA. BMW has...

Sport vs Luxury, it's in their DNA. BMW has drifted away from being as sporty as they used to be, but still doesn't have the ride of a Mercedes. And same the other way around. I love my BMW's so of...
03-25-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

When they dropped from the 4yr incl maint to the...

When they dropped from the 4yr incl maint to the 3yr, that was just as I ordered a '17 vehicle and was trading a '14. With that, they also no longer included free wiper blades and brakes. On the '14...
03-12-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

23" wheels on 325's? That's some rubber!

23" wheels on 325's? That's some rubber!
03-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

When we ordered our GLS, I was told that the...

When we ordered our GLS, I was told that the production date is the finish date.



I inquired about that as well as I have picked up my last 2 BMW's at the Performance Center in South Carolina....
03-09-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

We went to see an X7 today as well. Didn't get to...

We went to see an X7 today as well. Didn't get to drive it as someone had just put a deposit on it. The other one they had in stock was being delivered while we were there (family traded in a Sierra...
02-27-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,104
Posted By skw

I used to just grab a filter from the dealer,...

I used to just grab a filter from the dealer, they're cheap enough.
02-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

The one last night definitely had a spare. If...

The one last night definitely had a spare. If those were the 21" wheels, and this did not have the 3rd row, that would make sense.
02-14-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

No, no info on release date. Only that they will...

No, no info on release date. Only that they will be able to take orders soon for late spring delivery. I wanted to, but held back from mentioning that some dealers are already placing orders. This...
02-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

A couple of pics from an event we attended at my...

A couple of pics from an event we attended at my dealer this evening. Was nice to finally see it in person. Disappointed in the cargo space though and my wife thought the rear looked too much like...
02-13-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By skw

I was in a similar position a few years ago....

I was in a similar position a few years ago. Lease was up on our '12 ML 350 BlueTec, the new GLE diesel was a 4cyl that we didn't like, and the GL/GLS wasn't quite in the cards yet (not to mention it...
02-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

I received an invitation from my local dealer for...

I received an invitation from my local dealer for an unveiling event next week of the 2020 GLE.
01-31-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By skw

Factory remote start is by the app only. Check...

Factory remote start is by the app only. Check out Mid-City Engineering if you want remote start from the key/fob.
01-30-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By skw

On our '19, we ordered the 3-zone climate control...

On our '19, we ordered the 3-zone climate control so as to get the vents in the B pillar and also in the headliner in both the 2nd & 3rd rows. From what I've seen, there were no technical changes...
01-16-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By skw

Sorry, now seeing this. We had a '12 ML diesel...

Sorry, now seeing this. We had a '12 ML diesel for almost 4 yrs and loved it. The GLE only came w/ a 4cyl diesel and my wife hated the way it drove as it had a good bit less torque than the 6cyl in...
12-20-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

So I ended up sending back the 18" Blizzaks and...

So I ended up sending back the 18" Blizzaks and getting the 275/55/19 size. Very happy w/ the GLS. Only wish there was a way to lower it at times. Certainly more powerful and rides smoother than the...
12-20-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

It's really a toss up as to what engines we will...

It's really a toss up as to what engines we will see in 167 GLS. I personally have my doubts on seeing a 53 and a 560. The 63 and 450 both will certainly survive into the next generation but is there...
12-20-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

Wow, talking about digging in deeper. Why would...

Wow, talking about digging in deeper. Why would you agree to that?
12-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By skw

I am on a new set of the DM-V2 and on one of the...

I am on a new set of the DM-V2 and on one of the coldest mornings we've had, I set mine at 38/38.
12-06-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By skw

I have had good experiences with Blizzaks. I ran...

I have had good experiences with Blizzaks. I ran the WS80 on 2 fwd Honda Accords and 2 rwd BMW's. I also used the DM-V1 on a ML350 BlueTec and GLE350 (gas). Then yesterday I just put a set of new...
11-29-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By skw

Same here, I have 4 tracking #'s now. Edit:...

Same here, I have 4 tracking #'s now.

Edit: Just received an email that they shipped out today.
11-28-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

For anyone interested, here are pics of how close...

For anyone interested, here are pics of how close the calipers are to the barrels (front in 2nd pic & rear in 3rd).
​1st pic is from yesterday w/the 18" wheels and UPS had just dropped off the new...
11-28-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By skw

They all seem overconfident in 4matic and that...

They all seem overconfident in 4matic and that winter tires are not necessary. I've gotten zero help looking for wheels or tires.
11-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

Yeah, I ordered 265/60/18. Post 13 of this thread...

Yeah, I ordered 265/60/18. Post 13 of this thread https://mbworld.org/forums/gls-class-x166/693544-great-winter-tire-news.html has a link to a doc in German that lists an 18x8 wheel w/ a 265/60/18...
11-25-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

So after I placed my order online the other day...

So after I placed my order online the other day for the 18" tires, I got an email from a TireRack rep questioning the size. I called him up and he said they wanted to confirm before shipping them...
11-24-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

Just to add another data point, our last GLE had...

Just to add another data point, our last GLE had the Ginger Beige MB-Tex seats and they also added the interior/exterior protection pkg (Simoniz?) just after delivery. I regularly used the cleaner...
11-24-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

Pics or it didn't happen right? ...

Pics or it didn't happen right?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1080x890/img_20181121_140111_366_bbc8f8fabb04747e9cb9af20f345ccae2b100ebb.jpg...
11-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,985
Posted By skw

We traded the '16 GLE for '19 GLS. The lights and...

We traded the '16 GLE for '19 GLS. The lights and logo are certainly different now....
11-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

It's been an eventful past few days. While...

It's been an eventful past few days. While waiting for our GLS, last Saturday we went to check out an '18 full size Range Rover diesel as we would love to get back into a diesel. The GM's car, 6k...
11-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

Short answer is yes. Be mindful of your offset...

Short answer is yes. Be mindful of your offset and different wheels are shaped differently. I'll continue with more info in my other thread:...
11-22-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,233
Posted By skw

The '19's are also using ATT instead of VZ.

The '19's are also using ATT instead of VZ.
11-21-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By skw

Will 18's fit?

Our GLS450 came in on Monday and we picked it up today. I have a set of 18" wheels that I used on our GLE w/ Blizzaks. Everywhere seems to be out of stock of 275/55/19 Blizzak DM-V2. I'm wondering if...
11-14-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,985
Posted By skw

No issues here with them yet.

No issues here with them yet.
10-25-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

You're giving me hope! Even though our '19 GLS...

You're giving me hope! Even though our '19 GLS 450 is due to be built on 11/2, my dealer has an '18 GLS 550 on the lot since mid-summer. While we are excited for our vehicle, I'm secretly hoping to...
10-23-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

You can guarantee that MBFS will play with the...

You can guarantee that MBFS will play with the program numbers to move existing inventory. I wouldn't be surprised to see lease rates at near 60% residual and a low interest rate for an '18 or '19...
10-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By skw

Can't find a good pic right now but the 2019 Ram...

Can't find a good pic right now but the 2019 Ram pickup has a nice and convenient cradle in the lower dash for your phone. It's stands up and is a wireless charger. Surprised it has taken someone...
10-19-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

I was browsing through the ordering and pricing...

I was browsing through the ordering and pricing guides for the X7. Remote start is a $300 option or part of the premium pkg. Cold weather pkg includes 5 zone climate control, heated front and rear...
10-17-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,267
Posted By skw

I would think the reason for offering a downsized...

I would think the reason for offering a downsized engine has more to do w/ their CAFE #'s (avg fuel economy across the fleet). By offering a 4 cylinder w/ higher mpg's, it makes room to be able to...
10-03-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

Interior of the W166 ML/GLE is just about...

Interior of the W166 ML/GLE is just about identical to that of the X166 GL/GLS. It's fair to say the same may be true with the 167 as well.
09-27-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By skw

To get all that you want, the best "shop" would...

To get all that you want, the best "shop" would be your local dealer. Go straight to the sales dept and have a list of your desired options. They can search available vehicles w/ those exact specs...
09-25-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By skw

That certainly went up! :eek: Remember, DEF is...

That certainly went up! :eek: Remember, DEF is DEF. So you have several options from Walmart, to AutoZone, to truck stops. The only thing you really "need" is the neck from the small MB bottle that...
09-25-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By skw

PM sent

PM sent
09-25-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By skw

Yes, that's what I used to do when I had my ML. I...

Yes, that's what I used to do when I had my ML. I would buy the 2.5 gallon jug from a VW dealer (~$10 iirc) and use that bottle as a funnel. Be sure to keep it clean.
09-24-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By skw

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w164/466065-fil...

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w164/466065-filling-adblue.html
09-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

We do a mix of city and highway driving. I liked...

We do a mix of city and highway driving. I liked going 2 weeks between fill-ups and the torque (455 lb/ft) was something you actually felt. At highway speeds when you go to pass someone, just a...
09-21-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By skw

I have a shorter wife and 2 kids so the running...

I have a shorter wife and 2 kids so the running boards are a necessity here. Not sure which style of illumination yours will have but I prefer the lights on my current GLE. Each side has 5 round...
09-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By skw

Sweet!

Sweet!
09-17-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By skw

No solution to offer but just adding a data point...

No solution to offer but just adding a data point here. We have a '16 GLE and I used to have a Samsung Galaxy S7. I stream music from apps regularly over bluetooth and with the S7, the volume knob on...
09-17-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By skw

:popcorn:

:popcorn:
09-17-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By skw

Multi-contour front seats with massage

Multi-contour front seats with massage and comfort headrests, yea or nay? Worthwhile option to add to an order? Looking to see how often you use the massage feature. Looks like it will only add...
09-17-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,078
Posted By skw

We're in a similar boat but decided to go with...

We're in a similar boat but decided to go with the '19 GLS. Let the kinks get worked out of the new model as well as let the pricing normalize. 1st ones out on the road usually don't get much room...
09-17-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By skw

Best I've seen to avoid scratches behind the door...

Best I've seen to avoid scratches behind the door handles is to have a shop that does the paint protection film (clear bra) cut a piece to put behind there.
09-15-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By skw

PM sent

PM sent
09-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

I much prefer the square vents over the round...

I much prefer the square vents over the round ones, hated them ever since I first saw them on the W205. Then as to the fake vent on the right, who's going to be the first to make a template and take...
09-13-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By skw

I have the Tekonsha P3 wired under the dash in my...

I have the Tekonsha P3 wired under the dash in my GLE.
09-13-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

Similar here, the GLE is the family car/her...

Similar here, the GLE is the family car/her daily. I've tried to get her to switch to an X5 several times but no dice and I've given up. Each time, while MB's lease rates were not as favorable as...
09-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

I haven't been following the numbers lately but...

I haven't been following the numbers lately but how is MB doing when it comes to CAFE numbers? They probably need the 4 cylinder w/ higher mpg to offset being able to offer a 53 and 63.



Has...
09-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

I'm jealous that you're so close! We've been down...

I'm jealous that you're so close! We've been down to the Performance Center 3x already. Ordered both my '14 and '17 cars and picked them up there, then earlier this year went back for the 1 day car...
09-12-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,581
Posted By skw

I'm curious as well. Euro or Canadian spec GLE450...

I'm curious as well. Euro or Canadian spec GLE450 may come w/ the sport bumpers and painted flares but US models may have the flat black pieces. Similar to how the GLS450 here has the standard...
09-11-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,905
Posted By skw

Looks good! Curious as to how much space is in...

Looks good! Curious as to how much space is in the 3rd row? X5 was always too tight, the MDX could fit adults for short trips, and the Land Rover D3/D4 had the 3rd row just right. Also, even though...
09-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,905
Posted By skw

:rolf:

:rolf:
09-09-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

Today's score, 20 - 27. A win is a win. :wootrock:

Today's score, 20 - 27. A win is a win. :wootrock:
09-09-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

Your 43 better walk my wife's 350 all day long...

Your 43 better walk my wife's 350 all day long (we have a GLS450 on order), that's what you paid for! You do have the performance exhaust which is naturally louder than the standard exhaust and...
09-09-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

So we stopped by the dealer again yesterday....

So we stopped by the dealer again yesterday. Production date still stands at 11/2 so hasn't been pushed up. Sales manager said MB is holding production on the 2019 GLS until more of the 2018's that...
09-08-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

I was waiting for someone to take offense to...

I was waiting for someone to take offense to that. A friend of mine also has a C43. It's the "AMG" GLE43 naming that creates the fake AMG image in people's minds. The real AMG GLE63, or any of the...
09-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

The GLE400 was available here in the US for a...

The GLE400 was available here in the US for a short time before it was replaced by the GLE43. The "43" engine is the one that was used initially in the C450 then rebadged as the C43. Next year,...
09-05-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

If you go back to the beginning of the W166 in...

If you go back to the beginning of the W166 in the 2012 model year, there was the ML350 V6 gas engine, ML350 Bluetec V6 diesel engine, the ML550 V8 gas engine, as well as the AMG ML63. For 2015, the...
09-04-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By skw

Which model year GLS are you referring to?

Which model year GLS are you referring to?
08-28-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,483
Posted By skw

First, it's a new car. 2nd, they're rolling...

First, it's a new car. 2nd, they're rolling computers. If any sensor picks up something out of it's programmed range, the light comes on and it throws a code. Once it is back in range, the light goes...
08-27-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By skw

Good to see that the OP has done his due...

Good to see that the OP has done his due diligence. Sounds like he is stuck on the ML400 only being available for 1 model year. Don't let that be a cause for concern. The W166 chassis that the ML was...
08-26-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By skw

Owner's manual

Owner's manual
08-25-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

Had to edit my post as we did order the heated...

Had to edit my post as we did order the heated steering wheel as well. Our previous ML had the wood/leather wheel. Looked nice, but we prefer the soft leather (nappa?) that's on the heated wheel in...
08-25-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By skw

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w166/671985-ill...

https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w166/671985-illuminated-emblem-help.html
08-25-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By skw

How (where?) did you have the first 2 services...

How (where?) did you have the first 2 services done? Dealer, indy, DIY? I would say that you continue to go that same route. The A service is a basic oil change, etc. I am actually in the exact same...
08-24-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

Circling back on this. Looked at the LX570 again...

Circling back on this. Looked at the LX570 again and it is a compelling vehicle, but the scales tipped back to MB due to the age of the LX's components and better fuel economy in the GLS. The 570's...
08-24-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By skw

You did what! :sadwavey:

You did what! :sadwavey:
08-24-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,113
Posted By skw

I think the final fit may feel different once we...

I think the final fit may feel different once we get to see it in person.
08-22-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By skw

The GLE350 never had (nor needed?) auto...

The GLE350 never had (nor needed?) auto start/stop.
08-21-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By skw

The service dept of a dealership is the money...

The service dept of a dealership is the money maker. They're always going to try to sell you something extra. Every new car, regardless of make, comes with an owner's manual. And in there it states...
05-31-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,807
Posted By skw

Time to find a new sales rep. That makes...

Time to find a new sales rep. That makes absolutely no sense at all.
05-29-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,807
Posted By skw

You're actually doing it the right way. It has...

You're actually doing it the right way. It has been suggested many times before that the best bang for your buck is to to pay for the 1st A service, then buy the 3 pack PPM to cover the next B, A,...
04-26-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,727
Posted By skw

Hey, you're letting our cat out the bag! I would...

Hey, you're letting our cat out the bag! I would even settle for info like current MF, residuals, and incentives like we have on both BMW sites.
04-21-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By skw

I'd say don't do it. We had a '12 ML350 BT that...

I'd say don't do it. We had a '12 ML350 BT that we traded in for a '16 GLE350 gas. The GLE's updates as well as some additional options we got are nice but not a day goes by that I don't miss having...
04-20-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,727
Posted By skw

3rd row on the X5 comes bundled with rear air...

3rd row on the X5 comes bundled with rear air suspension and sliding/ adjustable 2nd row seats so that's where the cost is.
04-18-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,727
Posted By skw

Weight reduction can be achieved in a number of...

Weight reduction can be achieved in a number of places. Exterior body panels is a start. Not sure of the weight of the new engines but that's a possibility. Ditch the spare tire for run-flats as well...
04-15-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By skw

I haven't traded it yet but lease is up in a few...

I haven't traded it yet but lease is up in a few months. Going for a GLS this time. But more in line w/ your question, we had an ML350 diesel before this GLE. Wish we could go back to a diesel but...
04-13-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By skw

An aftermarket windshield I could've had...

An aftermarket windshield I could've had installed the next day. But the car was only a few months old and I demanded only OE glass. Trust me, they weren't happy about that long of a wait. Safelite...
04-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By skw

Sooo... I happen to have quite a bit of 1st hand...

Sooo... I happen to have quite a bit of 1st hand knowledge in this area and want to point out a few things I had to learn the hard way. 1st, no, Mercedes does not plan ahead and have plenty of parts...
04-10-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By skw

They have to stay competitive and also not lose...

They have to stay competitive and also not lose market share. When it comes to full size luxury 3 row suv's, MB is facing competition from BMW, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Cadillac, Lexus, Audi, Volvo,...
04-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

I have mixed feelings on the X7. I love my BMW's,...

I have mixed feelings on the X7. I love my BMW's, usually order them new (rear wheel drive and manual transmission :zoom: ) and pick them up at the Performance Center in South Carolina across the...
04-10-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By skw

Sounds like you need to find a new dealer. Where...

Sounds like you need to find a new dealer. Where I service my vehicles has nothing at all to do with where they were bought. This is a brand new 2018 vehicle w/ only 10k miles on it right? Forget...
04-10-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

The current LX is still the same 200 series as...

The current LX is still the same 200 series as your '11 was, just w/ a few interior and exterior updates, so I take your word as still plenty valid. I kinda like the grill actually, just gotta make...
04-09-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,524
Posted By skw

Cross shopping while waiting for the X167

Our GLE's lease is almost up. We've wanted a GLS for a while now and have been hesitant with the 167 on the horizon. In the other thread is a vid of BMW's X7 (which I got to see a few of them on the...
04-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,727
Posted By skw

I was at BMW's Performance Center a few weeks ago...

I was at BMW's Performance Center a few weeks ago (across the street from the factory in SC). The X7 is definately ready. They had several of them out on the street and also on the track.
03-29-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

We're going to NYIAS next weekend. Press day was...

We're going to NYIAS next weekend. Press day was yesterday and the only things MB was showing as new were the facelift and power increase on the C's, the G63, and the GT-4. As was mentioned, Fab has...
02-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

On the 5 pages of this thread, there's only one...

On the 5 pages of this thread, there's only one person posting that was actually in any of the MB meetings where features, specs, and release dates of the new GLS was discussed. MB as a corporation...
02-18-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

See post 61

See post 61
02-17-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

Anticipation is building... We're going to the NY...

Anticipation is building... We're going to the NY auto show in April. I don't expect to see it there but hoping for at least some info or teaser pics.
01-31-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By skw

Ooohhhh... I see what you're trying to do...

Ooohhhh... I see what you're trying to do there... This is honestly one of the biggest sources of contention in my house (playfully of course). My wife absolutely hates iDrive. To her, COMAND is...
01-29-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

Is it possible that the regular GLS (450, 550,...

Is it possible that the regular GLS (450, 550, 63) would get a bench seat in the 2nd row and then they reserve the 2nd row captain chairs for a Maybach model?
01-29-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By skw

You will notice the a difference with the...

You will notice the a difference with the Nokians. Winter tires are not the end all be all but you sure do stop a heck of a lot sooner. I use Blizzaks on all of my vehicles, regardless of the...
01-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By skw

Oh no doubt, nothing is actually "free". Reminds...

Oh no doubt, nothing is actually "free". Reminds me of BMW's free maintenance but you know it's baked into the price. Or the new Rav4 I just got for my in-laws that now has Toyota's Safety Sense...
01-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

I am not contradicting you by any means. However,...

I am not contradicting you by any means. However, in my area (northeast), there seems to be a healthy supply of 2018's. I was doing my usual fishing around at the end of the year and lost on on two...
01-22-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By skw

The part of the app that includes remote start is...

The part of the app that includes remote start is free (5yrs?). I have had to uninstall and then reinstall the app a few times. My issue is that it would not let me log in. You do have to have more...
01-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

I do not have high hopes for the MY19 GLS to be...

I do not have high hopes for the MY19 GLS to be the all new model. The new G-wagon was just shown at the Detroit show. Also, in the past few years, the GLE came to market one model year before the...
01-16-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By skw

If the issue started after the install, I would...

If the issue started after the install, I would then go back to the shop and let them figure it out. Did they use your original senors, new OE sensors, or aftermarket?
01-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By skw

I'm in eastern Mass (just outside Boston). We had...

I'm in eastern Mass (just outside Boston). We had a ML350 Bluetec for ~3yrs and never had an issue in the winter. Even the 0 degree days still no issue starting it. I only used fuel from the bigger...
01-01-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By skw

I think there is also an extra $250 "SPC" charge...

I think there is also an extra $250 "SPC" charge if you select any of those items. Me personally, I would do the MB-Tex lower wrapped dash.
01-01-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,589
Posted By skw

This past Saturday we test drove an '18 GLS450,...

This past Saturday we test drove an '18 GLS450, polar white w/ saddle brown leather. I immediately thought of this thread. Pics online do not convey it well. It indeed is more of a peanut butter...
12-23-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,048
Posted By skw

I was gonna say would be nice to pick up an older...

I was gonna say would be nice to pick up an older 4Runner for desert or off-road use. However, I actually like how the KO2's look on the GL.
12-23-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By skw

This loss is on the dealer. How does a CA not...

This loss is on the dealer. How does a CA not explain all of the options to a customer when placing an order? This is a Mercedes, not an Acura, Lexus, etc. I expect the average off the street Joe...
12-05-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By skw

Sooo... who has 1st dibs on the wheels? Yeah, I...

Sooo... who has 1st dibs on the wheels? Yeah, I had to be that guy... But in all seriousness, these things can take a hit. A few years ago, a W166 ML got t-boned at an intersection near my house. We...
12-05-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By skw

You don't say if you're looking at a '17 vehicle...

You don't say if you're looking at a '17 vehicle or '18? I would push for below invoice on a '17. However, seeing that you're looking to purchase it, an '18 may be in your best interest. Even if you...
11-30-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By skw

:zoom:

:zoom:
11-30-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By skw

Which dealer?

Which dealer?
11-18-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By skw

Did your GLS arrive when promised? Pics? Our...

Did your GLS arrive when promised? Pics? Our local dealer had a GLS equipped just as we liked. Before we could get back to make a deal on it, someone else bought it. We were than told if we placed an...
11-18-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By skw

One way to find out is to jot down the last 8 of...

One way to find out is to jot down the last 8 of your vin. Find any W166 GL for sale online w/ the same color and material interior (MB-tex, leather) and jot down the last 8 of that vin. Find an...
10-23-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By skw

Yes, I have used the Mity-vac on several of my of...

Yes, I have used the Mity-vac on several of my of vehicles including an e39 BMW 528i and a ML350 Bluetec. On each car I did 1 oil change w/ the extractor and then the next one via the drain plug....
10-20-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

I don't know. I would say it is more of the...

I don't know. I would say it is more of the manufacturer seeing enough profitably (how many diesels they will sell) to bring them over here compared with the costs to meet US emission standards as...
10-20-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By skw

That whole VW diesel mess came about just as the...

That whole VW diesel mess came about just as the GLS was released so there was a stop/hold put on all of the GLS350 vehicles still at the factory and on the dealer's lots. There possibly may have...
10-20-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

The pick up trucks and commercial vehicles (in...

The pick up trucks and commercial vehicles (in the US) have different emissions standards than a passenger vehicle. MB seems to have pulled out of the diesel market here completely for passenger cars...
10-20-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By skw

No. 1st push of the button will open the shades...

No. 1st push of the button will open the shades instead of tilting the glass open.
10-15-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By skw

I would guess to go with the smallest that clears...

I would guess to go with the smallest that clears the brakes.
10-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By skw

Many of us use snow tires, but you asked what was...

Many of us use snow tires, but you asked what was BETTER than studded Hakka's. Dang, not too many have the need to go so far as a studded tire. I use Blizzaks on my all of my cars and suv's, nice...
10-14-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By skw

This is why dealers love customers that only shop...

This is why dealers love customers that only shop monthly payments. It is in your best interests to understand all the moving parts of a lease. MF is your interest rate, how do you know if it is...
10-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,658
Posted By skw

Hoping for 2nd row captain chairs and return of...

Hoping for 2nd row captain chairs and return of the diesel. I'll settle for a plug-in hybrid.
10-14-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By skw

$795, set by MBFS, see my response in your other...

$795, set by MBFS, see my response in your other thread on the GL board. Doc fee is set by the individual dealer unless regulated by the state (ie: CA). Can possibly get that $495 taken off of the...
10-14-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By skw

Acquisition fee from MBUSA is $795. Dealers are...

Acquisition fee from MBUSA is $795. Dealers are however allowed to mark it up, as is seen in your case. This is something I would certainly negotiate back down. For verification of the actual cost,...
10-14-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By skw

I have the P3, more than easy to wire up. As was...

I have the P3, more than easy to wire up. As was mentioned, hardest part was where to mount it.
09-25-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,949
Posted By skw

The MF you mention in another post seems to be...

The MF you mention in another post seems to be slightly marked up and what does the cash due at signing include? They should be able to give you an exact breakdown.
09-16-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By skw

When I get home I can check the p/n but I have a...

When I get home I can check the p/n but I have a set of oem rear rotors that I bought at the dealer for my ML. I ended up trading the car before I got to install them. Still new and in the boxes if...
09-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,248
Posted By skw

There's sensors on the doors and they adjust how...

There's sensors on the doors and they adjust how the doors open. We test drove one last year and they do work as advertised. Pricing is what kept us from pulling the trigger.
...
09-16-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By skw

If it has all options I want, then yes I would...

If it has all options I want, then yes I would still take it, for the right price. My 1st question though would be has it been punched already? If so, then I would expect them to also throw in an...
09-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,388
Posted By skw

I got rid of my '12 ML350BTC at 40k miles. Can't...

I got rid of my '12 ML350BTC at 40k miles. Can't remember the mileage when it went but I too had the adblue heater fail. Thankfully it was still under warranty at the time.
09-10-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,956
Posted By skw

Give me physical buttons/knobs. I think touch...

Give me physical buttons/knobs. I think touch screens are dangerous. We're already distracted as it is but now you're forced to take your eyes off the road. You have to look away to see what screen...
08-12-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By skw

Not to side track the thread but let's get the...

Not to side track the thread but let's get the facts straight here! Yes, all new BMW's do come with complimentary scheduled maintenance. It is included at no extra cost regardless if you lease or...
07-01-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By skw

I have had both and prefer the heated wheel....

I have had both and prefer the heated wheel. Especially in the newer design with the softer nappa leather.
07-01-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,334
Posted By skw

The "recessed look" is from the wheels having the...

The "recessed look" is from the wheels having the wrong offset. Not from them being 19" in diameter. If done properly, the 19" wheel and tire should be about the same height as your 21" wheel and...
07-01-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By skw

You actually get a lot standard. Gotta ask, where...

You actually get a lot standard. Gotta ask, where are your priorities? Is xenon/led lighting that important to be standard equipment that you would give up the Mercedes engine, suspension, and...
05-28-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,579
Posted By skw

Not sure if I understand exactly what you're...

Not sure if I understand exactly what you're asking so I'll run through a quick example using some of your numbers.

Let's say the vehicle sticker is $75,000 and you negotiate a selling price of...
05-28-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By skw

Nice set and exactly what I'm looking for to go...

Nice set and exactly what I'm looking for to go on my GLE. But my price range is more in the "replica" range if you know what I mean.
05-28-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By skw

[QUOTE=peter2772000;7141123]Aren't you the...

[QUOTE=peter2772000;7141123]Aren't you the optimist LOL.... Luckily this truck is covered 'till October 2018 under an extended warranty, then October 2019 for the powertrain.
What if I just ignore...
05-28-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By skw

H/K is the optional Harmon Karden sound system....

H/K is the optional Harmon Karden sound system. Well worth it. My '12 ML350BTC had it, my '16 GLE350 does not. I want it back, bad.

As for not being able to combine active curve and the trailer...
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By skw

Do a search in the GLE W166 forum, I think I...

Do a search in the GLE W166 forum, I think I posted it there last year late July/early August. You can buy the connector and pins from your local MB parts dept and make your own harness. PM me if you...
05-08-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By skw

Today's diesels are a lot different than those...

Today's diesels are a lot different than those prior. Get in, press the brake and the start button, and that's it. The fuel at the gas stations are switched to a "winter blend" for the colder months....
05-01-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By skw

FYI, the "pre-wire" is only for the MB dealer...

FYI, the "pre-wire" is only for the MB dealer installed accessory system. Much better options out there for less $$.
05-01-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By skw

Where did you get yours? I was looking to get a...

Where did you get yours? I was looking to get a set myself for this summer.
03-31-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,184
Posted By skw

MB corporate? Or local MB dealer?

MB corporate? Or local MB dealer?
03-20-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By skw

When is the warranty up on that? I would think it...

When is the warranty up on that? I would think it started from the original in-service date which may have been back in '12. That would mean the bumper to bumper warranty is already up and you're...
02-27-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By skw

Pre-wiring that you have can only be used w/ the...

Pre-wiring that you have can only be used w/ the dealer installer accessory system. A bit less functionality than the factory installed system (dvd playback from front headunit). For less money, can...
02-26-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,985
Posted By skw

I'm in the opposite camp. If ordering, I would...

I'm in the opposite camp. If ordering, I would certainly order it w/ the illuminated boards. However, already having the boards, not sure if I would pay to have the lighting kit installed after. And...
02-24-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,985
Posted By skw

Finally getting back around to posting pics. It...

Finally getting back around to posting pics. It was daylight when I had the GLS450 loaner. The running board lights were an LED strip built into the sill. Looking at the vehicle, you can't tell...
02-21-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,985
Posted By skw

I have the illuminated star and running boards...

I have the illuminated star and running boards and like them both. To answer the original question, get the running boards. I'll try to remember to take a pic when I get home tonight. There's 2...
02-21-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By skw

On your front passenger door, can you adjust the...

On your front passenger door, can you adjust the passenger's headrest up and down w/ the button? If you can, you have it. If not and it's just a dummy button, then you don't.
02-21-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By skw

Was hoping to see some responses by now. I love...

Was hoping to see some responses by now. I love BMW's myself but my wife has gotten comfortable in Mercedes, on our 2nd one now. I try to get her to change every time we look for another car but no...
02-18-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By skw

Everything you mentioned becomes 2nd nature and...

Everything you mentioned becomes 2nd nature and you get used to it. I had an ML for 3.5 yrs and now in the GLE for just over a year. The exhaust is louder than on the ML, we noticed it the 1st night...
02-04-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
Posted By skw

Just to tag on here as I installed a Tekonsha P3...

Just to tag on here as I installed a Tekonsha P3 last summer to tow a travel trailer. Remover the lower dash cover just under the steering wheel. Check to see if it is zip tied to any of the wiring...
01-24-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By skw

I'm leasing a GLE350 now. Had a ML350 BTC...

I'm leasing a GLE350 now. Had a ML350 BTC (diesel) before this.
01-24-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By skw

Pull ahead available on all leases.

Pull ahead available on all leases.
01-22-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By skw

Why so?

Why so?
01-17-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By skw

My wife is 5' 1" and when we looked at a GL450 a...

My wife is 5' 1" and when we looked at a GL450 a few years ago, she didn't notice it really felt any different than our ML350 BTC at the time. She was driving it in the city and had no issues. Last...
01-17-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,807
Posted By skw

Correct. If leasing, you still have the same...

Correct. If leasing, you still have the same price of the PPM being a savings over paying as you go. But then that amount gets the same residual as the car itself so you actually pay less. If you...
01-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By skw

We almost traded our current GLE for one that had...

We almost traded our current GLE for one that had all the option we wanted except the running boards. So I looked into it extensively and it's an easy job to DIY.
01-17-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By skw

X5M, sweet! :zoom: My prior post wasn't...

X5M, sweet! :zoom:

My prior post wasn't directed at you specifically, off the soap box now. It's one thing being disappointed at the quality of the lights, quite another at the sheer number of...
01-17-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By skw

If you don't mind my asking, which year (years?)...

If you don't mind my asking, which year (years?) 3 series did you have? I used to have an e39 5 series, currently in a '14 320 on which the lease is almost up, and have on order a '17 340 to replace...
01-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By skw

Leasehackr and edmunds forums are good sources...

Leasehackr and edmunds forums are good sources but can be hit or miss when finding current info for lower volume models. Doesn't help also that Mercedes has different RV and MF for different...
01-16-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,807
Posted By skw

The answer to your question would depend on how...

The answer to your question would depend on how do you normally maintain your vehicles, or being your 1st MB, what is your plan going forward? Service light comes on, do you just drop it to the...
01-16-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By skw

True, but then you also get their crappy/dated...

True, but then you also get their crappy/dated engines, transmission, and suspensions as "standard" as well. I'll gladly take the refined MB suspension, sound deadening, and pre-safe braking/safety...
01-16-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By skw

In my land Rover, I put these in all of the power...

In my land Rover, I put these in all of the power outlets. Everything we use these days are charged with usb cords.
...
12-05-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By skw

They come on when you turn on the rear defroster...

They come on when you turn on the rear defroster AND, exterior temp is low. Not sure what that temp is, might be on page 110 or 113 of the manual, don't have it in front of me at the moment.
11-25-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By skw

GLE350 gas engine is NA, no turbo, also no auto...

GLE350 gas engine is NA, no turbo, also no auto start/stop.
11-25-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By skw

I'm also in the pro column for the pano roof. I...

I'm also in the pro column for the pano roof. I like the way it opens up the interior of the vehicle and also both of my kids (8yrs & 6mos as well) like looking up. The pano roof has since moved into...
09-10-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,404
Posted By skw

Right side is a lil higher than the left in all...

Right side is a lil higher than the left in all US cars, DOT rules I believe for street signs.




My kit didn't have that wire.
09-10-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,201
Posted By skw

As a suggestion, see if there are any trailer...

As a suggestion, see if there are any trailer rental places near you and see if they would let you take one out for an hour or so. Not a direct comparison, but I have a gas '16 GLE350, rated to tow...
09-10-2016, 03:26 PM
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Posted By skw

That was my feeling as well. I am BMW man all the...

That was my feeling as well. I am BMW man all the way thru. However, for our family vehicle, I tried to get an X5 a couple of times. In 2010 but ended up w/ the MDX because of price, in 2012 ended up...
08-23-2016, 09:45 AM
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Views: 38,386
Posted By skw

If new, the GLS has the 6 cylinder diesel vs the...

If new, the GLS has the 6 cylinder diesel vs the GLE w/ the 4 cylinder. You mention ML, so I'm guessing used whereby they have the same engine. GL has a 121" wheelbase vs the ML w/ a 114" wheelbase....
08-20-2016, 10:00 AM
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Views: 429
Posted By skw

If you are referring to like cargo area tie down...

If you are referring to like cargo area tie down hooks/rings, then yes, they are there. One is somewhat hidden behind the net on the right side where the 1st aid kit is.
08-19-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 38,386
Posted By skw

I have the V6 gas engine w/ 4Matic, rated to tow...

I have the V6 gas engine w/ 4Matic, rated to tow 7200lbs. I think the 300d 2.1L diesel drops down to 6600lbs. The trailer I rented was a 30' at 6300lbs and I had a w/d hitch as well. All 3 tanks...
08-19-2016, 01:37 AM
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Views: 10,364
Posted By skw

Trailer hitch code is 550. If you have the...

Trailer hitch code is 550. If you have the factory installed hitch and 7 pin plug, you should also have the plug for the brake controller. It has a green connector on the end and will either be under...
08-19-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By skw

That's the part I miss about my diesel. Did just...

That's the part I miss about my diesel. Did just under 600 miles round trip last weekend from Mass to PA and back and got 19.3mpg. In my old ML350 BTC, I averaged 26 in the city and 30-32 on the...
08-19-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By skw

Well there's a misleading blanket statement. So...

Well there's a misleading blanket statement. So they're saying that if you take it in for the wipers not working, that the warranty will be denied because you have an aftermarket hitch installed? Of...
08-12-2016, 04:45 AM
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Views: 2,009
Posted By skw

I keep forgetting about the LR diesel. Depending...

I keep forgetting about the LR diesel. Depending on it's price point, when the new Discovery hits stateside, that may be worth a look as well.
08-10-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By skw

That I did, oops! here you go:...

That I did, oops! here you go: https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-w166/626101-prospective-gle300d-buyer-some-questions.html
08-10-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,184
Posted By skw

Nope, no offense taken. I was talking to a friend...

Nope, no offense taken. I was talking to a friend yesterday and he said the something similar. They are not yet able to place an order in the system but were told internally that the sedans and...
08-10-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By skw

They don't say how but in this thread...

They don't say how but in this thread https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-w166/634461-searching-gle-300d.html it seems that they were able to search all of the GLE300d's. I would try to PM them to...
08-10-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 38,386
Posted By skw

I didn't go w/ the RF unit because I had read...

I didn't go w/ the RF unit because I had read that you have to pair it on another vehicle 1st before using it on our cars, which i don't have access to. I stopped by the dealer yesterday and long...
08-10-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By skw

As an update, I stopped by the dealer yesterday....

As an update, I stopped by the dealer yesterday. They were at 1st skeptical as they had no documentation on there being a connector and what I had the t/b I had in hand was dated from '07 and applied...
08-10-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By skw

That's exactly what I did. I'm not happy neither....

That's exactly what I did. I'm not happy neither. Last w/e driving from Boston to NY, there were times going uphill at speed that the transmission dropped down from 7th to 5th. I don't think my ML350...
08-08-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 38,386
Posted By skw

See post #13. The only wire size that is...

See post #13. The only wire size that is different is the one for the brake light circuit.
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