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06-21-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 126,990
Posted By schroedinger

BMW web site says 456 hp for X5 50i.

BMW web site says 456 hp for X5 50i.
06-17-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By schroedinger

1. If you put it in Sport mode, does that help? ...

1. If you put it in Sport mode, does that help?
2. Have you tried downshifting with the paddles?
03-25-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 32,844
Posted By schroedinger

Had a 2016. Despite two attempts, brakes would...

Had a 2016. Despite two attempts, brakes would still squeal in cold weather on first starting off. Had a similar chattering but behind the driver's vent. Again, just in cold weather when starting...
01-14-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

The Chevy Equinox through 2017 was also a rip-off...

The Chevy Equinox through 2017 was also a rip-off of the C-pillar.
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12-17-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 32,844
Posted By schroedinger

I had hoped my problems with my 2016 were because...

I had hoped my problems with my 2016 were because it was the first model year and mine was one of the first GLCs made. This is disappointing to hear.

My cars from Vance AL (4 total) have been...
10-17-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By schroedinger

My 2019 GLE400

Picked up my 2019 GLE400 yesterday. One of the last of the W166s, I guess.
designo Cardinal Red
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown leather
Premium 2 pkg
Parking Assist pkg
Air ionization/filter...
09-25-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By schroedinger

The car will tell you when you get in that the...

The car will tell you when you get in that the battery needs changing -- you have to press "OK" on the steering wheel for the message to go away.
09-20-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Yeah, still has spare tire! And some blue and...

Yeah, still has spare tire! And some blue and green paints. Hope the US gets those.
09-19-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By schroedinger

New 2019 GLE400

My lease on my '16 GLC is up in Feb, so I wanted a '19 GLE400 (having had 3 MLs before). MB isn't letting dealers custom order, so my dealer found me one in the colors I wanted (Cardinal Red, Ginger...
09-17-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

But it's not compatible with all wheel drive --...

But it's not compatible with all wheel drive -- Chrysler dropped that when it offered Stow 'n Go. Also, every reviewer complains the seats are thin and hard.
09-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Some comments

The 2nd gen ML offered an optional 3rd row seat. With it, the rear side windows (the ones that look like they wrap around to the rear) swung out for ventilation of the third seat, so that may be the...
08-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

For 2019 there is a GLE400, But my dealer has...

For 2019 there is a GLE400, But my dealer has been trying to order me one without success -- the order bank isn't open. They are making them though -- maybe he bought a 2019 GLE 400 off the...
08-23-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

The configurator doesn't show a GLE 400 for 2018,...

The configurator doesn't show a GLE 400 for 2018, only 2019. Just GLE 350 for 2018, Was there a 2018 GLE 400>
07-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

It is a transmission that was not used on the...

It is a transmission that was not used on the earlier ML400 and GLE400, hence the powertrain is new.

Also, the 9-speed is not used on any of the hybrids or the V12s. 2018 was the first year in...
07-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

If you look at Car & Driver, they ranked the...

If you look at Car & Driver, they ranked the Porsche Macan over the F-Pace, and in a later test, the GLC43 over the Macan.
07-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

What is new is the 9-speed auto. That wasn't...

What is new is the 9-speed auto. That wasn't offered in the GLE400 when it was around, and has been GLE43 only.
07-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Sorry if this is a duplicate -- I thought I had...

Sorry if this is a duplicate -- I thought I had posted it, but can't see it now:

I wanted to order a 2019 GLE400. My sales rep says orders are locked in through Oct (which was far as she could...
07-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Sorry, I missed that. I had a DOG for the 2019...

Sorry, I missed that. I had a DOG for the 2019 that came out earlier, and it still listed the GLE350.
07-06-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Just got the word from my sales rep -- the 2019...

Just got the word from my sales rep -- the 2019 GLE350 is being replaced by the GLE400, with the 329-hp turbo 3.0 L V6 and 9-speed automatic. I had decided to get a GLE350 this fall, as my current...
06-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Kind of like the previous gen ML, but with a kink...

Kind of like the previous gen ML, but with a kink in them:
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06-26-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

Brake squeal. Took 2 tries. Don't know if it's...

Brake squeal. Took 2 tries. Don't know if it's fixed now (after 1st fix, took a few weeks to come back, and squeals mostly in cold weather). One parking light coming on randomly when parked at...
06-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,631
Posted By schroedinger

After suffering through the first model year...

After suffering through the first model year (2016) of the GLC, I'd say wait a year or two before getting the new GLE.
06-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By schroedinger

Try searching for Youtube videos. These are...

Try searching for Youtube videos. These are often better than the directions in the manual.
06-26-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By schroedinger

Best thing on a lease -- get prepaid maintenance....

Best thing on a lease -- get prepaid maintenance. You pay up front. Since it's a lease, it's figured into the price -- if the lease figures 50% of the car's value will be lost and you pay on the...
06-19-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,943
Posted By schroedinger

I have a 2016 GLC300 (lease up in Jan.). I only...

I have a 2016 GLC300 (lease up in Jan.). I only have a a squeak when I go over a speed bump (and not all speed bumps). I have had several problems -- the infamous brake squeal, a parking light...
06-08-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By schroedinger

GLC43

I have a 2016 GLC300. Most of the problems I had with it initially (brake squeal, parking lights coming on by themselves at night, sat radio not coming on at random) have been fixed. I've liked the...
04-26-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 32,844
Posted By schroedinger

I've owned vehicles built in Sindelfingen (E320,...

I've owned vehicles built in Sindelfingen (E320, E350), Breman (CLK320, GLC300), and Tuscaloosa (ML 350, ML550), and the Tuscaloosa vehicles have been the best quality.
04-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,894
Posted By schroedinger

I have downloaded the 2019 GLE ordering guide and...

I have downloaded the 2019 GLE ordering guide and they're standard with the 63 and 63S, part of P2 with all other models.
04-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,894
Posted By schroedinger

My dealer said short run of MY2019, with new...

My dealer said short run of MY2019, with new model coming in calendar year 2019.
04-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 32,844
Posted By schroedinger

2016 model: 1. Brake squeal. Only happens...

2016 model:

1. Brake squeal. Only happens when cold, and car has been sitting a few hours. On second fix now; so far so good, but this took a while to reappear after first fix.
2. Chatter in...
04-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By schroedinger

Do you have a link to the 2019 order guide?

Do you have a link to the 2019 order guide?
04-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By schroedinger

2019 GLC

Anybody heard whether the 2019 GLC will get the same changes as the 2019 C-class -- optional digital dash, 385 hp in the 43 model?
04-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

The auto start/stop has to be on every time by...

The auto start/stop has to be on every time by default or the EPA would let it be used in the fuel economy testing. The putting into Park is because auto makers are now really afraid of someone...
02-12-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By schroedinger

MB taillights used to have amber. My first one...

MB taillights used to have amber. My first one that didn't was my ML550 that had LED taillights. At the time I assumed there was a problem making amber LED lights. But I've seen other makes with...
02-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By schroedinger

I have a GLC300 wagon; was behind a GLC300 coupe...

I have a GLC300 wagon; was behind a GLC300 coupe the other day and its brake and turn signal lights are wider (extend more to the center). But still same bulbs for brake and turn.;
12-21-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By schroedinger

I was given a 2016 C450 AMG as a loaner and the...

I was given a 2016 C450 AMG as a loaner and the lights did that; they don't on my 2016 GLC 300. I assumed it was an AMG feature.
12-21-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,800
Posted By schroedinger

I think requiring holding the mem button is so an...

I think requiring holding the mem button is so an accidental brush against one of them doesn't move the seat suddenly.

My engine is fairly quiet, and I have no noise from my brakes.

The...
12-20-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,800
Posted By schroedinger

I've owned (actually leased) and E320, CLK320,...

I've owned (actually leased) and E320, CLK320, E350, ML350, ML350, and ML550. I really like the GLC's size. The turbo 4 is peppy and gets good mileage. The 9-speed trans. is so much better than...
12-05-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By schroedinger

Parking lights

Posted in GLC forum, but since the SUV is based on C class, posting here too:

This has now happened 3 times, including twice in the last 2 weeks: Several hours after I've parked my GLC for the...
12-05-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By schroedinger

Parking lights

This has now happened 3 times, including twice in the last 2 weeks: Several hours after I've parked my GLC for the night, one of the front parking lights comes on. Twice the right light, once the...
11-10-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By schroedinger

I had 3 MLs (2 350s and 1 550) and all were...

I had 3 MLs (2 350s and 1 550) and all were excellent quality -- as good, if not better, than my E320, E350, and CLK320.
11-10-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By schroedinger

Start/stop

My start/stop has stopped working. The green light is on at the console switch, but it never activates. This includes the same places where it used to come on.

Since I find it annoying, I'm...
10-07-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,238
Posted By schroedinger

I've had the engine turn off while HOLD was...

I've had the engine turn off while HOLD was active. But I must say, I cannot figure out when the engine will turn off and when it will turn back on -- it seems almost random.
10-05-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,238
Posted By schroedinger

Of course, you've got to manually select...

Of course, you've got to manually select "Individual" each time, so it doesn't save you any steps. (Selecting "Sport" or "Sport+" also deactivates ECO start/stop, but these modes also have to be...
10-04-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,238
Posted By schroedinger

My understanding is you can only use the...

My understanding is you can only use the Start/Stop in your EPA test (and so get credit for the mileage gain) if it defaults to "on" every time you start the car.
09-28-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By schroedinger

Yes, it's always set to satellite. The static...

Yes, it's always set to satellite. The static wasn't static like you might hear on AM radio, but like a bad speaker might give. And all channels had this problem. And it cleared up upon restarting.
09-27-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By schroedinger

Satellite radio

Today when I start my GLC up, no satellite radio, just static. FM band works fine. When I restart after getting gas, satellite radio works fine. Any ideas? (I have a paid subscription for the sat...
07-27-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,371
Posted By schroedinger

Yeah, my sales rep said the air suspension might...

Yeah, my sales rep said the air suspension might give problems, and since I was ordering my CLC last Dec just as it came out, she also said ordering that might cause delays, so I didn't.
06-16-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

Used to be shutting off the radio also disabled...

Used to be shutting off the radio also disabled the backup camera. Don't know if that's still the case or not. When I'm talking to someone in the car, I just mute it.
06-15-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,371
Posted By schroedinger

I ordered mine when they first came out, back in...

I ordered mine when they first came out, back in Sept. My sales rep said ordering the air suspension might cause a delay (and I already doing a month to month extension of my ML lease), and I've...
06-15-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,371
Posted By schroedinger

1. Actually buttons for the radio presents. 2....

1. Actually buttons for the radio presents.
2. Bigger outside mirrors (like those on the ML/GLE).

That's it -- it's a great vehicle (and I've leased an E320, CLK320, E350, 2 ML350s, annd an ML550...
05-12-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

I wish I could have navigation on the main screen...

I wish I could have navigation on the main screen and still be able to change radio stations (I know, I could have this on the gauge cluster screen, but I like having the digital speedo as the main...
05-02-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By schroedinger

Gauges

Has anybody else noticed the temperature gauge is not as brightly lit as the fuel gauge? Or is it just my vehicle?
04-08-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By schroedinger

Icons in camera display

When my rearview camera display is on the screen, there are 3 small icons at the bottom of the screen. Does anybody know what they are?
04-06-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

I've always put my MB manuals in one of the door...

I've always put my MB manuals in one of the door pockets. Too big for glove compartment.
03-07-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By schroedinger

Does anybody know what the Eco display means? ...

Does anybody know what the Eco display means? Three green arcs, and "bonus miles earned."
03-04-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By schroedinger

I do wish the multifunction screen (between the...

I do wish the multifunction screen (between the gauges) greeted me with a picture of the vehicle (like the one in my ML did) instead of the "don't forget to take your key."
03-04-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By schroedinger

Got my GLC

Picked up my GLC last Thursday. Diamond Silver with Black Designo interior. 4Matic, Premium pkg, illuminated star, blind spot assist, lighting pkg, multimedia pkg. Turned in a 2013 ML550. I love...
03-04-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

I've had my GLC for a week. No problems with...

I've had my GLC for a week. No problems with wipers or brakes, so don't think it's a design problem.
02-10-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 69,923
Posted By schroedinger

I read MB integrated the antenna into the...

I read MB integrated the antenna into the passenger side mirror (no more "shark fin" on the roof). I wonder if they had to redesign the shape of the mirrors when they did that?
01-11-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By schroedinger

The government a few months back busted a ring...

The government a few months back busted a ring buying expensive cars and reselling them in China. So it can also land you in legal trouble if you're doing this in mass.
12-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By schroedinger

My GLC

Finally got to drive a GLC this weekend. Really liked it. I was impressed how much affect the agility control has. I had already ordered one, but I switched my color from Dakota Brown to Diamond...
11-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,310
Posted By schroedinger

Just ordered a GLC 300: Dakota Brown with black...

Just ordered a GLC 300:
Dakota Brown with black Designo interior
Premium package
MB-Tex covered dashboard
Illuminated star
Blind Spot Assist
Lighting package
Multimedia package

I considered...
06-26-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,006
Posted By schroedinger

Re lighting -- HID headlights are great. But...

Re lighting -- HID headlights are great. But auto dimming -- I agree, a bit erratic. I turned that feature off. The system that warns of a collision is also a bit erratic -- especially on things...
06-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By schroedinger

If you're already paying for special order --...

If you're already paying for special order -- have you looked at the Satin Ash wood? I really like mine with that.
06-26-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,243
Posted By schroedinger

I love my 2013 ML550! P1, lighting pkg, ambient...

I love my 2013 ML550! P1, lighting pkg, ambient lighting, satin ash wood trim, Pearl Beige metallic, Almond MB-Tex interior. The acceleration is thrilling! I love freeway on ramps now. So much...
06-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,913
Posted By schroedinger

I liked that the manual is installed on the car's...

I liked that the manual is installed on the car's hard drive! Makes it much easier to search for things than the book manual (which is also included).
06-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By schroedinger

And if you lease, the service pack is built into...

And if you lease, the service pack is built into it, so you only pay a percentage of the cost.
04-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,727
Posted By schroedinger

Two things: 1. Why does a turbo only add 31 hp? ...

Two things: 1. Why does a turbo only add 31 hp? Most engines get a lot more added hp from a turbo. 2. How can a 333-hp V6 replace a 402-hp V8? Why would Mercedes do this when Lexus (GX460),...
02-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,765
Posted By schroedinger

I turned off highbeam assist (it was too easily...

I turned off highbeam assist (it was too easily fooled) and the collision warning (ditto). I had Parktronic before and never really used it (and parking with a tree or bush in front of the space set...
02-08-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,536
Posted By schroedinger

Getting into my car after it's been parked in the...

Getting into my car after it's been parked in the hot summer sun (here in Georgia) cured me of wanting the wood wheel! It looks really nice, but with my current 2013 ML550, I went with the all...
01-21-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,251
Posted By schroedinger

On a traffic stop, you might get ordered out of...

On a traffic stop, you might get ordered out of the vehicle (at gun point?) if the officer can't see you inside.
01-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By schroedinger

Strange climate control

My 2013 ML550. Climate control set on "auto" just started being noisy (air flow noise, not mechanical noise). Switching out of auto reveals it's using floor vents, face vents, and defroster vents...
01-08-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,088
Posted By schroedinger

I love mine too (2013, Pearl Beige, Almond MBTex,...

I love mine too (2013, Pearl Beige, Almond MBTex, P1, ambient lighting, lighting package, Satin Ash wood). The acceleration is a hoot! It's amazing all the little things they changed from the...
12-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,546
Posted By schroedinger

I've owned 3 German-made cars (E320, CLK320,...

I've owned 3 German-made cars (E320, CLK320, E350) and 2 Alabama-made (both ML350s), and the MLs were better made, with fewer problems.
12-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By schroedinger

Got my new ML550

I took delivery of my 2013 ML550 this past weekend. Pearl Beige, with Almond MB Tex interior. P1, lighting package, ambient lighting package. I love the V8 power. The instrument cluster graphics...
10-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By schroedinger

Boost pressure?

Does anyone know the boost pressure of the ML550 engine's turbo?
10-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By schroedinger

2013 ML ordered

With my lease (2011 ML350) expiring in March, I ordered a 2013 ML550. I really wanted a V8! (I test drove a ML350 and a GL 550.) So, ML550, in Pearl Beige with Almond MB Tex interior, Premium 1...
08-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,956
Posted By schroedinger

2013 ML350 or 550?

I currently own a 2011 ML350; my lease is up in March so I'm looking at getting a 2013. I test drove one and I love the satin ash wood -- does anyone know if you get the wood steering wheel, does...
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