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07-05-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By SLclass

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

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07-05-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By SLclass

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

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07-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By SLclass

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

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07-04-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By SLclass

Topless 4th Party! One boob was...

Topless 4th Party! One boob was implanted!https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/56kpfs9esdems1ksecp7xa_f3c297c4749c2c75d21cea3ffbe2da744a2973ef.jpg
04-14-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

Very smart move, Jetjok! You will enjoy the many...

Very smart move, Jetjok! You will enjoy the many advantages of having a professional grade ceramic coating!
04-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

[QUOTE=jetjok;7730141]Although my car is done,...

[QUOTE=jetjok;7730141]Although my car is done, it's still at the shop as I wanted it to fully cure before I took it home. The curing time is 72 hours. These three photos of my SL were sent to me by...
04-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

Jetjok, your car looks amazing! Which brand of...

Jetjok, your car looks amazing! Which brand of ceramic coating did you have applied?
04-07-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you! And, so happy that I changed from my...

Thank you! And, so happy that I changed from my initial order of a gray/black combo to this!
04-07-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By SLclass

Absolutely stunning! Enjoy, WOLF! Freddy~

Absolutely stunning! Enjoy, WOLF!

Freddy~
04-07-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

My first SL and my dream car! Thank you!

My first SL and my dream car! Thank you!
04-07-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

Sounds like a plan! BTW, here is the link again...

Sounds like a plan! BTW, here is the link again for the ceramic coating brand that was applied to my Cardinal Red and also the wheels. All of the car's glass was coated with Opti-Glass Pro....
04-04-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,293
Posted By SLclass

I have had this ceramic coating applied to my...

I have had this ceramic coating applied to my last three vehicles, which includes my current '18 SL 550.
https://www.opticoat.com/products/opti-coat-pro-plus/

This was taken one year later:...
04-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Smile Thank you!

Thanks, and I am glad you enjoyed it! My previous Mercedes, and only other, was a '14 E 350 Cab, which was a gray/black combo. So, I was going to do it again. That combo matches my conservative...
03-08-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By SLclass

Just curious: Are you still considering the...

Just curious: Are you still considering the designo Cardinal Red metallic and Porcelain or other whites combo? Don't know if you read it, but I did reply to your question (another thread) regarding...
02-28-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

Thumbs up My sentiments exactly and well said to boot,...

My sentiments exactly and well said to boot, Streamliner!
Frederick~
02-28-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By SLclass

Wink :thankyou: Wolf, I appreciate you helping me...

:thankyou:
Wolf, I appreciate you helping me rid my idea for a performance tune and also for your advice on tires! "You have talked me down from the cliff!"
Frederick~
02-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By SLclass

Been researching since I started this thread....

Been researching since I started this thread. Looking like Renntech might be the way to go with their newly released Hand-Held Tuning Module. No need to remove the ECU. Module plugs into the OBD2...
02-22-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By SLclass

ECU Performance Tune and High Flow Air Filter

Any reasons for not getting an ECU performance tune or high flow air filter for my '18 SL 550? It would be Weistec for tune and filter.
02-16-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

Is the following what you did to access the...

Is the following what you did to access the engineering menu for an SL? "Turn on the car to Accessory (don't start), then hold the red End Call, 1 and # keys on the command system at the same time...
02-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

Please explain how to do this. I have a 2018 SL.

Please explain how to do this. I have a 2018 SL.
02-12-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Bob! I have had my car for about 14...

Thank you, Bob! I have had my car for about 14 months. I have not had any issues with clothing dyes, stains, etc. As was recommended to me by Wolfman, when I changed my order from black to Porcelain,...
02-01-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By SLclass

Very happy with combo of designo Cardinal Red...

Very happy with combo of designo Cardinal Red metallic and...
02-01-2019, 12:29 PM
01-31-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By SLclass

Thumbs up I like the soft-close doors on mine!

I like the soft-close doors on mine!
01-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,834
Posted By SLclass

I think you have made great choices on all...

I think you have made great choices on all counts. And, I really like the cool combination of colors! Good luck and best wishes, Streamliner!
Frederick~
12-24-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

First-Year Anniversary

Merry Christmas to everyone! Photos taken 12-22-18, one year after purchase. '18 550, designo Cardinal Red metallic, Porcelain/Black Nappa leather:...
10-12-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SLclass

Post Dealership has replaced the roof switch....

Dealership has replaced the roof switch. Hopefully, there will not be any future malfunctions. Thanks again, Wolf!
10-03-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Wolf! I returned my SL550 to the...

Thank you, Wolf! I returned my SL550 to the dealer. Dealership has ordered a roof switch!
09-26-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SLclass

"And, I have opened the truck and verified that...

"And, I have opened the truck and verified that the truck partition was closed." But, thanks anyway, Phil!
09-25-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By SLclass

Opening Roof Malfunction

I am hoping that someone will be able to tell me why the roof of my 2018 SL550 will not open, on a random basis, when pulling the roof switch. Although the top fails to open sometimes, it has never...
09-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By SLclass

Wolf has Iridium Silver, which is metallic......

Wolf has Iridium Silver, which is metallic... just sayin...
09-23-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,912
Posted By SLclass

Not the DOG, but......

Not the DOG, but... https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/model/sl/roadster/sl550r
09-07-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

Wolf, you seriously could be a professional...

Wolf, you seriously could be a professional automotive review journalist! I always enjoy reading your comments!
09-07-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

Yes, I also thought they did a good job,...

Yes, I also thought they did a good job, especially when considering their ages along with the Canadian models having some slight differences from US models. I can remember way back when I thought 60...
09-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

AMG SL vs AMG GT

Should you get bored: https://mbworld.org/articles/test-mercedes-amg-sl63/
06-04-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By SLclass

I agree! I am 100% thrilled with the comfort,...

I agree! I am 100% thrilled with the comfort, handling, performance, ride, and drive of my non-ABC '18 SL550! And, without any worry and extra maintenance...
05-13-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,961
Posted By SLclass

[QUOTE=Wolfman;7452860]Most important is that...

[QUOTE=Wolfman;7452860]Most important is that everyone is happy with what they drive. These cars are a joy to ride :)
If if one doesn’t have a chance to test an option first just see if the...
05-12-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,961
Posted By SLclass

Everyone needs to justify what they...

Everyone needs to justify what they purchased.......me included ;-)[/QUOTE]

After reading tons of information and taking advice from countless folks, including my dealer reps, I special ordered my...
05-11-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,961
Posted By SLclass

As for me, Magic Sky would be a waste of money...

As for me, Magic Sky would be a waste of money ($2,500). I drive with the top dropped almost all of the time. When not, I simply open or close the screen with one easy and quick push, and I almost...
04-08-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

Hope this helps, Streamliner! Beginning with page...

Hope this helps, Streamliner! Beginning with page 157:
https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/pdfmb/comandmanual/2018/MY18_SL_COMAND.pdf
02-24-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By SLclass

Really enjoyed the read! Very nice to hear from...

Really enjoyed the read! Very nice to hear from someone who actually gets it! Thank you! I love mine too!
02-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks, Bob! Wish my detailer would have taken a...

Thanks, Bob! Wish my detailer would have taken a photo with the top dropped. Hope you are enjoying your new ride!
02-02-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My impressions thus far: I am really loving and...

My impressions thus far: I am really loving and enjoying this car! So far, I only have very positive things to say about my new '18 SL550. It is gorgeous, very sporty, very comfortable, loads of fun...
01-09-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks for sharing your cool photo, Phil! I...

Thanks for sharing your cool photo, Phil! I enjoyed seeing the snow, which is a rarity for us. We did just have a snow, but it was only close to an inch so it is gone. I hope you get to enjoy your...
01-08-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I had to do it via Google Drive. Thanks, Phil!!!

I had to do it via Google Drive. Thanks, Phil!!!
01-07-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Wow, Phil!:eek: BTW, posting the audio here was...

Wow, Phil!:eek: BTW, posting the audio here was my first. Just wondering if you could play it???
01-07-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Bored with Arctic cold in NC; so, I played around...

Bored with Arctic cold in NC; so, I played around in garage and took this photo of the projected logo, and a two-second video of my SL550 starting...but, 50 on Monday and 72 by Friday! The top will...
01-01-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By SLclass

BINGO! For me, that is EXACTLY how I view it,...

BINGO! For me, that is EXACTLY how I view it, including the "full beans" testing!
12-28-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

So far, so good! Thank you, Bob!

So far, so good! Thank you, Bob!
12-28-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Streamliner! It...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Streamliner! It looks much better, in person, since the treatments. Besides awesome looks, the treatments provide added levels of protection. The warranty for...
12-28-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

This is my Cardinal fresh out of my detailer's...

This is my Cardinal fresh out of my detailer's garage. Opti-Coat Pro+ was applied to the exterior, including the rims. Opti-Glass Pro was applied to all windows, including the panoramic roof. ...
12-27-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By SLclass

I never believed it would go back to having a...

I never believed it would go back to having a soft-top. And, I did read the various prints that were circulating and saw supposed-to-be spy shots, etc. But, I have seen a lot of other junk out...
12-24-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yeah, you probably recall me initially ordering...

Yeah, you probably recall me initially ordering black interior due to my wife's concerns about white showing stains, etc. Well, I am so glad that I switched to our mutual (yours & mine) favorite,...
12-23-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yeah, I'm on the same page! And, I have a...

Yeah, I'm on the same page! And, I have a Silverado that seems to take forever! Really liking this SL!:D
12-23-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Pretty much sums me up, but I actually already...

Pretty much sums me up, but I actually already have all of the products. I was the same way with my '14 E350 Cabriolet! Merry Christmas!
12-23-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I really enjoyed reading your post, Streamliner!...

I really enjoyed reading your post, Streamliner! Thank you! Merry Christmas!
12-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you so much! And, a Merry Christmas to you...

Thank you so much! And, a Merry Christmas to you and yours!
12-22-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504-1/x0aeqznhrpaeqyogqpdnuw_647e00f12d2253f464e1d7efec08345cdd553ae0.jpg...
12-22-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yeah, me too! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Yeah, me too! Thank you! Merry Christmas!
12-22-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Bob! Hope your car arrives very soon!...

Thank you, Bob! Hope your car arrives very soon! Merry Christmas!
12-22-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Bob! Hope your car arrives soon!

Thank you, Bob! Hope your car arrives soon!
12-22-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Phil!

Thank you, Phil!
12-22-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yes, you certainly do!:D And, thanks!

Yes, you certainly do!:D And, thanks!
12-22-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

On 12/18, NetStar showed the ETA to my dealer as...

On 12/18, NetStar showed the ETA to my dealer as 12/22. However, on the evening of 12/20, my Cardinal SL550 arrived at the dealership. I greeted her in the early morning hours of 12/21, and took...
12-20-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

NetStar update: "ETA to Dealer" 12-22-17...gonna...

NetStar update: "ETA to Dealer" 12-22-17...gonna be a long two days!:D
12-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yes, and photos for sure! Thank you, Wolfman!

Yes, and photos for sure! Thank you, Wolfman!
12-19-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By SLclass

Maybe some help, Streamliner: ...

Maybe some help, Streamliner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbrFjfHxpMo
12-18-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

The ship was timestamped in Brunswick Port at...

The ship was timestamped in Brunswick Port at 0413 hours today. I talked to dealer rep about 1500 hours, and NetStar already showed D5. Rep stated that it would show shipped when carrier leaves...
12-18-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My Cardinal's status is now D5, which is...

My Cardinal's status is now D5, which is "Released To Carrier". Maybe not much longer now!
12-17-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I know, right! Dealer rep is predicting its...

I know, right! Dealer rep is predicting its arrival at the dealership this Wednesday, which is located in Cary (central NC). I'll believe it when I see it! Ordered on Aug. 7th!
12-17-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My Cardinal SL550 is expected to arrive this...

My Cardinal SL550 is expected to arrive this evening or tonight in Brunswick Port, GA!
12-16-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By SLclass

https://mobiloil.com/en/oil-filters/performance-oi...

https://mobiloil.com/en/oil-filters/performance-oil-filters#list
12-15-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Well, my Cardinal is currently near Bermuda. Just...

Well, my Cardinal is currently near Bermuda. Just hoping she makes it through the Bermuda Triangle!:D
12-14-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By SLclass

Good post with an informative source. Thanks for...

Good post with an informative source. Thanks for sharing!
12-11-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,447
Posted By SLclass

Thanks, Wolfman, for sharing your valuable...

Thanks, Wolfman, for sharing your valuable knowledge and information!
12-10-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,447
Posted By SLclass

Making sure I understand you, Wolfman: Should I...

Making sure I understand you, Wolfman: Should I ever decide, in the future, to replace the run-flats on my '18 SL550, go with the Pilot Sport 4 S tires?
12-10-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Very nice, Streamliner! Glad you are back as I...

Very nice, Streamliner! Glad you are back as I had been missing your comments! And, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
12-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Bob! It may seem somewhat silly to...

Thank you, Bob! It may seem somewhat silly to some on here, but I am actually a little bit nervous about this whole thing! :D It is a really major purchase for me! :cheers:
12-09-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I am pondering as to whether or not many know...

I am pondering as to whether or not many know that their own personal auto insurance, most likely, covers the wheels. I had never really given it much thought until reading some of the comments in...
12-09-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By SLclass

Absolutely beautiful car, Wolfman! Let me hold a...

Absolutely beautiful car, Wolfman! Let me hold a few dollars...:D
12-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

This is what I have learned, for me, regarding...

This is what I have learned, for me, regarding tire and wheel insurance for my ordered '18 SL550. Tire and wheel insurance: $1,997.00. It covers five years with unlimited replacements for any road...
12-08-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Bob and Phil, I am going to conduct a little...

Bob and Phil, I am going to conduct a little research. I will post when I have completed it. Thanks to you both for your kind feedback!
12-08-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks, Phil! Yes, there is no doubt in my mind...

Thanks, Phil! Yes, there is no doubt in my mind that this SL550 will be an awesome adventure! I did test drive two '17 SL550's, one very aggressively, and I was very pleased with performance,...
12-07-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I certainly will and with photos! Please do not...

I certainly will and with photos! Please do not make your choice of autos, with any amount of weight, based on possible arrival times! (LOL) Order only what you want. The wait will be worth it.
12-07-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thank you very much and will do, Phil! What an...

Thank you very much and will do, Phil! What an awesome and wonderful experience for me to even be buying a Mercedes Benz SL550! I am so stoked! Dang, I grew up in tobacco fields! This is literally a...
12-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Well, she is finally on the water! I just now...

Well, she is finally on the water! I just now learned that the ship departed (ATD) on 12/5 at 1153 hours (EST), with an ETA on 12/18 at 0800 hours (EST), in Brunswick, GA! For anyone interested in...
12-02-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,633
Posted By SLclass

I think the price differences between the four...

I think the price differences between the four trim levels are greater than they should be, and I think the SL is overly priced. That said, I want the SL, and I want the 550, so that is what I chose...
12-02-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,633
Posted By SLclass

Gotta love some designo Cardinal Red metallic!

Gotta love some designo Cardinal Red metallic!
11-28-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Very good points. And, I agree that what dealers...

Very good points. And, I agree that what dealers receive on Netstar might not always be in real time. I am thinking that sometimes the codes or the processing steps are skipped along the way.
11-28-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Yes, I kept up with yours. Glad you got the...

Yes, I kept up with yours. Glad you got the wheels, etc. that you wanted! And, I appreciate your empathy, Phil! I do live in NC so, at least, there will be some days throughout our winter that I...
11-28-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

She's been stuck on B7 (ready to ship - NO...

She's been stuck on B7 (ready to ship - NO assignment) since Nov. 15th! During this time of the year, is this to be expected?
11-22-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

LOL! Me three! And, free delivery! Happy...

LOL! Me three! And, free delivery! Happy Thanksgiving!
11-22-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

She's stuck on B7. How long does it usually take...

She's stuck on B7. How long does it usually take to go from produced to assigned or loaded on a ship?
11-16-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

B7...produced; awaiting ship assignment...

B7...produced; awaiting ship assignment...
11-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By SLclass

I agree! Love Cardinal Red and those wheels!

I agree! Love Cardinal Red and those wheels!
11-13-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

B5 status today. Production completed, not...

B5 status today. Production completed, not shipped. Hopefully here by Christmas!
11-12-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By SLclass

Glad for you finally getting her home! Great...

Glad for you finally getting her home! Great move on the change in wheels; these look much better She is a beauty for sure! I also ordered Cardinal Red. Enjoy!
11-11-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By SLclass

Dang! So glad I did not make that mistake! I...

Dang! So glad I did not make that mistake! I special ordered my 2018 SL550 exactly like I wanted it.
10-28-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,340
Posted By SLclass

Tire Test Results Narrative: ...

Tire Test Results Narrative:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=216
10-28-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,340
Posted By SLclass

Tire Test Charts: ...

Tire Test Charts:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/chartDisplay.jsp?ttid=216

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10-22-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By SLclass

Check for a very slightly loose negative battery...

Check for a very slightly loose negative battery cable. Check both ends of the cable.
10-18-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By SLclass

Congratulations! Enjoy!

Congratulations! Enjoy!
10-12-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

She's at B4 status!

She's at B4 status!
10-07-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks again, Streamliner!

Thanks again, Streamliner!
10-07-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I really appreciate your knowledge and your...

I really appreciate your knowledge and your willingness to share! Thanks again, Wolf!
10-07-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

This shows some of my order. I know that B3 means...

This shows some of my order. I know that B3 means no changes can be made or red status. I was told that X-10 PROD means 10 days to production. If true, that would not jive with the estimated...
10-07-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Happened across this Mercedes-Benz (Build Out...

Happened across this Mercedes-Benz (Build Out Final Order Start Up Dates):
http://www.donlen.com/buildstart-mercedes-benz.html

10-04-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My order status went to "B1" last Wednesday on...

My order status went to "B1" last Wednesday on Sept. 27. My order status changed to "Yellow" yesterday on Oct. 3, according to my SA. Does this all sound about right?
10-02-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I would agree with your logic, but t is my...

I would agree with your logic, but t is my understanding that he ordered a 2018.
10-02-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

True Wolfman, and I was happy to get a copy!...

True Wolfman, and I was happy to get a copy! Still feel like the DOG should be accurate though, if not for customers, for the dealer reps. As you have previously noted, there is already a general...
10-02-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Be sure to let us know what you find out about a...

Be sure to let us know what you find out about a fix in regards to a fader. I hope to have my first SL sometime in November!
10-01-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks, that is what I had thought. MB needs to...

Thanks, that is what I had thought. MB needs to edit Dynamic Select in their DOG.
10-01-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Thanks, and I had read your referenced tab awhile...

Thanks, and I had read your referenced tab awhile ago but had forgotten about it. And, I had doubted Curve without hydraulics. MB should edit Dynamic Select in their DOG.
10-01-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I have copied and pasted page 23 from the MY18...

I have copied and pasted page 23 from the MY18 DOG. It shows "Curve" mode as being standard and included in Dynamic Select (B59). I had thought that "Curve" only came with ABC. I am confused. Can...
09-30-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Congratulations! Enjoy!

Congratulations! Enjoy!
09-29-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Congratulations on your new ride!

Congratulations on your new ride!
09-28-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Wow, thanks Wolf! Based on the B1 code, she might...

Wow, thanks Wolf! Based on the B1 code, she might arrive sooner than when my rep had guessed. Rep speculated mid-December. But, a lot of steps and processes to go. Thanks again!
09-28-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Dealer rep just called and told me that MB has...

Dealer rep just called and told me that MB has finally given a production estimate. It is projected to begin the first week of November with completion in the following week. Rep stated that the...
09-22-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My order was taken on 8/7. Dealer has recently...

My order was taken on 8/7. Dealer has recently told me that my order is sitting in a pool of other orders and has not yet been given a production date by MB. Does this sound legitimate?
09-14-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

As you can see, my order was taken or submitted...

As you can see, my order was taken or submitted on 8/7/2017 at 11:48 am. I was contacted today by my sales rep and told that my order was still in a pool of orders but had not yet received a...
09-04-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By SLclass

Short story, I am getting exactly what I want....

Short story, I am getting exactly what I want. You are the man, Wolf! Really enjoy your comments; respect and value your comments, and your extensive knowledge! Please keep it coming for me and so...
09-04-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

I heard that 3,000 miles away, Streamliner! I...

I heard that 3,000 miles away, Streamliner! I agree!
09-03-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

Not a bad price, and good information. Thanks!

Not a bad price, and good information. Thanks!
09-03-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,159
Posted By SLclass

How much money for this tune?

How much money for this tune?
09-02-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

Maybe recheck the math???

Maybe recheck the math???
09-02-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By SLclass

Just not a fan of leather dashes, suede, or...

Just not a fan of leather dashes, suede, or ultrasuede:

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/aston-martin/282926-dash-leather-shrinkage-problems.html
...
09-01-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By SLclass

That's exactly how my Mercedes reps explained...

That's exactly how my Mercedes reps explained this to me! Excellent advice!
09-01-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By SLclass

Again, this interior is the bomb! Exactly what I...

Again, this interior is the bomb! Exactly what I ordered expect Nappa vs Exclusive Nappa. But, I did not want that type of headliner. Bottomline, this is the best interior color combo (IMO) that is...
08-31-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By SLclass

I like the Black Ash. Black Ash blends well with...

I like the Black Ash. Black Ash blends well with interior grays and whites.

Fingerprints and foreign particles would tend to show more on the Black Piano. Most of all, I really like a...
08-31-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

Yes, improved and also with the top up and down...

Yes, improved and also with the top up and down selections, etc.
08-31-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By SLclass

Build & Price 2018 R231 Online Starting Today

450- https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/build/class-SL/model-SL450R#tab=tab-exterior

550- https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/build/class-SL/model-SL550R#tab=tab-exterior

63- ...
08-30-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By SLclass

Awesome! I just showed this and your photos to...

Awesome! I just showed this and your photos to the wife. This reinforces my decision to select Porcelain over her preferred choice of black!
08-30-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I have always associated MB, in general, with...

I have always associated MB, in general, with Iridium. It is no doubt a classic color but also a very clean, classy color with a cooling effect. I had never thought about how great it would look with...
08-30-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Color combo has a really cool appeal for hot...

Color combo has a really cool appeal for hot weather! Looks stunning!
08-29-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Absolutely gorgeous!

Absolutely gorgeous!
08-29-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I took my photos without any regard for wheel...

I took my photos without any regard for wheel well space. I had never even considered or noticed this. I was just a newbie taking photos of SLs for fun, and to dream about being able to purchase one!...
08-29-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Here is an ABC SL on Autotrader. I cannot discern...

Here is an ABC SL on Autotrader. I cannot discern any difference, if there is any. And, I did not see any difference with Streamliner's 2004 ABC SL. If anything, there appears to be more clearance...
08-29-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I never get bored with looking at this beautiful,...

I never get bored with looking at this beautiful, iconic automobile!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_7819_6761788a3106f59d0672ed5214a822f07c4b1e25.jpg
...
08-29-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

Are you saying that the standard suspension ride...

Are you saying that the standard suspension ride height is too low or too high for the 19" wheels, when compared to ABC?
08-29-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

It really bothers me that NADA, KBB, etc. do not...

It really bothers me that NADA, KBB, etc. do not show ABC as an option or extra when appraising a used SL, and not even a 2016! I understand this for appraising a 10-year-old car, etc. Lots of...
08-28-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

I recently ordered a 2018 SL550, and still have...

I recently ordered a 2018 SL550, and still have time to make configuration changes. Would you recommend ABC, if I plan to trade before the warranty expires? And, why? How about if I plan to keep the...
08-27-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl55-amg-cl65-amg-cl63-...

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl55-amg-cl65-amg-cl63-amg-w215-w216/451339-extended-warranty-covers-abc-system.html

The link below is included in the above thread (link). I have no clue as to whether...
08-26-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

http://mercedes-abc-drive-carefully.blogspot.com/2...

http://mercedes-abc-drive-carefully.blogspot.com/2014/08/overview-abc-system-isthe-key-part-of.html
08-25-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By SLclass

Cool!

Cool!
08-24-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By SLclass

Shell for me!

Shell for me!
08-24-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

There were and are no ABC's out there to test...

There were and are no ABC's out there to test drive, for me at least. Perhaps there are reasons for this, besides or in addition to the reasons suggested by this forum's passionate ABC'ers. Every rep...
08-23-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

This was my experience as well.

This was my experience as well.
08-22-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By SLclass

Nice! Enjoy!

Nice! Enjoy!
08-16-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By SLclass

Nice!

Nice!
08-15-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By SLclass

Cool!

Cool!
08-14-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By SLclass

I initially went with black versus porcelain due...

I initially went with black versus porcelain due to my wife's nagging concerns about keeping the porcelain clean, the potential for stains, etc. I have since decided that her concerns should not...
08-14-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By SLclass

I do not like the thought of going to a soft-top!

I do not like the thought of going to a soft-top!
08-14-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By SLclass

I initially went with black versus porcelain due...

I initially went with black versus porcelain due to my wife's nagging concerns about keeping the porcelain clean, the potential for stains, etc. I have since decided that her concerns should not...
08-14-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By SLclass

All reps from two different dealerships have told...

All reps from two different dealerships have told me that they believe the arrival of the R232 will be in 2020 or, at least, as a 2020 year model. Reps also stated that going to a soft-top is mere...
08-11-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By SLclass

Rumors of it returning to a soft top...

Rumors of it returning to a soft top...
08-11-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

As I noted above, this will be my first SL! Very...

As I noted above, this will be my first SL! Very nice to get such a positive reply! Thank you, Sir!
08-08-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My decision is based on the totality of the...

My decision is based on the totality of the following: I read information about ABC from various sources. I discussed ABC with Mercedes' representatives. I read comments regarding ABC from you,...
08-07-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,032
Posted By SLclass

My 2018 Order

I initiated my order today with the configuration completed. I was told delivery should be in three to four months. I am excited! This will be my first SL!
...
08-07-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

My order was initiated today with the...

My order was initiated today with the configuration completed. I chose designo Cardinal Red Metallic. Mars Red was not a color choice for 2018. After this reply, I am initiating a thread titled "My...
08-05-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By SLclass

Beautiful color. Good luck on your delivery issue!

Beautiful color. Good luck on your delivery issue!
08-04-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

I am finding myself eating my own words about...

I am finding myself eating my own words about Cardinal red versus Mars red! I am loving Cardinal red! It just had to grow on me, I guess. For me now, it is more elegant yet sporty.
08-04-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_7820_cb3f565a56d6657d36d51a0dcc99f61ac191891f.jpg
...
08-04-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

I passed along your compliment to my wife, and...

I passed along your compliment to my wife, and she just smiled! Ladies love compliments! Streamliner, I think I'm going to go with Cardinal red. I was going with Selenite grey, but the Cardinal is...
08-04-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Test drove a non-ABC, designo package SL550 today...

Test drove a non-ABC, designo package SL550 today with the wife riding shotgun. Yours is great advice! Thank you!...
08-04-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By SLclass

Standard versus Nappa Leather

I would appreciate any technical information or your personal opinions on standard leather versus Nappa leather. Thanks in advance!
08-04-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Any additional opinions or input about the ABC...

Any additional opinions or input about the ABC option at $4,090.00?
08-01-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Glad to see you've added photos. Both cars are...

Glad to see you've added photos. Both cars are absolutely beautiful! Streamliner, can you lead me to the '18 SL DOG? I've tried the search window...
08-01-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

I actually looked at a designo Cardinal red 550...

I actually looked at a designo Cardinal red 550 just yesterday. I drove 45+ minutes to see it and was very disappointed with its orange tint glowing in the sun. I agree with your sentiments. I much...
08-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By SLclass

I am no expert on the matter, by any stretch, but...

I am no expert on the matter, by any stretch, but I have looked at and compared about every make and model out there in convertible form. For me, the SL is beautiful, sporty yet refined and...
08-01-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By SLclass

Beautiful! Thanks for posting it! Enjoy!

Beautiful! Thanks for posting it! Enjoy!
08-01-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

This morning I started to navigate for the first...

This morning I started to navigate for the first time on this forum, which is all new to me. After seeing your thread on color combinations, I was like "Duh!" LOL I enjoyed your thread! Thank you! I...
08-01-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,134
Posted By SLclass

Beautiful! Great combination! Thanks for posting!

Beautiful! Great combination! Thanks for posting!
07-31-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Streamliner, out of the mouth of a newbie! This...

Streamliner, out of the mouth of a newbie! This is my first week! Thank you for all of your input, experiences, and advice! I will say that I was told only Cardinal red for '18...
07-31-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Thank you for your input and advice, Streamliner!...

Thank you for your input and advice, Streamliner! What color combo and other options are you going with?
07-30-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

That is the only reason I can think of ...

That is the only reason I can think of ...
07-29-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Excellent explanation and makes perfect sense!...

Excellent explanation and makes perfect sense! Thanks again for your advice and insight, Wolfman!
07-29-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Very good information and explanation too! You...

Very good information and explanation too! You have me really thinking now! My main reason for having been so skeptical is that very few, that I have seen, for sale have ABC. I guess it is the extra...
07-29-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Wolfman! So, are you saying that you...

Thank you, Wolfman! So, are you saying that you like the 4k option Active Body Control (ABC) for the SL and recommend it?
07-28-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, MJ50!

Thank you, MJ50!
07-28-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Sir!

Thank you, Sir!
07-28-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Thanks for your input, seascape! Wow and which SL...

Thanks for your input, seascape! Wow and which SL did you drive through the Alps!? Congratulations on the purchase of your new SL450! Be sure to post photos upon its arrival!
07-27-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By SLclass

Thank you, Cardfan91!

Thank you, Cardfan91!
07-27-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By SLclass

Active Body Control-Curve

Any advice on whether or not to add the ABC-curve option would be appreciated. I am considering special ordering an SL550 and including this option. I am hoping someone has experienced this feature...
07-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By SLclass

New Member

Currently own and drive a steel gray 2014 E-Cab. Considering a new or slightly used 2017 SL550 or a used 2015-2016 AMG SL63. Hoping for advice! Thanks for having this site, and thanks to all members!
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