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07-16-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Keon

I'd advise against going for all-seasons if you...

I'd advise against going for all-seasons if you live somewhere where it's always warm. They will have more road noise and will have a shorter treadlife despite the treadwear rating. The ride with the...
07-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Keon

The Yokohama has the worst performance and looks,...

The Yokohama has the worst performance and looks, plus road noise is increased on all seasons.
07-13-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Keon

I run Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (which forced...

I run Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (which forced me to upgrade to 295s in the rear- awesome looking BTW) and they made the ride a whole lot smoother, quieter, and improved performance. If ride...
07-13-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Keon

Go for an SL550 with ABC. First off, The E53...

Go for an SL550 with ABC. First off, The E53 hasn't gotten too many good reviews, and it seems to be a bit too pricy. The Burmester audio is pretty much equal to the HK audio, and ABC is an absolute...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By Keon

You should lemon law your car. I've never heard...

You should lemon law your car. I've never heard of any C217/A217 having this many issues.
07-09-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,614
Posted By Keon

Nope. You should have a net that goes from the...

Nope. You should have a net that goes from the tonneau to part of the trunk that has the two hooks, and that is the same height as the tonneau.
07-08-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Keon

Do you also have one?

Do you also have one?
07-08-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Keon

I have a divider in mine that can be removed. ...

I have a divider in mine that can be removed.

How do you get a cup to stay in place without it?
07-03-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Keon

The original SL's are very unlike the current...

The original SL's are very unlike the current SL's. They had an iconic design, tons of new advances in technology, and they were the fastest cars of their time!

The current SL doesn't really hold...
07-03-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Keon

I doubt it will demand a large premium. Most...

I doubt it will demand a large premium. Most collectors don't see the R231 as a special vehicle or future classic, unfortunately.
06-28-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By Keon

Ok good now we can further derail the thread... ...

Ok good now we can further derail the thread...

Know any good centre console organizers?
06-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By Keon

EVERY thread derails into either: A) V8 bad...

EVERY thread derails into either:

A) V8 bad V6 good
B) ABC
C) 18 in rims + RFT's
D) All of the above
06-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,496
Posted By Keon

I'm so glad that ABC is standard in Canada, I...

I'm so glad that ABC is standard in Canada, I could never give it up!
06-24-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,800
Posted By Keon

I do prefer the V8 because I do crave power, and...

I do prefer the V8 because I do crave power, and I hope to find something even more powerful to replace it in the future. I dislike the V6's sound and fake exhaust generator, but I did appreciate the...
06-23-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Keon

There are some modules that can be fitted to the...

There are some modules that can be fitted to the car that disable this, such as SmartTOP
06-19-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Keon

Centre Console Organizer

Does anyone know a good centre console organizer for the SL, or any way to make/modify one? I haven't found any online.
06-19-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Keon

Ray-Ban aviators fit well! You should try leaving...

Ray-Ban aviators fit well! You should try leaving them in the glove box too, it's felt-lined so they don't slide around much.
06-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,506
Posted By Keon

I completely agree on the V8 bit! In Canada, ABC...

I completely agree on the V8 bit! In Canada, ABC is standard and it seems to be much, much more reliable than it was on R230's. And for tires, I chose the Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, a non-RFT tire...
06-15-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,506
Posted By Keon

If you're coming from a Corvette you might want...

If you're coming from a Corvette you might want an SL63, because I'd have a hard time giving up the power and the V8 sound.
Make sure you find one with ABC suspension, the premium package, and, make...
06-14-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Keon

They aren't related to that, but the ABC option...

They aren't related to that, but the ABC option is imperative as it makes the SL a great GT car. I wouldn't buy an SL without it.
Forum: AMG GT
06-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Keon

I'm considering switching from an SL550 to a GT C...

I'm considering switching from an SL550 to a GT C cabriolet. How do the two compare? How much faster does it feel?
06-03-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,117
Posted By Keon

If you want the 550 over the 450, then chances...

If you want the 550 over the 450, then chances are you will regret going for the 450. The torque that the 550 offers cant be replicated with the 9 speed.

Also it seems people here want you to...
06-02-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By Keon

The wheels look great, what do you mean? And...

The wheels look great, what do you mean?

And for tires, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are amazing. I upsized to 295's on the rear and it creates a great look that fill up the wheel wells a lot...
05-29-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,117
Posted By Keon

Check Turo for rentals, but they usually don't...

Check Turo for rentals, but they usually don't rent out for as long as 6 months.

As for options, I completely disagree with those who say get the V6. The 550 sounds amazing when you put your foot...
05-26-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Keon

Nice! My R230 had the same color combo!

Nice! My R230 had the same color combo!
05-21-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Keon

I dont have the matte grey, but it needs to be...

I dont have the matte grey, but it needs to be PPF'd and is a very high-maintenance color.
05-21-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Keon

Ignoring the fact that those rims are hideous,...

Ignoring the fact that those rims are hideous, they arent staggered most likely dont have the correct fitment. Those wont work on an SL.
05-18-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Keon

I'd take a 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

I'd take a 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe
05-17-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By Keon

Just buy a TIREFIT kit that fits under the trunk...

Just buy a TIREFIT kit that fits under the trunk floor. No tools needed!
05-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,525
Posted By Keon

73k is quite high for a buy out on an SL450, no? ...

73k is quite high for a buy out on an SL450, no?
I'd wait for the new 2021 model.
05-09-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,836
Posted By Keon

The Bose sound system in the R230 was phenomenal!...

The Bose sound system in the R230 was phenomenal! It was even better than the Harmon/Kardon system in the R231!
05-08-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Keon

I will add a picture later, but I can assure you...

I will add a picture later, but I can assure you that it looks great! It fixes the "barren" look of the trunk and really makes a difference.
05-01-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Keon

It's a chassis mule. That's a shortened e class...

It's a chassis mule. That's a shortened e class that acts as the body.
04-20-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Keon

I'm guessing it'll have Airmatic since it'll be...

I'm guessing it'll have Airmatic since it'll be available in 4matic. I'd expect to see it in early 2020 or so.
04-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Keon

Post Info on the next-gen SL

An interesting article about the next SL was published today, and since it seems that it's a hot topic right now, I decided to share this.
- The next-gen SL will be longer and lighter to allocate...
04-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Keon

What Michelins are you considering? I'm running...

What Michelins are you considering? I'm running 295 Pilot Sport 4S and they're great.
04-13-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Keon

What did you do to cover up the mounting holes?...

What did you do to cover up the mounting holes? I've got a Diamond White SL and I've been hearing that Ontario plans to ditch front plates soon, so I'm quite giddy over that.
04-03-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,296
Posted By Keon

I went on the internet, and I found THIS: ...

I went on the internet, and I found THIS:
http://exclusivedetail.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Paint-Protection-Film-and-Ceramic-Coating-Whats-the-Difference-2.jpg
03-28-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,811
Posted By Keon

Pretty sure that's an E class.

Pretty sure that's an E class.
03-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Keon

As per request, here are the PS4S 295s They look...

As per request, here are the PS4S 295s They look really great and are quite wide! It's a huge improvement from the stock tires. IMO it's the best summer tire....
03-25-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Keon

Go for the pilot sport 4S with 295s in the rear....

Go for the pilot sport 4S with 295s in the rear. It looks much better than stock, rides better, and is much smoother. However, they are non-RFTs.
03-24-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Keon

My version is English only with some things here...

My version is English only with some things here and there I. French. I think the Quebec models have a different owners manual in both English and French, and lucky for them, no front plate bracket!
03-24-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Keon

They really are amazing tires! It puts the stock...

They really are amazing tires! It puts the stock contis to shame. Plus, they do feel a lot better than the predecessor, with less noise, less harshness, and a **** ton more grip.
03-24-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Keon

Image isn't working

Image isn't working
03-23-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Keon

The AHA and ILS and a few other small things. I...

The AHA and ILS and a few other small things. I guess the Canadian owner's manual are much less detailed, because mine is only 300 pages and tells you that the complete manual is in the Comand...
03-23-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Keon

Use the digital owner's manual in the Comand...

Use the digital owner's manual in the Comand system, it's much, much more detailed and I found features I didn't know my SL had, such as a brake hold function and tons of cool tricks with the...
03-23-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Keon

Just got the Pilot Sport 4S tires installed, they...

Just got the Pilot Sport 4S tires installed, they are great tires and going up to a 295 in the rear makes it look much more badass! I'd DEFINITELY recommend them over the Pilot Super Sport.
03-22-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Keon

I'd like to add that I've had the Pilot SS tires...

I'd like to add that I've had the Pilot SS tires and they are great tires, but IMO the Pilot Sport 4S is better as it looks nicer and is more modern.
03-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Keon

If he was to get all seasons, that'd be the best...

If he was to get all seasons, that'd be the best choice!

Also, what car is in your profile pic?
03-21-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Keon

I just ordered a set of Michelin ps4s non-rft,...

I just ordered a set of Michelin ps4s non-rft, with /295s in the rear. They are great tires, but I haven't had them installed yet so I am eager to see how they are on the SL.
03-21-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,836
Posted By Keon

I have a spoiler on my diamond white SL, and it...

I have a spoiler on my diamond white SL, and it looks much more subtle with the white. I'd go for it. If you get a polar white SL, the paint on the spoiler would match almost perfectly.
03-20-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Keon

To turn on your active bolsters, you need to go...

To turn on your active bolsters, you need to go into the menu for the seat adjustment, and make sure you are adjusting the driver's side (steering wheel and chair are visible)
Also, you can adjust...
03-19-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Keon

I'm glad that ABC, and many other options are...

I'm glad that ABC, and many other options are standard in Canada!
The interesting thing about Canadian cars are that they come with more equipment, less individual options, and most options are in...
03-19-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Keon

Agreed, the SL550 and AMGs give an effortless...

Agreed, the SL550 and AMGs give an effortless driving feel and the torque is out of this world!
03-18-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Keon

If it's been through a rigorous inspection, you...

If it's been through a rigorous inspection, you can dispute it with the dealership or even sue for false advertising and whatever else your lawyer or you can come up with. The dealer probably won't...
03-18-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Keon

See if you can get the dealer to fund some of the...

See if you can get the dealer to fund some of the repair. Did the dealer inspect the vehicle at all? If so, it shouldn't need so many repairs.
03-17-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,915
Posted By Keon

It's a 2013. Also, stop bumping a 7 year old...

It's a 2013. Also, stop bumping a 7 year old thread.
03-13-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Keon

Shifter Emblem Falls Off

Hi everyone, my 2014 SL550 has a piece of leather over the shifter that had fallen off and does not clip on like it used to. Any way to fix it, or should I just super glue it back on?
03-10-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Keon

I disagree with you on the depreciation bit. The...

I disagree with you on the depreciation bit. The car will be driven more and have much higher km's. Also, I, and everyone else I know that drives cars like the SL looks for an example that hasn't...
03-10-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Keon

I live in a very snowy climate and wouldn't dare...

I live in a very snowy climate and wouldn't dare drive my SL in the winter. First of all, it's not going to have much traction. Also, it could damage the car as snow could meet then freeze again in...
03-09-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Keon

Thanks, I've made those edits.

Thanks, I've made those edits.
03-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Keon

SL Special Editions List

I've found that the R231 SL has had tons of special editions, all of which are interesting and unique! I am starting this thread to keep track of them and provide some info. Please do add any that I...
03-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Keon

First of all, the SL is a 2-seater. Second of...

First of all, the SL is a 2-seater. Second of all, the exclusive Nappa leather is better looking and higher quality. Ofc it'll cost more for a more high-end car, but it's up to you if you want to...
03-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Keon

S class cabriolet?

S class cabriolet?
03-03-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By Keon

Looks great! I'm considering doing the same for...

Looks great! I'm considering doing the same for my SL. Did the ride quality change with the 20s in the rear, and is the speedo still accurate?
03-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Keon

You need to move this to the R230 forum. R231 is...

You need to move this to the R230 forum. R231 is MY 2013 - Present.
R230 is MY 2003-2012
02-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Keon

Thanks for your help! I don't want to change the...

Thanks for your help! I don't want to change the rims and the larger tire diameter does fill up the wheel wells much better too.
02-23-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Keon

Question Calibrating Speed Sensor for Increasing Tire Aspect Ratio

Hi, the time has come for me to replace the tires on my 2014 SL550 with 255/35/R19 tires up front and 285/30/R19 tires in the rear. I would like to change the tires to 255/40/R19 and 285/35/R19 to...
02-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Keon

Go for a 550 or 63 instead, you will miss the...

Go for a 550 or 63 instead, you will miss the power and sound from the Jag too much. The SL350 is adequate but it may feel a little slow coming from an F Type R.
02-21-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Keon

Another change that wasn't mentioned was...

Another change that wasn't mentioned was temporary M mode added in 2014 that lets you downshift or upshift without changing transmission modes. Also, the clock and infotainment was changed with the...
01-28-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Keon

ABC is a rare option? In Canada, almost all SL...

ABC is a rare option? In Canada, almost all SL models have it! But then again, the clock and wind blocker aren't standard in Europe, so I guess the models vary quite a bit depending on the market.
01-27-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Keon

The ABC suspension system is known to have some...

The ABC suspension system is known to have some faults, but usually on models with high mileage (over 70,000 KMs)
I'd recommend having the car inspected by a mechanic who specializes in MB. Also,...
01-14-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By Keon

I would stick with my color combo (Diamond white...

I would stick with my color combo (Diamond white on porcelain with the dark ash trim)
Or, I would go for silver on Bengal red with dark ash trim

But I'd go for a 63 instead of 550 because I want...
01-13-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Keon

Hi, I got a paint-matched Designo white spoiler...

Hi, I got a paint-matched Designo white spoiler for my pre-facelift from CarID.com. I would suggest buying an unpainted one, and getting it painted. (the paint on mine didn't match well) They had...
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