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Old 02-12-2019, 07:51 AM
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$1,000 for vehicle emission test program

I got a letter from MBUSA that they'd like to borrow my E63S for a couple of weeks, put a couple of hundred miles on it on the dynamometer, and they'll pick up and return it. I get a $1,000 Visa card. I'm not using my car right now due to snow & cold, so I a seriously considering this offer.

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During our program, we will test the gases emitted from your vehicle while operating it at regular speeds for typically 200 miles or less.

Anyone else ever seen this?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:59 AM
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I did it a few years ago when I had my CLS63. They picked up my car from home and dropped off a nice new S class coupe as my loaner. They returned my CLS promptly after two weeks and sent me a $1,000.00 Visa gift card.
As long as you don't mind having a stranger drive your car, there is minimal downside.

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I did it a few of years ago when I had my CLS63. They picked up my car from home and dropped off I nice new S class coupe as my loaner. They returned my CLS promptly after two weeks and sent me a $1,000.00 Visa gift card.
As long as you don't mind having a stranger drive your car, there is minimal downside.
The only question in my mind is how hard do they dyno it?
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The only question in my mind is how hard do they dyno it?
Interesting!!!! Not sure why they are doing this unless something was wrong in the EPA test.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:21 PM
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If I recall correctly, it was to check how their hardware and software was handling emissions. I think they do run it on a dyno but they are not doing any WOT pulls.
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Maybe they're just looking for some empirical data to back up the OBDC port info. That way they can show CARB and DOT that they're not pulling a VW . . .
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As long as they don't give it a stress test like this guy did to a S63 .....warning, not for the squeemish...lol

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One wonders where the police were all this time while that was going on? Given the use of a golf club, guessing it must have been the car the wife got in the divorce . . .
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One wonders where the police were all this time while that was going on? Given the use of a golf club, guessing it must have been the car the wife got in the divorce . . .
Yes, it was pretty extreme....
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Yes, it was pretty extreme....
He did this in front of the dealership, to protest their inability to fix a chronic problem with the car.
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He did this in front of the dealership, to protest their inability to fix a chronic problem with the car.
By totaling out his car? Well, I guess he showed them....
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How was he able to put those holes in the doors so easily with just a golf club?

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He did this in front of the dealership, to protest their inability to fix a chronic problem with the car.
So most likely, he won't be using their body shop I'd assume.

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That poor golf club...
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Did you sign up for this - or did they contact you randomly?

Hmmm. I'd be down for this on my E53....
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Did you sign up for this - or did they contact you randomly?

Hmmm. I'd be down for this on my E53....
They contacted me, USPS.
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