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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered a fully loaded GLE450 AMG Coupe Christmas Eve for the wife. Any thoughts from current owners on what you like, or don't, so far.

The particulars are:
P62 - designo Porcelain/Black Leather Package
445 - Rear Climate Package
993 - Lane Tracking Package
996 - Parking Assist Package
P01 - Premium Package
001 - Illuminated Star
242 - Passenger Seat w/Memory & Lumbar Support
401 - Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
443 - Heated Steering Wheel
468 - Acive Curve System
550 - Trailer Hitch
729 - Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim
811 - Bang & Olufsen BeoSound System
874 - Magiv Vision Control
876 - Ambient Lighting
P21 - Air Ionization with Air Filter
841 - Laminated Glass for 1st Row
XXX - Multi Contour Front Seats

Build late March 2016 with delivery early April 2016

'16 GLE450 AMG Coupe: designo Porcelain/Black Leather, Rear Climate, Lane Tracking, Parking Assist, Premium Package, Illuminated Star, Passenger Seat w/Memory & Lumbar Support, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Active Curve System, Trailer Hitch, Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound System, Magic Vision Control, Ambient Lighting, Air Ionization, Laminated Glass 1st Row, Multi Contour Front Seats. March build with delivery early April 2016
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My GLE 400 is our first MB SUV. (We also own a C250 and an SLK350). I have spent the past 13 years in Lexus SUVs. My only complaints...and they are minor....involve the seat comfort and the plastic trim around the AC/Center Console. The lumbar never hits me in the right spot - no matter which of our three I drive. But, seat support is better so I don't need the lumbar in the same way as the Lexus.

The plastic console trim is cheap, annoyingly expands/contracts - thus making noise. I ordered brushed aluminum trim and I am hoping I can order brushed aluminum trim for the console from the dealer to replace what is there now. I really expect more in a $75K plus MB.

Less bothersome....the HDD restriction of 10 CDs. I hate MP3 audio and I really miss a true CD changer because SD card won't read .wav files - or I haven't been able to make that work. Finally, the touch pad controller cannot be used with cloth gloves. Good thing I have the heated steering wheel.
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OK... well I hate to be that person, but you need to get with the program on MP3 audio. A disc changer isn't coming back. The plastic makes noise? I'm surprised by that. I think MB interiors are really nice.



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If MB would read .wav files via SD, I would stop complaining. What's the point of an expensive sound system if compression clips all of the good sound? This is what younger generations will never understand. There is more sound in the uncompressed world.

I have also developed a squeak in the steering wheel in colder weather.....so I think I am headed to the dealer. Will ask about the center console trim too.
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If MB would read .wav files via SD, I would stop complaining. What's the point of an expensive sound system if compression clips all of the good sound? This is what younger generations will never understand. There is more sound in the uncompressed world.

I have also developed a squeak in the steering wheel in colder weather.....so I think I am headed to the dealer. Will ask about the center console trim too.
What's funny is sometimes that's what it comes down to, the quality of the audio file, it's like day and night, even on youtube I find myself doing that



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