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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Six6siX, May 15, 2014.

  1. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 12,298

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Thats what mine does, it scans and displays the parking spots it detects that are suitable and you select which one you want. I dont bother using it at all though, tried it twice for the novelty which Ive got to say it did pretty well.
     
  2. timmeh

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,493

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    If it’s anything like my 2012 you can control next/previous and it’ll display track info on the screen. You can’t use the interface to find a new playlist or anything like that. You need to plug in and use Apple Music to do things like that
     
  3. blueboy2001

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,855

    The window of operation for Park Pilot is pretty narrow. It only works between 2 cars for either parallel or bay parking, and the space needs to be 1.5x the length of the car for parallel or 1.5x the width for bays - the latter meaning it’s useless in normal sized bays. The key thing is you need to drive past the space you want to park in - the back of the car needs to come past the space and detect the car that it’s going to reverse around. Also, if you want to park to the right you need to indicate to make it look on that side for a space. If you let it parallel park for you, it will also pull out of the space for you.

    I only ever use it to show other people how it works. The reversing camera makes parking easy enough.
     
  4. alx

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 10, 2003

    Posts: 5,996

    Location: Dubai, UAE

    Thanks, perfect.
     
  5. Spunkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,851

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    I think the only time mine has ever been used was by the salesman when I bought the car. It's a faff to get it to detect a space, and it's slow to figure out what adjustments it needs to make as you park. It's quicker and easier to just do it yourself.
     
  6. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    The screen and camera on mine are so good it makes parking in any space simple, not that I’ve ever struggled to be fair, but the camera is rather good day and night.
     
  7. ArchAnGeL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003

    Posts: 1,763

    Location: Manchester

    I have a w212 and find the parallel parking very good. couldn't fault it. The bay parking isn't as consistent so I don't use it
     
  8. timmeh

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,493

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    I've got Parktronic and it's always wanting me to use it. Does it do reverse bay parking too or just parallel parking? I thought it was just parallel parking which you never need to do around here.
     
  9. ArchAnGeL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003

    Posts: 1,763

    Location: Manchester

    Yes it does bay but as I say, a little hit an miss
     
  10. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 4,727

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Been a while!

    So, I officially left the AMG club about a month ago when I sold my CLS and went for something a little different. It was a pretty enjoyable 5 years of ownership and has hopefully gone on to a good home. Still got the A180 so not left the Mercedes fold altogether - but it's not quite the same! :p
     
  11. floatindolphin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 20, 2005

    Posts: 1,996

    Location: Derby

    just wait til you see another *63 AMG on the road, the urge will come back!!


    What did you change to?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
  12. timmeh

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,493

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    There's a CLS63 for sale 10mins away from me. I'm going to see if I can take it for a test drive later this week. The interior and wheels aren't as nice as my CLS550 but it's got the 550bhp, 590lb/ft engine which mine doesn't have :)

    I also gave a pothole a good whack last night and have put two pretty good dents in my passenger-side wheels (1 of which I had paid to have straightened a week ago)

    Front:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7pqk1gqf0...0716.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m09gi03uv9...17-1.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n8dze4bqo...18-1.jpeg?dl=0

    Rear:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/18z11f2d59...0722.jpeg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/votp5ybyrd...23-1.jpeg?dl=0

    Crater:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/csl944no1i...HEIC.jpeg?dl=0
     
  13. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 4,727

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Maybe... will see what direction they decide to go with the big V8 AMGs in the new stuff in the future - it's quite possible I'll end up in one again at some point. I went for a GT-R :) (Nissan, not the AMG...!)
     
  14. timmeh

    Mobster

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    Location: Englishman in the USA

    The 63 models are going to be dying off. They'll be going the way the CLS did and have the hybrid inline-6. I think that all of the meaty AMGs will be special models under the Mercedes-AMG brand. It looks like it's heading that way with the CLS53 and AMG GT 4 door.
     
  15. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 4,727

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Yep, that was my thought looking at the current range so will have to see how things pan out. May be that the older ones will be the ones to go for (and I'll probably regret selling my 55!) - shame really but all the big names are going the same way so...
     
  16. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,525

    Anyone got a W213 E220d? Is that engine up to the task?

    My last three cars were a Mitsubishi Evo X with 291 Bhp, BMW E91 (3 series touring) with a 3.0 litre 242 Bhp Engine and a BMW F11 (5 series touring) with the same 3.0 diesel with 255 Bhp - So i'm a bit wary about downgrading power but other than that, the AMG Line with the Premium pack looks like it would ideally suit my needs.

    I actually Contract Hired a Cupra 300 ST 4Drive - But I've not signed the paperwork yet and have 14 days to change my mind - I worried i'll miss the german luxury too much, and I probably won't make use of that power anyway.
     
  17. Spunkey

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: The land of milk & beans

    It's certainly up to the task of wafting down A roads, but whether you'll miss the power we can't really answer. Given your car history, I'd say you probably will. It'd definitely be worth having a test drive.
     
  18. Journey

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,115

    Location: West Midlands

    The new 2.0 diesel in the E class is fine, and I assume you mean up to the task of moving a car of that size without breaking a sweat? It's still a 190BHP engine, with a top speed of 149MPH, and that is not its full capability as you know, just what is mapped to it for the 220D model. 99% sure the E300 is the same engine, but with 242BHP and a limited top speed of 155MPH.

    Anyhow, yes it's a nice car we had the Premium Plus spec version with, airmatic suspension for 5 weeks while the other Merc was being repaired and would say it is more than fine, unless you are an irresponsible driver, or a silly willy who likes to floor it at traffic lights etc.
     
  19. VincentHanna

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    Not really, can't be faffed with willy races at traffic lights.

    It's more the mid-range I would miss, the ability to do a swift overtake or changing lane on a motorway.

    FYI - They only do an E350D or E400D and they were both 6 Cylinders

    The 300de is a combination of the 4 pot diesel and the hybrid powertrain but that is very expensive.
     
  20. Journey

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,115

    Location: West Midlands

    You buying outright or PCP/PCH'ing from new?