The Bluetec model's cleaner emissions allow it to be 50-state legal. It employs awkward push-buttons on a center-stack-mounted circular control pad instead of the console-mounted control wheel used in the C-Class and S-Class. Still, that's more praise than I can give last year's model, serves as the basis for this update; its dated navigation system was onerous to sort through, but it's been vastly improved for 2009. On the freeway, it handles better than most sedans. The contact extinguished the fire. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue.
I'm not sure why another comment here said that the road noise is bad, because I think that is one of the best features on the car. So far 7,800 miles without a single problem, nothing. Although the engine is only rated at 200 horsepower, it has 400 ft lbs of torque and you get most of that at a very low rpm. If a rollover is detected, the sunroof will close as well to help protect occupants from flying debris. You will have to pry it out of my wrinkled hands when I die.
That leaves the Q7 as the vehicle closest in concept and execution. The V8 has some serious juice and can get you going in no time. . This allows the truck to climb hills or pass other cars effortlessly, even when fully loaded. The interior comfort and convenience is notable.
For the front-seat occupants, three-stage heated seats with eight-way power adjustments and, for the driver, four-way pneumatic lumbar support. The Bluetec model's cleaner emissions allow it to be 50-state legal. I am only disappointed that the tire selection is very small for this size wheel on my vehicle and my last Continentals were showing considerable wear on tread in a year's time. Maybe they have bad tires or a wheel bearing or something. It is a superbly comfortable vehicle, particularly on long trips. Comand can be and should be much easier to use. The 320 comes standard with diesel power and 20-inch wheels, while the 450 boasts a V8 but downsizes to 19-inch wheels.
Jason Maraz sounds great on the Harmon Kardon sound system. We had lots safety recalls with the airbags, but Mercedes has failed to do anything to replace them and keep pushing it off claiming that they do not have the parts to replace it and because of these recall no dealer is able to resell the vehicle till Mercedes fixes the issue making it nearly a worthless suv. Not bad, just not as good as Mercedes should be. The rearview mirrors were made larger in 2009. First, the Bluetec fluidis actually called Diesel Exhaust Fluid. There are cheaper cars to be had, but the difference is in the value for your money. One other thing to keep in mind is that the cross-bars that mount on the roof rack increase the wind noise quite a bit.
I was surprised to hear how the engines are designed with more oil and coolant passageways than regular cars - this allows heat to not build up and decrease efficiency. The tank is in the back where the spare tire would be stored. One the drive home I realized the radio would not turn on, the I could not hear anyone on the phone and they could not hear me, the back seatbelt was stuck under the seat and the seat was jammed. This is my 5th mercedes and I cannot be happier with it. You really have to drive it for a while to appreciate it. Stay away, stay away and please google all the known issue with these vehicles. Hill start assist, hill descent control and TeleAid are also included.
It's just that it's been constant. You can pull up at a fancy restaurant and not feel embarrassed, you can pile in all the kids and their friends and take them all to the soccer game, you can hook up your boat and take it to the cottage or lake easily with the 4 Matic and air suspension and 7500 towing capacity, it makes docking a snap. Great design and build quality. . I felt like I was in a commercial. Everything is well layed out. The air-suspension ride was Mercedes-Benz pleasant, and the interior quiet was undisturbed by road noise, despite standard 20-inch run-flat tires.
That kind of thrust just off idle launches the 5,313-lb. Most of the issues were not serious or major things but still things that would cost a good buck to fix if not under warranty and a hassle to have to address. Then they had it saing that it had back up sensors and it doe. It also provides adequate power for those who can live without the authoritative thrust of the optional V8s. Shortly after removing the key from the ignition, white smoke appeared from the front passenger side of the vehicle.
The heating package adds a heated steering wheel and rear seats, while the full-leather package upgrades the already well-crafted interior. The flush-folding rear headrests are also a nice touch, as they improve the driver's rearward vision an innovation missing on Benz's R-Class. We routinely drive four-and-a-half hours to a second home we own in Vermont and I finish the drive feeling less fatigued than in any other vehicle I've owned. Very stable on any road or off road terrain. With both rows folded flat, the result is a generous 83. If such a determination is made, the seatbelts are firmed up, the front passenger seat moves into a better position for effective airbag deployment, and the side windows close.