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COMMENT 19h ago

Take a look at used 2017 E300s. They are a whole other level of vehicle and they can be had in the high teens. The X1 and GLA are the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality from both brands, and are more similar to a high trim Honda or Toyota rather than what people expect from Mercedes.

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COMMENT 8d ago

I think that the W116 and W126 get mixed together with each other because of how similar they look.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Any Mercedes Benz made up until the 1990s is pretty much engineer first, bean counter second. The W140 S-Class had standard features taken away midway through its production because they cost too much to produce.

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COMMENT 11d ago

It is technically possible through the Mercedes Designi Manufaktur program which allows you to customize the car further than regular spec. Although I would suspect that this car is wrapped because it makes more sense for resale values.

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COMMENT 11d ago

The real BWT Pink Mercedes

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COMMENT 14d ago

Polish those headlights! I’ve used the Sylvania kit and it worked wonders.

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COMMENT 17d ago

To be honest, if I were in the position to buy a ~$200k car I would buy a certified 2012 Phantom over a new Maybach. It’s an entirely other tier of vehicle and with it being Certified you dont have to worry as much about reliability. At the end of the day the current Maybach is still built on a platform that starts at $90k.

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COMMENT 18d ago

It is definitely special, it is the highest tier of S-Class, but it isn’t at the level that the older 2000s Maybach 57/62 models were.

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COMMENT 18d ago

Interesting, I didn’t really think about how the dynamic range of the video would impact their systems. My thought process was that I figured that having higher contrast could help differentiate depth by having things more pronounced from each other.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I believe it was also available on the RWD S550, the regular S600, as well as the AMG models.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I’m nowhere near an expert on the topic of AI driving, but I thought that an AI would want higher contrast video rather than low. Can someone more knowledgeable than me explain?

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COMMENT 18d ago

Active Body Control, now called Magic Body Control is a hydraulic suspension system that auto levels itself many times per second and can scan the road for bumps and calculates when it needs to soften or firm up.

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COMMENT 19d ago

The Maybach has higher standard equipment, more sound insulation, has a longer wheelbase by ~8” (correct me if I’m wrong), and has ABC suspension

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COMMENT 19d ago

Americans have it better in terms of owning nice cars. Taxes on income and cars are generally lower, and we get higher tier Mercedes models with larger engines.

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COMMENT 20d ago

Florida or California most likely

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COMMENT 22d ago

To be honest, I don’t like the direction the regular E wagon is going in. Similar to the V90 Cross Country the standard E-Class Wagon is lifted with black plastic accent pieces. The E63 Wagon is the regular height without the plastic which is much better.

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COMMENT 22d ago

Especially the AMG versions, they are one of the best sleepers that can be bought new.

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COMMENT 22d ago

The average income of a new E-Class wagon is actually higher than a new S-Class sedan. It’s somewhere around $380k vs $340k

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COMMENT 22d ago

That’s why you can get an Amazon Echo for $0.99 when you sign up for Prime

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COMMENT 23d ago

1953-1963 Mercedes-Benz W120/W121 “Ponton”

1959-1968 Mercedes-Benz W110/W111/W112 “Fintail”

1963-1971 Mercedes-Benz W113 SL “Pagoda”

1963-1981 Mercedes Benz W100 600 “Grosser” “Grosse Mercedes” “Grand Mercedes”

1951-1957 Mercedes-Benz W186 “Adenauer”

1971-Present Mercedes-Benz G-Class Real Name: Gelandewagen

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COMMENT 24d ago

Correct, it is the one to the left of the Colony Hotel

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COMMENT 27d ago

Does anyone know what these tombstones are made out of? They’re gorgeous and I assume they’re made of marble or quartz but I’m not sure

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COMMENT 28d ago

It’s so distracting being the driver of a car full of people, especially friends from my experience

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COMMENT 28d ago

I think that if Bezos started to liquidate his entire portfolio the impact that his buy orders would make would be nothing in comparison to the press. Also, this is why CEOs have to plan selling their stock ahead of time and disclose it to shareholders.