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badali

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My new car
« on: January 04, 2020, 19:23:50 »
My wife says I have a sickness and I just can't stop buying cars.  On the last day of the year I bought a 2019 E450.  I replaced my 2014 E350 that replaced my 2013 C350 that replaced my 2014 Subaru that replaced my 2011 Corolla that replaced my 2005 Dodge caravan.  All of the cars were still fine but I just wanted a new one...

The E450 is loaded with all the driver assist package, parking package, air ride, leather and more.  It rides great and is smooth as can be.  Very fast too.  When the cruise control is set it helps drive itself.  I didn't try it on a long ride yet but it does steer and keep the car in the lane.  I'm still learning all the gadgets so I'm not sure what all it can do.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2020, 19:35:09 by badali »
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Re: My new car
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 19:28:27 »
Took me some time to learn MBUX, but once you learn it, you start liking it.

Congratulations and happy motoring!

p.s.

Is this the new Daimler R6? Do not look for the starter nor alternator....
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Re: My new car
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 01:10:13 »
The engine is the 3.0 twin turbo V6.  362HP  369 Torque.  It is quicker than my E350 was.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 01:42:07 »
Good choice going with the v6 rather than the four cylinder e350.  It’s hard to find 450’s up here. Most on the lot are 350s.  I’m just not ready for the four cylinder stuff yet.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 12:12:43 »
Good choice going with the v6 rather than the four cylinder e350.  It’s hard to find 450’s up here. Most on the lot are 350s.  I’m just not ready for the four cylinder stuff yet.

I hear you, John! Many European manufacturers go smaller and smaller with their engine offerings. it may have to do with the strange "average fleet fuel consumption rules" which penalize a manufacturer if the fuel mileage for all vehicles they sell does not meet a certain average.
I was in the market for a new Audi Q5 and unless I would buy a SQ5, I could only get a 2.0l inline four. The A4 has not been available with a V6 since introduction of the B9 in 2017.
V6 turbos have taken the place of V8s at the US manufacturers.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 12:20:37 »
I mentioned the engine as a few months ago I got the new GLE 450, which is with the new Daimler in-line 6 3 liter engine. Kind of funny as it has this device that is alternator, starter and electric engine alltogether (or so I am hearing). Wonder how it would work and what others think about it. One thing I see is the "start/stop" function works very smooth, you do not really feel it... The car runs very nice indeed.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 14:15:42 »
I have only put a few hundred miles on the car.  It was snow and ice covered roads this morning and the car handled very well.  This car is very smooth with the air ride.  I'm very satisfied with the car. :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 17:00:38 »
I mentioned the engine as a few months ago I got the new GLE 450, which is with the new Daimler in-line 6 3 liter engine. Kind of funny as it has this device that is alternator, starter and electric engine alltogether (or so I am hearing). Wonder how it would work and what others think about it. One thing I see is the "start/stop" function works very smooth, you do not really feel it... The car runs very nice indeed.

Since I am retired, I am a little out of the loop regarding latest technology put into production, but the industry has been working for quite a while on a system that utilizes the flywheel as an alternator/starter, mainly in an effort to achieve a 42V on-board electrical system. The large diameter of the flywheel incorporates the winding for the higher voltage system.
I am still a little suspicious of the start/stop function. They used to say, it takes 20 minutes of running to replenish the charge of one starting operation drawn from the battery.
With all the red-light stops the "traffic engineers" design into the system here in the U.S., I could see a potential problem.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 17:18:39 »
This is what they say they did in this engine - as you say. We will see.

As for start/stop - I hate it. Mainly because sometimes you just need to move fast from the stop. But in this car - you just do not feel it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 00:29:24 »
Here in the U.S., the European cars with a start/stop have a possibility to disable the feature. You may want to talk to your dealer.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 09:43:20 »
I can switch it off, but I have to do it each time I start the car. Do you mean switch it off permanently?
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 21:24:12 »
Yes. The feature can be "disabled" permanently. Until you "enable" it again, that is.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2020, 08:51:59 »
Thank you! Will exercise this.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 21:54:02 »
My Ford Edge, and my daughter's Escape, both have this feature. You can disable it "per ride" but not permanently unless there's a "secret hidden way" to do this.

Re-start is pretty quick for most driving conditions. You can enable a restart by simply turning the steering wheel (it senses the need to steer, and with no engine RPM the power steering doesn't work so it restarts) or momentarily easing on the brake. In the summer it will restart automatically to keep the climate control working, and I'd imagine the same in the winter, but that would be less of an issue.

The Edge, full of "driver convenience" features such as lane holding, require sensors built into a module mounted on the windscreen behind the rear view mirror. We needed a new windshield recently, and what should have been a $400 windshield was $1,200 because of these parts AND the recalibration necessary.

The only feature I really like is adaptive cruise control. The others? Meh.
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