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#6481 of 6720 E-Class Hands Free Phone - Bluetooth?
May 17, 2006 (7:45 pm)
Can one of you E-class owners or experts tell me whether the hands free communication option in the 2006 E350 allows you to use your own phone via Bluetooth, or whether you have to buy a new Mercedes phone (and therefore have yet another phone number!). I would like to be able to use my own Bluetooth phone, through the E350 audio system, giving it voice commands. Can I do this? The dealer isn't sure.
#6482 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [esf]
May 18, 2006 (12:25 pm)
Where have you red about no cost for Sport Package for E350 ?
I just leased mine 2006 E-350 4MATIC and will be very disappointed to know, that 2007 comes Sport Package free.
Could you post the link ?
Personally me, I would never beleive MB will give you anything for free. Just to own it - you pay extra 5K-7K
compared to Lexus, Infinity or BMW.
#6483 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [aeggroup]
May 18, 2006 (2:25 pm)
Or Audi... please, please, please-- NEVER mention Infiniti above Audi! Audi is much more established in the world market, than both Infiniti and Lexus.
Also- BMW is only marginally less expensive than M-B, in the 3 and 5 at least. The 525xi starts at $45K, which is more than an A6 3.2 quattro- which has more standard features and power! The 530xi, on the other hand, is comparable to the A6, but starts at $50K- which is closer to the E350 4Matic's price of $53K.
My source is actually edmunds' own Future Car listings. Under 2007 E-Class, it has a paragraph about the basics. Unless I (or edmunds) am mistaken, it says that the E-Class will have a no-cost "Sport" version, which is the Sport Package.
#6484 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [aeggroup]
May 18, 2006 (2:31 pm)
See this post. It contains the information MBUSA sent out to their dealers about the 07' E-Class.
#6485 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [esf]
May 18, 2006 (2:57 pm)
And I found even more evidence than just "Future Cars":
"Although not distinct models like the entry-level C-Class, the 2007 E-Class will offer both Sport and Luxury styles. Consider the Luxury model the base car while the no-cost change to the Sport model adds features like dual exhaust pipes, additional exterior trim and exclusive interior colors. All models are upgraded with a new steering wheel, shift lever and standard features like PreSafe, a sunroof and the Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system."
Oh, and merc... Will the E350 4Matic be available with the Sport Package? It said that the "E350 S4" will only be availalbe with the Luxury Package, but I have no idea what "S4" means!
'06 Audi A3 2.0T DSG • '05 Audi S4 Cabriolet • '04 Lexus RX 330
#6486 of 6720 Good Deal on E500??
May 18, 2006 (4:06 pm)
Ok, I have a 24 hour loan on an E500 demo in Houston. Its Pewter and Charcoal. Has the Premium package and 5700 miles.... Dealer Demo... Has never been titled. I'm trading a 2000 CLK430... time to back to a 4 door. So far this car is as fast as my CLK and handles almost as well.
This is a dupe post from "Prices Paid", but I'm in a little hurry.... thanks !
I have a 24 hour loaner E500. List w/ Destination is $64,175. This is a 5,700 mile demo thats never been titled. I have them down to about $53,700, or about $6K under invoice... Its the Pewter/Charcoal combo. Sure drives nice. Does this seem like a good deal? Thanks !! jim
#6487 of 6720 Re: Good Deal on E500?? [jjdow]
May 18, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Yes- that's quite a good deal.
At that price, you'd be paying for an E350 4Matic with a Sirius Satellite Radio (that's it).
But, you may want to wait for the updated E-Class that we've been discussing, coming this summer... the V8 engine will be the 5.5 liter, straight from the new S-Class, and the E350 will remain unchanged; but, some big news is the E320 Bluetec Diesel coming soon.
However, this might be the best time to buy an E500- before the E550 comes out! Also, does this E550 have the Airmatic suspension? If it does, then you should definitely buy it. The CLK is a beautiful car- especially the new one. My wife would be getting one theoretically (CLK350 convertible), but since I already have a convertible, it's more practical that we get an E.
'06 Audi A3 2.0T DSG • '05 Audi S4 Cabriolet • '04 Lexus RX330
#6488 of 6720 Re: Good Deal on E500?? [esf]
May 18, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Yes, it has the Airmatic Suspension. And Navagation. There are 3 suspenion Settings - Comfort, Sport I, Sport II. It even feels like the steering stiffens a bit as you move to Sport II. I'm telling you this is faster than my CLK430. I've put about 100 test miles on it tonight on some of my frequent driving patterns and I love it. Guess I'm really ready for a little more smoothness. When I use the manual shift, the torque and acceleration through shifting is way more than I can exploit, so waiting for the 550 with 60 more HP doesn't seem necessary.
I think $6k under invoice is looking good based on my research so far. I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. I like good deals !!
#6489 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [esf]
May 18, 2006 (10:12 pm)
Oh, and merc... Will the E350 4Matic be available with the Sport Package?
I'm not sure, it wasn't real clear in that letter, but "S4" I take it stands for the 4Matic model.
The cars should be here in about a month though.
#6490 of 6720 Re: 07' E-Class... [merc1]
May 19, 2006 (8:23 am)
Thank for link.
What I personally think - Yes - they may say it's going to be " no charge " , but this no charge will come with a basic price increase. I leased my E350 4Matic with primium and pano roof for $650 today with zero down and I don't think you'll be able to lease so called no charge Sport Package even close to this price. I remember the time, when they just came out with new E model ( 2003-2004 ) and when I came to our delaer - he even did not whanted to hear a lease price less then $700 PLUS TAX.
I think, for people who are leasing a car. any facelift is opportunity to have a great car for a great price for 2 years( my lease is 27 months ) and after this will see.
Mercedes is a great car, but to drive it all of my life ? - no...thanks..I'll try something else.
It's my personal opinion...Good luck all of you.