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E350 Coupe AMG Line

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Bubble, Apr 11, 2018.

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  1. Headhurts

    Headhurts Senior Member

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    I must admit I rarely use manual but I have not noticed any drop or lack of power band.

    Mine is 265 bhp with the 9g box.

    I’m out and about tomorrow so will put car into manual and try it out.

    Mind you I’m not a fast driver normally but I do like to give it a blast when there is a nice bit of open road.

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    I have since checked the price of 19" tyres and they have come down a lot and they are indeed not much more than 18" now.

    19" do look better in my opinion, so next time that I charge cars, I will not be put off.
     
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    Ride quality will also depend on the side wall profile of the tyre regardless of the wheel size
     
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    Puzzled by that ... as the wheel size goes up the profile reduces correspondingly.
    Assuming you get the right tyres, the outer diameter of the tyre doesnt change.
     
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    Yep I think they have moved the goalpost. And now the premium is on the 20” wheels.

    My sister has an AMG 2017 S Class with very pretty diamond cut 20” wheels. I agree they do look stunning, but it even makes an S Class (albeit with AMG suspension) pretty harsh ... and she hates it!
    In summer with double pano roof, and windows open you really hear the tyres on the road surface.
    I also doubt they absorb much impact when it hits a pothole. The profile looks very thin.

    So not really my cup of tea!
    That said if the right car came along ... I would just live with it. :)
     
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    Correct, the rule of thumb is to drop a profile every time you increase the wheel size by 1"

    To define:

    A 19" wheel on an E Class has a 235/35 R19" front tyre
    A 19" wheel on a CL has a 255/40 R19" front tyre

    The CL has a considerable larger sidewall than the E so therefore it will have more "cushioning"
     
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    Good point 82.25 v 102mm, enough to feel it. 19.75mm quite a bigger wheel with tyres, mind you it needs it to fill that wheel arch. But then its a deceptively big car!
    Still cant work out how it has such miniscule rear leg room :) - not an issue for us as no kids to transport. :)
     
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    If you are referring to the tiny amount of legroom in the back of the E Coupe, it's because it uses the C-Class W204 platform; the new model is built on the E platform, so when I change in a couple of years, I look forward to a bit more space! And probably a slightly improved ride.
     
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    The CL is not massive in the back for a car that big either.
     
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    I too picked up a new to me E Coupe on Saturday! E400 petrol, 19” wheels...


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    Congratulations, that should go pretty well with over 300bhp. I would be interested on what it's like on fuel.
     
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    Thanks, yes it goes very well, particularly in Sport mode, throttle response change is really noticeable, how’s that on the 350? Another very nice car btw, you must be very pleased! Did a run up to Suffolk on Saturday, couple of hundred miles all told, mix of motorway, rural and urban roads, returned 32mpg combined.

    One question for you, I’ve noticed the climate/aircon on my car makes a noticeable hissing sound. Is this the same on your car?

    Cheers and happy motoring!


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    The 350cdi does also go very well, especially in sport mode too. My previous CLK320cdi was remapped to roughly 270bhp and the 350 feels easily as quick and a lot smoother and refined. That only averaged 36mpg, so your petrol 400 giving 32mpg is pretty impressive.

    I have only done a couple of hundred miles so far in the 350 and most of that has just been mundane backwards and forwards to work. I have yet to stretch it's legs, so it's showing about 39mpg average.

    I have the climate in auto and have not noticed any hissing noise from anywhere. Do you have all the vents open? Just thinking that air might be trying to force past a shut vent?
     
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    Silly me, I had a better look this afternoon and yes it has led dipped beam, but the main beam is a standard H7 bulb, which look a ghastly yellow in comparison. Osram 130+ bulbs on order to make them a bit better.
     
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    Silly me, I had a better look this afternoon and yes it has led dipped beam, but the main beam is a standard H7 bulb, which look a ghastly yellow in comparison. Osram 130+ bulbs on order to make them a bit better.
     

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