1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I’ll just park this here

Discussion in 'AMG' started by John Laidlaw, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,938
    Likes Received:
    3,566
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Location:
    Wirral
    Your Mercedes:
    W212 E63 ///AMG V8 Biturbo Volvo XC90 2018
    4F2B032A-C956-49B5-A9B4-E322E04ABCBC.jpeg
     
    LostKiwi, mercmancdi and Wighty like this.
  2. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    413
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Your Mercedes:
    216 5.5 v8 , range rover vogue , 221 320cdi , alfa romeo brera
    you know damn well he has a chauffer driven caddy ;)
     
    00slk and mercmancdi like this.
  3. umblecumbuz

    umblecumbuz Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,101
    Likes Received:
    522
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Location:
    Wales and Gozo
    Your Mercedes:
    S204 and CLC 204 cdi, other non-Merc machines
  4. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    673
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire UK
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL55 AMG, 2003 SL500
    Oi, bit close for comfort guy's!!! :rolleyes:
     
    John Laidlaw likes this.
  5. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    673
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire UK
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL55 AMG, 2003 SL500
    :eek::eek: twice in a week.........

    IMG_20181014_101231.jpg
    :confused: Going to trade it in on a 2CV, that'll stop her pinching my AMG! :D
     
  6. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,713
    Likes Received:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Garage Queen; W211 E320 Avantgarde Estate Designo Edition
    This is why Chevrolet invented the Wife Key for the Corvette...
     
  7. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    673
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire UK
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL55 AMG, 2003 SL500
  8. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,713
    Likes Received:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Garage Queen; W211 E320 Avantgarde Estate Designo Edition
    I forget which ‘Vette it debuted with. The concept was, the Husband Key had a transponder that activated the standard full power map in the engine ECU and all four cylinder banks. The Wife Key activated a reduced power map and/ or only two- three cylinder banks dependent on the model year, so only half power was available. Cue many American housewives wondering why their hubbies raved over Corvettes when (to them) they were only vaguely sporty.

    Bwahahaha.....
     
    00slk likes this.
  9. dkl1971

    dkl1971 Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Location:
    North Wilts
    Your Mercedes:
    s211/2004/e55
    I've always wondered why this isn't an option anyway. Not the key part but the switchable maps which cut cylinders so allow the car to be able to be used in full fat v8 500bhp mode or say a 4 cylinder 250bhp but most importantly with much improved mpg. It would make the cars far more popular and lets face it you don't need all 500bhp to pop to the shops but you do want it for the 2 hr trip over the A roads.

    Oh and my wife has always driven the e55 (and the 996t that came before) and now has her own c55 estate.
     
  10. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,091
    Likes Received:
    476
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Your Mercedes:
    SL500 (R230) / Audi S5
    That is the worst thing i have seen for a long time, an SL being driven in the rain!!!
     
    00slk likes this.
  11. OP
    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,938
    Likes Received:
    3,566
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Location:
    Wirral
    Your Mercedes:
    W212 E63 ///AMG V8 Biturbo Volvo XC90 2018
    Doesn’t the Veyron have something similar ?
     
  12. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,713
    Likes Received:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Garage Queen; W211 E320 Avantgarde Estate Designo Edition
    It should need it, that thing is nearly as powerful as an Astra 1.7 TDCI hire car!
     
  13. OP
    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,938
    Likes Received:
    3,566
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Location:
    Wirral
    Your Mercedes:
    W212 E63 ///AMG V8 Biturbo Volvo XC90 2018
    White van version no way!
     
  14. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,713
    Likes Received:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Garage Queen; W211 E320 Avantgarde Estate Designo Edition
    Nope an LDV would have it beat, I agree. To say nothing of a Transit pickup.
     
    John Laidlaw likes this.
  15. JBell

    JBell Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,861
    Likes Received:
    1,443
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Location:
    Torquey
    Your Mercedes:
    C350 CDi Estate (GAD Edition)
    You had to put the key in to a slot (by the handbrake button IIRC) and turn it to de-restrict the car fully
     
    John Laidlaw likes this.

Share This Page