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Well, I did it. R-Class bought....

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Jasandjules, Oct 17, 2020 at 7:40 PM.

  1. Jasandjules

    Jasandjules Senior Member

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    I must say it is helpful to have the seats but my word the headlights are poor..... Not hugely impressed with the handling either........ It may be that my C Class is just so much better but still.......Ah well, it does the job it was bought for at least..... Also, feck me the thing is long, I parked in the supermarket and it was about 1ft over the line !!
     
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    Yes, they are big! And I agree re the p*** poor headlights. Can you expect a 2200kg barge to 'handle'? ;)
     
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    Yes she is parked next to my C-Class estate and it looks like a Daddy car is taking his son out.............. Any way to upgrade those lights? I get blinded by other cars now, need HiD if I can..... No I guess 2.5tonnes or so is not going to be too lithe but at least in a straight line it goes quite well........
     
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    :eek::eek: Don't let LK know :rolleyes:
     
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    What lamps do you have? The R class 251 should come with Bi Xenon as standard; we haven’t noticed any problem with lamp performance on ours. More the opposite in fact, good beam pattern, definition and throw at main and high beam!

    Agreed the thing doesn’t handle great- but then remember what it is. It’s actually a pretty refined ride.

    We traded a somewhat spiced up E320 S211 estate in for our R Class. There’s a definite transition to be made in one’s thinking.... but aside from that, it’s a great car. Just a BIG one!
     
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    My 07 plate didn't. It had crappy projectors ...... later cars might :confused:
     
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    Ours is a 2011. The headlights look nice in the actual unit (and I thought they would be quite good), just the performance on the road is not so great....

    I've not traded in that may be part of the problem, I drove the C Class 50 miles in the morning then the R Class 20 miles at night.......... So I am frequently being reminded what awesome handling and balance feels like.... ANd of course my C Class has HiD so I have got used to that as well (I don't use the TVR at night because frankly I am not an owl!)...
     
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    I had HIDs on my Omega before I bought the R Class so downgraded too ;)
     
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    Any way to upgrade them I wonder? Especially with winter drawing in...
     
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    I tried one of the H7 Night breakers .... can't now remember which exactly but IMHO they didn't make much difference :confused:
     
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    Yes. Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited are the brightest lamp going. They will give you the same illumination(not brightness- different thing) as typical LED lamps.
     
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    Damn. Must be something we can do...
     
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    Yep... the Nightbreakers make a world of difference. I’ve fitted them to three cars now, including a Golf Mk.4 notorious for cr@p frontal lighting. Transformed them.
     
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    Stick with night breakers I also have them.knowin benz a retrofit will be a3 k nightmare,if even possible
     
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    I can vouch for Osram Nightbreakers too. I had Unlimiteds and Lasers on different cars and they made a big difference.
     
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    Right will get some Nightbreakers then.
     
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    The Lasers are a brand upgrade only, no change in lighting performance over standard Nightbreakers. The Unlimiteds offer a lumen increase.
     
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    Ok so unlimited it is. Looks like about £30 a set, that is well worth it.
     
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