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As we get closer and closer to launch I thought it would be appropriate to begin discussing what all of our builds are going to end up looking like...




Optional Equipment

Exterior

Panoramic sliding roof
Electrically folding exterior mirrors
Aluminium roof rails

Safety & Technology

Active Parking Assist
Headlamp wash
Adaptive High Beam Assist
Central locking system with infrared remote control

Interior

Auto dimming rear-view and driver's exterior mirror
Roof lining - Black
Easy-Pack tailgate - opens/closes automatically
Dashboard in leather look
Automatic climate control
Electric front passenger seat with memory
Memory Package
Front seats - heated
Adjustable lumbar support

Radio & Communication

COMAND Online
Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround-sound system

Packages

Storage Package
Off-Road Package
AMG Line
Anti-Theft Protection package
Non-Smoker package incl.12 V socket

So lets see what you're getting!
 

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There are also some alternate wheel options. Plus you left out the Attention Assist, Lake Keeping Assist, and Distronic Plus which may be deciding factors for me over the Q3.

It may come down to pricing of the option and the bottom line price. I want it all except for AMG, but may need to scale back to target spending limit.
 

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There are also some alternate wheel options. Plus you left out the Attention Assist, Lake Keeping Assist, and Distronic Plus which may be deciding factors for me over the Q3.

It may come down to pricing of the option and the bottom line price. I want it all except for AMG, but may need to scale back to target spending limit.
have you seen what the wheel options are?
 

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Just what is available on the US info site, a variety of 18" and 19" (some AMG). I particularly like the 18-inch twin 5-spoke alloys with lustrous black/polished finish. Some something similar on a C63(?) and it looked great. The outside face of the spokes was polished aluminum and the other surfaces were in black. I do not like the all black rim but this was nice.
 

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I'm not too impressed with the options, hopefully they come out with some new designs for some of the future model years.
 

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these are not ALL the options, these are the options that I AM interested in. Feel free to peruse the packages and post what it is you're interested in purchasing....
 

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these are not ALL the options, these are the options that I AM interested in. Feel free to peruse the packages and post what it is you're interested in purchasing....
do you think you will come to a point you may change your options to something else or do you think you will be sticking with what's here?
 

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My target configuration with the NA packages:

Mountain Grey Metallic
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Interior Package
Multimedia Package
Bix-Xenon headlamps with full LED taillamps
Parktronic with Park Assist
Panoramic Sunroof
18" 5-spoke wheels (polished/black)
Keyless-Go

Test drove a Q3 yesterday, and the GLA had better be d*mn good to compete. So far the GLA is leading with Adaptive Cruise Control, Attention Assist, and Collision Avoidance, and trailing on seating height from the ground. No info on when they will actually be here to test drive, and expect a looong lead time for delivery of custom spec.
 

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do you think you will come to a point you may change your options to something else or do you think you will be sticking with what's here?
It could very well change depending on final pricing and packaging. We still don't have every thing officially offical from Merc, once that happens we can finalize...
 

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My target configuration with the NA packages:

Mountain Grey Metallic
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Interior Package
Multimedia Package
Bix-Xenon headlamps with full LED taillamps
Parktronic with Park Assist
Panoramic Sunroof
18" 5-spoke wheels (polished/black)
Keyless-Go

Test drove a Q3 yesterday, and the GLA had better be d*mn good to compete. So far the GLA is leading with Adaptive Cruise Control, Attention Assist, and Collision Avoidance, and trailing on seating height from the ground. No info on when they will actually be here to test drive, and expect a looong lead time for delivery of custom spec.
yea they are quite special, I've even become a bit privy to the X1 and that new Lincoln MKC is catching my eye as well. Its just such an elegant package and crammed full of kit, value looks stellar.
 

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was never much of a lincoln guy aside from their older vehicles, i'd look into that but when you've been so used to german vehicles it's hard to get away from them .
 

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was never much of a lincoln guy aside from their older vehicles, i'd look into that but when you've been so used to german vehicles it's hard to get away from them .
I think overall it's going to be tough finding someone that like lincoln on a german luxury vehicle website.
 

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I think overall it's going to be tough finding someone that like lincoln on a german luxury vehicle website.
Not at all, I'm right here ;) Why, does one need to be a snob in order to appreciate German cars?
 

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Not at all, I'm right here ;) Why, does one need to be a snob in order to appreciate German cars?
it's not about being snob, people have their preferences and i've noticed most that like german vehicles don't like much of what lincoln and other american luxury car makers have to offer.
 

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The reason is likely three factors; style, image, and history of reliability. The Lincoln front teeth bared grill turns me off.

If a car is considered more than just a transport vehicle then style become important and is a very personal preference. Another example, Volvo makes very safe and good cars, but I could not live with the interior design. Maybe it would grow on me but I have my doubts.

At the outset I just hated the interior of the GLA, CLA, B-class, and A-class with the round air vents and stuck on display. It is still not my preferred choice but I have mellowed and can live with it. If the GLA becomes my next car and I may even come to like it.
 

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My problem is I can't accept their designs, Cadillac is the only american luxury car maker i can really see myself getting into if i ever go that route.
 

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The reason is likely three factors; style, image, and history of reliability. The Lincoln front teeth bared grill turns me off.

If a car is considered more than just a transport vehicle then style become important and is a very personal preference. Another example, Volvo makes very safe and good cars, but I could not live with the interior design. Maybe it would grow on me but I have my doubts.

At the outset I just hated the interior of the GLA, CLA, B-class, and A-class with the round air vents and stuck on display. It is still not my preferred choice but I have mellowed and can live with it. If the GLA becomes my next car and I may even come to like it.
Not for anything but the MKC is downright elegant, and the interior is one of the key things that is drawing me in currently. More car, more kit, similar money. Its tough...

 
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