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Hi all, I'm new here :)

So I'll cut to the chase, I'm about to order an GLC 350e and I'm having some difficulties on what color to get.

Should I go for the tenorite grey or selenite grey, what do you think? I need to see a picture of these colors side by side, can anyone help me?

What color are your cars?
 

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Hi Markus, I have the Hyacinth red metallic and the wife has the Diamond Silver metallic (see 'garage'). Both look good in the sunshine but the wife's car never looks dirty ! It's one of those colours that always looks clean and bright whereas mine shows up a lot of dirt and needs cleaning more. The Tenorite Grey does look good on a GLC as a chap near me has an AMG spec' one (which never seems to move ?) and it shows off the lines well. Choices, choices ? Don't forget the Designo White as that looks great sparkling in the sunshine.
 

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My wife has the Designo Diamond White which is a great pearlescent colour especially in the sun. Only issue is it shows the dirt more.
If I was to choose an alternative colour, I must say Tenorite Grey looks great especially with the black pack (night Pack) and AMG Line spec.
I have a Jag in a dark metallic grey with black pack and the contrast looks stunning.
Happy hunting Markus.
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i have the Cavansite Blue and i must say it is quite nice. its a very dark rich blue but under direct sun has a rich dark purple colour. though i think it depends on what trim you get, the night package or standard with the chrome. i cant comment on that, though, as the night package isn't available in Canada.
 

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Hi Markus, I have the Hyacinth red metallic and the wife has the Diamond Silver metallic (see 'garage'). Both look good in the sunshine but the wife's car never looks dirty ! It's one of those colours that always looks clean and bright whereas mine shows up a lot of dirt and needs cleaning more. The Tenorite Grey does look good on a GLC as a chap near me has an AMG spec' one (which never seems to move ?) and it shows off the lines well. Choices, choices ? Don't forget the Designo White as that looks great sparkling in the sunshine.
Thanks for your reply. I currently have a white BMW and before that I had a black BMW. So neither of those color's are an option now, need a change. But I like the white color on the GLC. I see you choose the off road exterior package on your car, are you happy with that? I'm thinking of getting that as well or the exclusive.
 

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I'm very happy with the off road package so far. I've had a couple of trundles into the 'gentle' unknown and it's done really well, it's certainly better than my M Class was but that was on 20's. The air body control is an expensive option, but I'm lucky and can swap between the two and really notice the difference and my GLC is a lot more comfortable than the wife's on springs. You can also lift the car up about 2" with the off road pack package too, which can come in handy, even just for crossing a deep Ford.
 

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I'm very happy with the off road package so far. I've had a couple of trundles into the 'gentle' unknown and it's done really well, it's certainly better than my M Class was but that was on 20's. The air body control is an expensive option, but I'm lucky and can swap between the two and really notice the difference and my GLC is a lot more comfortable than the wife's on springs. You can also lift the car up about 2" with the off road pack package too, which can come in handy, even just for crossing a deep Ford.
Thanks for your reply. But would you say the the air body control is a must option to have? Expensive to get and also expensive to replace or fix if it get's broken? Also what options did you get and what options would you say is a must have in your opinion?
 

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In my humble opinion to get the most out of the off road package you really need the air body control, without it you have the 'disadvantage' of 20mm longer than standard springs when on road and 'only' 20mm more ground clearance when off road. I work as an Electrical Engineer for the local Electricity Company and I'm often in rural locations, up and down farm tracks and lane's and the off road kit will come in handy particularly in adverse weather. This would make it my pick for an invaluable option, however if you like your tunes the Burmeister (apologies if I've smelled that incorricktly) sound system would probably be a better upgrade ? There is no denying that your wallet's capacity will be severely tested if the air body control system goes wrong outside of warranty however !

Both myself & the wife went for 220d Sport's and opted for the cream leather with fineline wood trim which everyone comments on (the wood not the leather). I had a rush of blood at this point and spec'd the off road kit and the air body control. The Sport's come with a really good spec' and the AMG's even more so, I guess it's trying to pick out the features you want (or don't want) and working from there. I was toying with an AMG model, but the roads are so poor in Northumberland at the moment that I opted for the Sport so I got the 18" wheels with a bit more sidewall for comfort and pot-hole resistance !

On my way home from work today I saw a GLC in 'Citrene Brown Metallic', I suggest you take that colour off your list...
 

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airbody control is very nice. it makes the car ride so much better, plus with the driving modes you get to raise, lower, firm up, loosen up, and a bunch of other stuff with it. i have it an love it compared to the car i was driving without it. it makes the ride so much smoother, now if you have the Off-Road Engineering Package, not available in Canada, you also get even more options as 2112 mentioned above. more clearance plus the option to still drive firm and sporty where it hugs the road great. in Sport+ mode it is even more firm then my 1995 SL500 roadster.

for repairs, if you plan to keep the car out of warranty, yes it would be expensive to fix, of course. i would look at past model years to see how reliable the system is. i haven't heard much about Airmatic being problematic, it isn't like the hydraulic suspension where people have neglected their maintenance. as with everything, as long as the maintenance is done as stated, when stated, and you don't put stuff off, it should work for many years.

now the burmester system is nice as well, it adds nice interior accents. i cant say what the standard audio system sounds like though since i have always upgraded in all my cars. but i have no complaints about the burmester system. it depends if you are an audiophile or not.
 

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Thanks for your reply. But would you say the the air body control is a must option to have? Expensive to get and also expensive to replace or fix if it get's broken? Also what options did you get and what options would you say is a must have in your opinion?

My wife's old ML had air suspension and yes it was great until we had to fix it.
The front and rear air bags struts on the drivers side blew within days of each other at a cost of £1000 each. Only being 6 years old this was definitely not expected and was it a coincidence who knows?:frown2:
On the new GLC we opted out of going with the air suspension and really don't realise the difference even on the 20" rims and AMG spec.
 

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In my humble opinion to get the most out of the off road package you really need the air body control, without it you have the 'disadvantage' of 20mm longer than standard springs when on road and 'only' 20mm more ground clearance when off road. I work as an Electrical Engineer for the local Electricity Company and I'm often in rural locations, up and down farm tracks and lane's and the off road kit will come in handy particularly in adverse weather. This would make it my pick for an invaluable option, however if you like your tunes the Burmeister (apologies if I've smelled that incorricktly) sound system would probably be a better upgrade ? There is no denying that your wallet's capacity will be severely tested if the air body control system goes wrong outside of warranty however !

Both myself & the wife went for 220d Sport's and opted for the cream leather with fineline wood trim which everyone comments on (the wood not the leather). I had a rush of blood at this point and spec'd the off road kit and the air body control. The Sport's come with a really good spec' and the AMG's even more so, I guess it's trying to pick out the features you want (or don't want) and working from there. I was toying with an AMG model, but the roads are so poor in Northumberland at the moment that I opted for the Sport so I got the 18" wheels with a bit more sidewall for comfort and pot-hole resistance !

On my way home from work today I saw a GLC in 'Citrene Brown Metallic', I suggest you take that colour off your list...
Went to the dealership today and they told me that tenorite grey is no longer available for GLC in europe. So I guess I'll choose selenite grey :) Regarding the options, I'm getting a fully loaded GLC, no air body control. Instead I'm getting higher suspension, 20mm. I can list the options that I'm getting if anyone is interested.
 

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Went to the dealership today and they told me that tenorite grey is no longer available for GLC in europe. So I guess I'll choose selenite grey :) Regarding the options, I'm getting a fully loaded GLC, no air body control. Instead I'm getting higher suspension, 20mm. I can list the options that I'm getting if anyone is interested.
It's okay, Selenite Grey was my favourite anyhow :wink2:
 

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Here is the list of the options I'm planing on getting:

Option codes
05B Owner's Manual and Service Booklet - English
242 Front passenger seat, electrically adjustable with memory function
258 COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
270 Aerial for GPS
275 driver's seat electrically adjustable with memory function
294 Kneebag
30P Stowage Space package
U35 12 V socket in load area
345 Windscreen wiper with rain sensor
355 Pre-installation for Garmin® MAP PILOT
357 Garmin® MAP PILOT
413 Automatic panoramic sliding sunroof
427 7G-TRONIC PLUS
440 Cruise control
443 Heated multifunction steering wheel
448 Touchpad
475 Tyre pressure monitoring system
481 Sump shield
51U headlining in black fabric
522 Audio 20 CD
550 Trailer coupling with ESP® trailer stabilisation
580 THERMATIC automatic climate control
628 Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
642 LED Intelligent Light System (LHD)
645 M+S winter tyres, set of 4
668 Prod. prot. f. freight pkging with tie-down hooks
723 EASY-PACK load compartment cover
725 Roof rails, electropolished aluminium
810 Burmester® surround soundsystem
818 CD player
824 Additional parts for cold countries
840 Heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
846 Aluminium-look running boards with rubber studs
873 Heated front seats
875 Heated windscreen washer system
877 Ambient lighting
893 KEYLESS GO starting function
927 EU6 emissions standard
968 COC document EU6 without registration certificate part II
B30 4-metre charging cable for E/F-type (Mode 2) domestic plug socket
B51 TIREFIT
B59 DYNAMIC SELECT
K11 Adaptive brake lights
P17 KEYLESS-GO Comfort-package
871 HANDS-FREE ACCESS
889 KEYLESS-GO
890 EASY-PACK- tailgate
P22 EXCLUSIVE interior
309 Double cup holder
736 Black open-pore ash wood trim
876 Interior lighting package
U09 Dashboard and door beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather
P44 Parking Package
218 Reversing camera
235 Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
P49 Mirror package
249 Automatically dimming int.and ext.mirrors
500 Electrically folding exterior mirrors
611 Entry/exit lighting in the exterior mirrors
U01 Rear belt status indication in the instrument display
U22 4-way lumbar support
U25 Door sill panels with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering, illuminated
U60 Pedestrian protection
U89 OFF-ROAD Exterior
482 Suspension with higher ground clearance
900 Chrome package
R31 45.7 cm (18-inch) 5-spoke light-alloy wheels
 

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Err, are you sure you didn't miss anything ? That is one seriously spec'd GLC you have there, I look forward to seeing the pictures when you get it.
 

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Interesting to see how different options are available and packaged in different markets in the world. In Canada, the GLC300 4matic is standard, but the options are bundled in packages, making it more "all or nothing" for some key options.
 

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Interesting to see how different options are available and packaged in different markets in the world.
It can be quite frustrating when you are trying to select your 'dream' configuration to find you can only have something as part of a 'pack'. There were a couple of things I would have chosen for my GLC but they could only be selected as part of a much more expensive pack.
 

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Interesting to see how different options are available and packaged in different markets in the world. In Canada, the GLC300 4matic is standard, but the options are bundled in packages, making it more "all or nothing" for some key options.
Here in Iceland, I can pick anything I like and build my dream car :)
 
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