Quote apocalypsem3 - 10192005 843 PM Hey guys. I am deciding between a cls and a BMW 5 Series and I was wondering the difference in rear seat legroom. From the website data there seems to be only 1 inch difference between the two car. But I hear these complaints on BMW forum about how legroom is so much less in cls. I am about 510 and I was wondering if anyone can comment on cls legroom compared to
Hi. You shouldnt worry about the leg-room as much as the head-room. It take some effort to get in the back seat because of the sharp rake of the roof. Once you get in its quite comfortable if youre under 510 or so. Im 61 and my hair grazes the headliner due to the steep angle of the roof. Leg room doesnt feel that much different than a 5 series. Which means its tight. The front space is excellent.
I dont quite understand the comparison between the BMW 5 series and the cls - I looked at BMW 7 series and even a Austin Martin DB9 then choose the cls 500. I think the cls is in a higher class. The leg room in the back is less cramped than other cars. Most european cars have small leg room anyhow. What really steered me away from BMW was my nephew who was an avid mercedes owner and bought a BMW7 series
Id like to know how to disable it as well. It drives me Fn crazy. Dont get me wrong.....seat belts save lives but that constant beeping makes me wanna do 90mph into a schoolbus full of orphans so a way to turn it off would save more lives. My dealer (in Charlotte NC) told me the only way to turn it off is to go to a junkyard and get a benz seatbelt and cut away the belt part leaving just the head and
my wifes bmw has the annoying seatbelt warning my cls55 dosent have it. is it certain years or models of cls that have it now the take the key with you warning everytime i get out of the car is driving me batty
Ok maybe hitting the schoolbus is over the top but you get my point. My question and forgive me if its stupid is if all benz seatbelts are the same. Im guessing there arent a lot of 2007 cls550s in my local junkyard with a perfect belt match. But lets say I find a older benz. Maybe a 2000 C class that was in a wreck or a 85 SL or something like that. People tend to keep their benzs longer than other
Mine is a 2006 cls 55 and I was told that it has the latest instrument cluster. Apparently on earlier instrument clusters they could disconnect them. What I have done for the time being is plug in the seatbelt behind me which is a little uncomfortable but better than listening to that dumb noise. If you dont carry passengers you can also plug in the passenger seatbelt into the drivers seatbelt slot
The little holes are for the ventilated seats. Cools your ass while driving.
Btw if you get a car without the seats they can always be added in the future fairly easily. Youll obviously need to located a set of ventilated seats from a car being parted out.
Quote Originally Posted by Roupin Btw if you get a car without the seats they can always be added in the future fairly easily. Youll obviously need to located a set of ventilated seats from a car being parted out. Very true sounds too hard for me...lol. I need to find me an AMG kit first looks like i might have a front bumper thanks to someone (hehe). If you konw of any junk yards trying to get rid
Ventilated seats in benzes are alright. The ones in Lexus now you can really feel them
Ill echo the feel of sitting low. The door of the cls is very tall and windows small. It took me about 2 hours of driving the car to really get comfortable with driving it. The low windows create some extra blind stops. I also notice alot of cars drive along side in my blind spot - mainly I think to check out the car. I am very carefull changing lanes abruptly. (which the way the car handles - its
mercedes must receive this question from every W221 owner - LOL - I asked it too. Just as earlier respondents stated its a very non-obvious and nuanced effect. One particularly hot weekend (90 deg) I engaged the seat fans and it really did keep my back & bum cool and dry. Humorously my wife and I commented on it at the exact same moment.
its a shame that cls only has vent seats and a nissan maxima has cooled seat. its very cool technology pardon the pun. they actually take a heated seat element and mount it upside down and the opposite side of the element gets cold thus creating an actual refridgerated seat that gets quite cold.
I literally just asked the same question yesterday. My second card is Phaeton. I have air conditioned seats...when you have the AC seats on your ass freezes Its very cold air coming out of them. In the cls I noticed I cant even feel anything coming out. Now I understand theyre just ventilated fan air coming out.
Quote Originally Posted by alikitchell its a shame that cls only has vent seats and a nissan maxima has cooled seat. its very cool technology pardon the pun. they actually take a heated seat element and mount it upside down and the opposite side of the element gets cold thus creating an actual refridgerated seat that gets quite cold. I dont think you properly understand the dynamics of heating elements
Probably very litter for a litter too. ) But what is the difference between them...that is my question As to whether the E55 holds adults comfortably in the back seat I guess that has to do with how far back you put the front seat...I am 5 10 but tend to put the front seat about 90% back...maybe more. I know in my CLK55 that I have to move up to uncomfortable levels to fit the kids these days (not
Quote SoxFan - 462006 347 PM Whats the difference in the back seat space on the E55 vs the cls55 as it relates to driving 11-15 year old kids in the back seats (girls about 5 to 56) I can tell you that if the girls get much taller theyll never be able to get in a cls in the first place. Maybe the front seat unless they get taller than 5-10 or so and then even thats out. The E-Class no problem front
The room in the back seats by the numbers might not be that great but the E55 has more usable space in the rear then the cls55. Being 63 not too many cars can accomodate me extremely comfortably but I did sit in the back of a cls55 and was ok but I would hate to have to ride in the back everyday. However I found that in the cls dont know about the E while I put my seat back I didnt have to put it all the way back do to the low form for the foot well and steering wheel.
yep i am 61 and the rear seat of the cls is really tight in the headroom area compared to the E. The clss sloping rear roof line is the reason. Adults will not like rear in the cls.
Quote Originally Posted by SLNorway My last car a CL 500 (2002) had problems with the dynamic seats. First they changed the air pump that didnt help. Then they changed a plastic pressurebox then it was solved. Hole operation costed a whopping 7-8000 dollars Now Ive just bought a 05 cls 350. Same problem. The operation of the seat seem to start but cuts after just a couple og seconds. If I press the
My 2006 cls 500 has dynamic seats but everything works absolutely fine. Allthough I had heard from my mechanic that in the past he had repaired a malfunctioning driver seat. Does it give you an error message in the cluster or the STAR diagnosis
Quote Originally Posted by THANOSK My 2006 cls 500 has dynamic seats but everything works absolutely fine. Allthough I had heard from my mechanic that in the past he had repaired a malfunctioning driver seat. Does it give you an error message in the cluster or the STAR diagnosis No errors anywhere. Its probably a leak since it starts up but gives up after some seconds. Leaking airbags in the seat is quite common my mecanic says
actually I was under the impression that you could sync the memory programmed on the car seat to the key. So when you enter the car it automatically adjusts based on the key used to open it. I have an Infiniti and that&8217s how the feature works.....so I assumed it would be the same on the cls. Hope that better explains my question......
Quote Originally Posted by yahya actually I was under the impression that you could sync the memory programmed on the car seat to the key. So when you enter the car it automatically adjusts based on the key used to open it. I assume you mean the Easy-entry feature. When activated in the 06 cls only the steering wheel moves. As a matter of reference the seat moved in 03 “ 05 E-Class vehicles however
So baby wipes would be good for the dash and other trim but use something like Meguiars Gold Class on the seats Does that sound right
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