e 220 estate 2012 boating

stormav

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hi all

how should the above car feel suspension wise , mine is fairly boaty and i was just wondering
A does the sport mode just adjust the rev range or does it stiffen the suspension?
B whats the best way to stiffen the ride up/

several kids have nearly thrown up in the car and i just want to stop having to carry sick bags.
ta in advance.
 

Headhurts

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The sport mode in non AMG cars hold on to the gears longer and seems to make the changes slicker.

I always drive my car (E350) in sport mode.


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Hi,

The E / S button on the centre console just changes the gearbox gear change.

Do you have Airmatic or just self-levelling rear suspension?

I assume you mean that it wallows.

I have a 2011 E220 S212 Estate with SLS and haven't found that it wallows.

Maybe check your tyre pressures.

I set the tyre pressures towards the high end of the scale that Merc state on the inside of the fuel flap. That gives the car a firm ride (maybe even too firm).

If it isn't the tyre pressures check the shocks.
 
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Following - I too have a 2012 W212 E220 Estate which is like driving a barge at times - I am ok with it but the wife says she feels sick on long journeys. SLS on mine.
 

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my wife and youngest one (5) get dizzy in long journeys too. there's not a lot you can do. the modes just change the revs on the gearbox, does not make the ride better or sportier. in town I use normal, out on motorway or A/B roads I use sport.

the least expensive way is go slow through corners, i have learnt this thing is built for smooth german autobahn only. in hindsight i should have got an SE instead of AMG sport. The expensive way would be to buy a BMW :D
 

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Hi,

By the way, are you talking about people sitting in the rear facing seats in the 7 seater version ?

My previous E220 Estate was a 7 seater which was great for ferrying kids locally but my kids felt sick on any long runs especially on windy country roads.
 

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You will have airmatic rear suspension with adaptive dampers- sounds as if the adaptive dampers or their control electronics aren't working?
explanation here of adaptive dampers on a VW but principle the same. Normally if the airmatic [springs] aren't working you will get a warning on the dash or the rear of the car will visibly sag on one side or both
https://www.my-gti.com/2653/volkswagen-dcc-adaptive-chassis-control-design-and-function
 

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