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Chef1

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E350d 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus Estate
Firstly I had already created an account on here but it is stuck with awaiting admin approval, not sure why so created this one instead and it worked straight away, nevermind.

I took ownership of a very nice 2018 E350d 4Matic Estate AMG Line Premium Plus and was totally in love with it, that was until just 9 days later when I went over something and it destroyed 2 tyres and an alloy. Gutted. I knew the runflats were a risk but didn't think it would be so soon!

Apparently it went in through the side wall and pierced the alloy from inside so an expensive start to ownership. What I would say is that instant deflation felt like nothing had happened because of the runflats. At 70mph I honestly don't know what it would have felt like on a normal tyre. I was able to transition off the carriageway without any degradation to how the car handled. I guess that's what you pay for unless you think a normal tyre wouldn't have suffered the same fate? Pics show the object and damage.

Anyway back to the car. It's the most powerful one I have had to date and it just feels fantastic. I test drove the E220d beforehand and I was tempted to just go for that but so glad I didn't and likewise, I nearly went for the E43 before I had even driven an E class as there was a high mileage for sale at my budget. I'm sure there are E43 fans out there that wouldn't look at anything else but for me the E350d is plenty for now.

Downsides to the car, there aren't many but a couple that I am hoping to fix. First is the lack of Android Auto. I have the 12" screen but believe it's Audio20 hence the missing software. Car was manufactured in May 2018 so I think that's several months out from when they started to ship with AA. I can live without it but if there's a sure fire way of adding it and the cost isn't too much then I will do so. The other downside is it doesn't have autohold which surprised me. It comes with the Drivers package so semi-autominous, can slow down to a stop and move again all on its own when Cruise Control is turned on but I have to hold the brake or put it into park when not using CC. Is that right or am I missing something?

Anyway, looking forward to eating up the miles and enjoying time here with the community. Thanks all.
 

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Welcome :)

Having experienced a flat at motorway speeds myself, I continue to sacrifice a little comfort for runflat tyres.
 
Firstly I had already created an account on here but it is stuck with awaiting admin approval, not sure why so created this one instead and it worked straight away, nevermind.

I took ownership of a very nice 2018 E350d 4Matic Estate AMG Line Premium Plus and was totally in love with it, that was until just 9 days later when I went over something and it destroyed 2 tyres and an alloy. Gutted. I knew the runflats were a risk but didn't think it would be so soon!

Apparently it went in through the side wall and pierced the alloy from inside so an expensive start to ownership. What I would say is that instant deflation felt like nothing had happened because of the runflats. At 70mph I honestly don't know what it would have felt like on a normal tyre. I was able to transition off the carriageway without any degradation to how the car handled. I guess that's what you pay for unless you think a normal tyre wouldn't have suffered the same fate? Pics show the object and damage.

Anyway back to the car. It's the most powerful one I have had to date and it just feels fantastic. I test drove the E220d beforehand and I was tempted to just go for that but so glad I didn't and likewise, I nearly went for the E43 before I had even driven an E class as there was a high mileage for sale at my budget. I'm sure there are E43 fans out there that wouldn't look at anything else but for me the E350d is plenty for now.

Downsides to the car, there aren't many but a couple that I am hoping to fix. First is the lack of Android Auto. I have the 12" screen but believe it's Audio20 hence the missing software. Car was manufactured in May 2018 so I think that's several months out from when they started to ship with AA. I can live without it but if there's a sure fire way of adding it and the cost isn't too much then I will do so. The other downside is it doesn't have autohold which surprised me. It comes with the Drivers package so semi-autominous, can slow down to a stop and move again all on its own when Cruise Control is turned on but I have to hold the brake or put it into park when not using CC. Is that right or am I missing something?

Anyway, looking forward to eating up the miles and enjoying time here with the community. Thanks all.
I couldn't get any email address to work when trying to sign up, despite following the guidelines, so I know where you're coming from.

Welcome to the forum.
 
Hi and welcome 👍
 
When you come to a stop, press the foot brake, quickly release slightly and press again (a partial double press) and this should activate the hold function.

Welcome to the forum.
 
Hello welcome to the group :)
 
Greetings and welcome to the group, you are not alone with the wheel thing......alas :eek:
 
When you come to a stop, press the foot brake, quickly release slightly and press again (a partial double press) and this should activate the hold function.

Welcome to the forum.
It's definitely a knack. I'd call the 2nd press more of a quick dab
 
Thanks for the welcome and how to enable Hold. I've managed to do it once so at least I know the car has it but haven't managed to replicate it haha. Need to learn the knack and probably not whilst in traffic looking like a looney haha.
 

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