The sentence I have highlighted is possibly how Mercedes-Benz UK carry out its market research.I said this a few years ago.
I hate black interiors, they look so grubby so quickly and just depressing.
Plus Mercedes had all these silly packs, I wanted interior ambient lighting. "That will be £3500 as it only come in a Premium Plus pack."
But that gives me Pano roof that I don't want and a Burmeister sound system that every says vibrates. It also pushes the C350 above the £40k threshold and means I have to have AMG line which means black interior.. I just want the lights that are a €230 option in Europe.
Nothing wrong with having a set menu to keep costs down, but allow people to order al a carte on a Mercedes, and let them pay a bit more.
When I spoke to the dealer they said "Customers always order black interiors."
"Don't you ever show them other options."
"Oh no, we only ever order the demos with black interiors."
Hmmm? Okie Dokie.
Also, I would have swapped the E350 S212 for the E400, but again, no petrols in the UK unless you want a small 4cyl or an AMG lite with the E43.
I looked at the EQC last week, the one without the crap gille. Black interior only again. So gave up.