New GLE ordered today

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Hi everyone
Deposit paid today for a new GLE 400D Premium Plus, 7 seat, in Brilliant Blue. Not built yet, but due to arrive here in the UK at the end of March. Will be my first MB, having had BMW, Porsche, Audi and Landrover. Test drove the 350D yesterday and was really impressed with the cabin interior. Disappointed no heated steering wheel option here in the UK, as I have had this on my 3 previous cars, but excited to get the car in such a short timeframe.

I want to replace the front grill with the AMG vertical style one, so if anyone can point me in the right direction for purchasing a genuine MB one then that would be super, as our dealer cannot assist me with this.

Other thing to sort out is a towbar, as the car is already locked down so we can't add the MB towbar option.
 

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I assume you mean this grill- I doubt you will get a genuine one in thee UK

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Nice specification. Delivery looks optimistic for end of March.
 

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Hi everyone
Deposit paid today for a new GLE 400D Premium Plus, 7 seat, in Brilliant Blue. Not built yet, but due to arrive here in the UK at the end of March. Will be my first MB, having had BMW, Porsche, Audi and Landrover. Test drove the 350D yesterday and was really impressed with the cabin interior. Disappointed no heated steering wheel option here in the UK, as I have had this on my 3 previous cars, but excited to get the car in such a short timeframe.

I want to replace the front grill with the AMG vertical style one, so if anyone can point me in the right direction for purchasing a genuine MB one then that would be super, as our dealer cannot assist me with this.

Other thing to sort out is a towbar, as the car is already locked down so we can't add the MB towbar option.
Hi. I assume the vertical grille is a straight replacement for the standard 400d fitment. You may need to check as I think some sites state a difference between various styling packs, the GLE 63 and whether it's supplied black or with chrome strips. I'm not really familiar with any OE UK suppliers but you could look at www.kunzmann.de

I've not used them but they appear to supply a lot of MB OE parts and will ship to the UK, but I don't know about import charges. On the vertical panamericana style front end you'll need to consider if it impacts anything like the active cruise depending on the options on your car, plus the front parking camera is mounted there so that's probably going to have to be recalibrated by a dealer or specialist if you remove the grille. Hope that helps.

Nice choice by the way. I run the 53.
 

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I’ve never used them although MBClub members speak highly of Bentley Grilles when sourcing the verticals slat “Panamericana” grille for other Mercedes models. I believe they trade on eBay too.
 

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