S class w222 / E class W213 (‘16 onwards)

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It’s a 220d Bluetec

… I’m quite sure she, like her older friend in the following pic, is a keeper, I am absolutely flattered by the generous compliment though - thanks.
It’s the best looking 213 I’ve seen. We’ve got an old friend like yours too.
 
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I wanted to show the difference in the interior light to the cabin at eye level when the pano blind is back compared to closed, as it feels very different particularly as a passenger, (look at the back of the front passenger headrest and compare both of the pictures).

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And at night the interior throughout is really transformed, in large part thanks to the ambient lighting:
 

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It’s the best looking 213 I’ve seen. We’ve got an old friend like yours too.
What can I say - great taste!
 
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The marriage of the 220d Bluetec & 9G tronic gearbox is impressing so far. Although, the ‘start/ stop’ is IMO not the smartest on the planet as it is bit annoying when switching (even quickly) between Drive and Reverse it decides to stop and start between the change (making it look a bit like you’ve somehow stalled an automatic, then after finishing parking up and putting it into P it decides to keep idling! Cannot fault the smoothness of the gear changes though, honestly cannot tell what gear it is in unless looking at the screen. As for fuel economy we had done some research here so had an idea of what to expect, and with respect to the size, weight and automatic gearbox it’s remarkably good, circa 60mpg on an average ‘real world’ run should be easily achievable, if not bettered.
 

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I am also not a fan of the stop/start system, feels very rough when it starts again, I have configured the individual mode in the dynamic settings, to switch off the stop/start, so when I get in the car, I switch it to individual mode, and the stop/start stays off continuously, it will remain in that mode for 4 hours, regardless of you switching the engine off. After 4 hours it will revert to the default comfort mode, switch it back to individual, and 4 hour process starts again.
 

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And at night the interior throughout is really transformed, in large part thanks to the ambient lighting:

Yeah, I'm a bit of a tart for some interior lighting. You get lots of choice with the age of your car but mine only has 7 although the purple does look great.
 
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Yeah, I'm a bit of a tart for some interior lighting. You get lots of choice with the age of your car but mine only has 7 although the purple does look great.
The choice is quite vast, 7 would be just fine too really.
 

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Yeah, I'm a bit of a tart for some interior lighting. You get lots of choice with the age of your car but mine only has 7 although the purple does look great.
Purple is also my go to.
 

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