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Mercedes S350L 4Matic AMG Line Executive

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Mercedes S350L 4Matic AMG Line Executive  Reply with quote

I'm not sure what was longer, the name or the car!

Not a test drive, a test ride, lounging in the back which is the best way to experience a LWB S Class.

I wanted something reasonable special for the transfer from airport so booked the 'First a Class' transfer from Sixt myDriver (excellent service, will use them again).

It had a good spec, with electrically reclining ventilated/heated rear seats (foot rest on passenger side), 4 zone climate, electric blinds, panoramic sunroof, rear entertainment etc.   After a couple of hours in the back of a British Airways Airbus it was really nice to stretch out in comfort and enjoy the near silence.  The ride was a bit 'pattery' at low speeds, which could have been the road surface, but it was super quiet and very comfortable.  Plenty of space to stretch out in the back, especially when I moved the front seat a bit further forward and the headrest was like a nice pillow which made a huger difference.

I dont think it's as nice inside as the new 7 series, which looks and feels a bit higher quality to me, but it would be interesting to have a drive in one to find out how it compares.  As I get older, I like the idea of a garage that contains something really refined, effortless, comfortable and luxurious inside (even more so than the 535d) and something manual and sporty.  

Booked a 'Business Class' transfer back to the airport, which is a 5 Series or equivalent.  Hopefully it's something equivalent.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So let me get this straight. You're on your way to your honeymoon and you're checking out the spec of the limo..........  

I'm sure it was great, but an AMG line S class seems to me to be missing the point. Sport and limo are not usually works that go together - or is it just a trim level and has standard suspension?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How was the big day?

i think the new Mrs. Martin might be disappointed but not suprised to find out that all you tell us about is the car that took you to the airport.  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was how my post looked when I checked it.

Something you've not told us Martin?



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
This was how my post looked when I checked it.

Something you've not told us Martin?






It's nothing to do with my browsing history.....

The big day was great thanks, but thought you'd be more interested in a car.....  Everything went exactly to plan and it was fantastic, exactly what we'd wanted.  I drunk rather too much and regretted it slightly on a Sunday, but I'm back up to speed now, just waiting for Mrs Martin to get ready then we're off out drinking at a big Christmas Market followed by dinner.

The AMG line is a trim level and this was on the standard 19" wheels, so it rode well.  It's work getting that spec for the 3 spoke steering wheel alone (SE gets a 2 spoke wheel), but the AMG body kit is nice (and subtle).

We were both interested in the spec, so it was fine.  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you?

Need to tske the missus away before Christmas and she wants Christmas market in the plan

Bugaboos are standard London requirement for new parents. A bit like a LR Discovery
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where are you?

Need to tske the missus away before Christmas and she wants Christmas market in the plan


We're off to Berlin on Tuesday.  Xmas markets look pretty good and hoping to meet nick for a beer or 5
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Where are you?

Need to tske the missus away before Christmas and she wants Christmas market in the plan

Bugaboos are standard London requirement for new parents. A bit like a LR Discovery


Vienna.  The Christmas markets are very good and it's a lovely City.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This means nothing to me

Congratulations, enjoy the honeymoon!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Bullitt wrote:
This means nothing to me
 

Beat me to it as a comment!

Congratulations on the successful nuptials and enjoy the honeymoon.

Vienna is a lovely city. If you can get in (you have to book), I'd recommend  DO & CO Stephansplatz Restaurant on the top floor of the Do & Co hotel. It overlooks the cathedral.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Where are you?

Need to tske the missus away before Christmas and she wants Christmas market in the plan

Bugaboos are standard London requirement for new parents. A bit like a LR Discovery


Vienna.  The Christmas markets are very good and it's a lovely City.


Exactly where Mrs Ed wants to go. Any recommendations let me know, sights, hotels, bars restaurants etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being serious it's an option for Mrs FB's 40th - is there much to see and do as I like the sound of it but is it all poncie horse shit?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've not seen the horses yet, plan is to see them exercise this morning....  There's loads to see and do and the buildings are fantastic, so ideal if all you want to do is wander around.  The only disappointing area is the river, usually a nice focal point in a City, but not this one.  Have a look at The Vienna Pass website to get an idea of the places you can visit.

We're staying at the Sans Souci Wein.  It is number 1 on Tripadvisor, which is well deserved as the service is excellent, as is the room, Spa and food.  It's not too expensive for what it is either.   The location is perfect, 1 minute from an underground station, 10mins walk from the Opera, , 10mins from parliament, 15mins to the Cathedral etc.  There are loads of restaurants, coffee shops and bars nearby which are more frequented by locals than tourists, how we like it and we have 3 Christmas markets within a 5min walk, including the biggest one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a E220d for the ride back to the Airport, nice enough but not a patch on the 5 Series and it had vinyl seats which make the standard leather in mine feel very luxurious.   Felt rather cramped, noisy and wallowy after the S Class, but it was clean and it only took 30mins.

There was an E63 Taxi parked outside the airport.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry Martin, I seem to have missed anything about the wedding. I knew it was taking place and expected to see something but I've missed it/this thread.
Anyway, congratulations was the comment I was waiting to make on a thread somewhere, just sorry it is so late!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem and thank you!



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