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Old 13th April 2014, 07:26   #76
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It seems I came across your review a little late in the day. Great review and awesome pictures dude !
The black and silver trim looks awesome. Also how would rate the transmission on your E vs the F10 8 speed one ?
Congratulations and wishing you thousands of happy and safe miles on this car. :-)
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IMO, 8sp ZF (bmw) shifts super quick, smooth, great for enthusiastic driving. Also it is much more intuitive to switch between Sport and Eco modes using it's joystick like gear knob.

7G Tronic (mercedes) is not as quick, occasionally jerky. As with any 'slow' AT, you need to pay attention while overtaking. But it is fantastic in crawling stop/go traffic situations. ZF is too "eager" so stop/starts are not smooth and can get on your nerves if you happen to get stuck in a long traffic crawl.

I personally prefer 7G because lot of my commute is in slow city traffic. When the traffic improves and I want the transmission to respond quicker, I use a combination of sport mode, paddles, kick-down, etc. Or maybe I am just an old man :-)
Thank you so much Baddychat.

The differences between the 8 speed of our F10 2010 525D and the 7G of our 2013 E250CDI is exactly how Androdev has mentioned.
8 speed shifts are faster, more timely, smoother and perfect for a spirited run whereas the 7G is slower and jerkier compared to it.
But yes, for a in city use the 7G of the Mercedes is a delight to use and is much better. The paddle-shifts on the E are fun to use too.

So it ends like this for me.
Spirited highway runs, then the 8 speed of the 5.
In city usage, then the 7G of the E.

The 45-55L range is complete for us now, with the latest addition in the family being a Jaguar XF 2.2. Shall post some pictures of it and write down a review soon.
Got the 2.2 instead of the 3.0 due to it being a chauffeur driven car only.
Also need to do a detailed comparison with pictures of the E vs the 5 vs the A6 vs the XF since all are at home now.

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The other launch edition of the city with the front bumper replaced to accommodate the Avantgarde/Elegance style grill with the Tri-star popping out from the hood.
Looks hot to me.
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The other launch edition of the city with the front bumper replaced to accommodate the Avantgarde/Elegance style grill with the Tri-star popping out from the hood.
Looks hot to me.
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Hey Cityvic,

In my personal opinion, the car you currently own looks much better and definitely hotter! Beautiful ride you own there. Color and alloys combination is very classy..Wish you a safe drive always.
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What a car. And this petrol pump, i think its near phoolbagan? I don't live their but i have been to that station. Drive safe and again, what a car.
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Hey Cityvic,

In my personal opinion, the car you currently own looks much better and definitely hotter! Beautiful ride you own there. Color and alloys combination is very classy..Wish you a safe drive always.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Amarendranath.

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What a car. And this petrol pump, i think its near phoolbagan? I don't live their but i have been to that station. Drive safe and again, what a car.
Thanks Naparajito.
Yup, thats the pump opposite Panataloons.
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Meanwhile some news from a birdie.
Mercedes Benz India is launching the E350 Petrol and E350 CDI in the next 6 months in India.
Hopefully they will be making the panoramic roof standard on that one and adding a few more features too on the top end variants.
So as said by me earlier, now there you go from another platform.
Autocar clears things out even more

Read here:
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ia-383222.aspx
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Getting an AMG Styling Front Bumper for my car soon.
The Lip Spoiler is already there.

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A nice edit of my car which was sent to me by a friend.
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With the W211 E Class of ours.
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And the Audi ran away.
W211 E200 | W212 E250 CDI | F10 525d | XF 2.2
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With a new entrant in the garage, the Jaguar XF 2.2
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With our latest addition.
The W222 Mercedes Benz S350 CDI.
Also the city's first Iridium Silver W222 S Class.
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Man, how much money do you have! Such lavish cars, which some of us can only dream to afford. I probably shouldn't have said that, but still. You have got a sedan which is ,considered by many, 10 years ahead of all the current cars..... The S-Class!
Congratulations and I do hope, that you have a stress free ownership with these Euros!
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P.S. What happened to the Audi?
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Congrats Rohin on the W222 S350 The best or nothing - how apt!

Why are the people staring at you clicking pictures? Are you the only car nut around?

Take care
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Congrats Rohin on the W222 S350 The best or nothing - how apt!

Why are the people staring at you clicking pictures? Are you the only car nut around?

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Thank you Planet Rocker.

They are our residence staff having a look at the car just after the delivery was taken.
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Congratulations Rohin on getting the W222

How soon can we expect an ownership report of the S ?
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Congratulations Rohin on getting the W222

How soon can we expect an ownership report of the S ?
Thank you so much Karan.

I don't think an ownership review will be up soon since I have 2 more threads on Gumball 3000 and the Philly Auto Show in the Assembly Line. Once those are done you can expect a thread on the S Class W222 twins.

In the meanwhile, I can post some more pictures of the S on this thread if anyone wants to see them.
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Y that question I say ?
First of all Congratulations!, your's must be the first on the forum. The color looks beautiful. Please do share pics of the new 'S'.
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