Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2014 E550 4Matic
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Mine makes those ticking noises when you switch gears (but not as loud). Also in the family we've had various other Benzes like the 2008 ML320 CDI, 2011 ML350 Bluetec and 2014 ML350 Bluetec all of which also make those noises.
As for rough downshits - my E550 has developed a rough 5-4 downshift when the car (and the weather) is cold in the morning. The various MLs listed also had some rough downshifts like the 2-1 or 3-2.
2014 E550 4Matic | Iridium Silver on Black | Premium & Driver Assistance Packages | 15% Tint | Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ | Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 | Weathertech Floor & Trunk Liners