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I have a saloon and in the owner manual talking about balance loading, how do you put a load from the boot to the rear seat while the panel of the rear seat is not foldable? Neither can you push the ski through the rear seat armrest.

Do I need to cut the back panel to achieve it or remove the backpanel altogether?

I am investigating access the boot from the rear seat in case if I disconnect the battery negative terminal and unable to open the boot to reconnect the battery negative terminal.
 

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If you don't have folding rear seats, I'm afraid it is impossible to access the boot from the rear seat.

There is a ski bag option but for the W211 it only comes as an add on option for folding rear seats (unlike for the 221 where the ski bag alone exists, but there is no folding rear seat option). But the ski bag opening is too small for anyone to enter the boot. Better keep the mechanical lock of the boot in good condition.
 

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If you don't have folding rear seats, I'm afraid it is impossible to access the boot from the rear seat.

There is a ski bag option but for the W211 it only comes as an add on option for folding rear seats (unlike for the 221 where the ski bag alone exists, but there is no folding rear seat option). But the ski bag opening is too small for anyone to enter the boot. Better keep the mechanical lock of the boot in good condition.
I thought I read it somewhere it needs the battery to work.

I won't like to try it without ascertain I can access the boot from the rear seat. If you look careful there are screws on the rear seat backpanel and the whole panel can be removed.
 

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I thought I read it somewhere it needs the battery to work.

I won't like to try it without ascertain I can access the boot from the rear seat. If you look careful there are screws on the rear seat backpanel and the whole panel can be removed.
The battery can be totally flat but the boot still opens with the mechanical key, not with the remote (assuming the lock works).

I have not looked at the rear seat that accurately, indeed if you remove some panels, it may be possible to access the boot. The screws just have to be on the correct side etc.
 

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The battery can be totally flat but the boot still opens with the mechanical key, not with the remote (assuming the lock works).

I have not looked at the rear seat that accurately, indeed if you remove some panels, it may be possible to access the boot. The screws just have to be on the correct side etc.
The backseat is a complete unit but the manual said it foldable. Mine is 2005 model.

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I made a topic about folding seats. My friends $17k Honda has foldable seats and ski hole and the option on $50k Mercedes is very rare :crybaby2:. If you do a search you will find a picture of folding seats taken from the trunk (boot ;))
It is pretty visible where the seat split.
 

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We special ordered our E350 with this option as well as all the others except the wood wheel and the pano roof. Too hot for the wood and worry about it getting scratched. The panoramic roof was tougher but we worried about it being problematic and had read about the tendency to rattle. When we ordered the car the dealer searched and they have a really big inventory. He was surprised at our definition of loaded. We both like gadgets and my wife has a thing about blanks where buttons should be. There are a few blanks for things that were not available on the 350. Such is life. We tend to keep our cars a long time and not buy off the lot, figuring we should get exactly what we want if we're paying that much for a car. For us this was a huge investment and can't afford to trade it in after a year or two. No offense to those that can, just a little or a lot of envy.
 

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Going to have to use your diamond ring to scratch one of these steering wheels methinks.

Whatever the case, the full leather wheel is much more easily damaged.
 

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...and nobody here wears a wedding ring? Couldn't resist.
 
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