Aegean Blue 2005 SL500, Steel Grey 2012 ML450
ML550: AMG Sport Pkg is required option
dmmdio soid dkddh?
dmmdio soid dkddh?
You mean with the real star in the middle that actually sticks out a few mm? Why not just replace the star with the flat plastic Distronic cover like current MLs equipped with it?red308 said:They do not have pricing info yet.
However, I think I have put together an idea of why there is no Distronic available now. Probably because the launch edition appears to require the AMG Sport configuration.
Those of you familiar with Distronic know that the radar shoots out from behind the big Star logo in the grill. Well, the new AMG grill appears to be 3 dimensional and thus unable to allow the radar signals to pass throught it!!
I think once they are through with the launch edition production volume, then cars will be orderable without the AMG Sport option but with Distronic.
At least that is what I am hoping for.
Any others with more verifiable information?
I think that's exactly what he meant. For cars equipped with Distronic, they'll have a flat grille star made plasticky (non-3D). For cars that don't have it, you get the regular grille as you've shown above in the ML500 ML550 pictures (3D). See the difference between equipped CL and non-equipped CL and you'll see what he's talking about.revolt1112 said:what i meant to say was, i don't see how the star looks any different? the grille in fact looks identical to my car's.
and asianml's point is valid, the 'star' could have just been the way they did it on the CL or CLK - replace it with the "filled" version.
Hold up. I think you're getting things mixed up.revolt1112 said:i don't know about 2008, but at least for '07 the "321 AMG Package" didn't change the suspension at all. It's purely aesthetic.
i guess we were all saying the same thing, except i still don't see why it couldn't be offered on the 550. the star or grill didn't change between the '07 500 and the '08 550, yet Distronic was offered on the '07 500, with or without AMG package. See what I'm saying?