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Some information on accessories--it's obviously a big profit center for MB and dealers. Dealer margin is 25 to almost 30%. The accessory list--

Exterior Appearnace
-5 spoke alloy 8Jx18 et60, 255/55R18
-6 spoke alloy 8Jx19 et60, 255/50R19
-Wheel locks
-Rear spoiler - primer
-Tubular stainless steel grille guard (staggered launch MY06)
-Tublar stainless steel side step bars (April 05)
-Front skid plate - stainless steel
-Rear skid plate, stainless steel
-Chrome loading sill
-Chrome grille (sst w/ chroming) (V8 standard)
-Chrome trunk handle
-Chrome door handle protectors

Interior appearance
-Blue illuminated door sills - Black, grey or Dark Jave Blue base
-Wood (Burl Walnut)/Leather steering wheel - Black, Grey, or Dark Java Blue
-Sheepskin seat insert - Black, grey or beige

Utility & Roof Rack Products
-Trailer hitch
-Hitch-mounted bike rack (2 bikes)
-Hitch-mounted extension for 3rd bike
-Basic roof carrier
-Storage bag for basic carrier
-Bicycle carrier
-Ski & snowboard rack - New
-Sports & luggage carrier - Small, medium, large
-Ski rack insert for small luggage carrier
-Luggage set for small luggage carrier

Cargo Management
-Cargo tray
-Cargo box (for cargo tray)
-Integrated cargo management system
-Reversible trunk mat - Black, beige, grey
-Wire mesh divider - Top, bottom, partition
-Floor net
-Side net
-Rear net (behind rear seats)
-Cargo divider net
-Collapsible shopping crate

Vehicle Care & Protection
-All season floor mats - Black, beige, grey
-Molded floor tray - Black, beige, grey
-Mud flaps - Front, rear (sets of 2)
-UVS-100(tm) sundhade
-Rear seat cover

Electronics/Telematics
-Tele Aid (Option code 359)
-Navigation/NavUpdate
-Hands free communication system (Motorola V600 or V710)
-Rear seat entertainment system (May 05)
-iPod integration
-SIRIUS satellite radio (Option code 022-factory install only)

Personal Accessories
-Miscellaneous
 

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Thanks Greg.

-Rear seat entertainment system (May 05)
That means it is dealer installed, correct? No need to wait for factory on this one I guess.

Did they have any photos of the these accessories? Like a pamphlet or flyer.
 

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AutoSaurus - 3/16/2005 6:21 AM

Thanks Greg.

-Rear seat entertainment system (May 05)
That means it is dealer installed, correct? No need to wait for factory on this one I guess.

Did they have any photos of the these accessories? Like a pamphlet or flyer.
Check your e-mail. Entertainment system is listed for 2.0 hours installation, and can be installed at the "marshalling yard" or dealer.
 

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Hello All,

Thanks for the information. This forum has been a wealth of information and it really helped me to make the correct decision - to go ahead and buy (sometime in April) my first MB - ML350 2006.

Greg,

Do you have price associated with the accessories. I was interestd in Ipod Integration Kit & Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System. I will be ordering my ML350 with following configuration:



ML350-2006
Black
Sunroof Package
Trim Package
IPod Integreation Kit
Rear-Seat DVD Entertaiment System (Does anyone have more details about this system, like screen size, wireless headphones and such...)
Trailer Hitch

Also, can someone tell me what is the Invoice Price of ML350 2006?

Hope it works out
 

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firstmb - 3/16/2005 11:51 AM

Do you have price associated with the accessories. I was interestd in Ipod Integration Kit & Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System.
iPod kit p/n: B6 782 4201 $ n/a yet

RSES: ~$1649 USD

Rear-Seat DVD Entertaiment System (Does anyone have more details about this system, like screen size, wireless headphones and such...)
Trailer Hitch
see attached screen shot I took

Also, can someone tell me what is the Invoice Price of ML350 2006?
Don't quote me on this as I don't have firm numbers yet but this should be close from my prior experiences with MB dealers. I've found it's normally 93% of MSRP.

ML350 $39,968
ML500 $45,105
These are w/o destination charges
 

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One thing I'd like to find out about the RSES is it a all-in-one design or is the DVD player located somewhere else and if so, where?
 

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Thanks a lot for the details. I really appreciate it.

But, don't you think 1649 is little bit high for RSES. Comparative models from Panasonic/Sony are around 1000$ installed.

Does it make any difference or create any problems by installing 3rd party systems. Does it invalidate Warranty for electrical systems by 3rd party installation.
 

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firstmb - 3/16/2005 1:12 PM

Thanks a lot for the details. I really appreciate it.

But, don't you think 1649 is little bit high for RSES. Comparative models from Panasonic/Sony are around 1000$ installed.

Does it make any difference or create any problems by installing 3rd party systems. Does it invalidate Warranty for electrical systems by 3rd party installation.
I don't set the prices. [xx(] jk

However, from my experience on my website http://www.siennaclub.org it seems pretty much inline with others. I do agree that aftermarket units are much cheaper and usually very easy to install and should not void the warranty. I have a two headrest mount system by Vizualogic now and it looks and works very nicely. I prefer the OEM look though.
 

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firstmb - 3/16/2005 9:51 AM
Greg,

Do you have price associated with the accessories. I was interestd in Ipod Integration Kit & Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System. I will be ordering my ML350 with following configuration:

Also, can someone tell me what is the Invoice Price of ML350 2006?
Congratulations-should be a good vehicle. As Jack says, the dealer accessory training manual lists the RSES at $1,649 + 2 hours labor. The only other price listed of note is for side step bars at $779. You might try to negotiate at cost or reduced cost for accessories when you order, but 50% of the dealers inital profit might come from them.

According to the same manual, the dealer profit margin on vehicles is 7%, but, there is also a 6% holdback paid quarterly
 
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