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      12-20-2019, 09:36 AM   #1
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New video: X7 vs GLS review by The Straight Pipes

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Can anyone comment on the problems they were having with the X7 lane-drifting too much using adaptive at highway speeds?
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You can set up how early the lane keeping assist to react. The issue has been the automatic lane keeping or Assistant Pro is a little aggressive. I haven't had a lame drift issue. But BMW is contiously updating software for better/smoother response. I got an update yesterday during oil change that in addition to other software fixes it enhances lane keeping. At least that's what the notes say.
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A brave man specs an M3 or M5 in purple. A colour blind man specs an X7 in purple.

(disclaimer, my 850CSi is Daytona Violet)
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(disclaimer, my 850CSi is Daytona Violet)
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I watched the review and thought it was really well done.
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That purple is hideous!
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They didnít dive into interior quality at all. Thatís where every single Merc falls flat compared to BMW and Audi.

Sit in the GLS and youíll see more hard plastic in the cabin, notably on the lower half of the doors. The plastic beneath the seats isnít flush with the leather either. The Bimmer, even without Individual pkg, uses higher quality materials and is better built. Letís not forget that every GLS on a dealer lot has Mb Tex whereas BMW rarely stocks cars with fake leather.

Merc interiors are overrated. The designs are tacky especially at night, and the quality isnít there.
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I actuslly love the idea of random different colors. The purple is ballsy. Cool.
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Like the video. Don't like the color.
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They didn't dive into interior quality at all. That's where every single Merc falls flat compared to BMW and Audi.

Sit in the GLS and you'll see more hard plastic in the cabin, notably on the lower half of the doors. The plastic beneath the seats isn't flush with the leather either. The Bimmer, even without Individual pkg, uses higher quality materials and is better built. Let's not forget that every GLS on a dealer lot has Mb Tex whereas BMW rarely stocks cars with fake leather.

Merc interiors are overrated. The designs are tacky especially at night, and the quality isn't there.
But you'll get everyone who sees any Mercedes' interior and think it's high quality and better than BMW/Audi because it has overly bright ambient lighting and dual screens. The design may be pretty but sit in any current Mercedes and it's easy to tell that it isn't better than any comparable BMW.
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They didn't dive into interior quality at all. That's where every single Merc falls flat compared to BMW and Audi.

Sit in the GLS and you'll see more hard plastic in the cabin, notably on the lower half of the doors. The plastic beneath the seats isn't flush with the leather either. The Bimmer, even without Individual pkg, uses higher quality materials and is better built. Let's not forget that every GLS on a dealer lot has Mb Tex whereas BMW rarely stocks cars with fake leather.

Merc interiors are overrated. The designs are tacky especially at night, and the quality isn't there.
But you'll get everyone who sees any Mercedes' interior and think it's high quality and better than BMW/Audi because it has overly bright ambient lighting and dual screens. The design may be pretty but sit in any current Mercedes and it's easy to tell that it's better than any comparable BMW.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
Agreed! Better off just doing gloss black and calling it a day.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
Agreed! Better off just doing gloss black and calling it a day.
It's an X7. Make it neon green and put LED's in it.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
Agreed! Better off just doing gloss black and calling it a day.
It's an X7. Make it neon green and put LED's in it.
You spelled British Racing Green wrong
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
Agreed! Better off just doing gloss black and calling it a day.
It's an X7. Make it neon green and put LED's in it.
You spelled British Racing Green wrong
Purple and BRG would certainly be a sight.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
To this day, I have no idea why BMW decided to abandon the body-coloured side mirrors and replaced it with black or cerium grey to match the grilles. This was a change for the sake of making a change and was no way required.
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
To this day, I have no idea why BMW decided to abandon the body-coloured side mirrors and replaced it with black or cerium grey to match the grilles. This was a change for the sake of making a change and was no way required.
Audi started it. Guess BMW felt obliged to copy. I don't like it on either.
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You can set up how early the lane keeping assist to react. The issue has been the automatic lane keeping or Assistant Pro is a little aggressive. I haven't had a lame drift issue. But BMW is contiously updating software for better/smoother response. I got an update yesterday during oil change that in addition to other software fixes it enhances lane keeping. At least that's what the notes say.
Also read this link:
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they probably have it set on early instead of reduced. In reduced it won't react until you're basically crossing the line from 20k miles of experience in my X5
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Any bold color like that purple does not work with that cerium gray
Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
Agreed! Better off just doing gloss black and calling it a day.
It's an X7. Make it neon green and put LED's in it.
You spelled British Racing Green wrong
you spelled Alpina Green wrong I can't wait to see it on an XB7. Alpina offers some beautiful colors, meaning just the green. Their blue is also nice but not nearly as special.
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Cerium gray doesn't work period. I don't understand why BMW insists on using it, looks more like copper and gets water stains easily.
I agree.

On my configuration, the only thing left in cerium is going to be the "X7" and "M50i" labels.
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