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Old 10-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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I picked it up this morning in the rain. While my driving time has been limited, I like the car very much. There is a noticeable difference switching from comfort mode to sport. I'll post more details after I've driven it more, but I can comment on the B&O sound system. I think it sounds very very good. It's terrible with satellite, but very good with an ipod or CD. I highly recommend it. Below are some pictures.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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Looks good!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM
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congrats!

Its night and day difference between sport and comfort+ mode in my 2013 car as well. Feels like two completely different cars.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM
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Nice pics. Congrats!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:00 PM
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It could be the reflection but are your grille slats black or chrome ? It does look black...but all 550's are chrome/satin combo..
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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It could be the reflection but are your grille slats black or chrome ? It does look black...but all 550's are chrome/satin combo..
Unfortunately, they are chrome, and I can't switch them out with black ones because of the night vision camera that's stuck on the grille.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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Unfortunately, they are chrome, and I can't switch them out with black ones because of the night vision camera that's stuck on the grille.
I want to switch mine out but not sure which grille to get.....but not all black.

Congrats on the car. Looks great!
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