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Offline Packard

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2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« on: April 13, 2021, 04:43 PM »
I was doing some online shopping yesterday.  I came across this option listed on a S-Class Mercedes that stickered at $131,870.00.



REQUIRED OPTION

SLATE HIGH-GLOSS POPLAR WOOD TRIM


Poplar for wood trim in a car that costs over $100,000.00?  I would expect some fancy burl, not some poplar that I can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. 



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Offline squall_line

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 04:57 PM »
I just had to look...

It appears that Poplar is the "base" wood trim.  Burl maple is also a $0 option.

Piano black lacquer wood is an $800 option, they could put almost any wood they want under it.  Ash is also an $800 option.

Who knew?

Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 05:54 PM »
Just goes to show ya how much building materials pricing has increased in the past year  [tongue]

Offline Svar

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 08:29 PM »
Just goes to show ya how much building materials pricing has increased in the past year  [tongue]
That's why I went with particle board trim on my S-class. Couldn't afford MDF.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 08:35 PM by Svar »

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 08:48 PM »
Just goes to show ya how much building materials pricing has increased in the past year  [tongue]
That's why I went with particle board trim on my S-class. Couldn't afford MDF.
Yeah I went with OSB on my Bentley....


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Offline Alex

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 01:32 AM »
You bunch of paupers, I got walnut for my Lada.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 06:45 AM »
I had cypress trim in my HUMVEE. That way if I left the top down and it rained or when driving through 3 feet of water it wouldn't ruin the trim.  [big grin]
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Offline mino

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2021, 07:29 AM »
Most likely about the desired color as poplar is very mild when in its natural color.

But still kinda funny.
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Offline JeremyH.

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 07:51 AM »
It's probably painted and or covered in so many layers of finish it's unrecognizable.

Now my mother's bed made of poplar that I told her not to get... is showing a healthy amount of predictable impressions.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2021, 08:50 AM »
My Subaru has a high-grade burl plastic inlay.  Hard to get better than that, and it will never warp, shrink, stink, or fly apart at the seams.   [big grin]
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Re: 2021 Mercedes S-Class wood trim
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 12:45 PM »
I was doing some online shopping yesterday.  I came across this option listed on a S-Class Mercedes that stickered at $131,870.00.



REQUIRED OPTION

SLATE HIGH-GLOSS POPLAR WOOD TRIM


Poplar for wood trim in a car that costs over $100,000.00?  I would expect some fancy burl, not some poplar that I can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.

Virtually guaranteed to crack and need replacement too - at least in North America. 8 of 8 panels in my last two Mercedes' cracked.

Don't know why they even offer it.

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