keylimesoda
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Delivery Date: 28 Dec 2013

White leather interior

Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:28 am

I was ready to buy a 2016 SL, but I couldn't get past how dark the black leather interior looked.

A white leather interior would be gorgeous, and a real differentiator in the segment.

KillaWhat
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:15 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2012
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania

Re: White leather interior

Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:27 pm

As an early adopter, my interior choices were "Recycled Milk container off white fabric ", and.... No, That was it.

I figured this was going to be my daily driver, and that soon-to-be-filthy fabric was not what I wanted.
I took it to the local upholstery place, and had "Dove Gray" leather installed throughout.

Doors, seats, center all of it.
Matches really well.

4 years and it still looks good.

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Black SL Delivered 3/14/2012
7.2Kw Charging w/Brusa
Leather Interior
Rosewood Dash
JUKE 17" Wheel Upgrade w/225-45-17 Michelin MXM4 Tires
Horn Upgrade
Infinity 63.9i Speaker Upgrade
WattsLeft Meter System
LED High Beams
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TimLee
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Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: White leather interior

Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:57 pm

Very nice. Cost?

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

KillaWhat
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Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2012
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania

Re: White leather interior

Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:31 pm

TimLee wrote:Very nice. Cost?


Oh ridiculous cost :D
But I was in love........
Black SL Delivered 3/14/2012
7.2Kw Charging w/Brusa
Leather Interior
Rosewood Dash
JUKE 17" Wheel Upgrade w/225-45-17 Michelin MXM4 Tires
Horn Upgrade
Infinity 63.9i Speaker Upgrade
WattsLeft Meter System
LED High Beams
Carkit NAV Override

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JimSouCal
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Re: White leather interior

Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:42 am

KillaWhat wrote:
TimLee wrote:Very nice. Cost?


Oh ridiculous cost :D
But I was in love........
Ha! I put grey leather in my 2011, along with the rubber style floor mats, as a tactical move... Even with 2 bars down, another one soon to fall... So far also vey pleased--driver side slightly more worn in than passenger and back, but pretty good. Love is as love does... ;)

DanCar
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Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:00 am
Delivery Date: 10 Mar 2013
Location: SF Bay area, 94043

Re: White leather interior

Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:51 am

keylimesoda wrote:I was ready to buy a 2016 SL, but I couldn't get past how dark the black leather interior looked.

A white leather interior would be gorgeous, and a real differentiator in the segment.
Agree. Tan or white would be so much better for hot weather climates like Phoenix.

TimLee
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Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: White leather interior

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:47 am

DanCar wrote:... Agree. Tan or white would be so much better for hot weather climates like Phoenix.

Better everywhere.
When 2013 came out with leather I would have traded in my 2011.
But between black leather and the stupid change to foot operated parking brake I could not stomach the change.
So still driving my 2011 since May 17, 2011.
Getting new free battery today :D
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Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

KillaWhat
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Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2012
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania

Re: White leather interior

Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:50 pm

But between black leather and the stupid change to foot operated parking brake I could not stomach the change.


I confess I would feel more secure with a nice old fashioned manual brake lever between the seats.
With everything dependent on that super-capacitor, a manual backup to stop would be nice.
Black SL Delivered 3/14/2012
7.2Kw Charging w/Brusa
Leather Interior
Rosewood Dash
JUKE 17" Wheel Upgrade w/225-45-17 Michelin MXM4 Tires
Horn Upgrade
Infinity 63.9i Speaker Upgrade
WattsLeft Meter System
LED High Beams
Carkit NAV Override

GerryAZ
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Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: White leather interior

Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:19 am

KillaWhat wrote:
But between black leather and the stupid change to foot operated parking brake I could not stomach the change.


I confess I would feel more secure with a nice old fashioned manual brake lever between the seats.
With everything dependent on that super-capacitor, a manual backup to stop would be nice.


Unfortunately, I had to replace the 2011. The dark black interior is HOT and I hate the foot-operated parking brake (the ratcheting on/off mechanism in the pedal is a joke). I had no trouble with the electric parking brake on the 2011, but have already had the mechanical parking brake repaired once and it will need adjusting when I go in for the next battery test in February. I would have preferred a light grey interior with light grey leather seats, but black is what you get if you want an SL.

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Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

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Nubo
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Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: White leather interior

Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:42 am

Looks great. I fail to understand the appeal of black interiors unless one is very messy and/or has pre-school children.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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