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Old 05-15-2013, 01:26 PM
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Looks great in black with the AMG package but I'm still not the biggest fan of the interior. It have one of the most horrible steering wheels I've ever seen.

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certainly some overly fussy details but beautiful overall. the steering wheel should be better on AMG models. interior is pretty awesome otherwise, and looks more upscale than some Bentleys. the LCD gauge cluster isn't as bad as I thought it'd be, although still prefer analog on anything this high end.

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 PM
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Love the exterior, exactly what an S-class should look like. Interior is good but I find A8's interior much more appealing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:51 PM
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Damn what an epic video:
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:56 PM
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Seems that this "new" S-Class isn't as new as Mercedes-Benz would have us believe. Apparently the type approval process in Germany involved simply amending the type approval issued for the previous W221 model, implying that this is nothing more than a reskin and a new interior sitting on top of a largely unaltered platform.

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:45 AM
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Seems that this "new" S-Class isn't as new as Mercedes-Benz would have us believe. Apparently the type approval process in Germany involved simply amending the type approval issued for the previous W221 model, implying that this is nothing more than a reskin and a new interior sitting on top of a largely unaltered platform.

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Well, that is not that much of a shock. The W221 is still one of the best luxury vehicles, and it is not uncommon to use a platform for 2 or even 3 generations. Rarely is a model really 100% all new, and if, like with the VW MQB platform, cost saving is more often the reason than actually making it better for the benefit of the customer...
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Seems that this "new" S-Class isn't as new as Mercedes-Benz would have us believe. Apparently the type approval process in Germany involved simply amending the type approval issued for the previous W221 model, implying that this is nothing more than a reskin and a new interior sitting on top of a largely unaltered platform.

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I don't see why not using the under pinnings and some of the base chassis would be an issue. It's rock solid and passes all the safety tests with ease and is the right size. So why not continue with it. I'm surprised many more companies aren't doing the same thing.
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Just to add, the S-Class, again is a winner.
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