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Old 11-14-2015, 07:41 PM
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Default 2017 Mercedes Benz S (facelift)

Looks like they are getting a facelifted S ready for next year reveal. Reworked headlights, new steering wheel, bumpers and grille.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/11511121...the-first-time

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Old 11-14-2015, 11:20 PM
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And the dumb falling character line that makes the rear of the car look droopy is retained...
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:38 PM
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Looks like they are getting a facelifted S ready for next year reveal. Reworked headlights, new steering wheel, bumpers and grille.
Thank God for the revised steering wheel! Not sure what they were smoking when they developed the current one (which I'm sure is amazing from a craftsmanship perspective but is SO ugly....).

Headlights look like they have "triple" eyebrows now?

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Old 11-15-2015, 02:52 PM
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I sincerely doubt anyone would have noticed the facelift if they don't bother putting that minimal camouflage on it. Going for attention I guess....
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new shots showing uncovered head and taillights and thankfully, a new steering wheel:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...mage=100597069
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Another "why bother" refresh. It's still the greatest, but standing still is not good.
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Another "why bother" refresh. It's still the greatest, but standing still is not good.
Yeah, and I assume that they're updating the autonomous driving functions so that it's not outdone by the E-Class....
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Another "why bother" refresh. It's still the greatest, but standing still is not good.
Mercedes is very good at using subtle facelifts to drastically modernize the looks of a car. the last S class and current GLS are probably the best examples. when the rest of the market seems to release "why bother" brand new models, I think Mercedes is still ahead of the curve.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:52 PM
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Mercedes is very good at using subtle facelifts to drastically modernize the looks of a car.
Really? I actually usually really dislike most of MB's facelifts b/c I think the car looks less harmonious when next-gen design cues are added. The only exceptions are the SL and the last E-Class (both of which I thought were embarrassingly hideous when introduced).
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Mercedes is very good at using subtle facelifts to drastically modernize the looks of a car. the last S class and current GLS are probably the best examples. when the rest of the market seems to release "why bother" brand new models, I think Mercedes is still ahead of the curve.
How is the change in look in any way "drastic" when it is so "subtle" that it is unnoticed? Drastic subtlety is an oxymoron or damnation by faint praise. That kind of oxymoron would be like saying "Sally is so great at being a prostitute that she demonstrates how pure and chaste she is."

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