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Old 03-24-2017, 11:02 AM
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It looks fantastic in this rendering (didn't really like the black roof of the concept), however rear visibility will be abysmal, the kink in the windowline should move a handlength back at least, it looks like the rendering is fitting the spyshots though in that regard, so function seems to follow form :/

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Old 03-24-2017, 06:19 PM
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It looks fantastic in this rendering (didn't really like the black roof of the concept), however rear visibility will be abysmal, the kink in the windowline should move a handlength back at least, it looks like the rendering is fitting the spyshots though in that regard, so function seems to follow form :/
I actually think the spy shots show less of a dense pillar than the concept and rendering. The article mentions it too.

Another thing I'm noticing is the roof is more streamlined and sloped than the concept in the back. The tail lights look like they are at less as steep of an angle.
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Old 03-25-2017, 02:06 AM
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Y'all got better eyes than I do b/c, btw the cladding and the swirl-y camo, I still don't think I can really make out the D-pillar! The basic shape and proportions are certainly good, although I think nearly all cars in this class (aside from the X1) suffer from too little of a rear overhang (so they all look like lifted hatchbacks.... which is what they essentially are). I imagine the interior will be class-leading, based on the Lynk & Co.

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any hatchback or regular sedan/estate in the C/D segment is basically sold with massive discounts - often 25/30% - from day one, no matter the badge
Fascinating. My understanding is that the U.S. buyers of the Mercedes E-class wagon are among the company's most wealthy buyers. It's a small market, but the buyers are apparently extremely loyal. i think it's sort of a weird halo car for them here, actually.

Of course, it has no competition in the U.S. (aside from the upcoming V90).
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