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.
Originally Posted by mick78
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).