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Old 04-18-2017, 03:32 PM
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The rear end would be so much more sexy if it had horizontal tail lights instead of the ugly vertical ones that look tacked on. Mercedes has several models where the tail lights are pure art, and then you get to the sedans and it all goes into the crapper.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:27 PM
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The rear end would be so much more sexy if it had horizontal tail lights instead of the ugly vertical ones that look tacked on. Mercedes has several models where the tail lights are pure art, and then you get to the sedans and it all goes into the crapper.
Would have made more sense for the coupes and sedans to share tail lights instead of the coupes and the SUVs, as the new GLC and GLE Coupe essentially have C/E Coupe taillights and I'm sure the trend will continue. However, the S Class usually starts the new design direction for the sedans so we'll have to wait until 2021 to see what comes next for sedan design language.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:39 PM
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The dropping line simple kills the S Class for me. A pity. Just as the z-line kills the new 5 Series for me. Again a pity.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:17 PM
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The dropping line simple kills the S Class for me. A pity. Just as the z-line kills the new 5 Series for me. Again a pity.
It makes the S Class look heavy and lethargic whereas a rising line (and straight lower edge to the DLO) would make it look like it's powered forward.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:27 PM
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I think this is a useful improvement. The headlights were too large before, but they're about right now. I'd like to see a regular S without any appearance packages, though; those tend to be my favorites.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:56 PM
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I personally love the "droopy" tail design of most of the Merc sedan family and prefer it to the rear design language of their coupes / SUVs which I find at best yawn-inducing. The S-Class is quite lovely IMO.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:26 PM
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This face-lift proves that the S Class is still the "luxury standard of the world" :)
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:58 AM
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This face-lift proves that the S Class is still the "luxury standard of the world" :)
Care to elaborate? I mean I agree with you that the S Class remains the standard, but it's not appreciably restyled versus the one it replaces. I'm asking honestly. What do you see in the face lift that is so affirming?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:49 PM
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Care to elaborate? I mean I agree with you that the S Class remains the standard, but it's not appreciably restyled versus the one it replaces. I'm asking honestly. What do you see in the face lift that is so affirming?
Many different things..........but from an interior standpoint, it's way better across-the-board.

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-Keyless GO is now standard in all ranges (as it should be)
-Interior LED lighting now has more colors and themes
-Instrument Display is now one-piece floating glass unit
-No more cruise control stalk........which was a complaint by a number of Benz owners given that it was too close to the turn signal indicator stalk
-No more two-spoke clown-face steering wheel haha xD
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:07 AM
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Fair enough, but again--at a glance--the changes are pretty microscopic. The two dashboards look nearly identical until things are pointed out and it's my opinion that on a refresh, the refreshes should not be so subtle that they can easily go unnoticed. Great interior before and great interior now.
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