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Old 04-29-2016, 07:40 AM
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now that is one find ;)

Looks kind of too well done for a mule, but then again, who knows. Could be a skunk works special for the Sultan of Brunei (he has a lot of special Mercedes') or comparable "not exactly living on social welfare person".

If a mule, my guess is SL, it is the oldest Merc (apart from the G-Class, which is "slightly" older then the rest of, well, nearly everything human kind knows)and not selling, proportions/size would fit. Aston mules used to have Aston bodies, even teh Merc related DB1, so I don't think it's that.

Probably Mercedes is even reviving the SLC (the 2+2 fixed hard top SL form the 70ies), in which case I'd also love to see the return of the chromed side louvres ;)
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:32 AM
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Not sure why this would be testing and E class coupe since that model is already testing in full production form.

http://www.motor1.com/news/62376/mer...ew-spy-photos/

it could be the next SL, whatever it is, merc or someone put a lot of effort to make it so the average person wouldn't know it is a prototype.


More photos with the license not blurred up
http://www.motor1.com/news/62399/mys...e-the-next-sl/
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Was reading a review of the facelifted SL in Autoweek, and the last paragraph was very interesting....

"Whatís next for the SL? Scheer wasnít about to divulge all the modelís future plans, but between smiles and a few hints, he did suggest that the next SL will lose weight, likely through generous use of carbon fiber; it could also return to a roomier two-plus-two seating configuration."

http://autoweek.com/article/drive-re...#ixzz47OChMMRL
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Something unknown testing with a pacifica, rear lights similar to the pacifica's. The rims seem like rims on the portal concept but in production form. Feels small for a 300 replacement, unless it's a completely different brand and not a chrysler.

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/06/wha...here-next.html
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:57 AM
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Something unknown testing with a pacifica, rear lights similar to the pacifica's. The rims seem like rims on the portal concept but in production form. Feels small for a 300 replacement, unless it's a completely different brand and not a chrysler.

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/06/wha...here-next.html
Replacing the 300 and 200 with a car in between them in size could make sense. The current 300 is "too big" for some buyers and the 200 was definitely "too small" relative to its competition.

Chrysler doesn't need 2 sedans and a large one doesn't make much sense, so a new Chrysler on the Giorgio platform would be nice.

Give them two near-premium crossovers one off the Pacifica (large) and one off the Stelvio (smaller) and you'd have an OK brand to sell alongside Jeep.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:14 AM
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Replacing the 300 and 200 with a car in between them in size could make sense. The current 300 is "too big" for some buyers and the 200 was definitely "too small" relative to its competition.

Chrysler doesn't need 2 sedans and a large one doesn't make much sense, so a new Chrysler on the Giorgio platform would be nice.

Give them two near-premium crossovers one off the Pacifica (large) and one off the Stelvio (smaller) and you'd have an OK brand to sell alongside Jeep.
Making a larger 200 replacing both it and the 300 could be interesting, I just don't feel this car is based of the Giorgio platform, from the FWD like proportions. I also wonder ho replacing the 300 with a FWD like "Me too" Avalon would work out for those who bought the 300 for what it looks lke (IMO the majority of non fleet customers did exactly that).

Could this be their "foreign built" 200 replacement? A few days ago we saw some refreshed Geely sedan, with some Volvo tech underneath, that could fit this proportion wise.
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Something unknown testing with a pacifica, rear lights similar to the pacifica's. The rims seem like rims on the portal concept but in production form. Feels small for a 300 replacement, unless it's a completely different brand and not a chrysler.

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/06/wha...here-next.html
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