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Old 05-28-2018, 03:44 PM
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/05/me...oms-next-year/

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Still looking a bit like a FWD GLK; Definitely not the smaller G-Class that was initially rumored....
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:47 PM
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Huge disappointment. It really needed the small G Class styling.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:09 PM
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Are they still winter testing in sweden? I feel the winter testing season is over up there for this half of the year.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:13 PM
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Still looking a bit like a FWD GLK; Definitely not the smaller G-Class that was initially rumored....
I think it's a bit more graceful than the GLK (which I thought was profoundly weird looking).

I think anything about this being a mini G-Class was simply MB "leaking" that information to stir up interest. They told journalists that the current C-Class coupe would be even better looking than the S-Class coupe, and I think the C-Class coupe isn't anywhere near as attractive (and is likely MB's weakest current styling effort).
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:41 AM
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I think it's a bit more graceful than the GLK (which I thought was profoundly weird looking).

I think anything about this being a mini G-Class was simply MB "leaking" that information to stir up interest. They told journalists that the current C-Class coupe would be even better looking than the S-Class coupe, and I think the C-Class coupe isn't anywhere near as attractive (and is likely MB's weakest current styling effort).
Likely the rumor came form some internal sources, but I don't understand this as little as some of those exaggerated teaser sketches (especially looking at Hyundai, Kia and VAG there). Why build up high expectations that will not be met then?

Personally I liked the GLK's styling somehow, it was different, and boxy plus RWD proportions look better than this "soft box on a slightly too small FWD chassis". Let#s hope there is still some grace hiding under that camo...

Whilst I agree that the c-Class coupe is nowhere near as good lookingh as teh S-Class (main problem IMO is that it looks somehow too small for it#s design language, which works brilliantly on the large coupe), but the weakest design? I'd argue that GLE coupe with it#s weird hump, the CLA and the new A-Class sedan certainly are way more quantifiable for that title...
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:14 AM
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but the weakest design? I'd argue that GLE coupe with it#s weird hump, the CLA and the new A-Class sedan certainly are way more quantifiable for that title...
When I wrote "current," I meant of the designs following the current design ethos (so 2015 S-Class forward). I consider the GLE/GLS/CLA to all be part of the older design language. ;) I found most of the last gen cars to be quite quite ungainly (although I thought the previous C-Class was fine, if a bit cheap looking).

I actually think the new A-sedan looks decent (and much like a slightly smaller C-Class w/ an overly aggressive front end).
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:32 AM
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Huge disappointment. It really needed the small G Class styling.
agreed, a baby G would fly off the lots. This seems like a b class with some cladding.
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Old 05-29-2018, 03:43 PM
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should've been a Mercedes Jeep Wrangler, not a Mercedes Jeep Renegade.
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Burn FWD SUVs/CUVs!
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Burn FWD SUVs/CUVs!
How is that even remotely a rational statement?
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