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Old 04-25-2018, 01:16 PM
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It also would've given more people a reason not to get a C-Class, presumably.... So MB prob doesn't want it to be TOO wonderful so you feel like you have to upgrade to a more expensive MB....
It honestly would not surprise me if the A4/C/3 class merges into the A6/E/5 class leaving a car like the A Class sedan to become much more important than it is now. The Germans simply have too many sedans.

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Looking at the Maybach concept, the stubby tail might be Merc's next [ugly] thing, so better get used to it...
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:51 PM
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II edited your comment for clarity.
I was using it with sarcasm. I am aware how much you did love their previous "great design feature", the dropping butt...
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:37 AM
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/07/me...sedan-rest-us/

After the LWB sedan for China, now here is the regular length one for the rest of the world, with slightly better - but still very nose heavy - proportions;




Ofcourse, being a German premium car, there are fake exhausts, even on the AMG line model
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:16 PM
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It looks like LWB model should be the one made as the rear doors look cramped. The tail is also too stubby. Another 6 inches of tail would have dramatically improved the flow of the styling which is nice, but squished. The nose though is NOT abnormally heavy looking. This obliterates the ugly duckling CLA for looks, but why does Mercedes need two small, cramped sedans. Is the Renault Megane really that important for people to buy?
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:25 PM
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amazing how premium looking this segment is getting, inside and out. can't wait to never see another CLA again.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:25 PM
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amazing how premium looking this segment is getting, inside and out. can't wait to never see another CLA again.
But I thought America was getting a next-gen CLA?

Not a fan of the tailights, but I actually think the car is pretty handsome overall. I like that it's less curvaceous than all the other MB sedans.

I sort of do wonder if there will be some paring of the sedan model lines in the future. Even when sedans sold well, would there have been a need for an A-, C-, E-, and S-Class? I feel like the next gen A might get bigger, while the C- and E- get replaced w/ something that lies between the two.
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It is my understanding that...

A Class takes over the price-leader spot.

CLA takes over the price-leader C Class spot.

C Class elevates slightly so that a price leader E Class is less necessary.
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Wonder if BMW will introduce a 1 series sedan now with the future model.
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This is pretty ugly; not that I'm a fan of this segment anyways.
These new headlights are abysmal and don't compliment the grill shape at all. Front end, as noted by others, is too long (or the rear is too short). That said, the interior is surprisingly attractive for the segment.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:38 AM
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Wonder if BMW will introduce a 1 series sedan now with the future model.
Ironically, I find the Chinese market 1 Series sedan much more compelling than the cramped and ridiculously overpriced 2 Series and yes...apples to oranges...but BMW has NOTHING to battle the ever-present Audi A3 and God knows the 2 Series is completely incapable in that respect.
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