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Old 02-12-2018, 02:05 PM
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We have to remember that people who buy this level of cars do not care one bit about how it looks or the impression it makes. They care only that it has a V12, AWD, and AWS.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:37 PM
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I am a BMW design hater and a gimmick hater, but V12, AWD and AWS is not a gimmick, especially in this combination.
You'll be able to have W12, AWS and a better AWD in the new A8.
Then again if you value sportiness above anything else in this class Panamera Turbo is the obvious choice.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:02 PM
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We have to remember that people who buy this level of cars do not care one bit about how it looks or the impression it makes. They care only that it has a V12, AWD, and AWS.
Buyers of those cars (or German Car Fans?) complain Lexus LS is slow and lacks HP.

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You'll be able to have W12, AWS and a better AWD in the new A8.
A W12 is not a balanced and smooth as a V12, and the 'mid-'front placement has enough space for the longer engine.

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Old 07-09-2018, 05:38 AM
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Nothing new, exterior-wise, but a first look at a (mostly hidden) interior. Looks like there's some big changes coming inside....

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/i...-benz-s-class/

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Old 07-09-2018, 05:46 AM
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Nothing new, exterior-wise, but a first look at a (mostly hidden) interior. Looks like there's some big changes coming inside....

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/i...-benz-s-class/
welcomed changes. never like the look of one giant block of screen. looks good in the new G wagon but not elegant enough for an S Class. should give it the Maybach concept headlights.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:12 PM
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I was hoping the sagging poopie diaper look would go away.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:02 AM
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A W12 is not a balanced and smooth as a V12,
is this true?
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:53 AM
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is this true?
Yes it is true. You have two rattly VR6s rattling together.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:47 AM
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Yes it is true. You have two rattly VR6s rattling together.
Indeed, it isn't even a proper W12 (that would be 3 inline 4s); a normal V12 is balanced because it combines two in itself super balanced inline 6s. The W12 was always a compromise between reusing many existing VR6 parts and packaging (it lives ahead of the front axle in all but the new Continental), and as a result is not the best 12 cylinder out there, actually quite the opposite.
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Interior spied looking closer to production-ready, with a HUGE center touchscreen. Looks like the next-gen of MB's interiors will be quite different from their current design trend:



https://www.carscoops.com/2019/02/20...ipad-pro-12-9/
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