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Old 04-15-2012, 02:11 AM
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Some say the RWD Mercedes CLS (1st gen) is what a modern Jaguar should look like, now they are adapting the CLS styling on a smaller FWD proportioned car.

This reminds me of the Jaguar X-Type, it was a small FWD proportioned car with the styling from a larger RWD proportioned car (XJ).

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2014 CLA-Class Spotted with Less Camo







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Old 05-19-2012, 05:43 AM
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Ugly cars and confusing names. What has happened to Mercedes?
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Wait...

...WHAT?
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I think it looks good so far. I'm really interested to see how this is priced.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:53 PM
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Ugly cars and confusing names. What has happened to Mercedes?
They're showing the same "leadership" as they did at Chrysler when they took a thriving company and saddled it with poorly considered products with terrible styling.

I don't understand why their coupesedans have to have the saggy butt treatment. Is their influence coming from toddlers with full diapers?
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:19 PM
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This will look fine. I saw the concept and it was shockingly small in person. Very pretty though. Nothing really groundbreaking. Kinda makes me with Audi would do a tiny A7 though...

The thing I wonder about is the interior. M-B hasn't exactly been making class-leading interiors lately. The CLS interior is so drastically far behind the A7 and the 6-Series as to be absurd.

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The CLS interior is so drastically far behind the A7 and the 6-Series as to be absurd.
really?I wonder why they keep falling in the "mediocre interior" pit so frequently. Its especially strange given how their smaller offerings, like the B-Class and now the A-Class are being praised for the interior design and quality.
The new CLS is quite the rare sight here where i live. Yet the first generation seemed to be almost as popular as the CLK. In contrast its the new E-Class Coupe which seems to be the biggest seller alongside the massively popular C-Class.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:15 PM
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The CLS interior is not a BAD interior. It's quite high quality when taken by itself. It's when comparing it to the competition that things begin to go a bit pear-shaped for the Merc. Things like buttons, nobs, plastic texturing, wood treatments, and even the graphics on their screens are a few steps behind Audi and BMW. Design is of course always subjective but there is a level of detailing Merc leaves out. It's only something you'd notice having been in the other two cars though.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:24 AM
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The CLS interior is not a BAD interior. It's quite high quality when taken by itself. It's when comparing it to the competition that things begin to go a bit pear-shaped for the Merc. Things like buttons, nobs, plastic texturing, wood treatments, and even the graphics on their screens are a few steps behind Audi and BMW. Design is of course always subjective but there is a level of detailing Merc leaves out. It's only something you'd notice having been in the other two cars though.
Their HVAC knobs are worse then almost all the other car manufacturers in the US.
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