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Mercedes-Benz S class facelift (Official Pictures)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by hypersonic, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. bigbjorn

    bigbjorn Senior member

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    Audi may have an available V-10, but you can get a turbocharged V-12 in an S-class.
    Sure, but the S65 bi-turbo V12 costs about 60% more than an S8.

    And that extended chrome character line on the front spoiler is among the most beastly things ever to escape from Sindelfingen. This thing is Cayenne-spec ugly. Bruno Sacco, where have you gone?
     


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    dropbeats Senior member

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    This shit is dope I love it and hate it at the same time. I love it becasuse its dope but I hate it because its fucking hard to steal. You have to get the keys.
     


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    those RIM's look like they came off a mitsubishi[​IMG]
     


  4. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    The S and the C look good. The E is now the ugly one. One is always ugly. However, only the Gelandewagen is gorgeous.

    The E is terrible, beyond terrible actually. G is great, I would love to have one as a daily. I'm curious what they do with the CLS. Hope it's nothing too sexy as I am not in the market right now to replace ours.
     


  5. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    The new Hyundai killed this look for Benz.
     


  6. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    ^ I was about to say, looks like a Hyundai. Good for laying low I suppose
     


  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The S8 is very nice, but it's also less car. Before, you could argue that the Audi interior was superior in quality, but this generation S-class's intererior is at least as good. Audi may have an available V-10, but you can get a turbocharged V-12 in an S-class.

    But Audi also has the W12. I'm not a fan of Audi but I do admire the Audi A8 in the V10 and W12.
     


  8. Dragon

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    I`m surprised they decided to copy the Audi lamp design. Usually MB are the ones coming up with innovative lamp designs (which everyone else copies), but now it`s the other way around.
     


  9. JayJay

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    I`m surprised they decided to copy the Audi lamp design. Usually MB are the ones coming up with innovative lamp designs (which everyone else copies), but now it`s the other way around.
    MB must have run out of ideas. This surprises me, too.
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know if it's fair to say MB copied Audi's LED headlights. LED headlights are new technology; Audi implemented them first. Is there another way MB could have implemented them without looking like what Audi did? It seems to me more a matter of technology and less a matter of style.
     


  11. satorstyle

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    Like the interior changes, exterior is ok. Much better looking then the former generation, though some the details look tacked on. I prefer the A8L for my style, low key with a lot of bang for the buck.
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    My biggest criticism of the exterior design is that the rear doors cut into the rear pontoons. If they had to design the doors that way to be practical, they should not have made the pontoons smaller.

    Otherwise, I think the exterior is great. The lines are powerful and economical--no scalloped amoeba headlights like everyone else is doing these days and which were on the old S-class.
     


  13. nate10184

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    Can someone describe what they changed? Other than headlights it looks about the same to me. Are the fenders wider or is it just the angle of the pic?
     


  14. acidboy

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    when will the BAPE model come out?
     


  15. Dakota rube

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    Must've come out of the same design shop as the 2010 Taurus. [​IMG]
     


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