According to Auto Spies, MB may have actually heard the grumblings. Some of you may have already seen this, but this is what AS has reported:
"On a positive note, this will be the last Mercedes Benz car [CLK] designed to a budget. In order to achieve a fixed cost, corners were cut (current C and S classes are a prime example). Cheap materials in the area all drivers see the most - inside the car. From the forthcoming replacement S-Class, and on all subsequent models, the focus will be on quality, refinement and engineering."
Sounds good, but I will have to see it to believe it.
1992 190E 2.6L