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Old 06-11-2005, 09:39 PM
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w221 interior pictures

http://germancarfans.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=15563

Much worse than I feared.

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Old 06-11-2005, 09:52 PM
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Huh? I-Drive in a Merc? and the steering wheel emblem is hideous, in my opinion!
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:35 PM
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It has a &^&*(^(*( I drive knob I'll wait for the W222 no thanks.

It is hard to judge from dark pics, I'll have to wait until I can sit in it.
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:47 PM
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...design cues from Buick.
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:06 PM
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Well I think the steering wheel emblem is disguised... for obvious reasons.

I'm convinced these guys have lost it...hope they sell a million of them 'cause they need to keep stocking parts for my w1XX cars...

--Anyone remember the ad MB ran a few years ago: "Idrive? No, you drive." or something to that effect?
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:09 PM
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Wanna take some bets on how long that dashboard clock will work?
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:57 AM
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gearshifter on the steering column?
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:09 AM
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Can't say that I hate it... but there's something strange about the interior. Not really that "mercedes-ish" anymore. The dash is too big... and the buttons where you normally find on the AC panel area is now BEHIND the gear shifter. The only thing that I like about the interior is the steering wheel and seats. The other parts I believe need a vast improvement. Very plain looking with the command system gone(unless its moved up onto the dash, which IMO is stupid.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:06 AM
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That clock reminds me of the Masers. Doesn't quite fit in with the 21stC i-Drive.

I was thinkin the same thang, the clock never worked on them either.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:57 PM
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Like someone already said, it is too Buickish!

Looks like the interior belongs in a boat!
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Will they all come with the no smoking sticker on the dash?
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Will someone please answer my question as to why most manufacturers feel the need to have an oversized seemingly eight foot long dashboard that extends from the A-Pillar to the instrument cluster? It just makes forward visibility non-existent, is terrible for glare, it's ugly, and is wasted space.

I'd say the car I have my hopes up for is the Bentley Flying Spur. It's the first car in maybe a decade that I have actually fallen in love with at first site. Too bad I couldn't say "PARTS WILL BE CHEAP, AIR SHOCKS NOT SPRINGS, WILL LAST 500K MILES TROUBLE FREE FOR 30 YEARS".

Heck, what can you expect for a car that was disguised using a W220 mockup costume. It MEANS that perhaps the Bentley will be the next OLD WORLD MB S-Class we can look forward to.

I see potential in VW products and their respective automotive branches. I like their product.

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I like the interior about as much as I would like a case of syphillis. 'nuff said.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:39 PM
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http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6050614.001

Here's the exterior..
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:59 PM
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Another thought...

How long will it be before we look back on the good ol' W220 days... you know, 'the last real S-Class'?

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