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Old 12-10-2017, 06:35 PM
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Mercedes-Benz releases the all-new CLS at LA Auto Show!

In case you missed it, Mercedes-Benz releases the all-new CLS at LA Auto Show and it is nothing but exemplary style. How do you think it will rival against its competition? Share your thoughts with us below.




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Old 12-11-2017, 11:48 AM
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since they put steering colum shifters,they look like old american cars,black wheels look like a 70s car with no hubcaps
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:20 PM
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The lines of the rear of the car leaves me somewhat cold. Not to crazy about the grill, either. They need to find some hot shot italian auto body designers......
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It needs a landau roof and wire-wheel hubcaps.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:33 PM
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This is prime evidence that Mercedes Benz has decided that it's target market shouldn't be exclusively comprised of men born before 1950.
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I guess it appeals to the fartcan/ricer crowd. To me it's just another nebulous vehicle of the jellybean variety. My thoughts are no doubt irrelevant to Mercedes marketing department as I'll never have the income to lease one. Undoubtedly the majority of "owners" will never be so nuts as to actually "buy" one instead of lease them either.

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:37 AM
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Just remember that those off-lease Mercedes eventually end up in the hands of Peachparts members...
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:04 PM
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I like it. Just not a fan of the satin/mat finish. Looks like someone forgot to finish the paint job. I want my car to sparkle.

The tech on the car is pretty cool. It will have a glass dash, Car to X communication (prepare for Husky/Spdrun rant), emergency braking, active collision avoidance, lane-change assistance, and adaptive cruise control. Very high tech car. Also it will have a straight 6 turbo 3l engine good for over 350hp.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:32 PM
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Some of the local benz heads tell it straight; Mercedes of yesteryear was built to a standard, today's benz is built to a price point. Gone are STEEL bumpers, nice interior wood trim, etc. Today they have a lot more plastic and are literally smaller than the corresponding model of yesteryear.

I've pulled my S class up next to a new S Class at a traffic light and the differences are readily apparent. The new S class is smaller with less metal.

STEEL and WEIGHT is KING.
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Just remember that those off-lease Mercedes eventually end up in the hands of Peachparts members...
Not this one. Good luck to them that do. They're gonna need it.

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Old 12-12-2017, 05:19 PM
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Not this one. Good luck to them that do. They're gonna need it.

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In the early 1980's, someone probably took a look at the 300SD with that unnecessary 5th cylinder and power windows, seats and A/C, and probably felt the same way.
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In the early 1980's, someone probably took a look at the 300SD with that unnecessary 5th cylinder and power windows, seats and A/C, and probably felt the same way.
Not remotely comparable and you know it. That 300SD was part of a long line of evolutionary development where cars were developed over a period of years using proven technology and models were run for 7 to 17 years without any significant changes because Mercedes Benz was a company apart who made their own rules and said competition be dammed.

Now they are a fairly standard looking jelly bean bending to the whims of fashion and packed full of ludicrous trouble prone gizmology which does exactly what to further the motoring experience no one can effectively state.

And the percentage of these things making upwards of 300K miles with monotonous regularity like 123's etc is going to be miniscule by comparison.

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I thoroughly enjoy driving the 95 E300 out at interstate speeds and there is nothing better than a rust free '98 E300 for DD duties. Both are a pleasure but I get more enjoyment out of the '14 GLK just because of all the extra "stuff". I will never purchase another car that does not have a Serious radio in it. Nothing like having a choice on the radio other than religious or country music while driving through South JawJa.

I'm not much of an SUV fan but I do enjoy the newist GLK and will take it over anything else in the yard (if the lovely Ms engatwork will let me) when I need to ride to the next town over. I like the newer stuff although they are not as "simple" as I typically like cars.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:10 PM
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OH for F sakes. Cars are not going to have steel bumpers, heavy metal frames, thicker steel skins .... etc. They are lighter,smaller and more fuel efficient. They are exponentially safer than anything on the road from the 90's. No they will not last 300k. When you are in an accident with a car built in this decade and you are struggling to survive because of massive body trauma and the person you hit is walking away from the accident you an take solace in the fact that you are driving a lovely example of a piece of history. I hope you have good health care.

I have to agree with engatwork. I had a '87 Cosworth (miss it dearly) and Ms Mash had a '95 E300D. Both cars were a dream to drive. Classic MB all the way. Currently have a '14 C250 and '13 GLK. Both cars are so much better than their predecessors that it is like comparing them to a horse and buggy. The new ones do everything better.

I remember the 26" console TV. Simple to fix... find the tube that blew, go down to radio shack and pick one up. Done. Any one here want to trade their big screen UHD TV for a 26" CRT from the 70's? Yea, I thought not.
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