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Old 03-28-2013, 09:38 PM
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Would you roll this wagon?

My mind was wandering a bit the other day and I finally took some time to make an image of my fantasy car. Moto Arigato: Mercedes-Benz W111 Fintail Coupe Shooting Brake Fantasy Car
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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I would rather the original....


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Old 03-28-2013, 09:51 PM
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Those Uni's are terrific and infinitely more practical, but I have always loved the Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake (technically a shooting brake is a 2-door car, never 4) because they are more elegant versions, traditionally used for hunting. I think the W111 coupe would make an excellent base for one of these conversions.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:01 AM
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My mind was wandering a bit the other day and I finally took some time to make an image of my fantasy car. Moto Arigato: Mercedes-Benz W111 Fintail Coupe Shooting Brake Fantasy Car
IIUC it's already available

Mercedes-Benz confirms CLS Shooting Brake details
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If a wagon can be "sexy", this is it !!

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Is this sexy? It looks to share in all the worst design influences of today -- especially those absurd brake lights inspired by what seems to be a praying mantis, not to mention the convenience store LED bar running across the back.

No thanks.

I'd rather be in any noisy, smoking MB from the 123s back. Though the facelifted W210s had some charm I feel like everything from 212s onward started looking like they could have been derived from the people at Nissan. This ungainly thing is just that, but gone even more awry.

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+1 - Ugh, perhaps it's the worst angle on the car!
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No thanks.

I'd rather be in any noisy, smoking MB from the 123s back.
I agree.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:49 PM
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why can't they just call it a wagon....
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:26 PM
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why can't they just call it a wagon....
The same reason they call them CUVs, because Minivan and Wagon are dirty words, and "Egg" (an accurate description of the shape of most CUVs) doesn't sound good either.

I like the CLS (well the prev gen not this one) but that is hideous to me. The 111 wagon PS looks pretty good, but I'm not too big of a wagon fan (which is why I got the Charger vs its brother the Magnum, same vehicle except for the rear gate). Although now that I have a kid, I would probably go the other way around this time.
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I hate minivans, cross overs, and SUV's.... Wagons do everything you need them to do. Curse you GM and Chrysler for your crappy double fake wood sided crap wagons from the late 70's-90's.
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I am beginning to think most people who clicked the link didn't actually scroll down to see the W111 wagon, the CLS wagon at the top of the page was for illustrative purposes... but I ain't mad at ya'll!

I'll make it simpler, would you roll THIS wagon:
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:34 PM
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I like the CLS (well the prev gen not this one) but that is hideous to me. The 111 wagon PS looks pretty good, but I'm not too big of a wagon fan (which is why I got the Charger vs its brother the Magnum, same vehicle except for the rear gate). Although now that I have a kid, I would probably go the other way around this time.
I guess we can talk about those cars since they are part Mercedes. I wish they had made the Charger as a 2-door, the lines are definitely already there, but they mastered it as a sedan, good call. I liked the 300 when it first came out as well, and saw a couple of Magnum's with 300 front clips done by individual owners.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:24 AM
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Sorry Marrs, the post was kind of visually hijacked when this happened:




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The W111 is a different story altogether.
I don't know if I like it better than a wagon but I think this might have something to do with the the style of the artist's rendering... Anything but that thing ^

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I don't know if I like it better than a wagon but I think this might have something to do with the the style of the artist's rendering... Anything but that thing ^
Well I'm the artist but I accept your opinion as I never shy away from criticism. That was an iPad doodle when I was lounging in the hammock a couple of days ago so I didn't spend much time on it, just wanted to knock out the overall shape since I was always curious. I can see the general consensus is "please do not ever build that car!" lol
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