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    Thread: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon Leaked

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      12-11-2012 07:34 AM #2
      Initial thought is that it looks a bit softer than the current model, and I'm not sure I like that.

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      12-11-2012 07:37 AM #3
      E250 ? Oh to dream that a US MB could compete on fuel efficiency!
      Not an enthusiast.

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      12-11-2012 07:41 AM #4
      Going to need to see this in person before. Can't tell if I like this or not. Definitely don't like the tailpipes. This car doesn't look very authoritative in the pictures.
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      12-11-2012 07:41 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by digraph View Post
      E250 ? Oh to dream that a US MB could compete on fuel efficiency!
      Word is we will be getting the E250 diesel in NA to replace the E350 Bluetec.

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      12-11-2012 07:55 AM #6
      Mmmm, chocolate . . .

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      12-11-2012 07:57 AM #7
      not sure if want...

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      12-11-2012 08:14 AM #8
      While I'll admit I didn't like the new E class when it came out, I've grown to like it. So maybe the same will happen with this new one, but.......I have to say I much prefer the current to this new style. Looks like a step back to me.

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      12-11-2012 08:18 AM #9
      The back looks fine, but the front doesn't go with the chiseled styling look of the current car.

      I think I like the previous one better.

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      12-11-2012 08:23 AM #10
      If they would finally decontent the car a little, it'd be perfect!

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      12-11-2012 08:25 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      If they would finally decontent the car a little, it'd be perfect!
      Or do you mean lower the price?

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      12-11-2012 08:39 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      If they would finally decontent the car a little, it'd be perfect!

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      12-11-2012 08:39 AM #13
      Looks like a step backwards to me.
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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      12-11-2012 08:43 AM #14
      No, nopt just a lower price...I just don'y respond to all the luxury trappings.....

      A good example it\s the shift paddles(which were a $600 option). Most say they'll play with thr paddles for a few months, then ignore them....to the tune of $600.

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      12-11-2012 08:43 AM #15
      The front of the wagon looks the cleanest - I like it. The poo colored sedan looks more fussy and awkward. I can't see much difference besides the little spears in the air inlets, but it makes a big difference.
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      12-11-2012 08:47 AM #16
      I like it, especially getting rid of that weird character line over the rear wheel arch. Also, am I the only one comforted by the numerous rows of buttons on the center stack? It's like 1986 all over again, so retro!
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      12-11-2012 08:54 AM #17
      Its a step in the better direction.

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      12-11-2012 08:57 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      No, nopt just a lower price...I just don'y respond to all the luxury trappings.....

      A good example it\s the shift paddles(which were a $600 option). Most say they'll play with thr paddles for a few months, then ignore them....to the tune of $600.
      yes, but most of them will come to the dealer optioned as part of a package most likely
      with the old ones that had an actual gear selector for the trans you could go up and down a gear, but with the column ones, you need extra paddles for that. but the 7g-tronic isnt as fast shifting manually to really enjoy it

      if you want a base base model you usually have to do some searching, or order one

      also, the us is going to get a different front bumper, no?

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      12-11-2012 09:02 AM #19
      I'll agree that the sedan's front end is more appealing, but I do quite like both packages.

      I think they're nicer looking than BMW's coming models (though those that I've seen are mostly renderings; can't make is de facto decision based on those).


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      12-11-2012 09:04 AM #20
      You can't search for a base model, as there isn't one.

      I'd like one without a sunroof and the paddles...maybe no alloys, either.
      so much stuff used to be options, but is now standard...I just don't like that.

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      12-11-2012 09:09 AM #21
      Looks like one of their concept cars. I like it.

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      12-11-2012 09:13 AM #22
      Tha giant chrome grille is awful. The uncamo'd spy images were much mroe appealing; likely due to the angle the pics were taken from.

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      12-11-2012 09:18 AM #23
      The redesign was tasked with taking away all its iconic/interesting styling elements and making it look like a Hyundai. Blah.
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      12-11-2012 09:18 AM #24
      The interior looks exactly the same. It's a shame that they didn't get with the times and upgrade the screen to a larger size. I'll have to wait and see it in person before I decide on the exterior, but I hated the current model when the first images came out, but now really like it.

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      12-11-2012 09:40 AM #25
      I like it okay, but I wish they'd get rid of the column shifter and bring back a standard console one. Why oh why do German/European (MB, BMW, Jag) carmakers need to muck around with a PNDL console shifter that works for everyone else???

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      12-11-2012 09:43 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      No, nopt just a lower price...I just don'y respond to all the luxury trappings.....

      A good example it\s the shift paddles(which were a $600 option). Most say they'll play with thr paddles for a few months, then ignore them....to the tune of $600.



      this would make you... not their target market

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      12-11-2012 09:52 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      You can't search for a base model, as there isn't one.

      I'd like one without a sunroof and the paddles...maybe no alloys, either.
      so much stuff used to be options, but is now standard...I just don't like that.
      i meant base as base for the america

      i was talking about finding one that has no navigation, no leather, no heated seats, none of the packages, no folding rear sets, with the w211 sedan that was actually an option

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      12-11-2012 09:52 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I like it okay, but I wish they'd get rid of the column shifter and bring back a standard console one. Why oh why do German/European (MB, BMW, Jag) carmakers need to muck around with a PNDL console shifter that works for everyone else???
      Why? It's not like the standard E-class is a sporting machine. I agree with their choice of moving it to the column. It frees up room. They use the console shift in their cars that have a hint of sportiness (E-class coupe, c-class coupe/sedan) and their hardcore models (AMG).
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      in 2038 you will have the ability to think of a car, then your body will actually turn into a car, then you will die in an accident.

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      12-11-2012 10:25 AM #29
      I was never a fan of the current E-Class. This update is an improvement, in my humble opinion, but I would still choose a 5, A6, or even GS over this. I look forward to when this is completely redesigned in a few years.

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      12-11-2012 10:27 AM #30
      Side profile, rear, and interior don't look too much different from the current model. The front end (which is the best angle of the current model) looks terrible on the 2014 model IMO. Reminds me a little of the front end of the Volvo S60.

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      12-11-2012 10:31 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I like it okay, but I wish they'd get rid of the column shifter and bring back a standard console one. Why oh why do German/European (MB, BMW, Jag) carmakers need to muck around with a PNDL console shifter that works for everyone else???
      For more room for euro police fleet?

      Overall this looks to be a clean conservative update for MB. Contempory w/out being over the top (Lexus catfish)

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      12-11-2012 10:33 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I like it okay, but I wish they'd get rid of the column shifter and bring back a standard console one. Why oh why do German/European (MB, BMW, Jag) carmakers need to muck around with a PNDL console shifter that works for everyone else???
      Since it's all electronic anyway, there's no need for a big stick taking up pretty valuable real estate.
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      12-11-2012 10:39 AM #33
      Oh, I like it, I'll take a wagon please.
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    34. 12-11-2012 10:40 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by That1njguy View Post

      Overall this looks to be a clean conservative update for MB. Contempory w/out being over the top (Lexus catfish)
      Yep, fits the buying demographic....will sell just fine like the current one.

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      12-11-2012 10:43 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by That1njguy View Post
      For more room for euro police fleet?

      Overall this looks to be a clean conservative update for MB. Contempory w/out being over the top (Lexus catfish)


      The non-F-Sport doesn't look very catfish-like IMO.

      The A6 is more aggressive, IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by joness0154 View Post
      If your ass looks like a Jeep after playing off-road, I don't know what to say. Change up your diet, maybe?

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