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

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      12-11-2012 07:29 AM #1

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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 . . .

      Nice to see brown making a comeback as a color choice.

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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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