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    Thread: Mercedes to introduce illuminated three pointed star emblems.

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      06-06-2013 10:48 PM #1
      From C&D

      The three-pointed star emblem, whether it lives floating above a Mercedes-Benz’s hood or it’s stuffed into the grille, is one of the most recognizable brand marks in the world. Even so, Benz thinks the star can carry even more, er, star power and has introduced a new option for illuminating the emblem. Yes, this is a thing, and yes, Benz is seriously doing it. But hey—luxury buyers’ need to flaunt their purchases doesn’t wait for daylight.

      Benz’s LED-illuminated badge is available in the Mercedes accessories catalog, and is dealer-installed. (Starting in August, the units can be ordered with new Benzes and port-installed.) Only a lit front star is available, and currently it is compatible with the C-, E-, GL-, GLK-, M-, and CLS-classes. The extra-bright star will set buyers back $480 before installation if ordered through a dealer, while port-installed units run $550 but carry no additional installation fee. Critically, the neat badge isn’t compatible with Benz’s Distronic radar-based adaptive cruise-control setup, which operates behind the emblem.
      I've been waiting for a manufacturer to do this. Closest thing was that front light bar that Mercury used back in the 80s/90s

      These will probably be the next LED strips and it'll soon turn into a gimmick. Oh well, looks pretty nice.



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    2. 06-06-2013 10:50 PM #2
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      "This couldn't possibly break, I'll put it way the **** down there." -every German car engineer.

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      06-06-2013 10:52 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      beat me too it..but this lol
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      06-06-2013 10:53 PM #4
      the mercedes pointed star belongs on the hood as a hood ornament!!!!!!

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      06-06-2013 11:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      the mercedes pointed star belongs on the hood as a hood ornament!!!!!!
      On some models you can still get that if you choose the luxury trim instead of sport.
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      I told him the car wasn't going to win any races, to which he responded was "chill".

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      06-06-2013 11:07 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      Came for this

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      06-06-2013 11:29 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mac dre View Post
      These will probably be the next LED strips and it'll soon turn into a gimmick. Oh well, looks pretty nice.
      People have been doing this for a while...maybe it will accelerate the trend??



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      06-06-2013 11:35 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by mac dre View Post
      These will probably be the next LED strips and it'll soon turn into a gimmick.
      soon turn into a gimmick?
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      06-06-2013 11:39 PM #9




      I'm waiting on Audi...

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      06-06-2013 11:49 PM #10
      Oh great something for every car manufacture to copy. it looks pretty cool tho.


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      06-06-2013 11:53 PM #12
      InB4 the cheap eBay knockoffs start showing up on tacky cars

      Oh wait.....

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      06-06-2013 11:53 PM #13
      Huh, I was expecting it to go against this when I read the title:



      That said, I actually think it looks pretty neat.

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      06-07-2013 12:00 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      Does it make you feel better about yourself as you continue living out of your parents basement to call anyone who is successful and can afford a nice car a "douchebag"? Maybe if I owned a Jetta 2.0 I could be as cool as you..

      The emblem is obnoxiously large to begin with.. illuminating it only makes it worse.

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      06-07-2013 12:04 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      Does it make you feel better about yourself as you continue living out of your parents basement to call anyone who is successful and can afford a nice car a "douchebag"? Maybe if I owned a Jetta 2.0 I could be as cool as you..

      The emblem is obnoxiously large to begin with.. illuminating it only makes it worse.
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      06-07-2013 12:07 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      Does it make you feel better about yourself as you continue living out of your parents basement to call anyone who is successful and can afford a nice car a "douchebag"? Maybe if I owned a Jetta 2.0 I could be as cool as you..

      The emblem is obnoxiously large to begin with.. illuminating it only makes it worse.
      Came here to see a d-bag get butt-hurt... Vortex delivers.

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      06-07-2013 12:15 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by speeddownzone View Post
      Oh great something for every car manufacture to copy. it looks pretty cool tho.
      Did Mercedes copy this from late 1940's Pontiac, with their illuminated Indian head.

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      06-07-2013 12:17 AM #19
      Scion FR-S 10 Series beat them to it...has a SOLAR shift knob too...now what?

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      06-07-2013 12:22 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      Quote Originally Posted by crispy21 View Post
      beat me too it..but this lol
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTynosaur View Post
      Came for this

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      Quote Originally Posted by ICanHasBoost View Post
      Came here to see a d-bag get butt-hurt... Vortex delivers.
      You VW fegs are just upset you didn't "start" the trend...

    20. 06-07-2013 12:24 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      the mercedes pointed star belongs on the hood as a hood ornament!!!!!!
      Mercedes has enough of an old man image, even Buick stopped doing that in the 90's.
      kids in the backseat cause accidents, accidents in the backseat causes kids.

    21. 06-07-2013 12:26 AM #22
      Makes me wonder if I could get my pony emblem on mustang ulluminated, I have a spare grill and emblem so its tacky I could swap back.
      kids in the backseat cause accidents, accidents in the backseat causes kids.

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      06-07-2013 02:14 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by MercStang View Post
      Makes me wonder if I could get my pony emblem on mustang ulluminated, I have a spare grill and emblem so its tacky I could swap back.
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      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
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      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

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      06-07-2013 04:18 AM #24
      I'm sure that they will find the exact Kelvin temperature where it will look just slightly less cheesy in real life to the point where the average consumer might like it. If any brand logo could pull it off its the minimal 3 pointed star. Who knows with the crazy intricate headlight cluster they are coming up with these days it might just work.

      I mean don't all cars in the future have illuminated logos in the movies?

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      06-07-2013 04:33 AM #25
      In reality, it's strictly C class

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      06-07-2013 06:15 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      This /Thread.

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      06-07-2013 07:20 AM #27
      I don't know why this story is recirculating around the internet. They announced this in March.
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      06-07-2013 07:52 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      Oh thank god... I'm tired of being the only douchebag on the road.

      Last edited by McBanagon; 06-07-2013 at 09:04 AM.

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      What's the over/under on how long it takes those to start showing up on 90s-era Civics?
      Of course, I could be wrong. Make a case for why, if you like.

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      06-07-2013 08:05 AM #30
      If Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln, or Buick debuted this tech as an OEM manufacturer, this thread would be 80 pages long with people b!tching about how American cars are tacky and German cars are tasteful.

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      06-07-2013 08:21 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      {snip the "me-toos"}

      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      If Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln, or Buick debuted this tech as an OEM manufacturer, this thread would be 80 pages long with people b!tching about how American cars are tacky and German cars are tasteful.
      There's already plenty of that in this thread.
      Of course, I could be wrong. Make a case for why, if you like.

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      06-07-2013 08:24 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Perfect, now i'll be able to spot douchebags in the dark too.
      Just you wait until BMW catches up.
      Z is pronounced ZED

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      06-07-2013 08:26 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by gas, meet foot View Post
      What's the over/under on how long it takes those to start showing up on 90s-era Civics?
      the benz logo specifically? because lighted honda emblems have been available on ebay for YEARS.

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      06-07-2013 08:26 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      If Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln, or Buick debuted this tech as an OEM manufacturer, this thread would be 80 pages long with people b!tching about how American cars are tacky and German cars are tasteful.
      It's still morning. It's off to a healthy start IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      the benz logo specifically?
      Yes.
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