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    Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Now THIS is a Mercedes I could get behind! Really like it!

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/07/m...york-and-shan/

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A



    I love the lines on this thing!! The interior looks like it was design on the planet Kamino.


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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    I love the lines on this thing!!
    Of course you do.


    Its a copy of a half-dozen other cars like the Opel Astra. Mercedes has attempted to hide this by grating BMW Z4 door panels on it.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post


    I love the lines on this thing!! The interior looks like it was design on the planet Kamino.
    Shocking. You like a Merc, wow stop the presses!

    Planet Kamino?

    As megeebee, has stated, Merc has taken other car designs to create this one.

    Nothing new.

    The interior looks unfinished a pure concept car.

    The grill is just odd.

    Lack of a B pillar will not make production.

    It does look better than the current A but that is faint praise at best.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    It does look alot like the Astra, that's probably why I like it. The overall shapes of all these two door hatches are similar so it's just the individual styling that sets them apart. I like the Astra GTC, but we'll probably not get it here.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    It may look better than the current A/B-class, but it also appears to be far more conventional. The A/B-class's sandwich floor design allowed the car to have a near-mid-sized interior in a compact vehicle, while preserving the kind of crash protection expected of larger Mercedes. This approach also made them easy to convert to battery/fuel cell vehicles. They may not have been pretty, but they still embodied Mercedes reputation as an engineering-driven company.

    The photo here looks like a conventional FWD hatch with somewhat swoopy styling -- an A2/Focus/Golf competitor with little to differentiate it than the three pointed star, lots of comfort/convenience options and (hopefully) some leading-edge diesel powertrains. That may make for a more attractive -- and more marketable -- car, but it strikes me as a bit me-too as well.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    It's like they took a previous gen Z4 and made a bet that they couldn't make it uglier....and they lost.




    And that dash looks alot like the Camaro show car dash from 2006.....

    Last edited by MCGARRETT; 04-07-2011 at 03:24 PM.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Of course you do.


    Its a copy of a half-dozen other cars like the Opel Astra. Mercedes has attempted to hide this by grating BMW Z4 door panels on it.

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    You have seen the lines on the CLS? They're the same on the A. SLS also has similar lines.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Planet Kamino?
    Yup. The long necked aliens in Star Wars episode 2.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Shocking. You like a Merc, wow stop the presses!

    Planet Kamino?

    As megeebee, has stated, Merc has taken other car designs to create this one.

    Nothing new.

    The interior looks unfinished a pure concept car.

    The grill is just odd.

    Lack of a B pillar will not make production.

    It does look better than the current A but that is faint praise at best.
    I am guessing you haven't seen the Star Wars prequel of movie trilogy.
    Specifically, Episode II:Attack Of The Clones. Kamino is the planet of Kaminoans who are the creators of the clones of the clone army that fight for the Galactic Republic.

    Yeah, I'm a dork!


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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    I think the looks of this Mercedes is fantastic.
    This Mercedes captures my attention as I do like a good looking 3dr hatchback.
    Mercedes would be foolish not to put this into production & sell it here in the States!!


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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Nice!

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSabre View Post
    I am guessing you haven't seen the Star Wars prequel of movie trilogy.
    Specifically, Episode II:Attack Of The Clones. Kamino is the planet of Kaminoans who are the creators of the clones of the clone army that fight for the Galactic Republic.

    Yeah, I'm a dork!



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    Yes, I saw prequel trilogy, unfortunately. These films were terrible when compared to the first three and no, I didn't pay close enough attention or care what the name of a planet is in a bad movie. Besides Lucas must have liked the Chevy El Camino and just changed the C to a K. Very creative.

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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    I do love the looks. Aggressive.



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    Re: Mercedes Benz Concept A

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    You have seen the lines on the CLS? They're the same on the A. SLS also has similar lines.
    whatever.


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