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Ehh....still a rather chubby sedan in the back.
Germans are trying to find a design language, and it hasnt worked for anyone but Benz, and only really 100% on the CLS. But thats because a bunch of Italians penned it.
 

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Really, I don't think Mercedes either has a language or that it "works". Audi improved by leaps and bounds, they easily build the most attractive cars of the three now with a few notable exceptions in BMW's favour. BMW is still searching where to take it from here, for sure. That's unfortunate, as I was hoping they settled for something with the 1er and 3er.
 

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Wow, that's... uninspiring. How can they have gone so backwards? Of course they are just renderings at this stage. To be honest though, I can't think of anyone that has really got the uber large class right. A8 Phaeton just look big but devoid of passion, S-Class front fenders look at odds with the rest of the car, Lexus looks like a taxi (albeit VIP). Don't get me started on Maybach, Bentley or RR. Did I miss anyone?
 

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Really, I don't think Mercedes either has a language or that it "works". Audi improved by leaps and bounds, they easily build the most attractive cars of the three now with a few notable exceptions in BMW's favour. BMW is still searching where to take it from here, for sure. That's unfortunate, as I was hoping they settled for something with the 1er and 3er.
I agree Audi has nailed it. BMW is pretty much up **** creek without a paddle. They have to keep the BMW look, but can't because there really is nowhere to go from here, they've taken it as far as they can.
 

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Oh and I think the current 3 series sedan has tail lights that are as awkward as a last generation Focus sedan and their driver accomodation is pitifully small for any one above average in any direction. I don't mind the character lines but that's about it for me.
 

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as much crap as the bengal( bengel?)... errr flame surfacing had taken i think it worked extremely well on the current 7 series. As i feel it is still a very attractive car. This new styling is very underwhelming, and the interior materials in the photo look exactly like my parents tahoe's door panels. yes i know its a picture but thats what comes to mind. oh yeah BANGLE!
 

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I don't think the photo of the pic in the magazine was a rendering, or at least most of it was not rendered so it is likely to be close to the real thing. But the other pic is a rendering. The photo also had a lot of distortion in it, which I have taken out to give a better look at the proportions below.

I quite like it myself. I notice that the glasshouse is very similar, with exactly the same construction detailing as the spy pic of the new baby Roll Royce…..which of course will be a re-skin of this.



PS.

The blue car below is more how I would have styled the new 7. I don't think the wide lower grille does it any favours and the nostrils I think look more sophisticated smaller.




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Really, I don't think Mercedes either has a language or that it "works". Audi improved by leaps and bounds, they easily build the most attractive cars of the three now with a few notable exceptions in BMW's favour.
I agree. There is not a single Mercedes that I would have if it were given to me free of charge. Audis are by far my favorite of the German luxury marques.
 

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I like it. It's not something to drool over, but it's nice. The front end is nice, then it kinda goes off into blahville. :eek:
 

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Wow, that's... uninspiring. How can they have gone so backwards? Of course they are just renderings at this stage. To be honest though, I can't think of anyone that has really got the uber large class right. A8 Phaeton just look big but devoid of passion, S-Class front fenders look at odds with the rest of the car, Lexus looks like a taxi (albeit VIP). Don't get me started on Maybach, Bentley or RR. Did I miss anyone?
I WISH Taxis looked this good.



 

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in the past 8 years or so, i don't think anyone in the entire history of designing went lower than BMW did, which explains why they're going backwards, it's obvious, the current extremely controversial designs might have been axcepted largely in the states but not even close anywhere else, so they had to take a few steps back, we're not ready yet for luxurious ugly jet fighters.

anyway i'll have to agree with the guys about the Audi being the cutest of all german candidates currently, Mercs are fine, but abit dull (except for the glorious AMG branch of course), Bimmers look like they have all been infected by the skin desease that got the 5 series, but Audis look as nice as ever inside and out.


this one looks nice though.
 
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