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Old 29 May 2020, 01:38 AM   #31
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Interesting how the SUV design language trickled down into the S class. I havenít really warmed up to the SUVs yet though. Maybe in the flesh itíll catch on?

This language looks far better on the suvs and wagons to my eye.
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:41 AM   #32
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Interesting how the SUV design language trickled down into the S class. I havenít really warmed up to the SUVs yet though. Maybe in the flesh itíll catch on?
Agreed, I cannot stand SUV's

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It kind of reminds me of the Hyundai Genesis. I wanted to move into an MB at some point. My household has been BMW for many years.


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Exactly, this is a definite miss and I made a decision based on these leaked images
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:43 AM   #33
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Beautiful car.
Did you have it from new?
LOL... I am not that old!!! I bought it from the estate of the original owner. The car is as close to factory new as you will find.100% original and even came with the original MB North America invoice and the deal sheet showing the original owner trading in his 77 Cadillac Seville.

After I bought it the estate had it serviced and held at the local dealer until I could arrange transport...they put in their showroom...





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Old 29 May 2020, 02:50 AM   #34
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Rear end is terrible.
I agree completely and the front isnít
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:52 AM   #35
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Yopu should see the comments on a Mercedes forum, kind of like if Rolex messed badly with the Sub
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Old 29 May 2020, 02:57 AM   #36
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Nope, it is hideous.



The interior leaked screen is awful. Made me change my plans about buying a car after seeing this abomination. I was waiting for this and was very disappointed.

This artsy shot intentionally shows very little

I think they goose egged on this one if this will be
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Old 29 May 2020, 03:14 AM   #37
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Is it just me, or does this have a grill that only a mother could love?
Agreed, similar to bmw 7 series.. hideous
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Old 29 May 2020, 03:16 AM   #38
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Old 29 May 2020, 04:37 AM   #39
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I love it!

And pretty sure that most of the existing buyers will come back and get one.
Rear lights remind me of the 600 and I like the interior.
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Old 29 May 2020, 04:59 AM   #40
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[QUOTE=LordNewport;10641703]LOL... I am not that old!!! I bought it from the estate of the original owner. The car is as close to factory new as you will find.100% original and even came with the original MB North America invoice and the deal sheet showing the original owner trading in his 77 Cadillac Seville.

After I bought it the estate had it serviced and held at the local dealer until I could arrange transport...they put in their showroom...

Gorgeous!
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Old 29 May 2020, 05:20 AM   #41
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I'm glad I'm not buying one.

Or a Ferrari or a Lambo or .........

Life is so much easier when you don't want stuff.
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Old 29 May 2020, 05:21 AM   #42
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It's not bad but I'm no fan. Once they're on the road that could potentially change my opinion. Grills on modern vehicles have become massive.
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Old 29 May 2020, 05:33 AM   #43
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New s class leak

What if i told you 5 years ago the Panamera would be better looking than the s class.

Youíd likely tell me to lay off the sauce but here we are.
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Old 29 May 2020, 06:15 AM   #44
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What if i told you 5 years ago the Panamera would be better looking than the s class.

Youíd likely tell me to lay off the sauce but here we are.
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Old 29 May 2020, 08:37 AM   #45
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Well, I guess I’m in the minority, but I love the interior. Pure, clean, sober, efficient, quality.... I’m sure the seats and dash have the same feel, and now they are coupled with something modern and airy. Goodbye overly complicated fake luxury and chrome. Simplicity and quality are king.
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Old 29 May 2020, 08:49 AM   #46
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After I bought it the estate had it serviced and held at the local dealer until I could arrange transport...they put in their showroom...
That car is in fantastic condition

I'd source some Euro spec bumpers for it though. The US spec bumpers that manufacturers were forced to put on their cars of the era ruined the lines of so many cars.
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Old 29 May 2020, 08:50 AM   #47
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Yopu should see the comments on a Mercedes forum, kind of like if Rolex messed badly with the Sub
That's right, it's getting roasted. They're all keeping their W222's.
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Old 29 May 2020, 09:44 AM   #48
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Old 29 May 2020, 09:52 AM   #49
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Old 29 May 2020, 09:53 AM   #50
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What if i told you 5 years ago the Panamera would be better looking than the s class.

Youíd likely tell me to lay off the sauce but here we are.
So saucy theories aka c*******racy theories
do come true...
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Old 29 May 2020, 09:54 AM   #51
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I think that there will be a lot of modifications.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:05 AM   #52
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Glad to hear a lot of others have similar opinions. I think the front/back exteriors look underwhelming at best (awful, if I am being brutally honest).
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Old 29 May 2020, 12:09 PM   #53
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That car is in fantastic condition

I'd source some Euro spec bumpers for it though. The US spec bumpers that manufacturers were forced to put on their cars of the era ruined the lines of so many cars.
Just like watches, I am a stickler for originality, provenance and full sets...
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Old 29 May 2020, 12:11 PM   #54
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Were the pictures were taken in a junk yard? That’s certainly not helping perceptions.
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Old 29 May 2020, 03:01 PM   #55
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After I bought it the estate had it serviced and held at the local dealer until I could arrange transport...they put in their showroom...
Awesome

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Old 29 May 2020, 05:52 PM   #56
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Just like watches, I am a stickler for originality, provenance and full sets...

Whilst I agree with your statement, as noted these bumpers were USA only to comply with some laws you had at the time. Mercedes didnít design it that way. Here is a pic of mine


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Old 29 May 2020, 07:40 PM   #57
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What if i told you 5 years ago the Panamera would be better looking than the s class.

Youíd likely tell me to lay off the sauce but here we are.
The '21 Panamera is much better looking car than........the previous models, which, IMHO looked too long, and we're trying just a little too hard.

The Porsche is aimed at a completely different customer.
What will 'world leaders' be cruising into G8 meetings in?
Black Mercedes-Benz S Class, for sure......

Wouldn't it be lovely though, to see a fleet of W100's arriving in Gstaad!
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:56 PM   #58
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Whilst I agree with your statement, as noted these bumpers were USA only to comply with some laws you had at the time. Mercedes didn’t design it that way. Here is a pic of mine


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I understand your point but I grew up with and fell in love with the car as it was presented here in the Colonies.

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The '21 Panamera is much better looking car than........the previous models, which, IMHO looked too long, and we're trying just a little too hard.

The Porsche is aimed at a completely different customer.
What will 'world leaders' be cruising into G8 meetings in?
Black Mercedes-Benz S Class, for sure......

Wouldn't it be lovely though, to see a fleet of W100's arriving in Gstaad!
Drooling here with that photo....LOVE the 600's always love seeing them in the wild.. its so seldom. Even more rare... the 600 coupe.. only two ever built by MBZ...

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Old 30 May 2020, 12:37 AM   #59
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The '21 Panamera is much better looking car than........the previous models, which, IMHO looked too long, and we're trying just a little too hard.



The Porsche is aimed at a completely different customer.

What will 'world leaders' be cruising into G8 meetings in?

Black Mercedes-Benz S Class, for sure......



Wouldn't it be lovely though, to see a fleet of W100's arriving in Gstaad!


I canít speak to your market but there most certainly is some overlap here (US) in customers seeking 6 figure sedans which is a very limited market to begin with.
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The '21 Panamera is much better looking car than........the previous models, which, IMHO looked too long, and we're trying just a little too hard.

The Porsche is aimed at a completely different customer.
What will 'world leaders' be cruising into G8 meetings in?
Black Mercedes-Benz S Class, for sure......

Wouldn't it be lovely though, to see a fleet of W100's arriving in Gstaad!
Not only for the room, build quality and status but the ease to effectively up armor the big Benz's at the factory
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