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Old 30 May 2020, 03:26 AM   #61
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Iíve been an MB fan my whole life. Not sure about this one. Rear end looks ordinary at best. Hope Iím wrong, sometimes thing look different in the flesh
Could not have said it better
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Old 30 May 2020, 04:54 AM   #62
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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 didnít design it that way. Here is a pic of mine
That's how it should look

Those US bumpers must add about 2 feet to the length of the car. Still, not as bad as what they did to Porsches of the era though
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Old 30 May 2020, 05:29 AM   #63
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That's how it should look

Those US bumpers must add about 2 feet to the length of the car. Still, not as bad as what they did to Porsches of the era though
Just went and measured on my US version 1978 450 SEL daily driver...the US DOT mandated bumpers add about 11 inches...

With my driver waiting for me...


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Old 30 May 2020, 05:37 AM   #64
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Just went and measured on my US version 1978 450 SEL daily driver...the US DOT mandated bumpers add about 11 inches...

With my driver waiting for me...


Nice!
Your driver's a lot better looking than most of the drivers I've been allocated over the years.
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Old 30 May 2020, 05:44 AM   #65
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Just went and measured on my US version 1978 450 SEL daily driver...the US DOT mandated bumpers add about 11 inches...

With my driver waiting for me...


That's one handsome driver
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Old 30 May 2020, 05:50 AM   #66
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I'll stick to my classic W116 Sonderklasse...

Very nice!
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Old 30 May 2020, 11:25 AM   #67
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Makes sense that this would be the next iteration - look at the current model where the C, E, and S all share similar design cues.

The refreshed E has the same tail lights.

It will sell and sell very well. Iím sure it will drive incredible, technology will be off the charts, and the build quality top notch.

As far as depreciation - any vehicle manufacturer at that price point that sells in mass takes a hit with the value.


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