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Charger
02-23-2005, 01:58 PM
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Player4
02-23-2005, 02:01 PM
Its funy how all the Mercedes camo look the same. It does look bigger. Whne is this suppose to debut?

skoochythatone
02-23-2005, 02:10 PM
Debut is scheduled for 2007 as far as I know. I am so excited to see these first pictures, couldnt wait to finally see it during daylight after it had passed me once in the middle of the night here in Germany. Looks bigger, you cant really say anything about the design, the camo is just too damned heavy, what you can see are the lights, and they look similar to the AMS impression.

LEXUS FAN!
02-23-2005, 04:36 PM
great now...all MB are going to look like the new s-class<p>mini s-class

Cozz
02-23-2005, 06:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">great now...all MB are going to look like the new s-class<p>mini s-class</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is where MB haters come in and mess up the forum. Great! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

SV
02-23-2005, 06:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">great now...all MB are going to look like the new s-class<p>mini s-class</TD></TR></TABLE><p>and how can you determine that? the camo is way too extensive to tell what the styling looks like.

KebabGud
02-23-2005, 07:13 PM
the C-class has always been a mini S-class :P

Naga Royal Guard
02-23-2005, 07:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and how can you determine that? the camo is way too extensive to tell what the styling looks like.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the " they " told him that and its better off being ignored <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
02-23-2005, 07:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the C-class has always been a mini S-class :P</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Since when did the S-Classe have rounded lights like the C-classe? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

amg unit
02-23-2005, 08:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the C-class has always been a mini S-class :P</TD></TR></TABLE><p> maybe the c class back lights are similer to the S class back lights but other then that nuthin ...

LEXUS FAN!
02-23-2005, 08:51 PM
the back looks like the original s-class mules<p>i am not saying that it will definently going to look like it...it is just a general statement, not necessarily related to the pictures

Cozz
02-24-2005, 06:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the back looks like the original s-class mules<p>i am not saying that it will definently going to look like it...it is just a general statement, not necessarily related to the pictures</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You said that the c-class was going to look like the S-class now you say different? Dude, you don't see me going to your over priced Toyota threads and starting crap........often. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0">

Chickpig
02-24-2005, 06:57 AM
nothing much to say here as well. it's looking bigger and better. Roofline looks interesting. Rear lights look like they can fit in lights from R-class.

jim07044
02-24-2005, 08:08 AM
Lets hope the '07-'08 models are problem-free, unlike what happened with many '01-'02 models...

skoochythatone
02-24-2005, 08:16 AM
I am confident that MB will get their quality issues under control. At the latest press conference they told the media that they invested almost 1BILLION $ in improving their quality. Cordes, who is head of the MercedesCarGroup, stated that every new Mercedes leaving a factory these days has the best quality ever achieved at MB.

r3vilo
02-24-2005, 11:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">. It does look bigger. Whne is this suppose to debut?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The current 3-er is the size of the last-gen 5-er...so mb this could be similar in size to the previous e class????

sc43018
02-24-2005, 05:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>revilo_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The current 3-er is the size of the last-gen 5-er...so mb this could be similar in size to the previous e class????</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I doubt it, where BMW is bringing the 1-series to take a lower-level market, mercedes is not introducing a car smaller that the C to help take some of the market. The C, as far as I have heard, will grow in size, but will remain in the small-sport-luxury category, not a prev-gen E

velsatis
02-25-2005, 04:36 AM
Greetings all,<p>Even if the C-Klass is similar to the S-Klass, is that such a bad thing?<br>The S-Klass is ready to be presented to the public for a long time and the C-Klass being in such an early stage of development and only to be lunched in 2 years time it seems clear that untill then the lines of the C will clearly be diferent, I mean cars with 2 years diference in development have to be clearly diferent.<br>About the Pictures here displayed, sorry but nobody can judge the looks, it is way too hiden, the only thing we now is that is will be bigger, but thats kind of obvious no?<br>Regarding quality, do you know of a brand that hasn't been having quality issues???when ever you do something complitely new you will always have the factor new to have in account, only a car displaying knowned tecknology as a chance of not having quality issues.<br>Please, one only request I have, think about what you are posting about, this is a completely new tread and most posts are already totaly out of the subject, Thanks in advance for your cooperation. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Regards

CalinG7
02-25-2005, 12:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>revilo_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The current 3-er is the size of the last-gen 5-er...so mb this could be similar in size to the previous e class????</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, c'mon, don't just make a statement like that without checking the numbers first. The current 5-series is just about 190 inches long, only one or two inches longer than the last gen 5-series. And the new 3-series also grew about 2 inches in length, but is only about 178 inches long. They packaged it better so that it has more usable roon inside, but it's nowhere near the size of the last 5-series.

LEXUS FAN!
02-25-2005, 04:58 PM
some good shots from autospies<p><A HREF="http://www2.autospies.com/images/2-25-05/spy-MercedesC/2.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.autospies.com/imag...2.JPG</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autospies.com/images/2-25-05/spy-MercedesC/3.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autospies.com/image...3.JPG</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autospies.com/images/2-25-05/spy-MercedesC/4.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autospies.com/image...4.JPG</A><br><A HREF="http://www2.autospies.com/images/2-25-05/spy-MercedesC/1.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.autospies.com/imag...1.JPG</A>

SV
02-25-2005, 08:20 PM
i don't think you're supposed to post anything from autolies here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

storm
02-26-2005, 08:03 AM
The pannels looks to be bolted on theres we holes all over them anyone got any pictures off what its suposed to look like or when its due out? one other thing these test cars what happens them when they have out lived there usefullness are they scraped or kept?

pandorama
02-26-2005, 02:05 PM
Can somebody explain me what's the point with autospies??? Is it an old battle between the two forums or what? From what i can see it looks like some stupid children conflict... So please help me! lol thanxx

Spy Guy
02-26-2005, 02:37 PM
By the way, the pics from autolies are the same like the ones from AutoBild. So they didnt have to be posted again... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
02-26-2005, 02:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GHPixx</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">By the way, the pics from autolies are the same like the ones from AutoBild. So they didnt have to be posted again... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>True but autobild's are not big, and the detail is zero. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-26-2005, 02:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pandorama</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can somebody explain me what's the point with autospies??? Is it an old battle between the two forums or what? From what i can see it looks like some stupid children conflict... So please help me! lol thanxx</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It has to do with the fact that the man who runs autolies does not respect copyrights and steals other pictures and information from other forums without their permission.

Omar
02-26-2005, 04:37 PM
ooh, I've spotted something: Mercedes have changed the design of the wing mirrors. Look closely at the small bit of plastic protruding from the car which then joins onto the main mirror piece. <p>it looks less elegant than the current one, but maybe Mercedes are putting function over style

Cozz
02-26-2005, 07:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pandorama</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can somebody explain me what's the point with autospies??? Is it an old battle between the two forums or what? From what i can see it looks like some stupid children conflict... So please help me! lol thanxx</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Autolies, it's the National Inquirer of the automotive world. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
03-06-2005, 05:53 PM
This is what TCC said...pictures will be up soon<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?n=178&sid=178&article=8250" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...=8250</A><p><br>This is the very first sighting of the 2008 Mercedes C-Class and although it's heavily disguised, the timing is significant - indicating the W204 (as it's known by its internal codename) is right on schedule.<p>The next generation C-Class will arrive in the 2007 calendar year, followed twelve months later by the wagon version. And although it's hard to tell from these pictures, the new C-Class is expected to be much sportier and no longer just a downsized S-Class, but a more modern Benz which hope to gain the attention of younger and less conservative buyers.<p>The rear-wheel-drive sedan will be the first powered with Benz' KDI EVT (electronic valvetrain without camshafts; supercharged and direct-injected) engines, and will incorporate other new technologies including the third-generation 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.<p>But as independent and modern as the new C-Class looks, it will be sharing even more component-wise with E- and S-Class models.<p>Just like I said...it will be a downsized S-class...case and point<br>

Tidal
03-06-2005, 06:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just like I said...it will be a downsized S-class...case and point<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm sorry, what exactly is your point? All manufacturers share components between their models now, its much more cost effective. Why wouldn't MB do that?

LEXUS FAN!
03-06-2005, 07:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'm sorry, what exactly is your point? All manufacturers share components between their models now, its much more cost effective. Why wouldn't MB do that? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know...but they are practically the same. I just think it is unimaginative. I am sure they are not doing it for cost. They are just trying to capitalize on their S-class. They wnat people who cannot afford it have the same comfort in something cheaper.

JBlair
03-06-2005, 08:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know...but they are practically the same. I just think it is unimaginative. I am sure they are not doing it for cost. They are just trying to capitalize on their S-class. They wnat people who cannot afford it have the same comfort in something cheaper.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Something that Lexus needs to learn from <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyways, what will seperate these will be the designs. I expect the C-class to be something more revolutionary than the new s-class as far as design goes. Componentry is different than being totally the same.

Tidal
03-07-2005, 03:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They are just trying to capitalize on their S-class. They wnat people who cannot afford it have the same comfort in something cheaper.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That doesn't sound like a bad thing to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

LSS_C6
03-07-2005, 11:03 AM
It will be a downsized S-class, but the new C-Class will certanly be more sportive and with a design less discreet than the actual one!

LEXUS FAN!
03-07-2005, 05:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That doesn't sound like a bad thing to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is not a bad thing. It is smart because they are capitalizing on the success of the S-class (although the LS sells more in the US). I just would prefer a car company to be creative with their designs and have each car be something different.

JBlair
03-07-2005, 05:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is not a bad thing. It is smart because they are capitalizing on the success of the S-class (although the LS sells more in the US). I just would prefer a car company to be creative with their designs and have each car be something different.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does the LS actually sell more?

LEXUS FAN!
03-07-2005, 11:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Does the LS actually sell more? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, it does at least in the US.

Chickpig
03-23-2005, 09:40 PM
Wagon rear:<br> <IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/67084.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>Sedan rear:<br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50079.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Wagon front:<br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/67085.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Sedan front:<br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50074.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>interior:<br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/67083.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: autobild<p>I think the rear is too squarish and dated but the front is good

erzhik
03-23-2005, 10:02 PM
looks like a small S class... same front as S class.. Why???<p>Can't they make a diff face? maybe out of ideas?

DoMiNo
03-23-2005, 10:42 PM
I think the C-class would look great with the R-class headlights... maybe a little more youthful. From these Huckfeldt chops it's looking a little staid... I thought maybe they'd be a little more fun with the C-class to lure younger buyers from the 3er.

skoochythatone
03-24-2005, 01:39 AM
God..you and your LEXUS...you keep saying those things in an MB C-Class thread...<p>I like the new C-Class, the direction looks good. I saw better pics of the prototype and they look very promising. More youthful, sportier and I am positive it will attract younger buyers.

The Water Is Poison
03-24-2005, 05:44 AM
I'm disliking the eyebrows.

skoochythatone
03-24-2005, 06:50 AM
Guys, guys...these are very, very early renderings. Do not think that MB is out of ideas. The new C-Class will look very good, the spyshots are promising. Of course the renderings are not off too far, but the final product will look a lot better than renderings 2yrs prior to production.

mzoltarp
03-26-2005, 06:53 AM
I agree with skoochythatone on the styling. Given that the vehicle will probably be built until 2015, Mercedes will have to push the limits a bit more stylistically so that it does not appear so dated by the end of its product cycle. Mercedes may have some breakout styling surprise for us. The CLS is an example of the type of free thinking I assert they may be up to under all the body cladding.

Chickpig
03-26-2005, 07:13 AM
i think 2013 would be a better estimate.

RikfromBelgium
03-26-2005, 10:05 AM
It looks like it has Astra headlights on that estate-version. Sure hope they won't do that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Spock
04-12-2005, 04:17 AM
Spy pics and article from msn : <A HREF="http://cars.msn.co.uk/CarNews/SpyShotsApr05CClass/#2" TARGET="_blank">http://cars.msn.co.uk/CarNews/...ss/#2</A> <p>

Hornbag
04-12-2005, 04:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought maybe they'd be a little more fun with the C-class to lure younger buyers from the 3er.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I supose they will appeal to a different audience. I still dont know how pple will react to the 3's styling...<p>But i like these, the front, side, but the back on sedan and wagon is faul, sorry it is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> its wedge, and cluttered...

Charger
05-09-2005, 09:29 AM
<IMG SRC="http://automobilemag.com/2007_sneak_preview/0505_mercedes_cclass_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: automobilemag<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Details are beginning to trickle out of Stuttgart on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-class. Drawing design cues from the next S-class (due next year), the third-generation C-classseen above in an artists interpretation of spy photoswill ditch the four round headlamps and conservative sheetmetal of the current car in search of more dynamic and daring styling. First up to bat in spring 2007 will be the sedan, followed by a five-door wagon that fall. A softtop convertible and a coupe debut in 2008.<p>Like the exterior, the interior will be completely redesigned. Of note is the updated Comand system, which will incorporate a center controller similar to those of rivals BMW and Audi in their iDrive and MMI systems.<br>Engines for the United States are likely to include 2.5-, 3.0-, and 3.5-liter V-6s, all mated to either a six-speed manual or a six- or seven-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will remain an option for all C-class models.<p>The obligatory AMG version will be powered by a 408-hp, 5.5-liter V-8. Also possible is a limited-edition, 476-hp C63 AMG, which would compete with the likes of the Audi RS4. <br></TD></TR></TABLE>

Wyldeone22
05-10-2005, 12:50 AM
wow, I'm looking forward to seeing how this car progresses. I really hope that the car takes more styling cues from the CLS and future CL than the S.

mzoltarp
05-10-2005, 04:59 AM
The most hilarious part of the rendering is that it has the Mercedes star on the grille as well as a stand up hood ornament.

Charger
05-10-2005, 08:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The most hilarious part of the rendering is that it has the Mercedes star on the grille as well as a stand up hood ornament. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I noticed that too, also, MB sedans don't have the big stars in the grille.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Charger at 10:31 AM 5/10/2005</i>

Reppu
05-10-2005, 08:23 AM
That's right, it's reserved for coupes........but the A-class have it as well.........???

Charger
05-10-2005, 08:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's right, it's reserved for coupes........but the A-class have it as well.........???</TD></TR></TABLE><br>but thats not a sedan, so maybe they allow that grille for everything BUT sedans.

skoochythatone
05-10-2005, 09:20 AM
The star is for everything BUT sedans. Comes from the early MB models which were all sedans.

Superfresa
05-10-2005, 04:06 PM
I hope Huckfeldt (page 2) was right in his interpretation of the next C-Class, as he usually is at this point. The C-Class is the best looking MB in my opinion, I just wish they did something nicer with the front fascia. Lately you've got to look at an AMG in order to have decent front fascias, time to fix that up IMO.<p>Wonder what the C class Sportscoupe will look like!!

skoochythatone
05-11-2005, 01:04 AM
Now guess what I saw yesterday for the first time! C-Class prototype! It flew past me on the other side of the Autobahn, and let me tell you..the camo makes the car look like a freakin tank! At first I thought its an old Sclass prototype, but it didnt have the big bulge on the C pillar, so it mustve been the CClass.

Fcuke
05-11-2005, 06:08 AM
Total failure?<p>Mercedes needs to start some more extreme designs. This is just boring. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

skoochythatone
05-11-2005, 06:10 AM
Fcuke...this car wont be due till 2007/2008...why dont you wait till we see more than a heavily covered car that drives around looking like a tank? There is nothing besides some renderings that could point out the design direction that MB is heading towards. Looking at the CLS, new S-Class, new M-Class and other new models, I am confident that MB designers will make sure to make their best sold model a design highlight.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

r3vilo
05-11-2005, 07:12 AM
yh, I like huckfeldts rendering, it looks v. nice. . but it does look extremely like a S-class. but just now, I was comparing the spyshots with pics of the current C-class and its HUGE.

Fcuke
05-11-2005, 07:54 AM
That's what I mean..<p>That car would have been perfect 2 years ago, but in 2/3 years it isn't as fancy anymore.. MB is left behind. They need to speed up if they want to keep up with BMW and Audi.

skoochythatone
05-11-2005, 02:42 PM
WHAT car.......it is not out YET, we are just talking about heavily cladded prototypes of a car which will come out sometime between 2007 and 2008. I say it again, look at the current MB lineup and the models due out this or next year, they are all excellent works of design, the quality will improve and that will make MB one of the best manufactures again. Dont give me any "they are behind their time"...looking at other car manufacturers models(BMW=almost all interiors are the same,3series rear lights messed up big time so is the 7-series trunk lid,Audi=they ALL look alike) I think MB is one of the more innovative ones design wise. Check out the CLS or upcoming S-Class..

RikfromBelgium
05-11-2005, 03:21 PM
S-class innovative design??? I'm sorry, but no <br>And wether or not you find the 3 series realights messed up is a personal thing.<br>And AGAIN, Interiors??? take a look at the R, B, ML, and A class <br>And take a look at that "innovative" S-class interior

skoochythatone
05-11-2005, 03:27 PM
Hey..look who it is...just wait for the first reviews on the new S-Class and you might start to believe what I have been saying over the past year, it will blow everything else away..design wise is a question of taste, I agree, but the user interface will be so much better executed than on some other models. I didnt wanna start another MB vs BMW vs Audi discussion, sorry if I pushed your buttons Rik.<p>Lets focus on the C-Class and talk about that. I am still confident that MB designers will not let it become boring or bland or "behind its time" as some people posted on here, there is too much at risk here..its one of their best selling models worldwide..

RikfromBelgium
05-11-2005, 03:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey..look who it is...just wait for the first reviews on the new S-Class and you might start to believe what I have been saying over the past year, it will blow everything else away..design wise is a question of taste, I agree, but the user interface will be so much better executed than on some other models. I didnt wanna start another MB vs BMW vs Audi discussion, sorry if I pushed your buttons Rik.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wether or not the interface in the S-class will be better to work with has nothing to do with innovative design, and that was the matter you were talking about if I'm not mistaken. It's not about pushing buttons, just about balancing your clearly biased views with my clearly biased views. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Lets focus on the C-Class and talk about that. I am still confident that MB designers will not let it become boring or bland or "behind its time" as some people posted on here, there is too much at risk here..its one of their best selling models worldwide..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>true, but we have seen with the ML that high sales numbers are no guarantee for innovative design.

Santeno
05-12-2005, 09:08 AM
Here is a new article from PistoHeads and Autocar, with some very interesting info as to the intended target for the new C:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">MERC PREPS BMW-BEATER<br><FONT SIZE="1">Next-gen C-class set to whip 3-Series? </FONT><p>Mercedes is fighting back, following an annus horribilis. It's suffered losses at Smart, has plummeted down the JD Power quality survey, and had recently to make a recall of 1.3 million cars.<br> <br>According to Autocar, the next C-class -- which competes with the dominant BMW 3-Series -- will look sharper, and offer better quality and higher production tolerances. It won't get Merc's Active Body Control or AirMatic suspension, both being too expensive, but it will get a direct injection, four-cylinder M271 engine. This will deliver higher output and lower fuel consumption from a 1.8-litre capacity, which will be offered in 150bhp, 170bhp and 190bhp turbocharged guises.<p>Higher up the range, the M272 V6 engine delivers 204bhp from 2.5-litres, and 231bhp and 272bhp from the 3.5-litre lumps. The AMG edition will top the range, boasting the current 5.4-litre V8 with power raised to 410bhp from today's 367bhp. There will also be arrange of diesels delivering up to 467lb-ft of torque from a turbocharged 3.0-litre engine.<p>Better quality materials inside and a long list of toys -- including a BMW iDrive equivalent -- are designed to entice buyers back to the three-pointed star.<p>Expect to see the car on sale in the UK in two years' time. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>

Vector
05-12-2005, 01:09 PM
Judging from recent work coming out of MB, I think there is a really nice design revolution happening in Stutgart. The S-class, while conservative, can already be seen to be a beautifully proportioned car. And the CLS is shocking. When you see it in person, you'll know what I mean; It begs to be caressed with the eye!<p>I think the C-class will share in the fruits of this and move closer-still to the 3 in terms of youth and sport. With this and some better quality, the C could put MB back in the black, quickly.

Charger
05-14-2005, 01:24 PM
<A HREF="http://img48.echo.cx/img48/710/merc13xj.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img48.echo.cx/img48/710/merc13xj.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img48.echo.cx/img48/7704/merc24st.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img48.echo.cx/img48/7704/merc24st.jpg</A><br>

Dodger
05-14-2005, 02:04 PM
Very nice. Understated yet stylish.

VexedandGlorious
05-14-2005, 04:13 PM
nice pics again.that render looks like a fish to me,very different. that interior shot reminds me of the X5's interior, .<p>cant wait to see it unveiled cause that mule looks like a tank.

Gromit
05-15-2005, 04:57 AM
The prominent rear wheel arches in that illustration are interesting, given the discussion over on the S-class thread.

Charger
05-16-2005, 11:02 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/Car/Mercedes-Benz/C-Class/13555748551.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Two years ahead of its planned UK introduction, Mercedes engineers have begun honing the next generation C-class in a bid to see it better the class benchmark, the new BMW 3-series. Along with the four-door saloon, the new cars platform will be used underneath a five-door estate, the three-door Sports Coup, CLK coup and cabriolets, and the X-class, a compact 4x4 rival for the BMW X3.<p>Our computer-generated rendering reveals the C-classs sharp new appearance. It borrows styling cues from the next S-class, due this September, with tauter surfacing, greater flaring of the wheelarches and prominent swage lines. The headlamps switch from todays double-rounded form to a trapezoidal shape, while the tail lamps take on a more dynamic form.<p>The car will ride on a newly developed chassis with a longer wheelbase and widened tracks. The four-link (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension will continue, but with altered pick-up points, revised geometry and increased travel. It is allied to a stiffer body shell and redesigned platform structure  both using laser welding techniques for greater strength and tighter production tolerances.<p>However, Mercedes-Benzs AirMatic air suspension and Active Body Control have been ruled out on cost grounds, as has the troubled Sensotronic brake control which will be replaced by a fully hydraulic system.<p>Direct injection will be made standard across Mercedes-Benzs four-cylinder M271 engine family for increased output and improved fuel consumption. All of the new C-classs four-cylinder engines will have the same 1.8-litre capacity but will be offered with 150bhp, 170bhp and turbocharged 190bhp outputs.<p>Stuttgarts new M272 naturally-aspirated 24-valve V6 engine family will supply 204bhp 2.5-, 231bhp 3.0- and 272bhp 3.5-litre powerplants for the C-class. At the top of the line-up will be an AMG flagship, expected to retain the existing cars 5.4-litre V8, but with a power output up from todays 367bhp to around 410bhp.<p>Work is also well advanced on a redesigned 2.2-litre four-cylinder common-rail diesel. This should remain in the line-up for at least three years, enhanced by the incorporation of efficient piezo fuel injectors boosting power by 13bhp to 163bhp.<p>The 3.0-litre V6 diesel will be offered in two different states of tune: 190bhp and 224bhp. Also under development is a performance-oriented version of this engine with three turbochargers and claimed to deliver 286bhp along with a hefty 467lb ft. It could be sold under the AMG name.<p>The new car retains rear-wheel drive, a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and a seven-speed automatic as an option across the range. Mercedes-Benzs 4Matic four-wheel-drive system will also be available, on C350 and C320 CDI models only, though theres no word yet on whether it will be offered in the UK.<p>Inside, there will be new cabin architecture, improved quality and a longer list of optional features. The dashboard design centres around a new rotary controller thats set to make its debut in the next S-class. Mercedes answer to BMWs iDrive and Audis MMI system operates in tandem with a new multi-function steering wheel thats likely to be standard across the range. Options will include high-intensity air conditioning, Keyless Go, Distronic cruise control and dynamic seats.<p>Mercedes-Benz has also been working on improving the driving position of its new models. After feedback provided by Autocar, Mercedes Research and Technology board member Dr Thomas Weber has committed to improving the driving position in some right-hand-drive Mercedes, after problems with an uncomfortable driving position caused by pedals offset to the right and a steering wheel offset to the left. Weber assured Autocar that the problem will not be there in future models.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: Autocar

skoochythatone
05-16-2005, 11:43 AM
That last rendering looks like an Astra on steroids with an MB star on the hood..dont take this seriously I would say..

JBlair
05-17-2005, 11:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That last rendering looks like an Astra on steroids with an MB star on the hood..dont take this seriously I would say..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bet anything that Huckfeldt's chop (dunno if its posted in here) is a dead-ringer for the new car.....................

Kam
05-30-2005, 08:11 AM
Heres a pic from autocar:<br><A HREF="http://img166.echo.cx/img166/872/135556423012th.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img166.echo.cx/img166/8...h.jpg</A><p>Enjoy<p>Source: Autocar<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 8:16 AM 5/30/2005</i>

Chickpig
06-12-2005, 06:19 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/photos/3040509.001/1106.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: Autozeitung

Cozz
06-12-2005, 06:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chickpig</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/photos/3040509.001/1106.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: Autozeitung</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It could very well follow those lines. It's a copy of the B-class hood and shows the side lines of the current models. I'm impressed so far. Kina reminds me of the Honda TSX, I don't know why.

odic
06-12-2005, 06:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>It could very well follow those lines. It's a copy of the B-class hood and shows the side lines of the current models. I'm impressed so far. Kina reminds me of the Honda TSX, I don't know why.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, kinda aziatic style (nothing against it, i like the accord/tsx) mixed with the cls

Superfresa
06-12-2005, 07:05 AM
It looks amazingly nice, though I don't like, and never have liked just one thing: The lower fascia is always way too narrow and sort of tilted back. It's a lot better in this car, but the way the AMG versions of the MB cars look is the way that the normal ones should look like stock.<p>That said, from half bumper up, everything looks very nice and stylish!

knihc2008
06-12-2005, 03:41 PM
the TSX style comes from the pentagonal grille, flat, rectangular headlamps, and the swash in the side, which basically looks like the swash on the TSX. add that to a generally sharp-edged design, and the TSX resemblance is all too apparent.

StevenZoz
07-13-2005, 04:51 PM
<A HREF="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/StevenZoz/scan0001.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albu...1.jpg</A><p>SOURCE: Road & Track, Aug. 2005

hyundaidriver
08-02-2005, 01:15 AM
new AMS impression:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/t_355.100702.jpg" BORDER="0">

scorpio14
08-02-2005, 01:21 AM
Man this AMS impression looks mad but big... more E-class size... but anywayz all these new MB are lookin good... cant wait to c the officail pics of um all over time

LEXUS FAN!
08-02-2005, 01:22 AM
don't hold your breath...the pictures won't be coming until winter probably

protocatcher
08-02-2005, 02:00 AM
Official C-class pics??? .....my guess is summer -07. I heard that it will be on IAA in september 2007

Hornbag
08-02-2005, 02:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chickpig</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/photos/3040509.001/1106.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: Autozeitung</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now that is sweet! Normal wheel arches, and a nice flowing design! The headlights IMO should be a little bigger so they dont look so small. But the grille is the best version yet. If the C really looked like this, it would easily be the best looking in its class IMO. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Fingers crossed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But I'll agree with whoever said the C class has fallen behind. In the latest WHEELS mag test the C class was let down by the cheap bits. Hub caps? God bloddy danm! And black plastic everywhere? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> Bring on the new one!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Hornbag at 10:31 PM 8/3/2005</i>

scorpio14
08-02-2005, 02:51 AM
i meant offical pics fa all the new MBs comin out... C-Class, E-Class, MLX etc etc... and yeah i know that wont be fa a long time.

Mr. Mercedes #1
08-02-2005, 03:27 PM
That is not correct Hornbag, the Mercedes placed second after the BMW and ahead of the Audi. Look at the star ratings. That said, I would prefer the Audi ahead of the MB and would take the BMW above them all. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
08-02-2005, 05:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hyundaidriver</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">new AMS impression:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/t_355.100702.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>R-class. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.car-data.com/photos.previews/p.mercedes.r-class.30.2.jpg" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
08-03-2005, 04:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mr. Mercedes #1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is not correct Hornbag, the Mercedes placed second after the BMW and ahead of the Audi. Look at the star ratings. That said, I would prefer the Audi ahead of the MB and would take the BMW above them all. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL, i notised that today, and i was like 'goddam it' lol. But the picture of the inside of the mag really says it all, its very outdated. And hub caps for a car worth so much. Give me a Mazda 6 or Subaru Liberty <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
08-03-2005, 04:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Give me a Mazda 6 or Subaru Liberty <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I doubt you want them to compare. The Mazda 6 doesn't even have lighted buttons on the door panels where the windows switches and whatnot. <p>But yes, the car is aged and needs a new look badly. But we can't take away from what MB has done with facelifts. Seen the new sport model with those rims and bumpers? Good lord it looks good.

knihc2008
08-03-2005, 06:18 AM
what's a subaru liberty?

AllodoxaphobicJay
08-03-2005, 06:46 AM
A Legacy.<p>They couldn't call it Legacy in Australia, as that's the name of the charity that assists war widows, so it would have been in bad taste.<p>The Jeep Liberty retained the Cherokee name in the Australian market, just to add to the confusion..

ismetov
08-07-2005, 06:28 AM
Saloon<p><A HREF="http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3996/csaloon7ft.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img210.imageshack.us/im...t.jpg</A><p>T<p><A HREF="http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8238/ctmodel0fa.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img210.imageshack.us/im...a.jpg</A>

Rossell
08-07-2005, 11:54 AM
Saloon is an S-Class photoshop while the estate as we know is the R-Class.<p>However, if they end up looking like that, I wouldn't mind :)

AM2K
08-09-2005, 11:58 AM
Some good pics of the prototype C-Class at the 'ring:<p><br><A HREF="http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy2.jpg</A><p><br>Source: Jeroen @ <A HREF="http://www.bmwe21.net" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bmwe21.net</A>

knihc2008
08-09-2005, 12:29 PM
and people were complaining that the lexus' rearview mirrors were too big?<p>look at those honkers!

RikfromBelgium
08-09-2005, 12:32 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

husseindesign
08-09-2005, 01:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and people were complaining that the lexus' rearview mirrors were too big?<p>look at those honkers!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>these are only for the testing prototype not the final product

Spy Guy
08-09-2005, 07:08 PM
No, you cant see anything of the mirror cause its ALL camo!<p> <A HREF="http://www.arcor.de/palb/alben/11/88111/1680_3265306533393333.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.arcor.de/palb/alben...3.jpg</A>

knihc2008
08-09-2005, 07:58 PM
well, actually i realized that but then i looked at this picture: <A HREF="http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bmwe21.net/temp/spy/spy2.jpg</A><p>and the mirror is, in fact, quite big.

car-fan
08-10-2005, 12:29 AM
I think they will change it before launching official pictures.... I hope. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Fact
08-10-2005, 03:16 AM
That is not the final mirror. It is just there as part of the camo.<p>This is not the MLK guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
08-10-2005, 03:49 AM
The pisc of the camoed front actually looks pretty good. Lots of presence. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

RikfromBelgium
08-10-2005, 05:32 AM
you can see that from a car with 20cm of camo???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

The Kia Man
08-10-2005, 06:40 AM
Why is mercedes camo always metal or in this case plastic?

Santeno
08-10-2005, 06:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>The Kia Man</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why is mercedes camo always metal or in this case plastic? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't reply to this jerkoff it's Kam returned, yet again.

CARSRTHEWORLD
08-18-2005, 01:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Auto-Central.org</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We have obtained exclusive spy shots again, but this time of the project Mercedes is trying to keep most secret, the 2007 Mercedes C-Class!<br>Here are the photos (thanks to skoochythatone for them):</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/2007c-class.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/2007c-class2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/2007c-class3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/2007c-class4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.Auto-Central.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.Auto-Central.org</A>

against the wall
08-18-2005, 06:45 AM
oo, i wonder how much that c-class can tow..lol.<br>there is a lot of camo on this. its really hard to figure out the shape of anything besides the front.

skoochythatone
08-18-2005, 07:11 AM
The trailer is used to simulate a full car. Check out the dual exhausts, though. You cant seem them in the pictures really well, but it had one exhaust on each side, something the current C-Class does not have. The current one only has the quad exhausts on the C55AMG. So I am guessing this new one will have a lot of power....C500?

against the wall
08-18-2005, 07:32 AM
how about a c63 to compete with the rs4 and m3. now thats a competition.

Reppu
08-18-2005, 07:50 AM
C63 would certify MB's insanity. I know it will not happen though, even MB has it's limits in this stupid bhp race they are in. C500, however....well, that sounds more likely.

DoMiNo
08-18-2005, 07:55 AM
Really? Shoot, if MB can fit that engine under the hood, I highly doubt they'd miss that opportunity. They'd probably outsell any other AMG model.

DSC-OFF
08-18-2005, 07:59 AM
Agreed, even if just a non-kompressor 63

skoochythatone
08-18-2005, 08:46 AM
I doubt that the new AMG 6.3L engine will fit into the C-Class. But a C500 definetly sounds possible..

bolita
08-18-2005, 09:17 AM
C500 or C6.3 .. I think that is way overkill...<p>In any case looks like the C Class is growing in size... once again...

the future
08-18-2005, 10:46 AM
There will be a C63 AMG with 450 bhp (Audi RS4: 420; next BMW M3: 430). Source: Autobild.

DoMiNo
08-18-2005, 10:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>freeezer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There will be a C63 AMG with 450 bhp (Audi RS4: 420; next BMW M3: 430). Source: Autobild.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hallelujah! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

DSC-OFF
08-18-2005, 11:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>freeezer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There will be a C63 AMG with 450 bhp (Audi RS4: 420; next BMW M3: 430). Source: Autobild.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you post that link from Autobild? Cant find it<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>nm i found it:<p><I>The trend goes also with the Diesel ever more strongly toward mechanism, whereby depending upon capacity and achievement six or seven drive positions are available. The alternatively offered hand switch always has six courses. And although the current 4Matic-Generation in the C-class sells itself only sluggishly, the successor will have to be had when desired again with all-wheel drive - probably however only as C 350 and C 300 CDI. While for Sportcoup and Sportcabriolet all engines will not be available, the t-model probably takes over the complete program of the sedan. The AMG strategy is not fastened yet in all details. Thus a C 32 AMG CDI V6 with 258 HP exists on the paper, but series production appears from today's view rather improbably. Against it a successor for the C 55, whose output is to be raised of 367 to 408 HP, is firmly taken into account. <b>Possibly</b> Mercedes Benz even dares a small series of still stronger <b>C 63 AMG</b>, which brings it on 476 suction engine HP. As soon as we know it exactly, we say naturally it to you. Also at the risk that Mercedes Benz again much too fast are.</I><p>It says "possibly" though, GCF & various others all say "possibly" as well<p><br><i>Modified by jesse at 2:23 PM 8/18/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jesse at 2:23 PM 8/18/2005</i>

Reppu
08-18-2005, 11:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Agreed, even if just a non-kompressor 63</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even if JUST????? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
08-18-2005, 11:47 PM
the SLK350 and SLK280 has dual exhausts too. i'm guessing it's just the same dual exhaust system.

DSC-OFF
08-19-2005, 06:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Even if JUST????? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even if Just<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>WCF has photos..<p><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini12L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini5L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini6L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini7L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini8L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini9L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini10L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini11L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6050718.002" TARGET="_blank">WorldCarFans</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 8:55 AM 8/19/2005</i>

SELLER
08-19-2005, 06:43 AM
Mercedes is putting that High sweeping covering over their cars to try and fool us... but I wish they wouldnt.. just like with the S-Class... I'm sure this new C will NOT look like the CLS... which is a HUUUGE mistake if you ask me..<p>The ONLY way Mercedes can get their C-Class back on track is if they build a Mini-CLS.. If they build another plain 4-door, it will fail. Even if they throw a 450hp 6.3 V8 in the AMG, if it doesnt look radical, like the CLS, I could care less. The RS4, and even the upcoming 4-door M3 will have more appeal than just another "Average C-class"

Smart22186
08-19-2005, 07:41 AM
If you look at the pic with the bonnet up you can very easily make out the shape of the front lights withount any camo!<br><A HREF="http://uploader.ws/upload/200508/CDocuments_and_SettingsStevenMy_DocumentsMy_Pictur eslights_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://uploader.ws/upload/2005...1.jpg</A><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
08-19-2005, 08:55 AM
Jesse, stop posting spy pics as images, this is the second time if not third I am editing your thread, and I have IMed you twice in regards to this problem.

DSC-OFF
08-19-2005, 08:58 AM
I dont get it..we cant post spy photography?

Charger
08-19-2005, 09:28 AM
<A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/MercedesC-class005.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...5.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/MercedesC-class008.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...8.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/MercedesC-class009.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...9.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/MercedesC-class010.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...0.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The saloon is expected to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in spring 2007, with sales following later in the year; new-generation estates are due a year later.<br>Although it will share more of its components than before with the larger E-Class, the next C will be much sharper to drive and more distinctive as a range in its own right: M-B is to position it as a true small sports saloon, rather than simply a smaller answer to the E.The new petrol engine line-up - to include the new camless and direct-injection units - is thought to include 1.8-litre (150 bhp and 190 bhp), 2.5 V6 (210bhp), 3.5 V6 (270bhp) and an AMG-ed 5.4 (400bhp-plus to take to the Audi RS4 and BMW M3). Diesels will include a new 3.0-litre.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: 4car

erzhik
08-19-2005, 10:28 AM
lol.. looks like a tank or a rhino with that camo on... they did a good job covering it like that..

TDI
08-19-2005, 10:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont get it..we cant post spy photography?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It is CSS policy to post links instead of images.

DSC-OFF
08-19-2005, 10:43 AM
Alright well i didnt know, i must have been thrown off by all the other spy photos in this forum that has been posted in as images, you just didnt have to pull an uber naz*, im pretty low-maintenance..chill out buddy its the weekend..

Smart22186
08-20-2005, 12:27 PM
In the picture with the bonnet up you can clearly see the shape of the lights, kinda reminds me of a new zafiera or maybe a astra sommin vauxhall? any way its not as sharp as the new S-class and is not as nice as the chops! <br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/SpyPhotos/6050718.002/6050718.002.Mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/S...L.jpg</A>

Comrade
08-20-2005, 01:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> you can see that from a car with 20cm of camo???? </TD></TR></TABLE> <br>Nooo! I like the shape of the camo itself. It has a lot of presence and it looks sharp.

LEXUS FAN!
08-20-2005, 02:35 PM
with the hood up, you could see the shape of the headlights, and it looks very similar to the S-class

Reppu
08-21-2005, 12:27 AM
Looks like it will be a mini-S, as usual. We could make a poll if it will have prominent wheelarches and metal strips in the rear lights or not.

Smart22186
08-23-2005, 10:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">with the hood up, you could see the shape of the headlights, and it looks very similar to the S-class</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah thats what i said earlier, still think it looks more like a vauxhall

Ascariss
08-23-2005, 12:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Alright well i didnt know, i must have been thrown off by all the other spy photos in this forum that has been posted in as images, you just didnt have to pull an uber naz*, im pretty low-maintenance..chill out buddy its the weekend..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>One, don't call me a naz*, second don't tell me to chill third, it's written in my sig that you have to post links and fourth it's also written in one of the top posts in the spy pics area. Be careful how you adress me next time.

FordRules
08-23-2005, 12:31 PM
I agree Ascariss,Anyways Has anyone seen the spy Pic in MotorTrend?Its totally uncovered.I ca upload if if anyone wants to see it?

T.B.
08-23-2005, 12:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FordRules</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I agree Ascariss,Anyways Has anyone seen the spy Pic in MotorTrend?Its totally uncovered.I ca upload if if anyone wants to see it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just do it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

DSC-OFF
08-23-2005, 02:05 PM
One, yikes youre Polish didnt know that, im sorry you feel that way, but understand thats just what i call people who are bossy, second..yeah, chill, and third how about i just dont address you at all next time (if theres still a next time after this post..) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And FordRules i think i saw that this morning when i was in the library, its a rendering, it didnt even look close to a real photograph..

husseindesign
08-23-2005, 02:37 PM
Mototrend's impression is the same as Autozeitung's. her you go:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/photos/3040509.001/1106.jpg" BORDER="0">

FordRules
08-23-2005, 04:12 PM
i think the MT one was a little diif.ILl see<p>

DSC-OFF
08-23-2005, 04:23 PM
Scan & post the picture already mate

husseindesign
08-24-2005, 06:03 AM
It's exactly the same. I have the issue in my hands right now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

StevenZoz
09-06-2005, 10:13 AM
C-Class wagon & sport coupe have been dropped for 2006 in the U.S.

husseindesign
09-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Sportcoupe will be dropped completely from the C-class program. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

klier
09-06-2005, 12:59 PM
Makes sense, sort of....<p>But that would mean the direct competition to the A3 and 1er would be the A-Class....

LEXUS FAN!
09-06-2005, 01:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>husseindesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sportcoupe will be dropped completely from the C-class program. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>really?<p>thank goodness

geary
09-06-2005, 02:38 PM
Here's my impression from a while ago....<p> <IMG SRC="http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6335/cklassesmall1bl.jpg" BORDER="0">

klier
09-06-2005, 02:54 PM
I somehow love it, although it looks awefully small....

Omar
09-06-2005, 02:57 PM
i bet this'll be autolies world exclusive next week, those clowns

klier
09-06-2005, 02:59 PM
lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
09-06-2005, 03:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>klier</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I somehow love it, although it looks awefully small....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, isnt the c-class pretty small? i wouldnt be surprised if the c class turns out like geary's chop.

TycoonGTR
09-07-2005, 04:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>omar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i bet this'll be autolies world exclusive next week, those clowns</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lmao! I wouldn't be surprised... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Nodnarb
09-07-2005, 09:58 AM
Given how the C-Class has always looked like a mini S-Class, that chop could be more accurate than we realize. Although, Benz said they were going to try to get away from that, I'll see it when I believe it. (10 points to anyone who can tell me where that's from.)

LEXUS FAN!
09-07-2005, 10:25 AM
the chop is good except the hood is too large

spikes111
11-02-2005, 10:00 AM
When will the 2007 C-class be unveiled? Any idea of what auto show? Thanks.

bm88
11-02-2005, 11:32 AM
Geneva or Frankfurt is my guess.

husseindesign
11-02-2005, 01:01 PM
Geneva.

Designo
11-02-2005, 01:24 PM
Wow, I knew that the sportcoupe was discontinued, but why the wagon? Not selling well? There're certainly quite popular around where I live <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Nath
11-02-2005, 01:34 PM
same here, and the audi, volvo and BMW rivals sell well too

husseindesign
11-02-2005, 01:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Designo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, I knew that the sportcoupe was discontinued, but why the wagon? Not selling well? There're certainly quite popular around where I live <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>did I miss something? Who said the Wagon will be dropped?

bm88
11-03-2005, 03:51 AM
I doubt they would drop the wagon.<p>As long as BMW make a 3er Touring, Mercedes will make a C Class wagon.

husseindesign
11-03-2005, 06:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I doubt they would drop the wagon.<p>As long as BMW make a 3er Touring, Mercedes will make a C Class wagon.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>There is no point in dropping it at all. The T-modell is extremely successful here in Germany.

Designo
11-03-2005, 07:43 PM
Oops! I forgot to mention that I was referring to the 2006 (current) USA market. Sorry!

gawid
11-08-2005, 01:14 AM
<A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/HTML/start.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/HTML/start.htm</A><p>watch out!<br>new pics taken in benz town city stuttgart

Guybrush Threepwood
11-08-2005, 02:21 AM
Funny. Looks like it could be the next CLK...

gawid
11-08-2005, 04:54 AM
<A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2152" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...=2152</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2153" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...=2153</A><p>

Cozz
11-08-2005, 05:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gawid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2152" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...=2152</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2153" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...=2153</A><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You need to be a member for that.

skoochythatone
11-08-2005, 04:42 PM
Actually you dont...here are the links:<p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Prototype%20MERCEDES%20Classe%20C%20photo%2 001%7E0.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...0.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Prototype%20MERCEDES%20Classe%20C%20photo%2 002%7E0.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...0.jpg</A>

sc43018
11-09-2005, 05:39 PM
one thing that i hope they do with this car is make it less of a cheap mercedes, and make it more on par with the likes of a 3er, where its a real driving machine, not just a cheaper, smaller 5er. I may be the only one who feels this way, but i would love to see a C-class that was fun to drive, and had its own looks that made it a truly distinctive, yet still MB, look

Cozz
11-10-2005, 05:46 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sc43018</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">one thing that i hope they do with this car is make it less of a cheap mercedes, and make it more on par with the likes of a 3er, where its a real driving machine, not just a cheaper, smaller 5er. I may be the only one who feels this way, but i would love to see a C-class that was fun to drive, and had its own looks that made it a truly distinctive, yet still MB, look</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I never understood why people think it's cheaper than a 3-series or a ES. The C-class actually has a better fit than either of them in the interior. The C-class also uses a rubber over plastic formation that gives 0 gaps. The other two simply doesn't use that system. The ES is known for the biggest gaps at the kick panel and running board area. The C-class also offers the best technology.

DoMiNo
11-10-2005, 07:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sc43018</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">one thing that i hope they do with this car is make it less of a cheap mercedes, and make it more on par with the likes of a 3er, where its a real driving machine, not just a cheaper, smaller 5er. I may be the only one who feels this way, but i would love to see a C-class that was fun to drive, and had its own looks that made it a truly distinctive, yet still MB, look</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why can't people just accept that--while they both occupy the same relative space in their respective manufacturers' lineups--the C-Class and the 3-series are built with distinct purposes in mind? <p>In my opinion--judging by what I know from U.S. buyers anyway--the 3-series enjoys more popularity among younger buyers because, well, they're fashionable, not necessarily because they're more satisfying to drive. The C-Class is undoubtedly a very competent car, and the new-generation will undoubtedly put it more on par with the 3er, for those who really care.

Omar
11-10-2005, 08:08 AM
Cozz, I don't wanna fight, but in 1999 we bought a new E46 3-series and it was good. And exactly a year ago we replaced it with a facelifted C-class, and we delayed our order a few months after the facelifted model went on sale because we were advised by my cousin (who is an MB employee) so that any quality problems would be sorted out by the time we ordered our car.<p>To be honest, at first glance the interior is rather better than the interior was pre-facelift by a mile, but I have to say not everything is as good as the BMW.<p>For example, the door grab handles feel poorly constructed and the line where the two bits its made up of go together has a slight gap in between, and so its uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.<p>I noticed also that the switch (that rotary dial) for the headlights is made of a horrible black shiny looking plastic which feels crap, whereas the BMW's headlight switch was nice to look at, but also felt crap (although a little less crap than the C-class switch).<p>Also, I noticed along the side of the transmission tunnel the materials didn't fit exactly 100%, they were about 98% fitting perfectly but looking closely I could see it wasn't a perfect 100% fit.<p>My biggest complaint about the C-class is the doors, especially the rear doors. Around the window is a rubber seal, as on all cars. But whereas all around the rubber seal on BMW was plastic, here the c-class has nothing. In other words, quite a few times when closing the door the rubber has been slightly loose from the door instead of being firmly attached to the door, which was truly shocking the first time i closed the rear door. These are the sorts of things which separate the cars when it comes to quality and the little details.<p>I mean, although the C-class is not a sporty car like the 3-series, its a comfort car and i like it the way it is, the ride is much much better damped than the 3-series ever was, and the auto is nice n smooth. Its also more spacious without a doubt, and has a bigger boot, so i dont want any accusations that i'm a BMW fan :P<p>The C-class is a nice car, and I do like it, but I do hope they avoid using the cheap materials which they have occasionally in this C-class.<p>If the next C-class is as big an improvement as the S-class was, i'm sure we'll buy that :D<p><br><i>Modified by omar at 3:42 PM 11/10/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by omar at 7:53 PM 11/10/2005</i>

GoLeafsGO
11-10-2005, 09:14 AM
Mercedes execs have said that improving quality - mechanically and assembly (like the tactile issues you mention) - is probably their primary aim. So I think it likely you will be pleased with the next C-class.

Nath
11-10-2005, 05:16 PM
I think a reporter made a point of comparing the Alfa 156 and merc C class at a show a few years back (1998 i think) saying the Alfa was made out of the best quality materials but poorly put together, the seats had started to fray by the end of the show. The Merc on the other hand was built to a very high standard but out of cheap and nasty materials.

Cozz
11-10-2005, 07:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>omar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Cozz, I don't wanna fight, but in 1999 we bought a new E46 3-series and it was good. And exactly a year ago we replaced it with a facelifted C-class, and we delayed our order a few months after the facelifted model went on sale because we were advised by my cousin (who is an MB employee) so that any quality problems would be sorted out by the time we ordered our car.<p>To be honest, at first glance the interior is rather better than the interior was pre-facelift by a mile, but I have to say not everything is as good as the BMW.<p>For example, the door grab handles feel poorly constructed and the line where the two bits its made up of go together has a slight gap in between, and so its uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.<p>I noticed also that the switch (that rotary dial) for the headlights is made of a horrible black shiny looking plastic which feels crap, whereas the BMW's headlight switch was nice to look at, but also felt crap (although a little less crap than the C-class switch).<p>Also, I noticed along the side of the transmission tunnel the materials didn't fit exactly 100%, they were about 98% fitting perfectly but looking closely I could see it wasn't a perfect 100% fit.<p>My biggest complaint about the C-class is the doors, especially the rear doors. Around the window is a rubber seal, as on all cars. But whereas all around the rubber seal on BMW was plastic, here the c-class has nothing. In other words, quite a few times when closing the door the rubber has been slightly loose from the door instead of being firmly attached to the door, which was truly shocking the first time i closed the rear door. These are the sorts of things which separate the cars when it comes to quality and the little details.<p>I mean, although the C-class is not a sporty car like the 3-series, its a comfort car and i like it the way it is, the ride is much much better damped than the 3-series ever was, and the auto is nice n smooth. Its also more spacious without a doubt, and has a bigger boot, so i dont want any accusations that i'm a BMW fan :P<p>The C-class is a nice car, and I do like it, but I do hope they avoid using the cheap materials which they have occasionally in this C-class.<p>If the next C-class is as big an improvement as the S-class was, i'm sure we'll buy that :D<p><br><i>Modified by omar at 3:42 PM 11/10/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by omar at 7:53 PM 11/10/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know what you mean by the "cheapness" factor. You have to do a double take to notice but you'll notice. If you have a C-class then look at the interior running boards. (the plastics that run on the floor from the kick panel to the rear. Notice how there is a rubber edge on the plastic? It's all formed together so there isn't any gaps. It's all over the car. Now have a close look at the ES and it has gaps at where the plastic ends (any plastic). Also, the ES has the worst cup holders. Kia style cutout for them.<p>If you ever take out the C-class radio then you'll find a CAT-5 cable and connector at the bottom below the HVAC. I have yet to find out what it does.<p>

gawid
11-14-2005, 06:50 AM
<A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=407" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=407</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=406" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=406</A>

Smart22186
11-14-2005, 08:13 AM
is it me or does that car have a canvas roof?

PHYMB
11-14-2005, 08:38 AM
The canvas is part of the camoflauge to hide the lines of the roof....

skoochythatone
12-05-2005, 08:21 AM
Here are some pics I recently took, nothing new, but I thought I share them anyway:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass5.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/cclass6.jpg" BORDER="0">

PHYMB
12-05-2005, 08:56 AM
New pics with Less Camo!<p> <A HREF="http://mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0027" TARGET="_blank">http://mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0027</A>

SHEPO
12-05-2005, 02:05 PM
sweet...looks like its gettings the S-class treatment...

bm88
12-05-2005, 02:21 PM
The shape of the rear lights looks almost SLR like, but the shape of the whole rear end (i.e. very curvy) looks very CLS like.<p>The camo is coming off pretty quick to say we are a good two years off launch.

vivaki
12-05-2005, 03:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The camo is coming off pretty quick to say we are a good two years off launch.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not 2 years. Just over 1 year...

StevenZoz
12-06-2005, 04:48 AM
<A HREF="http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/3138/c6sm.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/3138/c6sm.jpg</A><p>new artisits rendition

rock999
12-06-2005, 06:56 AM
the taillights remind me of the new CL.. even though both of them (c and cl) are camoed, the general shape looks quite similar.. perhaps thats the new general direction for taillights for mercedes?

gawid
12-08-2005, 11:26 AM
<A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2426&d=1134064682" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...64682</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2427&d=1134064700" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...64700</A><br>

GBOY
12-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Can't see 'em Gawid!

vivaki
12-08-2005, 04:14 PM
<A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-001.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-004.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-005.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...5.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-007.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-008.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...8.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/c-class/03-large/merc-cclass-010.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...0.jpg</A><br>(4car)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 3:53 PM 12/8/2005</i>

skoochythatone
12-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Ahh..I know where those pictures were taken...I will go there someday next week and try to snap something..keep your fingers crossed..

Chicho
12-09-2005, 03:31 AM
<A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=0&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=1&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=2&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=3&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=4&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=5&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=6&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=7&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=8&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=9&artikel_id=10308" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/projekt...10308</A>

gawid
12-14-2005, 05:26 AM
<A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachments/erlkoenige-autos-zukunft/2480-neue-c-klasse-6051214.002.mini1l.jpg?d=1134562943" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...62943</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachments/erlkoenige-autos-zukunft/2481-neue-c-klasse-6051214.002.mini2l.jpg?d=1134562954" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...62954</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachments/erlkoenige-autos-zukunft/2482-neue-c-klasse-6051214.002.mini3l.jpg?d=1134562964" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...62964</A><p><A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com/de/forum/attachments/erlkoenige-autos-zukunft/2483-neue-c-klasse-6051214.002.mini4l.jpg?d=1134562984" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com/de/f...62984</A><br>

mzoltarp
12-14-2005, 06:20 AM
I'm not seeing a breathtaking shape. It will look "nice" but it's too bad that it has none of the CLS's aggression.

Smart22186
12-14-2005, 06:24 AM
gawid; sorry 2 say NONE of your car passion pics work, not in this thread or in ford galaxy thread. please note. maybe you could save the pics on your pc and then have them hosted using an image uploader etc.. good try thoe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

velsatis
12-14-2005, 07:16 AM
Check it out here:<p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6051214.002" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...4.002</A><p>Looking good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

Marticos
12-14-2005, 08:09 AM
Rearview is like new CL

DSC-OFF
12-26-2005, 07:06 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/44jfin4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>AMS<br> <br>

husseindesign
12-26-2005, 08:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jesse</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/44jfin4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>AMS<br> <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>This is supposed to be the next E not C-class <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

DSC-OFF
12-26-2005, 08:10 PM
Aah, the note said <I>the design will also transfer into the </I> C-Klasse Estate..i guess my German isnt that good after all

against the wall
12-26-2005, 08:46 PM
yea that looks kinda big to be a c class.

skoochythatone
01-02-2006, 09:51 AM
Dont know if these have been posted:<p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6051214.002" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...4.002</A>

velsatis
01-03-2006, 08:37 AM
Just go back on the tread and you'll find them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Blob
01-03-2006, 12:22 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6051214.002/6051214.002.1M.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This would look so much better with the mercedes badge in the grille, not sticking up.

bolita
01-03-2006, 12:40 PM
cool chop but even though Lehmann is almost dead on I think the rear is well off this time...

Mil
01-21-2006, 01:23 PM
i got this from autospies...they say it is the next e-class...but i dont think so...look back at the spy pics of the c-class and see the back lights...i think they go in the same sort of direction<p>Here:<p><A HREF="http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1108/sp32200512202017356dw.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img8.imageshack.us/img8...w.jpg</A><p><I>Edit: Keep any Autospies pics as links only please - AM2K </I><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2K at 11:45 PM 1/21/2006</i>

DSC-OFF
01-21-2006, 01:28 PM
That is infact a speculation of the next E-Klasse according to our friends from AMS (which Autolies stole), its too large to be the next C-Klasse..but i see where youre coming from<p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/483rnj.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br>

velsatis
01-28-2006, 01:27 PM
<A HREF="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/vel_satis/C1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/vel_satis/C.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...C.jpg</A><p>Starting to look like something <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 5:33 PM 1/28/2006</i>

mzoltarp
01-28-2006, 01:40 PM
someone needs to sell the body covering so we can pretend to be driving a top secret car

LEXUS FAN!
01-28-2006, 01:58 PM
the back looks identical to the CL<p>i hope i'm wrong though...i'm sure it has a nice back, but i want something different

XXXAngelXXX
02-01-2006, 01:15 AM
While i was sitting in my Jaguar this morning - i took a pic of a C-Class in my hometown.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.xxxangelxxx.de/pics/MBCclass.jpg" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
02-01-2006, 01:25 AM
i think the rear lights are way too large and tall for a car of this size, espeically since the lights are sort of SLR-like-thin and sporty in shape and idea

CosworthKid
02-06-2006, 01:52 PM
<A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/erlkoenige/neuheiten/artikel.php?artikel_id=10709" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/erlkoen...10709</A> <p>Includes cg's of C-class,A4,A5,M3,3er coupe,CLK,C-class SportCoupe etc.

against the wall
02-06-2006, 03:15 PM
all those variants are ugly as sin.

Cozz
02-06-2006, 05:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/erlkoenige/neuheiten/artikel.php?artikel_id=10709" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/erlkoen...10709</A> <p>Includes cg's of C-class,A4,A5,M3,3er coupe,CLK,C-class SportCoupe etc.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Pics 11 and 12 seem to flow with what the c-class should look like.

DSC-OFF
02-06-2006, 06:27 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/ef0ne2/ghkjio.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/CSS/gfmh05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www/autozeitung.de" TARGET="_blank">AutoZeitung</A><p>EDIT: Photos working now?<br> <br> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DSC-OFF at 9:49 PM 2/6/2006</i>

Cozz
02-06-2006, 07:43 PM
DSC-OFF, that link isn't working.<p>Fixed it...<br><A HREF="http://www.autozeitung.de" TARGET="_blank">AutoZeitung</A>

Charger
02-06-2006, 08:54 PM
<A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=109192" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...09192</A>

aphophis
03-07-2006, 07:19 AM
spyshots with future mercedes c-class t-modell (wagon)<p> <A HREF="http://forum.softpedia.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=99043" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.softpedia.com/ind...99043</A><br> <A HREF="http://forum.softpedia.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=99044" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.softpedia.com/ind...99044</A> <br> <A HREF="http://forum.softpedia.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=99045" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.softpedia.com/ind...99045</A> <br> <A HREF="http://forum.softpedia.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=99046" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.softpedia.com/ind...99046</A> <br> <A HREF="http://forum.softpedia.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=99047" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.softpedia.com/ind...99047</A>

synthesis
03-07-2006, 11:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Blob</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>This would look so much better with the mercedes badge in the grille, not sticking up. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not sure if this is true, but I read somewhere that the European pedestrian crash standards would do away with all hood ornaments. Does anyone know if this is the case?

aphophis
03-07-2006, 11:46 AM
in europe (at least in romania) hood ornaments are banned.

DSC-OFF
03-08-2006, 08:03 AM
<A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060307.001/6060307.001.mini6L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060307.001/6060307.001.mini7L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060307.001/6060307.001.mini8L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060307.001/6060307.001.mini9L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060307.001/6060307.001.mini10L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com" TARGET="_blank">GCF</A><br> <br>

knihc2008
03-08-2006, 11:36 AM
so when is this car coming out? it looks actually pretty promising so far.

Reppu
03-09-2006, 12:17 AM
Being a MB, the cladding is much more revealing than usual. maybe the release is nearer than we think?

Ascariss
03-09-2006, 12:52 AM
Hahaahah, it is like those Mayback spy pics, same idea, cloth rear and front and tape on the sides.

Charger
03-09-2006, 03:13 PM
<A HREF="http://blogs.edmunds.com/.ee8fd78" TARGET="_blank">http://blogs.edmunds.com/.ee8fd78</A>

mzoltarp
03-09-2006, 03:29 PM
Let's hope for something truly breathtaking.

against the wall
03-13-2006, 06:24 PM
<A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060313.001/mercedes/2008-mercedes-c-class-range-interpreted" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...reted</A><p>some new interpretations of the sedan and variants

CosworthKid
03-13-2006, 10:27 PM
Those look beautiful: both classy and contemporary as well.

Nurburgring
03-14-2006, 05:51 AM
These look very promising but those cladding look like they're bulletproof.

DSC-OFF
03-15-2006, 06:13 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/10/AMS_07_Hauptneu_150.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.automotorundsport.de" TARGET="_blank">AMS</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
03-15-2006, 06:43 AM
<A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060315.002/6060315.002.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060315.002/6060315.002.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060315.002/6060315.002.mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060315.002/6060315.002.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060315.002/mercedes/new-mercedes-c-class-sheds-disguise-on-autobahn" TARGET="_blank">GCF</A><br> <br>

erzhik
03-15-2006, 07:15 AM
hmm... why stop and take off front camo?

Comrade
03-15-2006, 07:29 AM
aaah! Chevy Cobalt meets 3-series meets S-class. Perty nice <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hmm... why stop and take off front camo?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It was a wardrobe malfunction.

alistar26
03-15-2006, 07:40 AM
Such a strange behaviour... I wonder what their boss will think when he'll get to see how the cars are protected from spy shots. <br>May be it's just a little protest against Herr Dr Zietsche's new plans for the company (thousands of jobs at stake in Germany, R&D dept included...).<br>As for what the car looks like, it's a clean shape but there's nothing really new about it. Wait and see...

Santeno
03-15-2006, 08:43 AM
So it's basically continuing with the mini-s-class theme?

enit
03-15-2006, 08:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>alistar26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Such a strange behaviour... I wonder what their boss will think when he'll get to see how the cars are protected from spy shots. <br>May be it's just a little protest against Herr Dr Zietsche's new plans for the company (thousands of jobs at stake in Germany, R&D dept included...).<br>As for what the car looks like, it's a clean shape but there's nothing really new about it. Wait and see... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know German manufacturers have an agreemrnt with some spy photographers: telling them where & when certain test mules will be driving. <p>It's a tool of an early promotion - to create a buzz & interest a in new car. <p>Just like Huckfeldt (AutoBild) and his interpretations.<p>Win - win situation. <p>But this accident was also a bit too much revealing though - but I guess this "wardrobe malfunction" wasn't planned. Or ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>PS: Huckfeldt CGIs are again very accurate: read the lines above again.<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50074.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50074.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50079.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/50079.jpg</A><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by enit at 5:02 PM 3/15/2006</i>

mr_putter
03-15-2006, 10:40 AM
It reminds me of the new S-class. Much nicer than the C-class out now.

Smart22186
03-15-2006, 10:43 AM
as i mentioned on page 7 of this thread, we have been able to see pics of the car with little camo on the fron b4 when they had the bonnet lifted, i will post link again. <br><A HREF="http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3216/merccclass8uq.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img145.imageshack.us/im...q.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9927/lights1gc.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img147.imageshack.us/im...c.jpg</A>

knihc2008
03-15-2006, 01:26 PM
the front reminds me of old-school upright 500E front ends and the like. very macho and elegant looking, but certainly boring and not too sleek and exciting. with such tough competition, dynamically and lookswise, from the lexus, BMW, and possibly the infiniti, this relatively boring entry from mercedes might be playing fourth fiddle.

LEXUS FAN!
03-15-2006, 04:49 PM
here are some clearer shots<p><A HREF="http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206144" TARGET="_blank">http://www.clublexus.com/forum...06144</A>

CosworthKid
03-15-2006, 05:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the front reminds me of old-school upright 500E front ends and the like. very macho and elegant looking, but certainly boring and not too sleek and exciting. with such tough competition, dynamically and lookswise, from the lexus, BMW, and possibly the infiniti, this relatively boring entry from mercedes might be playing fourth fiddle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I liked the earlier CG's and im still confident this will look much more convincing than the current model but...looking at those actual pics im not as happy. Thing is, the 3er looks sporty,light and dynamic. The IS, even though isnt as involving as the 3er, also looks sporty, muscular yet elegant and light enough. Audi A4 as well. But the C-Class still seems to give the impression of a shrunken S-Class limo which, even though for some that is great, for me it makes it look heavy, kinda boring and not charismatic enough. What works on a car the size of an S-Class doesnt always work on a much smaller car and visa versa. People who buy 3ers and IS's nowadays are those who want a great badge, limo-like presence and sporty pretences so they wont feel or look old. The C-Class still seems to look like an old ppls entry limo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

131172
03-15-2006, 07:01 PM
Looking at the face of the unshedded C-Class, I feel that the new C looks pretty boring compare to competitors current new models. The front looks like some Japanese cars. I hope the back will be more exciting. I always prefer the previous generations Mercedes models. New models like S,R,B doesn't interest me except the CLS. Does anyone know if the people standing beside the unshedded C-Class are Merceds personnel or just passerby who stripped off the camo?

synthesis
03-16-2006, 01:59 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>131172</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Does anyone know if the people standing beside the unshedded C-Class are Merceds personnel or just passerby who stripped off the camo?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't know for sure, but they seem like a Village People assortment to me. And they obviously couldn't care less that someone is snapping away at the face of the car that should obvioulsy be completely covered. They don't go through all the trouble of slapping that camo on only to stand around like morons when someone rolls by and takes pictures. <p>Either they aren't merc people (my guess) or the c-class is just tired and needed a breather.

Cozz
03-16-2006, 05:38 AM
A lot of people said this was going to look like a baby S-class. Damn, a lot of people are wrong so far. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Cozz at 8:23 PM 3/16/2006</i>

Nibnob
03-16-2006, 05:44 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060313.001/6060313.001.mini14L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This illustration looks awesome!<br>I would like to see the C-Class that way!

skoochythatone
03-16-2006, 05:49 AM
In that link to the Lexus forum it says that the people standing around there are indeed from MB and that they were testing it on the Autobahn when mechanical problems stopped them. They then stripped off the hood cover to check the engine out and I guess one VERY lucky guy passed by before they were able to put it back on and snapped these pics and then sold them to Lehmann. <p>I am sure they will get in BIGGGG trouble for that. IF you indeed break down on a testdrive, you are supposed to either move to a secluded area where no one can see you OR cover the car completely and wait for trailer from MB to come pick you up.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

131172
03-16-2006, 06:58 AM
Thanks for clarifying, <B>skoochythatone</B>. Interesting story. I hope the top management get furious that the car got exposed and eventually decided to completely change the front design of the C cause it really need a better design.

skoochythatone
03-16-2006, 08:37 AM
Changing the design at this stage is not possible anymore. The design freeze comes three years prior to production start, so that all the design elements can be tested 100%. Since production start of this car is 2007, it was finalized 2.5yrs/2yrs ago. There might be minor changes, side mirrors, underfloor arrangment etc..but nothing majors gonna happen to the exterior design.<p>I like this new one though, I think its a better model than the current one. Yes, MBs are not the most exciting cars most of the time, but they also target other customers as BMW for example. The average age of an MB driver is higher than that of the classic BMW customer, therefore a compromise between elegance and sportyniess must be found. They did a good job on the S-Class and I am sure this will be good, too.

alistar26
03-16-2006, 09:18 AM
There may be some black tape on the mirrors but I think they look to big on this car.<br>Is there a pattern forming (new Lexus IS...) to conform to a new rule (from the NHSTA)?<br>The last 3 series and the updated E-class both do it better.<br>My idea: lane departure warning systems and other gizmos + integrated blinkers = Audi Q7 mirrors' style.<p><br>

Denali
03-16-2006, 04:38 PM
you really think MB really gonna come up wit new design 4 the c-class, when its blueprints is straight off the s-class? picture that