Originally Posted by mick78
I'd agree that the best Germanic designs are from Kia, given how half of the team from VAG 15 years ago (when the cars looked way better) are now over there ;)
Oh, my comments were meant fairly seriously, sadly enough.
VW had their design talent lured away, and BMW had their engineering lured away.
I'm struggling to think of reasons of why MBs became so... bleh. They've always been relatively staid from a design perspective, but they were elegant, well crafted, and had impeccable engineering.
The shift to focusing on blinged-out interiors and a more superficially appealing driving experience has not been for the better, IMHO, although I'm it sells them a ton of cars. But where did the manufacturer that put out the legendary cars of the 1970s and 80s and early 1990s go? Perhaps swallowed whole by the gigantic three-pointed star they're sticking on everything now...