Friday, December 01, 2017

Auto Show notes: Light woods.




 The interior of every version of the Mercedes E-Class is quite amazing.

My favorite versions are the ones with that really light natural wood finish. It looks and feels like unfinished wood to the touch.
Quite amazing and beautiful in real life. (As he should since the convertible version pictured above is around $70 000) A really nice trend.

And here we have a similar finish in the new Beetle Coast series.
The coast has a special interior color, with a light wood finish on the dashboard.
Or course, unlike the Mercedes, this is not wood at all.
But as you can see, it does a great job at looking like the real thing. All for around $28 000.

I think they did a great job. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Mercedes interiors. The light veneer does tone down the busy-ness, but overall they are way too busy and the air vents look like sphincters. The ambient lighting looks like something you'd see in a prom limo or New Jersey strip club.

Anonymous said...

Oof, that Merc interior is sexy. I completely disagree with the above comment. They're interiors are getting more and more minimal, particularly because they're combo-ing the speedo and dash screen into one. Looks very modern and clean.

I also love the new vents. Again very "futuristic". Nice clean dual row of switches below and the wood + light leather is a home run.

Meanwhile, I think the wood in the VW is laughably ugly. It looks like they just swapped their texture printer to "wood" and called it a day. Not tack for the details. Just looks like a plastic veneer.