Friday, August 20, 2010

Mercedes CLS







Another car that should not have been redesigned.

The CLS has been one of the best looking sedan on the market since it came out.
The all new model is not an improvement.

don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's a great car.
But it really doesn't look better than the current model.

Inside or out.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like an ugly sea creature.

Anonymous said...

Eventually most cars have to get redesigned, we all hope it is for the better. Look at this, wrong way, TL wrong way, most Lincolns and Cadillacs right way. BMW usually does a good job on all their redesigns, except maybe with bangle butt.

Anonymous said...

The side profile does look more coupe-like but the overall design isn't as cohesive as the current CLS. I'm sure they won't have trouble selling it though.

Anonymous said...

funny thing is... mercedes stole the taillightts from Volkswagen CC

Anonymous said...

Wholly inelegant (was an elegant design the purpose of the original CLS?). The rear door is absurd.

Anonymous said...

The second-generation CLS is a status symbol.

The first-generation CLS is a classic.

That's all I have to say about that.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Vince, I think it is absolutely GORGEOUS and especially so in the side profile shot.

My goodness what I would give to own that.

Anonymous said...

My, what big hips you have now. Didn't you used to be svelte?

Truly a matron instead of a swinging single. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit....while I didn't like it after seeing the spy shots a while back...it's definitely growing on me.

jtz said...

I think its nice. I really do. But VW, DON'T DO ANYTHING TO THE CC. It's the best looking sedan you got.

Anonymous said...

well, they say the rich get richer...and the ugly get uglier...or at least different-ugly...

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?????OMG GOODNESS MY EYESSSSS!!!!!!

Gromit said...

I like this a lot. The current car has never seemed quite right to me, but this is sexy as hell.

But I have to agree about the Passat CC. VW nailed that car´s styling, it´s the most handsome 4-door coupe by far.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure about the redesign but I like it a lot....looking at the current CLS it looks quite dated now especially the interior.....

Redesigning a car like the CLS was always going to be difficult. I think overall they did a good job. It's all very well to criticise but how many of you could have done better?

Anonymous said...

Vince,

Are you Steve Little by any chance?

I swear the two of you look identical...

moore said...

A friend of mine said he saw a red or maroon one about 3 months ago here in Oklahoma City. Maybe an early production model doing a demo at our dealership.

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

I can't wait to see what the traditional Mercedes tuning houses do with this car when they get their hands on it.

The car itself, I think the lines will grow on people.

Anonymous said...

Are the interior pictures shot in Black & White? If not, this would be a bleak place to spend any time. I never liked the original CLS, and can't say I love this one either. The rear fender sculpting is a little too retro for me, but I do like the crease that runs from the front fender back.

Anonymous said...

The rear of this looks way too much like a cheap Hyundai. The current CLS is sporty and chic, while this is a visual disjointed mess. A four year old VW CC looks superior, and the upcoming Audi A7 will sell far better than this.

Anonymous said...

I like it also. It doesn't have the rather disturbing pinched butt of the last one. It will sell!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm... Well... its interesting.. the front looks awesome, very opulent. while the current cls is a good looking car, it is not stunning and it does not stand out as an expensive car, this does. This is also the best interior MB has come out with in a while. The E and GLK interiors are epics fails. While this is similar, the edginess has been rounded off just enough to make it truly attractive

LD said...

who knows, these photos are heavily retouched. will have to see the real thing to pass judgment

Hans Spleicht said...

if i spend this kind of coin, i buy a maserati.

Kim Kwon do said...

back end straight on looks like a hyundai sonata

Anonymous said...

WE-BUILD-EXCITE-MENT... MER-CED-DES!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Dodge.

Anonymous said...

Way too busy design and there is something very old fashioned (not in a good way) about the design. Except for the S-Class refresh, M-B has had a very hard time designing attractive sedans recently. The new E-Class is particularly hideous