Discussion in 'S-Class' started by SKY, Jul 9, 2009.
:eusa_doh: Man now I'm worried.
I hate speculating with spy pics. I like to just sit back and wait instead of worrying myself whether it will be better than the last or not.
But being the benchmark of luxury sedans, I'm sure they'll nail it.
From - Auto Blog
- Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spotted — Autoblog
Well it's really not speculating as far as the actual top of the car. It's boxy just like the E-class. The W140 was nice, but I hate to see it again on a new model.
Where's huckfeldt when you need him?
You also used to have good info about Mercedes cars a few years back. What do you know about this new W222?.
Is he ill? Retired? Dead?
Since lately AutoBild CGIs are done by Larson. :eusa_thin
Perhaps the explanation is not that dramatic. Maybe AutoBild and Huckfeldt couldn't come into terms with a new contract and Larson is much cheaper.
I was hoping and expecting M-B to start going curvy/organic again, however, this looks like an angularized W221, it has that flat "smooshed" roof like the 212, not as elegant as the current S's. Also, damn that jarring clamshell hood! :t-banghea I was REALLY hoping we wouldn't see it on an S-Class, in a car so large, it's just going to look way too brutal.
Looks like it has that HIDEOUS upward crease like the new CLS, a'la 1999 Mustang (upward crease). I find an upward crease to be not only a lame attempt at being "trend-setting", but just not a nice or graceful look.
I do like that high grille, with grille's practically raking to the floor nowadays, I want to see a high sitting powerful M-B grille again. Doubt it's possible with all the regs, and drag stipulations.
It just looks too close to a 221, which makes me have my doubts about it being the Production Car, I had a feeling M-B would go revolutionary this time, not evolutionary, however, 221 is so winning, maybe they're scared to do something stupid (make a dramatic change).
Call me a negative Nancy, but M-B has lost my faith with new designs, I feel with every new release, they are dying a (stylistic) slow death. At least in my world. I am expecting my only M-B Sedan in the current lineup that I love, the S-Class, to at least keep me. So there's a lot riding on this car, and I'm hoping the end product looks fabulous.
Let´s wait and see. The new SL first test mules looked so bad, but these latest pics show a completly new test mule, wich looks so mch better than the initial one.
Where can I find the SL's Test Mule pics??!! Want to see how that's looking.
Heading to SL Section now....
But I guess then any other auto media would hire him since he is one of the best impressionists. :t-hands:
Just compare the very first spy shots with the latest one, maybe that turns off your negativity for a few days .
:tongue: I had that coming.
Skysony: Checked them out, looking pretty good so far, not much of a change from the current (which is good). Couldn't really tell a difference from the first and last ones, other than maybe the angles made them seem different. I wouldn't be surprised though if the recent ones are in fact different. As I just can't help but feel M-B wouldn't be driving the *actual* W222 in all its finished exterior glory out already?
Just looks at the glasshouse, in the newest pics it´s more diagonal, more pointy.
I seriously hope not, i hate with all of my heart the W140, this generation of S class is going to be nuclear in term of embarked technology, let's hope they won't **** up the design.
Hmm...the body itself seem different from the W221, that said I would be surprised to see the car in this little camo...my guess is that it's just a preliminary mule. However, some of it is definitely the real deal- the side of the car comes straight from the CLS..
I really doubt they'll try to bring back the "spirit" of the W140. All due respect to that tank, it never earned much of a legacy, aside from being the "last of the over-engineered/money no object Benz"/old-school box-tank Benz look, and the design was criticized by even the Chief Designer, Sacco.
M-B are going in a more angular and boxy-lined direction, which is unfortunate, however, my hope was that the W222 would change that. I think since BMW are going back to curvy/sexy looks, M-B might stick with the angular theme.
What is a bummer though, is that I think this solidifies me not buying a W221 anytime, as although I don't mind to own an older body-style if it looks nicer, and if I want to keep it for a long time, can think of it as my own little faux "classic", next time around I just would rather spend high $$ on a car who's replacement I'm not already focusing on in terms of "do I like it more or less", and not already seeing it trot around in camo form.