Discussion in 'S-Class' started by GCF, Mar 9, 2012.
The KING is about to return.
Can't they just release it without the dropping line!
It looks spectacular with the lines hidden.
Why is everyone against the dropping line? It's so sexy, elegant, and unique. The only major
crease on this S-Class' body is one long sleek dropping line, and it suits its status perfectly.
I hope what you say would be true by the time they release it.
this pic is so high res, anyways the S class looks about the same size as the W221 for those who were concerned but it looks wider
If this car will debute in Paris when will Mercedes release information?
Someone on this forum once said that they will either way release the CLA or the S on the Paris Motor Show.
Which means they (if they won't release the S) will soon have to release CLA information.
The king never left the castle .
Ok, this is no longer funny. We're on page# 67 on part 3 of a thread. Everytime I see it's updated, I'm hoping for the real deal. But to my chagrin, it's yet another prototype with an itsy-bit less camo. Just release the damn thing, already.
BTW, I was trying to do a "RELEASE THE KRACKEN" meme with Zeus instead saying "RELEASE THE S-CLASS" but the meme generator is not working at the time. Besides, never created my own meme nor do i know how. I'll leave this to someone more capable.
Mercedes has already showed us too much from their new S-Class and kept it that way for too long so we can have the time to examine and get used to it's design... a big mistake IMO
There are many things we still haven't seen but we already got the idea... too soon
PS: We'll see the car pretty soon, tho
Because M-B's implementation of the dropping lines is still very unresolved and crude in execution. Look no further than the CLS who's profile is marred by it. The line needs to match at least one movement of the cars architecture or dressup. The problem is, M-B's dropping lines don't match anything. They look like someone wanted to put a dropping line on a car, but didn't bother to design the car around it.... or it around the car, for that matter. IMO, it makes for an eye sore and throws off the harmony, grace, and elegance of the overall vibe. The CLS is case in point for me, and from the looks of it, the W222 won't be much more resolved in that area.
Audi's dropping line is much better, though still not perfect. It's much more subtle, and it flows more with the architecture of the car. M-B mastered the wedge profile so well, it seems they're having a difficult time getting around themselves now.
If most blogs are saying that the W222 wont be in the US until fall 2013, then it may likely debut sometime in Spring of next year probably aat the Geneva auto show, and the CLA will most likely ebut at the Paris motor show this year if it is due in the US in the first half of 2013. thats too long of a wait for the S class if thats true, as close as they are to being finishing the S class we'll still have to wait for over another year just to see it, if what they're saying is true
One thing they have done with the dropping line on the S is to discard the wedge line on the bottom just above the rocker panel. For example, in the CLS you have the dropping line running into the rear arch. But lower you have another line descending from the arch to the front of the car. Opposite directions and creates a lot of visual confusion when looking at certain angles. The new S on the other hand does not have this conflict. How will it look? We'll have to wait and see. I have my reservations simply because the S is such a large car, and I think the dropping line is gimmicky. I am not a fan of the wedge look as it is also very common among the Asian economy cars. I much more like the direction BMW went with very staid lines on the 7 series. I do like the fact that MB is getting rid of the raked hoods and flattening things back up. The new ML being a perfect example. Much more presence than the previous.
After 67 $&@&$?! Pages there is still a discussion about the dropping line? I am not going to revisit this car until the official pics are leaked.
How will you know that official pics are leaked/released?
Whoever posted the picture above here should also post one of the front for us!
The wedge being used and abused by bland Economy cars is definitely I'm sure why M-B is moving away from it and forcing this half-arsed dropping situation. Funnily enough, however, they started using them (aggressively wedged lines) waaaaay after the Economy cars did, lol. I'd like to see a straight line on the S, like the 7. Timeless, confident, regality. M-B's dropping line looks so funny and gimmicky, it'll be an eye sore by the time the next model comes out (which won't have a dropping line I'm sure, and watch as by that time everybody agrees that it needed to be "fixed" or go wayside).
I wish I had one
Just noticed that the third brake light has moved up. I kinda liked it the way it was before.
I agree, I like the normal location for the CHMSL, but i guess it's ok since the Phantom, LS, and 7 have it there. I just hate where the reverse lamp is....
^^^Finally, someone who shares my absolute disdain for bumper-based reverse lights. And it seems like everyone is doing it now.