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SPIED! Mercedes W212 E-Class Facelift: Renders, Spyshots, Etc

Discussion in 'E-Class' started by LaArtist, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. Athan

    Athan Active Member

    Every change past the front feels, I can go with. The car still retains its boxy design and is coherent. However, everything up front, the bumper, grille, and headlights look very soft compared to everything going on behind it. Even the alloy wheels are a straight edged design. I will definitely miss the quad fascia. I guess what I will end up doing is buying a 2013 model and try to retrofit the FL interior into it. Now if that were the facelift instead, oh what perfection it would have been.

    Even from something simple like watching E-Class commercials. The car looks so stately and commanding and quite simply just makes the commercial. Take for example these two:




    I don't think the facelifted W212 can pull off what the pre-facelift did on campaigns. The first commercial, especially, gives me goosebumps. I think it's MBUSA's greatest one ever created. It's powerful just like the car itself.
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  2. K-A

    K-A Banned

    Absolutely. No design harmony or coherency in respect to that. I love one-volume looks, a testament for a sort of design strategy employed. When designers start mashing up round and then boxy elements so closely on a car, it's clear they aren't designing coherency of a "language", they aren't "telling a story" with a design. They're throwing every trend onto a canvas to hope that something sticks.
  3. Athan

    Athan Active Member

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  4. yzbenz

    yzbenz Active Member

    facelift E
    do you like ?

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  5. Giannis

    Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

  6. Athan

    Athan Active Member

    WOW, that looks crazy.
  7. Yaz

    Yaz Well-Known Member

    Those look legit. Need to see more.
  8. Mr. Mercedes

    Mr. Mercedes Well-Known Member

    It's such a departure from the pre-facelifted car I think more photos and a long period of digestion will be necessary.
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  9. bombardier01

    bombardier01 Well-Known Member

    WOW! I think it's a nice improvement especially for the side profile & interior. Looking good!(y)
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  10. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

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  11. shonguiz

    shonguiz Well-Known Member

    The new headlights is very organic, much less edgy than before and yet somehow, it feels very well incorporated with the rest of the car. First impressions are good.
  12. -=Hot|Ice=-

    -=Hot|Ice=- Well-Known Member

    Love it! Let the 'lines' b*tching begin.
  13. Mr. Mercedes

    Mr. Mercedes Well-Known Member

    No, your wrong Hot Ice. The bitching is going to be about the melding of organic and angular design idioms. ;)
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  14. rurella

    rurella Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Very nice update, much improved.
  15. PHYBENZ

    PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

    Sports grill is pretty ugle. I like the luxury grill, mimicks the new S Class grill.
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  16. Athan

    Athan Active Member

    W212 PreFL vs FL.
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  17. DocM

    DocM Active Member

    This is horrible quite frankly , it doesn't flow!! Benz is destroying their line up, the CLS lost its sleekness, the SL has an oversized bonnet, the slk is simply butt ugly , and lets not even look at the GL or GLK!!!
    Looking back , the last time Benz got the e-class right was the W124
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  18. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Member

    I disagree. MB's aren't very photogenic. I'd like to see one in person but from what I can tell, this is what the E-class should have been from the beginning!
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  19. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member


    Oh god man you're ridiculous. That was 30 years ago, get with modern times.


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  20. K-A

    K-A Banned

    Sports grille is hideous. Headlights are way too distracting and overdone to where they won't age good.

    The front looks like a totally different car. Bye bye resale of pre-facelift, thanks to lousy timeless mapping by M-B designers.

    Edit: Sides lost some flair by changing the Ponton lines, yet it looks more straightforward and easy to digest, yet lacks character.

    The rear looks as plain and straightforward as the pre-facelfit I think, maybe a little more due to more monochromatic tones.

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