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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. vios1

    vios1 Well-Known Member

    wait till i see the real car for final judgement, but both FL and pre FL look good in different way as 2 different design language. So the pre FL would not look dated next to the FL.
  2. klier

    klier Member

    The facelifted E-class looks ab-so-lute-ly horrible. The interior is nice, but the exterior has to be the worst MB sedan in 30 years.

    Worst part has to be the hood cut-line. I have never seen such an ugly one on any car....
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  3. Gianclaudio

    Gianclaudio Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Terrible, terrible..... those headlights are awful, were they inspired by the new Clio? Without doubt this FL W212 is one of the worst Mercedes designs ever.

    I really hope the drastic FL brings the prices of the pre FL W212 to the floor, as it would be a great opportunity for me to get one.

  4. KonradK

    KonradK Member

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  5. DjordjeC63

    DjordjeC63 Active Member


    You are late :D
  6. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    Terrible. The interior and rear are both better than before, but the interior just steals part of the special feeling of the CLS interior. The front might look better than the luxury trim of the pre-FL, not no way better than the AMG Sport. And the new AMG Sport Pack is just a BAD JOKE, the grille is absolutely hideous, fugly like any other MB. The side profile looks worse.

    Over all, the E remains as the weakest alternative on the segment.
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  7. KonradK

    KonradK Member

    Oh yes, SO LATE!!! :)
    Damn, I didn't notice that treasure;)
  8. Mick Briesgau

    Mick Briesgau Active Member

    No Way! weakest alternative is still the A6. Horrible car
  9. vios1

    vios1 Well-Known Member


    the front exterior the more I look at it the more I like it:p
  10. 941benz

    941benz Active Member

  11. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

    I love the headlights, but still trying to warm up to the bumper.
  12. NTT

    NTT Active Member

    Mixed feelings at the moment so I will reserve judgement until I see it in the metal, but so far I think I am with K-A.
    In the past all you had to do was buy new head and tail lamps, the odd wing/door mirror and you had a face lifted MB.
    Not any more. I think MB are becoming too 'Far Eastern' in their styling.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
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  13. Sayyaaf

    Sayyaaf is Just a member Premium Member

    whats wrong with the hood shutline klier ? can't see it done in a better way honestly. You made me stair million times
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  14. Monster

    Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

    Sigh... look at the vast amount of empty spaces around the command screen.

    To the new members of this forum, please keep the discussions on topic, we do not want another Merc vs BMW vs Audi thread.
  15. Soup

    Soup Well-Known Member Contributing Member


    Technical specifications are yet to be confirmed, but the images show that the E-class will wear the ‘merged’ single headlamp units – first seen on prototype test mules – in place of the previous two-piece items.

    In addition, the E-class has undergone a thorough aesthetic reworking, with the bonnet, front grille and bumper and rear light clusters all redesigned.
    Full details of the new E-class are expected shortly.

    [Broken External Image]:http://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/merc-e-class-fl-leaked-4A.jpg
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    [Broken External Image]:http://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/merc-e-class-fl-leaked-6A.jpg
  16. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

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  17. klier

    klier Member

    The way the hood is shaped in between the headlights and the grille, on the car with the 'sport grille' (or whatever MB calls it, the red model at least). I feel sick just looking at it :D

    The standard grille with the star on the hood looks far better (still not pretty though).
    But I am not going to ruin the party here, so I'll stop with the negativity.
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  18. lukeswiss

    lukeswiss Well-Known Member

    I think the Sports grill is essentually the same as the normal grill, just with the outer chrome part painted in body colour. That's why it looks stupid.

    Edit on closer inspection it isn't. It's a diff front bumper. Same result though. I hope they don't force AMG buyers to take that sportsgrill.
  19. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    I don't know what to say about it yet.

  20. Just_me

    Just_me Well-Known Member

    The interior is an improvement. Front doesnt look as good as the pre-facelift. And the rear still looks like a car from Korea or some other asian country.
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