MERCEDES BENZ DESIGN SPECIAL [new Mercedes CL-class, side view]




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DESIGN SKETCHES FOR THE CL

MERCEDES DASHBOARDS REVIEW

DRAFTS FOR OTHER MODELS

The exterior of the new CL-class may come as a surprise to some out there. In view of the dynamic E-class, the flat CLS, the muscular C, the sportive R and the Formula1-nosed SLK, the top-of-the-line coupe appears to be a heavy luxury cruiser rather than it strikes one as an uncompromising sports coupe. And indeed, with the new CL, Mercedes want to attract well off buyers who prefer something looking more classic, such as the splendid Bentley Continental GT, for instance.

Since last year's Mercedes cars' styling was fresh, young and sportive, the make rivalled Alfa Romeo, Audi and BMW, and with the upper class vehicles Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche, but those who were on the look out for the typical German design, the logical geometry of the Bauhaus style, didn't find anything like this in the Mercedes line-up, except for the aged offroader, G-Modell [G-class].

Some of the wealthy conservative-minded customers did consequently not transfer their money to the bank accounts of the Mercedes dealers and picked out, per example, a Bentley [ as it has more prestige in its appearance ], a Jaguar [ because of the splendid classic interior ], an Audi [ because of the clean exterior design ] or a Lexus [ when being annoyed with the typical electronic trouble of some 1990's Mercedes models ]. > Next


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