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Old 1st May 2009, 22:50   #16
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Here is the photos of the same, but its Elegance with LED day lights. Its being snaped when I visited MB plant last week along with Dippy & Karthik. It's being imported for homologation. You can notice the two different wheels on both sides!
Nice Pics hanmust. Personally, love the design in the W212 including their LEDs in the front. I hope they bring in their E350 CGI & E250 CGI in India.
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Nice, the launch is just around the corner.
Any concrete info on expected launch date? I got conflicting replies from MB dealership sales guy and workshop guy.
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Any concrete info on expected launch date? I got conflicting replies from MB dealership sales guy and workshop guy.
I think they will start selling through CBUs as soon as the right hand drive is available (they did this in the S class also) and what I have heard the CKDs will be started sometime during the 3rd quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2009.
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Default Coming soon: W212 E350 CGI

Will not open the basket fully, but will go step by step.

Step 1:Training on pune for the first batch from 20th August onwards.

Let the German car wars begin!

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Nice scoop. The E is getting quite old now compared to its rivals.
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Here is the photos of the same, but its Elegance with LED day lights. Its being snaped when I visited MB plant last week along with Dippy & Karthik. It's being imported for homologation. You can notice the two different wheels on both sides!
the car looks good..nice scoop... in between, why does the car have different wheels on both sides.. any specific reason?
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This shape i absolutely detest. It looks like a Sonata-Lexus-Toyota Crown all rolled into one. YUCK!! Especially the rear. I think the BMW 5 series will benefit by this.
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I had heard from a reliable source, an ex merc dealership owner in Mumbai that the new E would launch with the E350 only to begin with.
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This might sound silly but i really wish it comes only next year as i want to end 09 on a happy note with my W211 E280! Once the W212 E is out, the W211 'MIGHT' lose it's charm :(
IMHO, the front is better than the W211 but the rear isn't half as good as the W211! I am not sure but the pics doing the rounds few months ago showed the C pillar to be more like the CLS (a little radius was evident); now its abrupt like a typical three box sedan! Spoilt it
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I had heard from a reliable source, an ex merc dealership owner in Mumbai that the new E would launch with the E350 only to begin with.
Thats true! The new E will intially be available in E350 CGI (Petrol) & E320 CDI (diesel) varients!
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I had heard from a reliable source, an ex merc dealership owner in Mumbai that the new E would launch with the E350 only to begin with.
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Thats true! The new E will intially be available in E350 CGI (Petrol) & E320 CDI (diesel) varients!
Merc's way of making the 212 seem more upmarket than its competitors, only to launch smaller engines at a later stage.

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Once the W212 E is out, the W211 'MIGHT' lose it's charm
The W211 is a timeless design, the 212 very un-Mercedes & quirky. I wouldnt be worried if I were you.
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hope the coupe version makes its way to indian roads
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The W211 is a timeless design, the 212 very un-Mercedes & quirky.
Thank you!
But i wonder if it will stay that way when we have dozens of W212s on the road. Anyways its too early to say anything about the efficacy of the W212.

OT: GTO, do u check ur PMs? I have sent u a couple but still await a reply :|
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10 cars booked at Delhi dealers even without seeing it.

E class coupe will replace the CLK in fall 2010 in India.
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Thats true! The new E will intially be available in E350 CGI (Petrol) & E320 CDI (diesel) varients!
Or is it E350CDI? Because, in most overseas markets, the 320CDI has been upgraded to 350CDI.
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