Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th April 2008, 21:33   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
merve_extreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

well the spy shots are now comming thick and fast.here are new ones.

All images except last one source: Autoexpress.co.uk last image:JESMB (News)

There are few more on the Autocar.UK gallery.
New E-Class: the inside story - Picture Gallery - Autocar.co.uk
Attached Thumbnails
W212 Mercedes-Benz E Class. EDIT : Brochure leaked on Pg. 5-car_photo_255387_25.jpg  

Attached Images
        

Last edited by merve_extreme : 14th April 2008 at 21:36.
merve_extreme is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 14th April 2008, 21:49   #17
Team-BHP Support
 
FlyingSpur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,724
Thanked: 692 Times
Default

The rear doesn't look too promising. And for someone like me who doesn't really like the interiors of the new C, this is a step further into the darkness.
FlyingSpur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2008, 22:05   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: BLR
Posts: 262
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

also it doesn't look like much has been done to reduce the button count on the dash, which was a point of criticism.
Ash_vtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 02:02   #19
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 4,535
Thanked: 624 Times
Default

The dash board layout looks like the previous generation E, while it misses the sleekness of the current gen one.
And that wood looks CHEAP !
Sahil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 06:55   #20
BHPian
 
Bimster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 112
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

The wood may look OK once dusted and repolished but the dashboard as a whole looks busy/cluttered and very ordinary.The exterior still lacks any sportiness.Guys at Munich have nothing to worry about-yet!
Bimster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 07:58   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North America
Posts: 958
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Yeah the rear 3/4th looks ugly. Common Mercedes, you have a good looking C-Class. Just improve on it a little bit.
sujaylahiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 12:58   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
merve_extreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

why do you guys(most of them BMW fans) jump to conclusions,the buttons on the upper part of the dash operate the telephone system and other buttons are for quick access to systems like AC.Those buttons have to be there.

Secondly the wood is not cheap at all,the pictures are poor quality.
merve_extreme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 13:23   #23
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 4,535
Thanked: 624 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merve_extreme View Post
why do you guys(most of them BMW fans) jump to conclusions,the buttons on the upper part of the dash operate the telephone system and other buttons are for quick access to systems like AC.Those buttons have to be there.

Secondly the wood is not cheap at all,the pictures are poor quality.
Well i wouldnt call myself a BMW fan as such, having owned a mercedes and BMW now i am torn apart by the two brands. I prefer the C to the 3 ...the 5 to the E and the S to the 7 as per the generations available now. So if that is anything to go by i would be regarded as more of a merc fan?

BMW too has the telephone system but it doesnt have as many buttons so those keys dont HAVE to be there. Like BMW, mercedes could also intergrate the dialing into the COMAND much like the iDrive to decrease the clutter.
I would have expected a touch screen interface this time as rumor has it the the next iDrive will feature a touch screen.
Sahil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 13:27   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
merve_extreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
BMW too has the telephone system but it doesnt have as many buttons so those keys dont HAVE to be there. Like BMW, mercedes could also intergrate the dialing into the COMAND much like the iDrive to decrease the clutter.
I would have expected a touch screen interface this time as rumor has it the the next iDrive will feature a touch screen.
Well thats the way mercedes does telephone systems on E and lower models,the S and CL have the telephone dialer in the command controller handrest.

Having the telephone buttons in the Command is ok if there is touchscreen,otherwise it loses its simplicity.

P.S:When i said BMW fans i wasn't particularly referring to you.

Last edited by merve_extreme : 15th April 2008 at 13:29.
merve_extreme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2008, 20:03   #25
BHPian
 
funkydevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muscat, Oman
Posts: 343
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
I would have expected a touch screen interface this time as rumor has it the the next iDrive will feature a touch screen.
The touch screen has also been developed in collaberation with apple.

2010 BMW 5 Series (F10)

Last edited by funkydevil : 15th April 2008 at 20:05.
funkydevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2008, 09:36   #26
BHPian
 
Bimster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 112
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merve_extreme View Post
why do you guys(most of them BMW fans) jump to conclusions,the buttons on the upper part of the dash operate the telephone system and other buttons are for quick access to systems like AC.Those buttons have to be there.
I have said that I am BMW fan but that doesnt mean that I dont enjoy other cars( you can check my other posts) Dont know why that should preclude me from commenting on other makes.I also happened to think that the S class is way better than the current 7er and SL is better than the 6 series but 3er and 5er are way better than the new C or outgoing E in every aspect including interior,handling and refinement.The clutter they create in the dash is a legitimate critizism when it comes to a car in that catagory.Frankly people expected better thats all.
Here is what I consider classy in a brand new model in the same category.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Bimster : 16th April 2008 at 09:39.
Bimster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2008, 22:58   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: blr
Posts: 79
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Some more good spy pics

Foto-Shows bei auto motor und sport
http://www.autospies.com/images/uplo....jpg?undefined

Looks like the current C's big brother. They are planning to offer night vision technology in the next E.
xtr21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2008, 00:39   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 3,762
Thanked: 1,084 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtr21 View Post
Some more good spy pics

Foto-Shows bei auto motor und sport
http://www.autospies.com/images/uplo....jpg?undefined

Looks like the current C's big brother. They are planning to offer night vision technology in the next E.
Both of these do not look like the camouflaged cars.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2008, 01:45   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
aniguchisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,017
Thanked: 94 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
Both of these do not look like the camouflaged cars.
They're obviously both digitally processed. The second picture literally looks like a W221 S class with its headlamps split in two.
aniguchisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2008, 15:58   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
hanmust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calicut
Posts: 2,475
Thanked: 71 Times
Default

The opened-up Spy picture of the upcoming new W212 Series E-class. Sourced from germanCarZone.com
Attached Images
 
hanmust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Porsche 918 Spyder EDIT: Brochure Leaked / Sets Record Lap-Time @ Nürburgring: Pg 3! sidindica The International Automotive Scene 47 1st December 2013 20:51
Report & Pics: W212 Mercedes Benz E Class launched Delhi & Mumbai neeld The Indian Car Scene 59 8th October 2009 21:44
Spotted Testing - Chevrolet Cruze. EDIT - Pics on Pg-5, Brochure Pg-15 chetans The Indian Car Scene 299 6th October 2009 11:56
Build Quality: Mercedes Benz E Class W212 Crash Test! extreme_torque The International Automotive Scene 4 2nd August 2009 08:31
W212 E class photos leaked! sidindica The Indian Car Scene 29 19th August 2008 15:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:28.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks