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Old 1st September 2009, 01:26   #1
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Default 45 Mins on Marine Drive Mumbai( Pics )

Today evening i happened to be on Marine Drive for around 45 mins and i was stunned looking at the number of Merc S classes and Bimmer 7s that were zipping by.

Some of the cars zipped past before i realized that i had a cam in my bag..They included around 7-8 Merc S Classes and an equal no of BMW 7 series, couple of BMW X5s and a huge Wine Red "Ford Expedition el".

I snapped some of them but there were lot more on the other side of the divider for sure which i could not snap.

The ones which i could snap are below

BMW 7 Series.

1 Black
3 Brown
1 white
2 Silver

X5
1 White

Merc S Class Previous gen
2 Silver
1 Brown

Merc S Class New Gen
1 Black
1 Silver

Merc CLS class 1 Brown

Chrysler 300c Black
lexus ls460 Black
Bentley continental flying spur Black
Porsche Cayenne Silver
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If i had to pick one car out of the lot i would go in for the lexus

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Awe Lucky you. In the first one I don't know whether to look at the OHC or the Bimmer.
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and despite being South Mumbai I still see folks without helmet(s) riding on 2 wheelers. When will people realise that the point of seatbelts / helmets is not to avoid fines but to save their own LIVES!
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nice!! you sure did have a fruitful day clicking those machines!! Sad you couldnt get the Ford Expedition.
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Sweet Bentley !! Seen it around. And yeah, Marine Drive is usually like this, LOTS of S and 7 cars running about. I suppose you're the first person who bothered to click pictures.
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It's probably a lot of Bollywood and Celebs in these beauties. !!

Specially the 7 series and above cars.

Then of course it's Mumbai, if not here then where.

When I go to Delhi, Chanakyapuri is the place where one can see any number of imports in less than an hour, Nowadays - Select City Walk mall & Emporio Mall as well.
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Seeing multiple imports at Marine Drive is nothing new. The other night we were at the Marine Drive promenade and we saw more Cayennes then Innovas. Apart from that the usual S Classes, 7 Series and the Scuderia.
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It's probably a lot of Bollywood and Celebs in these beauties. !!

Specially the 7 series and above cars.

Then of course it's Mumbai, if not here then where.

When I go to Delhi, Chanakyapuri is the place where one can see any number of imports in less than an hour, Nowadays - Select City Walk mall & Emporio Mall as well.

I doubt that these cars belong to celebs, mostly industrialists and CEOs etc.

Almost all celebs stay in the burbs, while South Bombay is the proper Bombay city.

Also in Delhi, head to Chandragupta Marg in Chanakyapuri at around 3:30 PM. The number of imported cars you'll see is unbelievable. Everything from a Ford Focus onwards, upto Rollers.
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It's probably a lot of Bollywood and Celebs in these beauties. !!

Specially the 7 series and above cars.

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I doubt that, they are probably the businessmen and industrialist types. Then there were quite a number of C & E classes along with BMW 5s. The number of 3s were less compared to 5s. The number of Camrys and Accords on the road were also huge, i would have seen atleast 30 new shape Camrys in that 45 mins.

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Great Catch Heavy foot. You seem to have cought my X5 too. This is the route most industrialist and CEO's and not Celebs use to get to Bandra Kurla complex or elsewhere from their offices in Nariman Point. The traffic of the E's,5's besides the 7's and S's are way too much almost every 2nd car is an E or 5 and every 5th car would be a 7 or S. Then camry's and accords are in plenty. If you are lucky you would get to see The Phantom as well. Happy clicking my friend.

Mods can we rename this thread supercars and imports seen in Bombay. Thank you.

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E and C with non standard grills ( Lorinser ?? ).
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Amazing pics! The Merc CLS is sooo yummy!
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E and C with non standard grills ( Lorinser ?? ).
They are the sports grill provided as an option by the company. It is standard on the c230.
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E and C with non standard grills ( Lorinser ?? ).
The one on the C class is a genuine Mercedes-Benz grille which is standard for the 'Avantgarde' line. The E class grille is definitely aftermarket. Mercedes-Benz does not manufacture a monogram grille for the E Class. ( even the Avantgarde line has the regular grille - only difference being that the louvres are painted a slightly different shade called Atlas Grey )

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