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Old 16th March 2007, 21:33   #16
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i have seen a feW and even been driven in one in dubai, cant say much as i didnt drive it myself but seemed to have sporty pretensions as a hathcback and was reasonably spacious.

it was a black b 180 and even had paddle shifts.
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I will Upload More pics of this car. Stands Right outside the Golf Links Opp. Ambassador hotel

and its a B180 i guess!
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I will Upload More pics of this car. Stands Right outside the Golf Links Opp. Ambassador hotel

and its a B180 i guess!
the bright red mercedes that stands outside Golf Links is an old A class and is not a counsulate car.
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What a coincidence (just saw this thread).

I saw my very first B-class today in London, and thought --- I wish I could get that in India!

I always liked the A Class. At one time there was a rental company that did a big leasing deal with Mercedes (Stelios's Orange group) and they had an online-booking-only chain of places giving these cars out. Could be really cheap if you booked a long way in advance, like less costly than running your own car!

I once suceeded in getting an A190. Auto Transmission, with cruise control. All you had to do was wake up occasionally and check you were on the right road

A small car with a big engine is a winner for me: as is a small car that is fitted out like an expensive one.

The A-Class was not really luxury inside, and was (in those days, I'm going back a few years) just not built to Mercedes standards. Seemed to be a lot of cars with loose bits!

Just caught a glimpse of that B-class, but it looked like a nicer design than the A, less of an upright box.

Would seriously consider if I had the money and the car was available --- but then, I couldn't afford my own A class before retirement, so I guess its going to still be a swift outside the house....
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Its a good thing MBIL didnt bring this to India. It wouldnt have fitted into any exisiting segment and a 15 lak price tag for a new morphed segment would have been suicide.




I'd bet that that B-Class was owned/driven by a low-level staffer of a western European embassy; most likely the German/Swiss/French (in that order) embassy.
Does not quite feel like a Merc. More like a souped up VW/ Citroen/ Peugeot. I thought the A-class did a better job with that (small + looking like a Merc).
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Its a good thing MBIL didnt bring this to India. It wouldnt have fitted into any existing segment and a 15 lakh price tag for a new morphed segment would have been suicide.




I'd bet that that B-Class was owned/driven by a low-level staffer of a western European embassy; most likely the German/Swiss/French (in that order) embassy.
...maybe a South European embassy.

And Mercedes would have come a long way from the 'fifties when Daimler Benz AktieGesellschaft didn't make low classes.

At the other extreme would be a front wheel drive economy hatchback from Sindelfingen, designed to look like it came from Japan or other oriental countries.

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the bright red mercedes that stands outside Golf Links is an old A class and is not a counsulate car.
Actually Speedy the red Merc is infact a B-Class, same one which I took pics of & it does stand outside a consulate opp. Ambassador just before Sujan Singh Apartments.
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The One Outside the Golf Links Is A Definitive B180
Confirmed Today ( But Couldnt Take Pics Today , No camera Phone today )

The ONes I Took on 18th of May are

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Helo abhinav
i have seen all your car pictures on flicker .com

do you mind posting all those here one by one
ofcourse if you dont mind
(the BMW Z3, s classes the hummer, BMW 7 series etc etc etc etc)

and also the most important SL63 AMG(are you about this car being sl63 amg?)

i believe the above pics are also from the same collection
do have any new addition to that album

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Did this in 3D 2 years ago, nice car with nice features.



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Will add some soon
will upload all the pictures in a day or two , New Additions Are There not many though . And as I could see it was a SL 63 ( Baaki Agar Kuch Change Hoga I am Sorry for that in Advance )

By The Way , How Did You Locate it?

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Will add some soon
will upload all the pictures in a day or two , New Additions Are There not many though . And as I could see it was a SL 63 ( Baaki Agar Kuch Change Hoga I am Sorry for that in Advance )

By The Way , How Did You Locate it?

when it comes to cars i realy become freaky
desperste to find pics of cars in india
i found your photos after a very very lenthy unending surfing on the net
and i continue doing that

as a matter of fact i myself thought of letting you know of this site first

i am not sure if i have already mentioned your name on this forum..
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Thanks Buddy , Even I Can Travel Miles And Even More in Search Of Cars.

Simply Love Them Like Crazy and I am really overjoyed to know that u saw them before - Guess Through Orkut
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I've never seen Mercedes B-Class in Delhi, this is the first time i'm seing it, it doesn't looks much attractive as othet Mercedes models..
 
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sorry abhinav and ishan. this is the B class with the counsulate plates and stands on the left side if you are entering the Golf links gate. there is also an A class in the same colour with private plates thats stands there sometimes.
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