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    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

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    MKW said:
    Cover the headlights and grill, and it sure looks like a Grand Cherokee or some kinda generic mid-market Japanese SUV design from about 5 years ago. It's for the R-class ( same underpinnings ) passenger hauling needs w/o that vehicle's minivan vibe .Also, stay far away from anything built in Alabama with it's obligatory politically correct high content US sourced flimsy componentry . Ask me how I know .
    I'll take the 7 seater Audi Q7 with the optional S-Line trim as shown below , thank you very much .





    I still prefer the more traditional understated Audi grill, in my case, here is my 2005 S4 I picked up last winter, with chrome grill with just a "hint" of the more dramatic trapezoid to come. Sorry for the slightly out-of-focus pic, I ran outside from my office in the cold Arctic air to take the pic before sundown, and I was shaking holding the camera.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

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    Al Pettee said:


    I still prefer the more traditional understated Audi grill, in my case, here is my 2005 S4 I picked up last winter, with chrome grill with just a "hint" of the more dramatic trapezoid to come.





    Nothing wrong about the prev front end .. just that it looks almost identical to my '83 4000CSQ, '86 500CS Turbo Quattro , '96 A6 Wagon...rectangular grill and two plain rectangular headlamp housings ...and every product in their line up past 25 years except TT ...that's why I'm glad they finally updated their front end as contemporary BMWs and MBZs have constantly evolved their fronts many times over in that same time span.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Quote:
    Al Pettee said:


    I still prefer the more traditional understated Audi grill, in my case, here is my 2005 S4 I picked up last winter, with chrome grill with just a "hint" of the more dramatic trapezoid to come.





    Nothing wrong about the prev front end .. just that it looks almost identical to my '83 4000CSQ, '86 500CS Turbo Quattro , '96 A6 Wagon...rectangular grill and two plain rectangular headlamp housings ...and every product in their line up past 25 years except TT ...that's why I'm glad they finally updated their front end as contemporary BMWs and MBZs have constantly evolved their fronts many times over in that same time span.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Quote:
    MKW said:
    Quote:
    Al Pettee said:


    I still prefer the more traditional understated Audi grill, in my case, here is my 2005 S4 I picked up last winter, with chrome grill with just a "hint" of the more dramatic trapezoid to come.





    Nothing wrong about the prev front end .. just that it looks almost identical to my '83 4000CSQ, '86 500CS Turbo Quattro , '96 A6 Wagon...rectangular grill and two plain rectangular headlamp housings ...and every product in their line up past 25 years except TT ...that's why I'm glad they finally updated their front end as contemporary BMWs and MBZs have constantly evolved their fronts many times over in that same time span.



    Makes sense, just that my more conservative style fits with the notion: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Of course, if it IS broke, then change is good.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Quote:
    MKW said:
    Quote:
    Al Pettee said:


    I still prefer the more traditional understated Audi grill, in my case, here is my 2005 S4 I picked up last winter, with chrome grill with just a "hint" of the more dramatic trapezoid to come.





    Nothing wrong about the prev front end .. just that it looks almost identical to my '83 4000CSQ, '86 500CS Turbo Quattro , '96 A6 Wagon...rectangular grill and two plain rectangular headlamp housings ...and every product in their line up past 25 years except TT ...that's why I'm glad they finally updated their front end as contemporary BMWs and MBZs have constantly evolved their fronts many times over in that same time span.



    Makes sense, just that my more conservative style fits with the notion: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Of course, if it IS broke, then change is good.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Gawd. The GL is so SAD. It looks like a Jeep. Poor MB.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Gawd. The GL is so SAD. It looks like a Jeep. Poor MB.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

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    MattTheCarNut said:
    Gawd. The GL is so SAD. It looks like a Jeep. Poor MB.



    Must be the cost saving " synergy " of Daimler Chrysler at work: " Hey , Hans , just dump this project on the design guys at Jeep for this American built GL thing - wouldn't want that truck on MY resume here in Europe !"
    Interesting how this thing looks more like a Mitsu/Jeep SUV offspring - both manuf still in the company fold when it was started.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

    Quote:
    MattTheCarNut said:
    Gawd. The GL is so SAD. It looks like a Jeep. Poor MB.



    Must be the cost saving " synergy " of Daimler Chrysler at work: " Hey , Hans , just dump this project on the design guys at Jeep for this American built GL thing - wouldn't want that truck on MY resume here in Europe !"
    Interesting how this thing looks more like a Mitsu/Jeep SUV offspring - both manuf still in the company fold when it was started.

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

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    MKW said:
    About as "fresh and exciting" to look at as it's visual twin , a 3 year old Mitsubishi Endeavor :







    Wow they do look a lot alike

    Re: New MB GL-Class Unveiled

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    MKW said:
    About as "fresh and exciting" to look at as it's visual twin , a 3 year old Mitsubishi Endeavor :







    Wow they do look a lot alike

     
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