I was looking at the dimensions of the C-class just now as I parked my S212 estate next to an E-class coupe and was surprised at how much smaller it was. Checking the dimensions, it is actually a C-class; but that is an aside. What I notices was that the dimension drawings have a proper Mercedes-Benz Grille and the bonnet star. So I had a look at the German site for the C & E-class and guess what, you can get the new E with the traditional grille and it completely transforms the car into something special. As the grille and star are not LHD/RHD specific, and require little more than the decision to bolt one or the other onto the car, why do we have to have to have the could-be-any-car-on-the -road sports grill here with not even an option for the traditional one?