Generation 'C'

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  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Found these pictures on another forum, nice eh?

    W203 looks like the odd one out with its round lights wouldnt you say?

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    Yes, it certainly looks better than the rest.

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    If you say so :p
     
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    I saw my first 190 parked outside Selfridges Oxford Street in a little side street in [about] 1982. It had a German registration and was before the car had been launched in the UK. Even though it was powder blue, I was absolutely gobsmacked - all the Mercedes design cues in a smaller package, wow. For me its still the best "C Class" shape - small, chunky and unmistakably Mercedes.

    The next one I think is the most elegant and refined of all of them.

    I'm afraid that the W203 [of which I own an estate and used to drive a saloon] is bulbous & unharmonious, and its nose-down stance makes it look front-wheel drive [until you notice the position of the wheels].

    I can't make my mind up about the latest one. All those lines and creases make it look a little, well, Korean.

    Just my 2p. No offence meant.
     
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    Don't worry, I don't think many Koreans read this forum..
     
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    The rear door/C pillar line is wrong, it's too rounded, the W211 has the same trait.
    Nice to see the W204 and W212 have sorted that issue.

    Of course that's only my opinion, I prefer the more angled, agressive look.
     
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    Did you notice that ambling around your local dealership with you paint depth gauge!!??

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    I prefer the softer more aesthetic shape of the 203. And the snoopy headlights gave it a character all its own. To me it is one of the best looking modern saloons - that and the 211 E class which I find beautiful from every angle.

    The new sharp, rather agressive looks may grow on me more but it is a look so many cars have today. The 203 was more unique.

    Odd thing about Mercedes is that none of the shapes ever really looks dated.
     
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    202 all the way baby! :rock:
     
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