W205L Long Wheel Base

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  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    60mm Longer for the Chinese market.

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    They do a lot of midsize cars like this in China.

    Audi do an A4L and A6L

    BMW do 5 series L

    It was something I noticed last time I was in Shanghai.
     
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    Not sure what is the obsession with LWB small cars.. Yes they do have tax/cost challenges but for sure a C LWB does not sound right to me.. Even the E LWB is questionable

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    Believe it or not, even small saloons might be chauffeur driven in China, hence the demand for cars with decent rear legroom.
     
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    Smart For2L?

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    April fools?
     
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    Lets get this in perspective- 60mm is a couple of inches- not exactly a stretch limo then. Undoubtedly the extra wheelbase will give an improved ride- assuming the rear suspension is recalibrated [ and I do wonder whether they bothered :confused:] and an extra welcome bit of legroom for the rear passengers. If you assume the target market for the C class in the UK is the business user thrashing up and down the motorway single handed and in China the car may be carrying 2+ passengers as a limo or taxi perhaps makes a lot more sense. The VW Passat in the states has a longer wheel base and their HONDA Accord is an entirely bigger car than the European version ----altho I think that has more to do with a size of the average American than number of passengers envisioned.:dk:
     
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    60mm is very welcome. I can't sit a toddler in a car seat behind me in a C class but 60mm may make it just doable.

    Regarding the better ride, in theory that's true, it should be better but in practise there is no perceivable difference between a W220 SWB and W220 LWB.
     
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    Lwb and a proper grille...why can't we have the Chinese versions of the cars!
     
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