W206 C-Class Press Release

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I can see many gremlins appearing with all that new tech..

I don't know, it's filtered down from the S Class where it's been pretty well tested.
 

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Beautiful ! Hate the Tesla screen, you have to scan for far too long to do anything. But from the outside ? I'd keep it in the lounge just to look at. :banana:
 

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I've just noticed that the front grille now has Mercedes stars in lieu of the "diamonds".
 

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Very cool but does it really need the rear steering? And aren’t the S class owners offended by their feature being used by “poor” people? Lol
 

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Well of course I am a bit biased having just bought one of the last W205’s (C300 P+, night ed). I think I agree with others that the outside of the 206 is a bit disappointing, especially the front, looks disgruntled, but the interior is super cool. A bit of additional room in the rear will be welcomed by many and is long overdue, doesn’t bother me as we rarely carry any passengers other than our godchildren.

Overall, I am sure it’s an incremental step forward in almost every area, but it will be sold at close to list for a while after launch plus the price will creep up, (they always do!), I don’t think it represents a £13-15k improvement over mine.
 

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Not a fan I must say. Exterior styling isn’t exactly ground breaking, they seem to be doing a bit of a ‘KiaHyundai’ job of copying a number of similar marques. The rear is clearly a slice of A3/4 with a touch of Merc class. Interior is it‘s best bit, I love the screens, along with ambient lighting they give the interior a real space age look.
 

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Not a fan I must say. Exterior styling isn’t exactly ground breaking, they seem to be doing a bit of a ‘KiaHyundai’ job of copying a number of similar marques. The rear is clearly a slice of A3/4 with a touch of Merc class. Interior is it‘s best bit, I love the screens, along with ambient lighting they give the interior a real space age look.
I agree with you, but TBH I’m far less bothered with the exterior of cars than the interior. Other than cleaning it, all the time I spend with my car is inside driving it. The exterior is just for other people to look at.
 

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As an avid C-Class owner.... first impression:

Exterior is 'more of the same', safe bet, nothing radical.

Interior looks very interesting - I like it. A lot.

That said... I typically keep my cars for 5-7 years (though the W203 lasted 9 years under my ownership). And so I won't be buying any new ICE cars any more. If the technology matures, my next car (when the time comes) will be a brand new EV (possibly EQC). If I can't wait, I'll buy a second-hand W205. But buying a brand new ICE (even if Hybrid) in 2021? I really don't see the point. Personal opinion....
 

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When these electronic dash boards start to fail after 8/10 years of use you throw the far away.
 

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A good video review here. The second half road test with a Mercedes driver is particularly interesting, especially the part about increased engine reliability due to combining electric with ICE. (German accents behind masks are a struggle.)

 

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Any idea when we can configure on Mercedes UK, only available on Mercedes.de
 

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Button failure - you lose 1 button.
Screen failure - you could lose the whole lot. Until they build some redundancy into the system...
 

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