That's more of a competitor to the new F10 M5 and will probably fail......
The exterior is hideous and as others have pointed out, the back is from a Hyundai, and the front and the sides are from a Lexus. Way to go to ruin a classic Mercedes Benz design.
Originally Posted by stickypaws
fwiw, I went to the new W212 reception at the dealer's. 80% of the people there said the same thing: "Hyundai." Even the sales staff said, "well, this thing might get an early facelift."
It's the biggest reason why I bought the last of the best design. A classic and curvaceous 2009 E63. Too bad, 'cause the new one has some great advanced technology, but it just looks really boring.
While the W211 body looks great, the earlier runs of productions were plagued by poor craftsmanship and constant engine / electrical problems. It wasn't until the 2006 model year that they finally had all the things sorted out. I was an owner of an '06 W211 E55 AMG. I agree that it is a great car and it has not seen much of the shop at all except of two extended body shop trip due to the incompetent dealership of Herb Chambers.