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      01-10-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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Seems the Engineers at Mercedes are hard at work on the new rival for the 3-series.

Check out how deep they go to sort out the drive experience. This is not only for comfort but also the handling aspect (they call it sport agility) ...... WATCH OUT BMW !!!


http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...rt-development
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      01-10-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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Meh. It seems like marketing mumbo jumbo to me.

OTOH, I intend to test drive a new C-class once they come out. I'm interested in seeing the handling difference.

Unusual rear door handle location on that test car, BTW. Is that how it will be on the new model?
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      01-10-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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It reads like they tested most of the car in a simulator! So much for that connected to the road feeling. And isn't there already a car like this? ...................Oh yeah, its a Lexus
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Wow, I'm truly impressed at the length Mercedes has gone to research this. The C350 I test drove a while back was pretty darn good, and the only drawback was the outrageous price tag for such a dated model. When I relinquish my ML to my brother next year, I'm going to have a hard time figuring out which car to buy. With the new 3's, G35's, and the upcoming C-class and CTS. I can't wait for this car though. I just hope the design doesn't dissapoint me.
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i skimmed through it, and by that i meen i read about 3 sentances, one thing jumped out at me though "quiet engine" k its not the car for me
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which one is the mercedes??

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I have no interest in Mercedes... they're like the new Buick- dowdy old farts cars
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It reads like they tested most of the car in a simulator! So much for that connected to the road feeling. And isn't there already a car like this? ...................Oh yeah, its a Lexus
BMW does this as well
http://paultan.org/archives/2006/07/...ing-simulator/
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But the article never talks about live track testing, which I know BMW does plenty of.
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But will they have the leatherette cover for their seats???
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