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Garage => Test Drive => Topic started by: hokman on 25 March 2006, 05:56 AM

Title: new s-class family portrait
Post by: hokman on 25 March 2006, 05:56 AM
Can anyone find 2 (maybe more) similarities between the new w221 and w116 that doesn't share with any other s-class?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/SClassLine.jpg)
click here (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/SClassLine.jpg) for full size







Answer: 1.bonnet shut line doesn't line up with the line between turn indicator and headlight.
            2.size and proportion of the grille
Strange details about w221, why go back to chrome door handles when Benz stopped using them for 3 generations.
Why use the bonnet shut line that connects the middle of the grille to the middle of the headlight like w108 and w111?
Why is the grille angle increasing while the w220's grille fell so flat?
Title: Re: new s-class family portrait
Post by: Denis on 25 March 2006, 07:13 AM
Well, with those front "fenders" appearing on the latest S-class and the grill getting straighter, we might see "retro-benzes" in this century, what the next generation should look like is a "21st century" retro 540K saloon  ;D

Denis

Paris, France
Title: Re: new s-class family portrait
Post by: hokman on 25 March 2006, 09:38 AM
Is 540K the one Hitler had?  Couldn't imagine benz is looking so far behind.
Title: Re: new s-class family portrait
Post by: Des on 27 March 2006, 04:44 PM
Hitler had a 770k from around 1939 onwards, have seen pictures of him in various Benzes, 6 wheels G3's etc, 770ks