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    • This is the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - Too angular?

      Mercedes styling is really blending together these days. The C, E, and S basically are all the same design just offered in small, medium, or large. The new CLS-Class is the first real departure but the front headlights almost seem too sharp and angular.


      The familiar CLS silhouette is there yet somehow this design does not come off as instantly flattering or familiar.

      Perhaps we need to wait for the official photos as this is an early leak.

      The interior is spectacular as to be expected since it essentially just samples the W213 E-Class.

      Do you love it or hate it?


















      This article was originally published in forum thread: This is the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - Too angular? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        It looks like someone left it out in the sun too long and it melted. The rear is hideous, the front is mediocre but almost acceptable.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Hmm, not sure. Tough when the previous gens were such lookers.

        I do do like the new inline-6 though.
      1. rikaro29's Avatar
        rikaro29 -
        The precious generation is way nicer, although i like the interior of this one!
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Looks ok. Interior looks good. Headlights will grow on you probably.

        It isn't as big of a step down as the new A/S/RS 7 from Audi. The old one looked so good and the new one is so much worse, especially the rear end.

        This does just look like a bigger version of the CLA though.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        It isn't as big of a step down as the new A/S/RS 7 from Audi. The old one looked so good and the new one is so much worse, especially the rear end.
        LOL, I actually think the new A7 is the best one yet. The lighting on it is amazing. I am a sucker for full rear light bars.

        New A7 doesn’t have the droopy rear anymore. More angular, contemporary.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        LOL, I actually think the new A7 is the best one yet. The lighting on is amazing. I am a sucker for full rear light bars.

        New A7 doesn’t have the droopy rear anymore. More angular, contemporary.
        I personally love the old rear of the A7 and hate the new light bar look.

        I also have always liked the previous CLS shape as well, the sloped rear looks sleek and classy IMO.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        I personally love the old rear of the A7 and hate the new light bar look.

        I also have always liked the previous CLS shape as well, the sloped rear looks sleek and classy IMO.
        Agreed on both fronts. I think with the new A7 Audi has really lost the plot... I *might* go for the CLS over it in terms of styling. I thought the previous gen CLS was fantastic looking.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This looked way better:

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      1. IllSic_Design's Avatar
        IllSic_Design -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        It looks like someone left it out in the sun too long and it melted. The rear is hideous, the front is mediocre but almost acceptable.
        Agree, never been a fan of MB's super sloping/curved rear ends, just looks so odd to me. The front end with those headlights looks cheap to me. The interior is of course very nice, as MB has been pretty good with interiors lately.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I agree completely. The rear end on the new CLS is actually nice though.
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        The rear end of the new A7 is much worse and the front is meh.

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I'm going to wait until we see the AMG and RS versions.