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Poll: pre-facelift vs. post-facelift: which is better looking?

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E-Class (W211) 2003-2009
View Poll Results: which look do you prefer, pre or post facelift?
pre-facelift: 2003-2006
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Poll: pre-facelift vs. post-facelift: which is better looking?

 
Old 08-23-2010, 05:56 PM
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Poll: pre-facelift vs. post-facelift: which is better looking?

I can't be the only one that prefers the look of the pre-facelift W211 (though I may be the only one who then bought a post-facelift one). I just think the the earlier nose and especially grille is sportier, while still being elegant.


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I prefer the post facelife W211 w/ 321 AMG Sports Pkg.

Don't like the 333 Sports Pkg (lower picture) at ALL.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:44 PM
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I think the Pre-facelift looked dated and the facelift looks sportier.
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I definitely prefer the post facelift, especially with the AMG sport kits.
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Post-facelift seems to be a better choice for me. I'm trying to update my E55 AMG to reflect that look with the E63 AMG bumper.
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I love my post W211 facelift.
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IMHO, NOTHING looks better than an E55 AMG!!
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I love the e63 amg bumper, A guy of mine at the dealership is trying to find an E63 front bumper for me.
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When i see w211's on the road, i find the post-updated ones to be more eye-catching on the road. Mostly because of the updated smoked tails and the longer chrome strip on the trunk.
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I had no idea there was a difference.
Even with the pre and post facelift cars parked next to each other I can hardly see a difference.

Probably much more important that reliability increased after 2007.
Too bad they quit making a V-8 4Matic with the 2007 models, otherwise I would get my self one, but the looks would not be a factor.
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for me it's the top of the grille that bothers me, with the much more prominent chrome surround and the extra badge. That extra badge looks redundant (to me, at least) when one replaces the hood star with a flat badge.
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I prefer the post facelife W211 w/ 321 AMG Sports Pkg.

Don't like the 333 Sports Pkg (lower picture) at ALL.

Actually, I prefer the AMG pkg on both over the non-AMG. Between the two AMG, the facelifted one has a slight edge.
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I like post, unless its AMG, than E55 > E63 for me....

One thing I like about the earlier models is the puddle lamps... I have no idea why they got rid of them.
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Originally Posted by NorseWagon View Post
I had no idea there was a difference.
Even with the pre and post facelift cars parked next to each other I can hardly see a difference.

Probably much more important that reliability increased after 2007.
Too bad they quit making a V-8 4Matic with the 2007 models, otherwise I would get my self one, but the looks would not be a factor.
You mean they stopped selling them in the US? They were sold here at least.
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I love the E63 amg bumper, A guy of mine at the dealership is trying to find an E63 front bumper for me.
IDK, but I prefer the 321 AMG Sport front more than the E63 AMG Front! Dont get me wrong, I am a big fan of E63AMG. Only grief is that the side air-vents at the front of the E63 bumper is not pronounced enough, unlike the SL55 P030 w/ performance pack front bumper which I prefer BTW...

321 AMG sport




SL55 W/P030


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It's a coin toss, except the later version wheels, in your pictures, are nicer by far. Otherwise, neither is a "looker". Which is OK, these are sedate, dignified, middle-level manager cars, not flash rides for those with a need to shout "Please look at me!".

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Originally Posted by eddieo45 View Post
I can't be the only one that prefers the look of the pre-facelift W211 (though I may be the only one who then bought a post-facelift one). I just think the the earlier nose and especially grille is sportier, while still being elegant.

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I agree with the vents on the side, I have the 321 AMG package also, but what the hell, if it free, I might as well do it. I might just have to end up changine out the oval foglights to the round ones.
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imho, a little of both. When I went for a CPO 2007, I had to get the 321 AMG package. I felt the non-AMG post-facelift bumpers looked funky because the chrome bling and the sorta arching foglight cutouts that didn't flow across the whole bumper.

I actually like the pre-facelift taillights out back. Post-facelift, the clear turn signals with the reverse lights kinda looks blobby whereas the pre-facelift separator red gives it more shape.
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Both have their perks. I think the post-F.L looks better given equal Packaged cars VS each other.

Pre F.L with AMG Package > Post F.L without AMG Package though.

Taillights wise, stock for stock, the post F.L looks much classier and more interesting, and the longer chrome strip works with the design, but the pre F.L tails look outstanding when smoked, as it brings out the coolness of the dual white reverse lights contrasting.
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You mean they stopped selling them in the US? They were sold here at least.
Hmmm, mine is a 2007 E550 (V8) 4Matic Sport with the option 1 and 2 packages. I think this combo is fairly rare because I've only seen one other equipped like this. I've also updated it with a rear spoiler, AMG rims, AMG pedals, 20% tint and bluetooth.

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I prefer the post face-lift design. Much sportier and better looking. Have a 2008 E350 4MATIC P1 with SPRT pkg - Love it!
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