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Old 04-23-2018, 05:49 PM
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It's not a rendering, it's the real thing. A rendering suggest one's interpretation of, this isn't. It is the real thing.

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It's not a rendering, it's the real thing. A rendering suggest one's interpretation of, this isn't. It is the real thing.

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A rendering can be a drawing, and that is clearly not an actual vehicle. It is clearly a digital rendering.
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:01 AM
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A rendering can be a drawing, and that is clearly not an actual vehicle. It is clearly a digital rendering.
Of an actual vehicle. It will look the same the next time you see it.

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World Premier ? Really ?

Well, it's a look only a mother could love. That Maybach convertible is magnificent, but this....oh dear.
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:46 AM
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Designers have huge imaginations and they get to express them in these concepts. I've seen worst but all-in-all, I agree with you.
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OTOH, we look at these things through the eyes of our own cultures. The 'microwave melted' designs of recent Toyotas en Nissans don't work very well over here, but it is found in many Japanese and Korean desigins (as well as very funkly names, like the Levorg. The LeVorg ? Really ???)
Maybe there's a million Chinese waving fat wads of cash at MB waiting for this. Who knows at this point.

Equally, the renders give me no sense of scale. Maybe it's as big as a Kenworth.

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Old 04-27-2018, 04:15 PM
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FWIW, press drives of preproduction x7 take place next week. Not sure when BMW will allow those in attendance to share their impressions, but hopefully not long thereafter
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:24 PM
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Well fellows, I got my hands on a leaked photo of the next-gen GLS!
Wow, it is much BIGGER than we all expected:

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I posted this in the CarPlay thread but it warrants a post here as well since the next gen GLS will also get the new MBUX dash. Well done Mercedes!

That said, I was watching several YouTube videos of the 2019 A Class which will be the first MB to feature the MBUX dash and the built-in NAV looks so good there may little need for CarPlay. We'll know for sure when the A class hits the streets and we get more feedback on how well their new interface works vs CarPlay.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/04...-carplay-mbux/
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Well fellows, I got my hands on a leaked photo of the next-gen GLS!
Wow, it is much BIGGER than we all expected:

will the seventh row have latch?
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:55 PM
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Pretty good article about the next-gen X167:

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/merced...-ar180375.html
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Pretty good article about the next-gen X167:

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/merced...-ar180375.html
Wow potentially big plans for the GLS!
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Honest question - How reliable is the statement that x167 will not have captain's seats? Even X7 is supposed to offer 2 seating in 2nd row; given the info that's been off, any chance info on seats is erroneous too?
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This is what a prototype due for imminent debut looks like...
It doesn't look like this.

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Both are GLE prototypes but the next-gen GLS will likely look very similar, at least from the front doors forward. As the article suggests, it looks a lot like a larger GLC. I personally like it a lot.

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/05/20...w-gen-styling/
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The top one is the GLE and the bottom one is the GLS. Clearly they aren't the same vehicle.

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Nope, both are GLE prototypes. Read the article!

"While at first they may seem identical, a closer look immediately points to them being different specs. The prototype with the twin bars flanking the Mercedes-Benz logo could be an entry-level spec, like an Avantgarde, whereas the other one appears to be wearing an AMG styling package. The latter also has a beefier front bumper with what could be larger air intakes. Overall, since neither car is heavily camouflaged, we can also admire the 2019 GLE’s fresh styling, which is clearly inspired by the automaker’s new take on exterior aesthetics, dubbed Sensual Purity, where you’re basically looking at fewer and fewer design lines."
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Finally making some headway...
These pics were posted on the other forum...
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Nope, both are GLE prototypes. Read the article!

"While at first they may seem identical, a closer look immediately points to them being different specs. The prototype with the twin bars flanking the Mercedes-Benz logo could be an entry-level spec, like an Avantgarde, whereas the other one appears to be wearing an AMG styling package. The latter also has a beefier front bumper with what could be larger air intakes. Overall, since neither car is heavily camouflaged, we can also admire the 2019 GLE’s fresh styling, which is clearly inspired by the automaker’s new take on exterior aesthetics, dubbed Sensual Purity, where you’re basically looking at fewer and fewer design lines."
I'm talking about the post by 714. That isn't the GLE in the bottom camo pic, the vehicle is much bigger. They article you're talking about has nothing to do with the bottom pic in his post.

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I'm talking about the post by 714. That isn't the GLE in the bottom camo pic, the vehicle is much bigger. They article you're talking about has nothing to do with the bottom pic in his post.
Sorry, my mistake. That is definitely a GLS.
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The latest GLS pics from CarScoops.com reveal a lot that we didn't know before. Some observations:

Best view of the new MBUX dash.


New tail light design (similar to the GLC):


Best look (so far) of the third row windows:


The second row headrests (looks different):


But the third row headrests look the same as the current model:


The running boards appear to be a molded composite:


The door handles appear to have been updated:
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I'm talking about the post by 714. That isn't the GLE in the bottom camo pic, the vehicle is much bigger. They article you're talking about has nothing to do with the bottom pic in his post.

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Yes, the bottom photo is the body clad GLS. My point is that prototypes don't look this when they are "supposedly" going to hit dealer lots in 6 months...
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Originally Posted by JoeMa View Post
The latest GLS pics from CarScoops.com reveal a lot that we didn't know before. Some observations:

Best view of the new MBUX dash.


New tail light design (similar to the GLC):


Best look (so far) of the third row windows:


The second row headrests (looks different):


But the third row headrests look the same as the current model:


The running boards appear to be a molded composite:


The door handles appear to have been updated:
Can you make out anything about possible 2nd row seat arrangements?
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