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Old 04-14-2005, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Woah, Nelly! Got my new Car & Driver mag yesterday and pictured therein was a rolling piece of 4-door automotive sculpture that, to me, totally defines what the new E60 5-Series SHOULD have looked like (but fell way short).

As you can see from the attached sample photos, if Bangle had emerged from his design studio with THIS, the styling of the new 5 would have been MUCH better received! So don't tell me the E60's styling has to look as it does in order to be "daring" or "bold". Pshaw.....

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umm sorry, the e60 is fine. But that benz is fugly!!!!! Looks just like an Infiniti.
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BTW, in that very same issue, the new 530i comes in a weak-kneed 6th place out of 8 cars luxo sedans. Embarrasing.
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umm sorry, the e60 is fine.* But that benz is fugly!!!!!* Looks just like an Infiniti.
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Thanks for sharing - I figured there's be dissenting opinions. That's cool, it's all pretty much subjective anyway...

BTW, the Infiniti M45 Sport took 1st place in the Comparo. If you want to REALLY see Fugly, check out the view of the rear of THAT thing...
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true true... :P
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umm sorry, the e60 is fine. But that benz is fugly!!!!! Looks just like an Infiniti.
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I agree, I think that is one of the ugliest models from MB recently
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BTW, in that very same issue, the new 530i comes in a weak-kneed 6th place out of 8 cars luxo sedans. Embarrasing.
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You know why that is so ? Because none of the magazines I ever read that did such comparisons used the top-of-the-line BMW, and then used the top models of other makes.

Of course, a 530i will not be as good as that 5-liter powered Benz or whatever... stick a m5 in there and you got a winner.
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Originally posted by Torque+Apr 15 2005, 01:48 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Torque @ Apr 15 2005, 01:48 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Eric S.@Apr 14 2005, 10:35 PM
BTW, in that very same issue, the new 530i comes in a weak-kneed 6th place out of 8 cars luxo sedans.* Embarrasing.
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You know why that is so ? Because none of the magazines I ever read that did such comparisons used the top-of-the-line BMW, and then used the top models of other makes.

Of course, a 530i will not be as good as that 5-liter powered Benz or whatever... stick a m5 in there and you got a winner.
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Actually, just stick a 545 in there and you got a winner...

Anyway, they were using the old engine in that 530, the new one should be getting I think it's a 30hp increase in power. I read that article, they say it themselves.

And I happen to like MB but I cant stand that new CLS. I've seen it on the street, and it's OKAY, but in pictures, it looks like a fucking pig. The front end looks like a snout, and the back end looks like a 50 year old womans ass. They could have made it MUCH better IMO. They tried to give it passion, and they just messed it all up. Ugliest benz I've ever seen.
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I agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but come on, take a look at the headlights on that MB! And folks complain about the "eyebrows" on the E60!
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OK, OK! So far it looks like I was wrong, and that most people don't like the CLS500's looks. Oh well. Let's keep collecting opinions, this is fun!
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who nees a MB or a 500 hp bmw ????(drool).. its all about the E34 M20 POWER!!! haaaah..
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that benz it too pointy in the back and front
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yikes. I'm not likin' that thing too much.

I'll tell you what model I do like, though. The SLK320 is a hot little car. I sure wouldn't mind having one of those.

My thing with Mercedes styling is that they all look like they've suffered a severe side impact and it has been "smoothed" out. eek. I prefer lines over soft indentations.
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what is wrong with the e60 I stevey wonder likes it
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Looks like sombody heated up a good looking car, and it started to melt, when it hardened up, thats what it looked like. NO CLASS Just my opinion though :nana


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