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      12-21-2021, 01:46 AM   #23
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Looks terrible but what else should we expect of BMW's marketing...ahem "design" dept. these days?

The new S-class is very attractive. Quite conservative for a new S-class as typically each generation goes in a new design direction, but there's no denying its very handsome.
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Looks terrible but what else should we expect of BMW's marketing...ahem "design" dept. these days?

The new S-class is very attractive. Quite conservative for a new S-class as typically each generation goes in a new design direction, but there's no denying its very handsome.
S class is always conservative, even when going in a new design direction. And yes, always handsome. Even older S classes have a timeless classy look. Inside is a different matter. MB has good technology but I have never liked their electronics compared to BMW even though I drove E class and S class for many years. The version of MBux in my wife's '20 E450 wagon is godawful, with touchpads all over but no touchscreen. Too easy to get the settings wrong and too long fumbling to find the right menu or submenu. My '19 X3, which does not have the latest iDrive, is way more intuitive. I understand the latest Mbux are much better. I hope so. It is good for us to have competitive choices.
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The latest S class looks very drab to my eyes, the front looks very plain, the small portrait screen shoved in between the steering wheel and dash looks really cheap, the curved bank on the iX (and I guess the new 7 when it comes) looks much belter resolved and upmarket.

I'm also shocked at how cheap feeling many of the interior parts are in modern Mercs when you start to touch them, in complete contrast to the interior of my old R129 SL which whilst plain was solid as a rock which is why you paid the money.
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I'll continue to withhold judgment until the camouflage is off. Until then you're just pissing into the wind.
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I'll continue to withhold judgment until the camouflage is off. Until then you're just pissing into the wind.
When it ends up looking damn near exactly as what has been posted, I hope you'll admit it. 🙄
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      12-29-2021, 08:50 AM   #28
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I'll continue to withhold judgment until the camouflage is off. Until then you're just pissing into the wind.
When it ends up looking damn near exactly as what has been posted, I hope you'll admit it. 🙄
And I trust that when these renders you've been worshiping are proven wrong you'll admit it too. 😎
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      12-29-2021, 01:17 PM   #29
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And I trust that when these renders you've been worshiping are proven wrong you'll admit it too. 😎
Absolutely.
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      12-31-2021, 12:50 AM   #30
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I actually seeked out Pre LCI G12 bc I thought that the design was classic and it was timeless. I loved my F10… and the G12 pre LCI basically looks the same. New G30 looks great too.

There is a contingent of people who must have the latest (no judgement)…. But that update is a fail for me….. I'm prob going for a X7 in 2023 and I won't want a 7er if it looks like a Genesis xxxx whatever.
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      12-31-2021, 02:54 AM   #31
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      12-31-2021, 01:02 PM   #32
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And YES.... That is an illuminated Grill. 👀
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The front lights (both) will be smaller and the grille will be bigger

But we're getting there.
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These look pretty good
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The front lights (both) will be smaller and the grille will be bigger

But we're getting there.
getting further away from the actual design, lots of errors in the carwow renders.
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      01-27-2022, 09:37 PM   #36
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Mixed feelings for how this 7er looks. But just like the G80 it really grew on us. Wondering how it looks on graphite gray and on BBSs?
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I just don't understand how other car companies can do a pretty good job of this split-headlight/DRL design (I'm thinking Hyundai with the Palisade, Kona, even Jeep with the Cherokee, and so many other car makers with other models), but the designers of the ultimate driving machine have been churning out these designs that totally lack cohesive flow. It looks like they're just randomly sticking bits and pieces from different vehicles and calling it a day. I know art is very subjective, but still....
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getting further away from the actual design, lots of errors in the carwow renders.
At least they got the split lights (almost) right, but now with most of the camo removal its getting clear how the front end will look like.

Still the camo hides the grilles very well and you don't see how big they are in real life.
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This video seems to show a lot of details that aren't visible in most of the other shorter videos.

The rather skinny rear tail lights wrapping around the side like the XM
The shape of the boot/trunk and spoiler on it
The lower bumper area

The door handles in detail
The interior door detail (seat adjustment and saved seat settings are touch LED)
The dash area is definitely the iX/i4 style
some shots of the rear seat area and back of the front seats

The front grill area in quite a bit of detail...

Most of which we had guessed or seen from a bit farther away in spy photos...but this video shows the close ups from plenty of angles to see more.

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I edited my OP to include the actual new i7 to compare with the earlier renderings that some here said would not be nothing like the production. I'd say they were pretty damn close.
Except the fact that the grill is even more ginormous.
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I like it!

I like it! Going in the direction of Rolls Royce. I remember hating the new 4 series grill when it first showed, and hating the 8 GC as well! Now I like them all. Everything changes. Always.
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95% from back looks quite conservative, and in last 5% in front they started really experimenting. Front is ugly, and doesnt fit rest of the car.
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And I trust that when these renders you've been worshiping are proven wrong you'll admit it too. 😎
As I was saying.... All these renders were SPOT ON!

So guess I / they were right. You were wrong.



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Yeh was going say that was pretty damn close to what was released
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