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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:24 PM
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Did Mercedes just copied BMW's styling?

Just a little funny thing I noticed.

Mercedes previewed their new restyled 2014 E63 AMG today.

And I thought something looks familiar.

Look at the front bumper.

You decide.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:29 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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Mercedes used these cues prior to BMW. On the MB it is meant to be reminiscent of an F1 car's front wing. If anything, BMW is copying MB.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Will either car actually have that front end? I thought the 3 coupe was just a concept... I could be wrong though
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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the new e class was designed years ago...not last month...
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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they are both nice cars

eventually, everyone will have some styling ques from one another
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Looks to me they both copied from Kia
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM
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Mercedes design is hit or miss at the moment for me...the new SL looks much worse than the old, same with M-Class. I hope they don't do the same for the C-Class replacement I really like the current design.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:06 PM
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Will either car actually have that front end? I thought the 3 coupe was just a concept... I could be wrong though
The 4 series I'm not sure. But the Mercedes is not a concept. It is pretty much production ready.

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Mercedes design is hit or miss at the moment for me...the new SL looks much worse than the old, same with M-Class. I hope they don't do the same for the C-Class replacement I really like the current design.
I agree.
Mercedes' design lately has been pretty horrible.
The SL, SLK, GL all have 'eyelid' headlights they tried to copy from BMW. But failed horribly.
Aside from the CLS, I don't find any of their cars attractive.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:53 PM
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Mercedes design is hit or miss at the moment for me...the new SL looks much worse than the old, same with M-Class. I hope they don't do the same for the C-Class replacement I really like the current design.
Maybe Chris Bangle is working for Mercedes under an assumed name?

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audi's RS models already have this on the street. lol
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Both front ends are Fugly IMO
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Well if it was either copy Lexus, Audi, or BMW, I think they made the right choice to copy BMW.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:52 PM
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audi's RS models already have this on the street. lol
Nope, Audi's RS models are nothing like it.

The Mercedes and 4 series are the only cars I seen with front bumper with another "layers" within it.

Audi RS don't have that.
In fact, I don't think there is another car on the market that is like that.




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Old 01-09-2013, 06:43 PM
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:00 PM
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I dunno. Did you just said something strange?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:50 PM
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The Mercedes and 4 series are the only cars I seen with front bumper with another "layers" within it.
As I said, Kia had it first:


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Old 01-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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As I said, Kia had it first:

You're right. Kia is like that too.
Looks weird to be honest.
Almost like a lip.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:53 PM
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If you can beat it, be it. That's what Lexus has been doing with Mercedes for YEARS now. Same goes for Cadillac, Audi and so on. Taking designs, ideas, and so on from BMW and Mercedes
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:58 PM
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Just a little funny thing I noticed.

Mercedes previewed their new restyled 2014 E63 AMG today.

And I thought something looks familiar.

Look at the front bumper.

You decide.

Here it is a better look:



Who is copying who really? As I pointed out earlier, Kia has such design cue since 2011. We know the 4 series concept has a similar style but the production I was told will not have it. Since MB now comes out with this style in the production first, it is hard to say who is copying who.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:52 AM
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This is going to be the more common refreshed 2014 E:

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:12 PM
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Why has no one edited the headline? This makes us look like a bunch of illiterates, and it's been up for quite a long time.
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Here it is a better look:



Who is copying who really? As I pointed out earlier, Kia has such design cue since 2011. We know the 4 series concept has a similar style but the production I was told will not have it. Since MB now comes out with this style in the production first, it is hard to say who is copying who.
I think that's a sharp looking Mercedes. It should sell very well, IMO.
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i thought the kia copied the accord?
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The new Mercedes A class hatch is a rebadged 1 series with exactly the same flame surfacing.
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