Did Mercedes just copied BMW's styling?

by Bimmerfest.com Member - smashhell on January 8, 2013, 6:24 pm
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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25 responses to Did Mercedes just copied BMW's styling?

MELLOWYELLOW06 commented:
January 8, 2013, 6:29 pm

Copying is the best form of flattery
Elk commented:
January 8, 2013, 7:58 pm

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.
otonimus commented:
January 8, 2013, 7:59 pm

Will either car actually have that front end? I thought the 3 coupe was just a concept... I could be wrong though
justinnum1 commented:
January 8, 2013, 8:16 pm

the new e class was designed years ago...not last month...
MELLOWYELLOW06 commented:
January 8, 2013, 8:32 pm

they are both nice cars

eventually, everyone will have some styling ques from one another
dtc100 commented:
January 8, 2013, 8:43 pm

Looks to me they both copied from Kia
sr5959 commented:
January 8, 2013, 9:02 pm

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.
smashhell commented:
January 8, 2013, 9:06 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by otonimus View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sr5959 View Post
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.
captainaudio commented:
January 8, 2013, 10:53 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by sr5959 View Post
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?

CA
pkim1079 commented:
January 9, 2013, 1:14 am

audi's RS models already have this on the street. lol
3ismagic# commented:
January 9, 2013, 10:53 am

Both front ends are Fugly IMO
Slaymaster commented:
January 9, 2013, 1:57 pm

Well if it was either copy Lexus, Audi, or BMW, I think they made the right choice to copy BMW.
smashhell commented:
January 9, 2013, 7:52 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkim1079 View Post
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.




trinipirate commented:
January 9, 2013, 9:43 pm

the benz looks good... but doesn't look like a benz
ProRail commented:
January 9, 2013, 10:00 pm

I dunno. Did you just said something strange?
dtc100 commented:
January 9, 2013, 10:50 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by smashhell View Post
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:

smashhell commented:
January 10, 2013, 1:08 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtc100 View Post
As I said, Kia had it first:

You're right. Kia is like that too.
Looks weird to be honest.
Almost like a lip.
BMW 3-SERIES commented:
January 10, 2013, 4:53 pm

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
dtc100 commented:
January 10, 2013, 7:58 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by smashhell View Post
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.
dtc100 commented:
January 12, 2013, 11:52 am

This is going to be the more common refreshed 2014 E:

ProRail commented:
January 14, 2013, 11:12 pm

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.
beden1 commented:
January 15, 2013, 1:03 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtc100 View Post
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.
spicytofu commented:
January 15, 2013, 11:16 am

i thought the kia copied the accord?
impreza276 commented:
January 16, 2013, 3:28 pm

The new Mercedes A class hatch is a rebadged 1 series with exactly the same flame surfacing.
ProRail commented:
January 16, 2013, 9:20 pm

Why has this headline not been corrected? This forum is viewed all over the world. It's embarrassing.