RE: 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class unveiled

RE: 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class unveiled

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sidesauce

1,611 posts

181 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Wheel_Turned_Out said:
I know it's almost old-hat to keep complaining about it, but this touchscreen business is just ridiculous. Looks ungainly as all hell, too.
Well, you'd better get used to it as the next generation of cars from Daimler are going to feature this...



Wheel_Turned_Out

95 posts

1 month

Tuesday 23rd February
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sidesauce said:
Wheel_Turned_Out said:
I know it's almost old-hat to keep complaining about it, but this touchscreen business is just ridiculous. Looks ungainly as all hell, too.
Well, you'd better get used to it as the next generation of cars from Daimler are going to feature this...


The Hyperscreen has landed.

Lovely knurling on the vents, though. biggrin

Edited by Wheel_Turned_Out on Tuesday 23 February 14:24

ae2006

67 posts

60 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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sidesauce said:
ell, you'd better get used to it as the next generation of cars from Daimler are going to feature this...


Uhh, that looks nice.
What will it cost to replace after 10 years? Oh, only 5000£ for the part + 8 hours to fit it? And without it 2 tonnes of metal and batteries are unusable? No problem /s

It really seems we are going backwards, don't like the new interior

Edited by ae2006 on Tuesday 23 February 14:27

Owlwood

209 posts

119 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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The wagon seems better styled than the saloon. It could be as im getting older im more drawn to the estates....

dpop

76 posts

95 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Merc now streets ahead of any car manufacturer on churning our really gross interiors

PDP76

2,063 posts

113 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Not sure what I think of it but here we go.
The rear reminds me of an Alfa qu...... however you spell it.
Engine range initially not impressed. Be interesting to see an AMG version and the power unit.

I’ll stick to my 350 C204 with this one.

KillerHERTZ

782 posts

161 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Wheel_Turned_Out said:
Are they buttons? They look those haptic things to me, which usually just pull up a menu on the screen anyway or make you touch them three times before they even register your input.

Don't want to make myself sound too "when all this was fields", just seems a solution to a problem nobody had.
Yep, they are proper buttons + a finger print reader to lock your profile.

cerb4.5lee

17,803 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Owlwood said:
The wagon seems better styled than the saloon. It could be as im getting older im more drawn to the estates....
I don't think it is age for me, and I also prefer the way the estate looks in comparison to the saloon.

cerb4.5lee

17,803 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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PDP76 said:
I’ll stick to my 350 C204 with this one.
I've been happy with the 350d engine(not the most exciting being a diesel but it does suit the car for me) in the GLC. You can't get a V6(or any 6 cylinder) diesel engine in the GLC now(I don't want a 4 cylinder engine in something as heavy as that) so I will be hanging onto it now.

Deranged Rover

898 posts

37 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Looks nice, no interesting engines, mounting of tacky after-market iPad-looking thing appears wonky.

loveice

605 posts

210 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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This interior design suits the smaller C-Class much better than the all new S-Class.

AI1601

686 posts

57 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Not a fan but can’t deny it makes the 3 series and A4 interiors look outdated in comparison.

The way the industry is going I wonder how long it’ll be before BMW ditches the idrive controller and physical buttons.

Numeric

766 posts

114 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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As the leader of the I-drive programme for its launch in the 7-series said to me, it will be the electronics that kill cars in the future and while he may have been a bit in advance I am sure he is becoming correct today.

But something always makes cars uneconomic to repair so it's just another new normal.

As for touchscreens it all depends surely on their quality - so my i-phone works really well but the tablet from a another firm is horrid - but i will miss I-drive if that ever gets the chop as in a hard sprung car over bumps it gives very good control and I find it prevents wrong button push.

Edited by Numeric on Tuesday 23 February 16:46


Edited by Numeric on Tuesday 23 February 16:46

SmoothCriminal

3,373 posts

162 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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sidesauce said:
Wheel_Turned_Out said:
I know it's almost old-hat to keep complaining about it, but this touchscreen business is just ridiculous. Looks ungainly as all hell, too.
Well, you'd better get used to it as the next generation of cars from Daimler are going to feature this...


That looks a thousand times better than the ste looking tablet thing just plonked on the dash

cerb4.5lee

17,803 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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While I'm certainly not adverse to these screens in a lot of cars now, I do feel that it could date them quite quickly though(plus the fear of them going wrong).

HardMiles

203 posts

49 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Wow, that really is dreary. I bet it is as uninspiring as watching paint dry.

ZX10R NIN

20,360 posts

88 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I think Mercedes are missing a trick by not putting the 400d drivetrain in the C Class.

cerb4.5lee

17,803 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ZX10R NIN said:
I think Mercedes are missing a trick by not putting the 400d drivetrain in the C Class.
Agree. The 330d/335d have been a pretty decent success for BMW over the years, yet the C-Class hasn't had a 6 cylinder diesel engine in it for years now. Odd.

I also wanted Mercedes to put the 400d engine in the GLC as well...but they didn't bother. frown

thiscocks

2,525 posts

158 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cerb4.5lee said:
ZX10R NIN said:
I think Mercedes are missing a trick by not putting the 400d drivetrain in the C Class.
Agree. The 330d/335d have been a pretty decent success for BMW over the years, yet the C-Class hasn't had a 6 cylinder diesel engine in it for years now. Odd.

I also wanted Mercedes to put the 400d engine in the GLC as well...but they didn't bother. frown
Yep, seems a waste only putting the inline 6 in their near 2 tonne models. Seems they are following JLR and only offering us 2.0l mhev bks for a normal size saloon

williamp

17,482 posts

236 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Ugh. Of course it has to be bigger. Longer, wider, taller and heavier no doubt. Probably now the size on an e clas from a few yars back. Harder to park, takes up more space etc et ...