Are these what they seem?

Kharl Prado November 7, 2010

Check this out, folks. We’ve shown you in several posts what the facelifted C-Class would look like. Based on what you’ve seen, tell us what you think about these illustrations. Well, they’re not exactly illustrations. They look more like photographed newspaper clippings of some sort portraying the facelifted C-Class saloon.

According to Autobild magazine, these images may be the real deal. But in this industry, and with the washed out appearance these pictures have, you can’t really be too sure now can you? So take them with a grain of salt folks. Albeit they do show the facelifted C-Class’ supposedly redesigned L-shaped headlamps and reworked bumper. They even include images of the dashboard and center console. But anybody with some skills in Photoshop could easily have come up with them, so as of right now, the jury is out as to whether these have been officially sourced from Mercedes-Benz.

Our best guess is that, if these were officially sourced from the company, they may have come from some sort of promotional material, of which exact nature we can’t really verify. Still, they do bear striking semblances with previous renderings. So tell us what you think. Or does it really matter at all if they’re fake? We’ve got until spring of 2011 to find out until the facelifted C-Class finally makes a public appearance.

Comments (3)

  1. I sincerely hope these pictures are fake. The L-shaped headlights look terrible and spoil what was a very clean, simple and elegant styling treatment. It looks as if someone has bitten a chunk out of the hood to reveal the light cluster.

    I know MB is keen to apply its new design language to all models, but this doesn’t work in my eyes. I much prefer a minimalist design language that is elegant and understated. The one thing MB consistently seems to get wrong is its headlights. The first CLS’s lights were terrible. The facelifted SL was also much uglier than the model it replaced, thanks to its headlights.

    Could someone please tell Gordon Wagoner that LEDs are introducing a trend for thinner, minimalist light clusters instead of ugly, bulbous ones. A die-hard Mercedes-Benz traditionalist, I hope Wagoner will not prove to be Mercedes Benz’s own version of Chris Bangle.

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