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      12-23-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Mercedes-Benz released the first details and pictures of the facelifted C-Class yesterday. As always, it's a fun exercise to compare direct competitors, so let's see how the new facelifted C class fares against the E90 LCI which was presented back in 2008.

If you're now concerned if the current 3-series can stand up for this tough competition for another year, here's hope: http://www.bimmerpost.com/3-series/f30/




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so MB has 6MT as an option? It's been how long since they've offered manual transmission in their cars? Nice comparison photos, thanks for sharing!
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It might have been better to compare the E90 and MB C-Class in the same color. The C-Class looks slightly more elegant with the dark color exterior.
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Yuck.. sorry not a fan of either... that 3 series needs help and the Mercedes is just dog nasty.
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so MB has 6MT as an option? It's been how long since they've offered manual transmission in their cars? Nice comparison photos, thanks for sharing!
The c300 has always been offered with a manual in canada. Mind you in that pic it's a euro c250 cdi.

When I look at those 2 cars I say to myself: Why would you drive that? Just to say that you drive a Benz or a Bmw? Honestly at that point I'd drive a mazda 3 with leather, an accord or passat. The 2 entry level with ballon tires, ugly wheels etc are not my cup of tea.
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The new C has a pretty nice interior compared to the old one. However, I think the old exterior styling is x1000 better than the updated one. The older one was more aggressive and "fatter" than this, and arguably had the same elegance.
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so MB has 6MT as an option? It's been how long since they've offered manual transmission in their cars? Nice comparison photos, thanks for sharing!
MB was definitely offering a manual as far back back as 2005 on the C-CLass. I should know because I always regretted not getting it on my car.

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The c300 has always been offered with a manual in canada. Mind you in that pic it's a euro c250 cdi.

When I look at those 2 cars I say to myself: Why would you drive that? Just to say that you drive a Benz or a Bmw? Honestly at that point I'd drive a mazda 3 with leather, an accord or passat. The 2 entry level with ballon tires, ugly wheels etc are not my cup of tea.
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MB was definitely offering a manual as far back back as 2005 on the C-CLass. I should know because I always regretted not getting it on my car.

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I see, thanks for the info, ignorant me haha
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The new C has a pretty nice interior compared to the old one. However, I think the old exterior styling is x1000 better than the updated one. The older one was more aggressive and "fatter" than this, and arguably had the same elegance.
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e90 lci > w204 > w204 facelift > e90

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I vote re-do and put a Black bmw and a black MB.... That white one looks dinky
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has anyone put the older e90 side view mirrors on the new facelift? I HATE THOSE BIG MIRRORS.... kill the whole car
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the C is and has always been a little too girly for me
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The new healdights just kill it for me. The previous gen ones fit the design so well. These just look weird and
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I like the new facelifted C-Class over the LCI E90. It looks really good as a standard model, I can't wait to see the AMG bodykit for it.

But, what kills it for me is that the C350's engine (albeit retuned) is still nowhere close to the 335i's engine.

The C250 ain't bad, I would rather have that than a 328i any day.
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Is it me or are the door handles on the MB goofy?
haha yeah they are terrible is design and they are placed randomly! However, in real life they dont stand out so badly for some reason. Anyway, for me:

E90: Good in Msport but design doesnt age as well as the E46 Msport. I'm not a fan of the low front and very high bulky rear end. Interior is also a bit plain.

C-class: Very nice, like the facelift. Without the chrome trim and the LEDs would be a lot better. Interior is really nice better than E90 for me. Needs sport trim, hate the old style grille.

Overall: C-class for me, but I'm sure the new F30 will change things.
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Sorry my stupid question, but what does it mean 'LCI'?

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Sorry my stupid question, but what does it mean 'LCI'?

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Life Cycle Impulse - its the cars update that occurs at about its production half-life
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Life Cycle Impulse - its the cars update that occurs at about its production half-life
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