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      01-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Did Mercedes just copy BMW's styling with E63 AMG?

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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      01-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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To be fair the rendering of the 4 series only came out recently, and I'm sure the E63AMG has been in the works since before then. You could also point out the LED fog light strip on the 4 series looks suspiciously like the current E class ones....

But yes, remarkabe similarity.
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      01-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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All of the German companies have been doing that with their lower side intakes recently. Personally it reminds me of a Lamborghini, but not in a good way.
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      01-09-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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I noticed and I don't like it.

Hope it doesn't make it to the production Beamer.
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      01-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I thought that but I am sure the e63 has been worked on for a while now before the 4 concept. Either way I think that is one sexy e63.
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Thought it looks more aggressive ..... And yes very similar
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They're always copying each other (i.e. iDrive, Command Station, etc.).

Freakin' Germans (build some of the best cars).
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I see BMW copies Mercedes' side mirrors is more like it.
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What the hell....? I thought it was a photoshop... and then I looked at Autoblog.

At least the both don't resemble the new Lexus? amirite?
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agreed, i commented on the same resemblance in the 4 series thread. i dont think MB copied BMW though, if anything it was the other way around.
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BM and MB have been at it for 3 decades already ....

the two companies have continuously been practicing in-breeding ....

This time is no different...

the use of LED light up front and the rear tail lights... all based and variation from the original angel eyes...
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BM and MB have been at it for 3 decades already ....

the two companies have continuously been practicing in-breeding ....

This time is no different...

the use of LED light up front and the rear tail lights... all based and variation from the original angel eyes...
I noticed. The recent redesigned Mercedes all have the sort of round headlights with LED 'eyelids' and LED strip taillights.

Copying much?
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I dont think so, usually BMW is the one doing the copying.
M-B introduced the Crossover, others followed including BMW.
M-B AMG cars, BMW's response...its own M division.
4 door coupe...grand coupe 4/6 series.
M-B smart...BMW i line.
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Maybe they copied this car that was also designed in Gernany by a former Audi guy.
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