By on May 29, 2010

OK, so steel-wheeled, camo-clad test mules are never easy to identify. Especially when they are actually an all-new vehicle positioned at a segment that their brand isn’t exactly well-known for competing in. Here’s a hint: this vehicle illustrates exactly why entry-luxury brands like Buick are in so much trouble. We’re looking at a vehicle that will be sold in the US in a few years, sporting a well-known luxury badge. Can you guess the make and model? [Answer: It’s the next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class… and once again, there’s no fooling you guys!]

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38 Comments on “Guess The Brand: The New Look Of Luxury Edition...”

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    FWD BMW.


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    Brian E

    Mercedes B-Class.

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    I agree – that’s a Mercedes greenhouse.

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    B Benz…(door handles)

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    The headlights say Mercedes-Benz… but why would this be news, since they’re already selling (barely) the B-class here?

    No way in hell would BMW do a FWD car. That’s badged BMW.

    What else could it be? Lexus? no, based on which Toyota… Matrix? Can’t see it.

    Maybe one of the newly-acquired Swedish brands whose owners may not hold their respective heritage as dearly.

    But I’m still on M-Benz.

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    Tail doesn’t look very Mercy – I’m gonna say it’s a Lex, something off the Matrix/Corolla family.

    You know what the world really needs? Another washy SUwagover – now with more leather!

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    It’s the Mercedes-Benz Caliber, ya’ll.

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    Versa/Infiniti. OR Leaf-Infiniti

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    I was thinking it was the next golf.

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    As I was typing my message, I got a pop-up dialogue box that said “Message from Website: We don’t know what we have!” Each time I hit the ‘ok’ button it popped back up … I had to hit the button about 20 times before it stopped … then as I resumed typing it happened again … 20 more taps on the button … it went away … I quickly finished typing … and hit ‘submit’ … very curious.

    BTW, is anybody else getting a new smiley face avitar just below the ‘Leave a Reply’ label in the reply section?

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    I don’t think it’s a German make, the gas cap is on the wrong side (unless the photo has been flipped)

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    It’s the new M-B Golf! Er… that’s taken, so I guess they’ll call it the Meer. Maybe. I don’t think they’ll call it the anything-class, that will leave no out if it bombs. They just might go back to a displacement designation. The 160?

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    Agree with the others, MB B-class

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    Amendment X

    Gotta be a Merc…

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    Probably a new version of the Cadillac Cimarron… the Cadillac Wave?

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    I’ll say Porsche. Why wouldn’t they want a 2 box 5 door in their line-up?…other than the Panamerica.

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    Its the New B-Class 4 sure

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    Is this vehicle the result of the Renault-Nissan-Daimler alliance?
    The alliance was about collaboration in the small car segment.
    Just a wild guess

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    I’m confused. If this really is a new Mercedes…what’s the point of this article? A scandal of some sort? It’s just an update on the existing car…they’ve been sold in Canada since 2005.

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    It is the restyled for America Mercedes B-Class derivative. Was in Motor Trend last month.

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    Rod Panhard

    Mercedes-Benz. Check out the wheels. Five lugs. Also, those are the steel-wheels M-B uses for spares and downmarket hub caps.

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    I’m going out on a limb and suggest Aston-Martin.

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    Acc azda atch

    Its very possible that it could be a Astra for Buick…

    But then again..
    The Bclass hasnt ever been seen on U.S Shores..

    And ya ya follow how MB cammo’s.. they do a pretty good job.. of covering everything.

    With the GM stuff.. ya just feel ya very HIGH.

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    Uncle Mellow

    Don’t know why Merc are bothering with a new “B” class , since the old one hasn’t exactly set the world on fire.

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    The statement “specially when they are actually an all-new vehicle positioned at a segment that their brand isn’t exactly well-known for competing in.” is either a red herring or you need to get out more…

    …Consider the scope of M-B’s footprint outside the US.

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    It looks like a Suzuki Aerio with an ugly snout.

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