2009 extended luxury Sedan design ratings
With a few premium brands trying to enter this market with extended platforms, the main marks are still the leaders in this field. Although the global economy has taken a hit within the past few months, it doesn’t seem to bother the sales figures for large luxury cars. Since this is a segment of chauffeur driven cars, not consumer driven, it makes sense that there is still a demand.
This year it seems that the top mark in this field cannot be beat. With every new design comes another award for this car. Although the last time this model had a major facelift, it did not win many awards for design, since it was seen as odd and out of touch with the rest of the cars in BMW’s portfolio. So for this year the AutoLooks A+ award goes to the 2009 BMW 7-Series. Since the drop of the ducktail rear, the 7-Series has seemed to be moving back to the greater glory of its 90’s design. With a large muscular stance and huge wheels, this years 7-Series really puts the BMW ying, back in line with its yang. Considering this is a car company, which prides itself on power and powerful looking cars, its no wonder why the 7-Series would win for best looking design.
Although the winner of this years Rusty comes from another company known for power and performance, it also comes from a company known for swooping lines and one of the most feminine cars of all times. And since they learned nothing from that mistake, AutoLooks has to name the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class the winner of the Rusty. Although the flows better then a Cadillac STS, the S-Class still looks like a woman’s car. The front grille does not fit with the whole design of the car; Mercedes should have opted for a smaller less noticeable grille, like the one on the C-Class. Even though the S-Class is suppose to be top of the line, the grille looks too much like plastic. Next to the grille the headlights, which look like they are, suppose to be evil, look more like someone with a lazy eye.