Funny you should say that
The steel hubcaps on W123 and earlier Mercedes are very nice indeed, but I do have a thing for the minimalist plastic ones on W201 and W124:
Heh. Good point.
Conversely, it also explains why I like driving my 32 year old jalopy so much: I’m in full control*
That looks like it’s straight up against VW’s much lauded Up GTI.
I’m no expert on ABS, but I think the original Mehari bodies will become brittle and tear when exposed to southern European climes. Hence the fact that there has been a market for new bodywork parts for a long time.
Yep- taxes are one compounding factor, then there’s import duties, spec differences, regulatory adaptations and, of course, exchange rate fluctuations. The end result is that a direct € to $ conversion is worse than useless.
About that price difference with a Tesla Model S.
I wonder whether that means that MEB will also be 800 volt? It’d be surprising if they made a whole bunch of hum drum electro parts just for a few Taycan...
Can’t help but feel that they could have learned a thing or two about readability from the comrades at VEB Sachsenring.
That’s absolutely true, but even with that, you still get something pretty close to a complete car for the price of a vanilla Porsche paint option...