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W212??????

At first glance, I thought that maybe I was looking at some sort of MB show car, maybe a W212 prototype. Anyone know or care to guess as to what this is? I don't have a picture of the interior but the wood and leather look fantastic. Price is 36,000 euro.
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RE: W212??????

It's the new big Kia.

Luckily it won't be on sale in the UK.
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It's the new big Kia.

Luckily it won't be on sale in the UK.
Would have to agree. Looks like the Kia Amanti (US name). I think it is geared for the US market.

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God help the US?

At 36K Euro thats nuts! I can think of about 10,000 other cheaper cars I'd by before that, including skodas. If fact it should come supplied with a paper bag to cover you head while driving.
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That's the Luxury Kia - RWD and a powerful engine - still at over $30,000 I doubt anyone will buy it, since a MB C-class Sedan costs just under $30k. ($26k if you want the hatchback)

Looks nice though - I would buy it if I could easily put a MB grill instead and debadge the sucker-like a fake Rolex.
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RE: W212??????

I don't think that's the new Kia, it looks much similar to it, perhaps a European off shoot of it. But the Kia Amantia that you speak of looks like this.....



Very similar, just a little change in the grille and maybe a couple other subtle differences.

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RE: W212??????

That is the European version, the Opirus. The name is on the liscence plate. I wish they would bring the Euro grill over here too.

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Now we will have a group buy on eoro Amanti grilles, I can see this coming. BTW, the "strong engine" someone was talking about is a measly 3.5 liter V6 with 195 hp, Weighed down with 4020 lb. of weight. thats 20.6 lb/hp.
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