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In my personal opinion I'm hoping not to have this spoiler cuz looks ugly to me, out of context! I don't know what u guys think! It's this extra order or is it coming with sport package? Land vehicle Vehicle Car Luxury vehicle Personal luxury car Land vehicle Vehicle Car Mid-size car Mercedes-benz
 

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I'm not sure if that's an option UK-side but at the minute I'm undecided. If I can/do opt for it, I'll be having it carbon fibre wrapped to match the side skirts, front apron and mirror housings :)

I'm the tiniest bit leaning toward the 'I like it' camp but having said that, I initially hated the red seatbelts and now after much thinking and looking at hundreds of pictures, want to order them!
 

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When I saw it on the 45 AMG when I was in Affalterbach it didn't look bad at all in person. Truthfully the car looks good with it or without it so :p
 

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I really agree. I was debating whether to get the spoiler. In all the photos that I have seen, I am not convinced it looks better with it. I think it looks better without it. Save your $300.
 

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I don't like it. It looks like a taped-on afterthought. If the Mercedes designers felt it needed a ducktail, they would have put it in the sheet metal.
 

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I don't like it. It looks like a taped-on afterthought. If the Mercedes designers felt it needed a ducktail, they would have put it in the sheet metal.
Just like Porsche's engineers who never thought a wing was necessary on a 911, right? So much for the whale tale, ducktail spoilers, and myriad other wings that Porsche has added onto its own cars over the years. ;)

-Eric
 

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Just seen a white CLS with a black spoiler that's very similar to the CLA one on my commute and it looks good. Having said that, the CLA looks great without it too! :)
 

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Just like Porsche's engineers who never thought a wing was necessary on a 911, right? So much for the whale tale, ducktail spoilers, and myriad other wings that Porsche has added onto its own cars over the years. ;) -Eric
I meant "needed" as in an aesthetic way, not an engineering way. I purposely wrote designers, and not engineers. There's a difference.
 

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I have a polar silver cla with a spoiler coming. What color do you think my spoiler will be? Silver?
 

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ha ha...called my dealer and it will be silver and arriving at the dealer in 1-2 weeks. Said it looks great. Very much built into the car-contour.
 

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I meant "needed" as in an aesthetic way, not an engineering way. I purposely wrote designers, and not engineers. There's a difference.
You're absolutely right and I stand corrected on your comment.

That said I'm not sure I'd give Merc's designers that much credit over what looks best aesthetically nor do I assume that they were behind every decision on the final design (even if they had say). I would even go so far as to guess that the decision on whether to include a spoiler was as much based on budget as aesthetics. AMG's product folks must know that: 1) all buyers don't want a spoiler and 2) those who do want one may be amenable to ponying up a few hundred bucks for it (yipee...more money!). So, not having it standard saves money while pleasing those who don't like the look and preserves the opportunity for increasing incremental sales revenue through the accessories catalog/options list. Sounds like a win-win financial decision to me...and I like the spoiler. :)

-Eric
 

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You're absolutely right and I stand corrected on your comment.

That said I'm not sure I'd give Merc's designers that much credit over what looks best aesthetically nor do I assume that they were behind every decision on the final design (even if they had say). I would even go so far as to guess that the decision on whether to include a spoiler was as much based on budget as aesthetics. AMG's product folks must know that: 1) all buyers don't want a spoiler and 2) those who do want one may be amenable to ponying up a few hundred bucks for it (yipee...more money!). So, not having it standard saves money while pleasing those who don't like the look and preserves the opportunity for increasing incremental sales revenue through the accessories catalog/options list. Sounds like a win-win financial decision to me...and I like the spoiler. :)

-Eric

Let's hope we don't have the fiasco Audi had with the original Audi TT (model year 2000) introduced in 1999.

After a couple of high speed cornering fatalities a spoiler was added to the trunk of all new coupes and roadsters to keep the rear end planted at high speed.

I had one of the originals without a spoiler and never did get the spoiler install recall done .

The whole design was corrupted in my opinion and looked more aftermarket than OEM.

This is one case where function mandated a design change.
 

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Let's hope we don't have the fiasco Audi had with the original Audi TT (model year 2000) introduced in 1999.

After a couple of high speed cornering fatalities a spoiler was added to the trunk of all new coupes and roadsters to keep the rear end planted at high speed.

I had one of the originals without a spoiler and never did get the spoiler install recall done .

The whole design was corrupted in my opinion and looked more aftermarket than OEM.

This is one case where function mandated a design change.
See, and I liked the spoiler...although I will agree that it offended Freeman Thomas' view of what it should look like (as well as many like you who agreed with the purity of the original Bauhaus design) :)

-Eric

P.S. I had an Amulet Red '02 TTQR.
 
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