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I agree 100% and thought the same thing when I originally read the article. I would be curious to see the actual data the regulators are using to justify these requirements (just the engineer in me as I have often seen data which can be interpreted in different ways).
What I learn was that the bonnet/hood lid has to be 1 cm above the upper border of the engine (bringing up the height of the hood/bonnet lid). That doesn't mean designers cannot make the front end look aerodynamic or aestheically pleasing. I believe MB is trying to go retro to the gullwing design (300 SL) of the past.
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