Mercedes-BenzNews

Leaked: 2010 Mercedes E-Class

mercedes-e-class-main

Official images of the forthcoming 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class have been leaked onto the internet ahead of the luxury sedan’s planned debut in 2009. Known internally by its W212 chassis moniker, the new mid-size executive sedan from Mercedes-Benz adopts a more angular styling (squarish in our lingo) which tries to evoke the robustness of the mid-1980s – early-1990s E-Class range. Judging by these photos, we reckon that Merc’s designers did it in a much less classy way, but we’ll have to wait to see the sedan in real life for a safer verdict.

mercedes-e-class-2010-2

There are no official details on the car, but according to the guys at CarScoop, the new E-Class will boast an updated engine line-up with several new and revised gasoline and Bluetec diesel powerplants including a base 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol unit and Merc’s new 204 HP 2.2-liter turbo diesel.

mercedes-e-class-2010-3

Furthermore, the German firm will enhance its BMW 5-Series rival with a range-topping AMG variant equipped with a slightly tweaked version of the current model’s 6.2-liter V8 engine producing close to 550HP as well as diesel-hybrid and petrol-hybrid versions.

Later on in the year, Mercedes-Benz will present a more practical Estate version along with a Coupe model that will replace today’s CLK. The latter will be heavily inspired from the Paris Motor Show ConceptFascination study. What will be interesting is whether or not the Bluetec diesels actually make it to our shores. Considering our diesel quality – not a chance – for now.

Article By: CarScoop

N
  • N
    netmatrix
  • Dec 10, 2008
The front is good. But the back looks like somewhat a modified version of the one before the current E. Yup the good old four eyes. But the brown color is oh so yummy and classy. Hope this color makes it to the buyers and not just a bochure liner.
S
  • S
    skazareth
  • Dec 11, 2008
rear looks so hyundai.
H
  • H
    HaZaRd
  • Dec 11, 2008
agree... hyundai look-alike.. hahaha :))
Z
  • Z
    zamil_AE86@hotmail.com
  • Dec 11, 2008
The car feels boxy-ish to me, maybe because the car looks like Mercedes S-Class right now.

But the trademark front lamp is there, so I like it.
V
  • V
    Vox
  • Dec 11, 2008
do u guys think that the front looks like the new Honda Accord?

look carefully :)

anyway, the 1st and 2nd picture's colour really look damn nice and classy!
A
  • A
    A1diablo
  • Dec 11, 2008
I don't like the styling direction. It could pass off as a japanese design
M
  • M
    MapeiQuickstep
  • Dec 11, 2008
The front lamp have the characteristic of a Lexus? The back also seem like something from Nissan to me as well. But the front is classy, not the back.
M