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New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Clearest Spy Photos Yet

 New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Clearest Spy Photos Yet
New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Clearest Spy Photos

Design details emerge

The new Mercedes E-Class, code named W 212, is scheduled for release in mid 2009. Initially just the sedan will be launched with the station wagon following a year later.

The photos are showing for the first time a prototype in silver metallic wearing much less disguise than previous pictures showed. The new styling will adapt styling elements from the current new C-Class, however, the headlights are quite different giving the new E-Class a so-called “four eyes face”. Also the new model will grow 7 cm in overall length.

The next E-Class will offer a wide selection of engines, ranging from a 4 cylinder petrol engine with 184 hp up to an 544 hp V8 as well as diesels ranging from 136 hp 4 cylinder to a 354 hp V8. However, customers will have to wait for a hybrid version for another year. According to insider information, in 2010 the car is going to available also as a hybrid model in combination with a diesel engine. The E 300 Bluetech-hybrid will get power from a 3.0 litre 224 hp V6 and a 15kW electric engine with an integrated start generator.

The photos are showing a prototype during testing in the south of Germany.

Published Feb 29, 2008 8:31 pm By Brian Potter

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Comments (23)

 wirelesscoyote wirelesscoyote
I guess the new SL (really can't call it new, its still the R230 Chassis) is a really love or hate design. I am in the Love camp, especially in the AMG guise(Non AMG does look a bit awkward at the front). The new E-Class I think it will be good looking. It has to be, because its Merc's biggest selling car. I am sure Merc will keep its conservative approach, rather than taking a radical approach like BMW's 5-Series. I wouldn't judge the car right now, but so far so good. But I wish the car has a more swooping roof like the CLS. Although I am a Merc fans, I don't know, I might actually try out a Jag XF. It does look like younger car comparing to the E-Class. But as I said, I will wait for its debut then make my decision.
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March 12, 2008 10:59 pm
 wjaprep wjaprep
Im sorry, but someone at autobild HAS to be screwing someone of the Mercedes desgin team http://benzinsider.com/2007/02/autobild-... anyway, the current E class looks like a very classy/classic Mercedes, kinda boring, but still looks good, the facelift made it edgy, but still not so much. Anyway, I like this so far (we can't really judge you guys) I looks edgy, but yet still has that class of a Mercedes-Benz.
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March 4, 2008 11:30 pm
 radmed radmed
I think am going to buy the last model of the current generation E class...I don't like the polarized designs of todays cars..following bangles every where!
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March 4, 2008 1:28 pm
 The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
How can anyone pass judgment on a car so heavily disguised? I have seen other pics of this car.... i think this car has the lexus front lights. Am I right?
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March 3, 2008 1:49 pm
 st_efano st_efano
it's beautiful and it does not look like 2008 SL front light styling, check here http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/mercede...
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March 2, 2008 6:33 pm
 122 122
Styling is safe & really predictable, nothing to get excited about on the outside.
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March 2, 2008 1:11 pm
 122 122
The styling is quite predictable, much like the audi family. Quite frankly there are more exciting cars to look at.
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March 2, 2008 12:49 pm
 DiscoDaddy DiscoDaddy
I'm sure it will still be one of the top sellers for MB. You know what they say about opinions...they are like *ssholes...they all stink...why don't we wait till the curtain drops on this one to make a judgement.
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March 1, 2008 11:31 pm
 designerr designerr
i love it, its another king by mercedes,
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March 1, 2008 7:31 pm
 surubutna surubutna
the ligths in the front looks the new SL...
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March 1, 2008 6:46 pm
 ck314 ck314
Sharp angles in the correct amount means character, which the current E-class lacked so much. In person I'm sure it's gonna look fine, despite its western european taxi aura.
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March 1, 2008 6:14 pm
 Penner Penner
Horrific!
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March 1, 2008 3:36 pm
 Ferrariguy Ferrariguy
Current E class is classic, new one, I'm not too sure.
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March 1, 2008 1:25 pm
 joelynn joelynn
there's hints of the old Alfa 166 to this...
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March 1, 2008 12:49 pm
 benzboy benzboy
and Joe we oldster, dont wear gold chains anymore, we were stainless steel and Platimun cause we can and by the way Iam ordering a SL63 and I only 45 years old!
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March 1, 2008 10:17 am
 Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
I saw the new line up of mb product at a local motor show. Man I really don't understand why so many people are obsessed over their cars. They look like old person cars on the inside and out. Even their roadsters look like they belong in florida/arizona hauling 70 year old's that still wear gold chains.
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March 1, 2008 8:14 am
 carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
damnit... they brought in the new 2008 SL front light styling to this too!! look at the shape on the front lights damn mercedes... whats going on!?!
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March 1, 2008 7:10 am
 FastLane FastLane
The is going to turn out really good looking from these picture we can be sure of that! Really pleased with the rear of the car Loving IT! But I wish they dont repeat the so called "four eyes" front headlights of the current E-Class. I wanna peel the rest of the disguise off right NOW!
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March 1, 2008 1:52 am