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Mercedes E-Class facelift spied with less camouflage

 Mercedes E-Class facelift spied with less camouflage
2014 Mercedes E-Class spy photo 17.9.2012 / Automedia

Minor tweaks for a popular model

The Mercedes E-Class was introduced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, so it comes as little surprise the company is working on a facelift for their bread-and-butter sedan.

Recently spied undergoing testing, the model has a new front fascia with restyled headlights and a CLS-inspired grille. Out back, the changes are less noticeable but include a modified bumper and updated taillights.

Engine options will likely include the usual units, so expect a 3.5-liter V6 with 333 hp (248 kW / 338 PS), a turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 with 435 hp (324 kW / 441 PS) and a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with 537 hp (400 kW / 544 PS). There could also be a new entry-level model with a Renault-sourced 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops approximately 156 hp (116 kW / 158 PS).

The facelifted E-Class will reportedly be launched early next year.

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LWE7
A 30 000 € car with a Renault engine...
Sep 18, 2012 6:52 am
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LWE7
Actualy i'm wrong, on the currant model their cheapest engine and trim is 39 000....
Sep 18, 2012 7:00 am
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DavidLehner
@WORLDCARFFANS: 1.6 Liter Engine is a Mercedes-product NOT from Renault. Please correct your post!
Sep 18, 2012 8:02 am
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Ratt
I never liked it, car has some weird lines, but now with this Renault engine even less.
Sep 18, 2012 6:16 am
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EML
The E without AMG kit is Grandpa's car but seems they will leave the double headlights design.. so sad
Sep 18, 2012 4:45 am
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vilivo
They should leave it like that, or at least, in the case of the AMG. I mean as in, the camo version- that face on an AMG would definitely be a very "brawler" look. I know its only camo and it will all come off, but that nose, with all the camo looks very "Foaming rottie" imho.
Sep 18, 2012 1:40 am
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efgh
first of all, using a renault engine is disrespectful to MB's costumers. they are buying a merc. supposedly one of the best brands in the world (the best in my opinion). so they want a mercedes engine, not a renault. isnt it enough that they have to pay extra for cupholders and folding mirrors? more class please, mercedes... more class asap.. now about the current e-class design, what can i say... the coupe version is nice but the sedan is as if a chinese brand put the merc star on the grille. i would like to expect more models with a design similar to the cl, cls and a-class.
Sep 17, 2012 5:44 pm
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GSS5_23
uhh..in what planet does the e350 make 333hp..the e 500/550 435hp and the e63 537hp?? where do these power figures come from?
Sep 17, 2012 5:41 pm
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SnakesInMyPants
well the current models make close to those figures so one would expect slight boosts in power for a refresh
Sep 17, 2012 8:23 pm
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GSS5_23
but the article suggests nothing has changed "Engine options will likely include the usual units". to squeeze 31 more horsepower out of the n/a v6 does not sound realistic, and 435hp for the v8 would make the power output slightly higher than 429hp the high end models ie. s, cl, sl make, and much higher than the current output of 402hp. sorry but unless i see a credible source, i will assume that someone pulled those power figures out of his ass.
Sep 17, 2012 9:50 pm
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GRAVE
Yes they will update their V6 and squeez more hp to catch up with BMW and Audi's supercharged and turbo charged engines. This engine first will seen in the facelift E class and new S class. Also the AMG will be be slightly more powerful because the normal configuration has 518 hp only so they will bump it a bit more. And the 4.6 V8 it will get a new single turbo engine and ditch the current twin turbo
Sep 18, 2012 9:23 am
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tarkelfarkel
:))... goood point velsatis
Sep 17, 2012 5:22 pm
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velsatis
less camo????? compared to what exacly???? lol
Sep 17, 2012 4:52 pm
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