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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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Comments (14)

 LWE7 LWE7
A 30 000 € car with a Renault engine...
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September 18, 2012 6:52 am
 Ratt Ratt
I never liked it, car has some weird lines, but now with this Renault engine even less.
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September 18, 2012 6:16 am
 EML EML
The E without AMG kit is Grandpa's car but seems they will leave the double headlights design.. so sad
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September 18, 2012 4:45 am
 vilivo 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.
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September 18, 2012 1:40 am
 efgh 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.
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September 17, 2012 5:44 pm
 GSS5_23 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?
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September 17, 2012 5:41 pm
 tarkelfarkel tarkelfarkel
:))... goood point velsatis
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September 17, 2012 5:22 pm
 velsatis velsatis
less camo????? compared to what exacly???? lol
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September 17, 2012 4:52 pm