2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: First Official Picture?

German car magazine Autozeitung is claiming to have obtained the first official photo of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class in its latest September issue. According to the folks over at Autozeitung, the above image has not been digitally enhanced in any way, and unless someone can provide substantial proof of the opposite, we have no reason to doubt them. Clearly apparent on this photo is the 2010 E-Class’ distinctive front-end design with the new trapezoidal shaped headlights that ditch the rounded theme used on the previous two generation models. -Continued

The new headlamp treatment was first previewed in the ConceptFASCINATION that will make its world debut in Paris next week. Like the concept, the rest of the styling falls in line with Mercedes-Benz’s current range and especially the new C-Class, adopting tauter body surfacing and sharper creases.

Under the body panels expect to see an updated engine line-up with several new and revised gasoline and ultra-clean 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. By 2010, Mercedes-Benz will also enhance the E-Class range with the BMW M5-rivaling AMG version equipped with a powerful direct-injection V8 engine developing around 550 HP as well as the first hybrid E-Class that will use the same mild-hybrid drivetrain as the new S400 BlueHybrid.

According to our sources, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will make its global premiere in sedan form at the 2009 Geneva Show in March, followed by the Estate and Coupe / Cabriolet models at the 2009 Frankfurt motorshow in September of the same year.

Via: Autozeitung


Anonymous said... »September 28, 2008

Isn't it vrey long??

Anonymous said... »September 29, 2008

that's hideous.. E-Class should never have such a big back side. The design definitely lost the whole E-Class look

Ilya said... »September 29, 2008

Back side looks like Nissan Teana

Anonymous said... »September 29, 2008

What a huge rear end - almost as bad as the latest Passat which looks like a different design team worked on the front and the rear of the car!

Mercedes lost it's design direction some time ago. It's what happens when you expand your model range so massively in such a short time. Key products end up looking like a dog's dinner - like this monstrosity.

JB, London

Anonymous said... »October 13, 2008

wow, i cant say this for a lot of new cars...but this one REALLY is ugly.
Fail for benz.

Anonymous said... »December 10, 2008

give me a break// all of you..
its going to be one of the best car in her segment....
its looks great- somthing betwin the classic and the sport modern.... looks great!

i think that the 5 series and the e class are the best in that class!
and now more than ever , the merc going to make the "luxurysport" combination in the best way for day to day driving!! even better than the 5 series!!

ill give her 10!!!

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