The 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class as you must know by now, is Mercedes Benz's next and most talked about car. It will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year and the original plan was to display the car to the public for the first time in Geneva lacking any camouflage.
However, that plan was spoiled by somebody in Mercedes Benz who uploaded a set of images of the up coming Mercedes last year. Now, more images of the 2010 E Class have slipped into the net, displaying a car in gold, black and chocolate shades.
On first glance, the lines together with the doors, and the form of the rear wheel arch scream S-Class. Mercedes Benz is taking on a set of design cues for all models, irrespective of size or price to trim down manufacturing costs, in this case is 25%. The Mercedes Benz C-Class which debuted in 2007, is also inspired by the S-Class in more ways than one. The 2009 Mercedes E Class, from the design point of few shares a whole lot in common with the Concept Fascination, a concept car which was shown at the LA Motor Show last year.
The 2010 Mercedes E Class is bigger than the outgoing model. As a result, more room for rear passengers and a bigger boot. A lot of gizmos will fill up the car, the latest one that we heard of is the Attention Assist which helps combat driver fatigue.
What visually sets this Mercedes apart from the rest is the headlamps, which are now split type. People who are well versed with Lexus SUV's will invariably find that interesting. The sculpted wide frame grille and a reshaped air vents are other changes.
Fuel efficiency will be the king of all features in this car with the revised line-up of four-cylinder petrol and all-new common-rail diesel engines. The entry level engine will be a 163bhp 1.8-litre petrol (the E200 Kompressor). There will be a range of 2.5-litre, 3.0-litre and 3.5-litre V6s, along with a naturally aspirated and twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel.
Top-end models will include the E450 and E500 (which might not make to India), which will be powered by Benz’s 340bhp 4.6-litre V8 and 388bhp 5.5-litre V8 respectively. These engines are seen as stop-gaps before upgraded versions with direct injection and twin turbochargers are launched in 2011. The 2009 Mercedes Benz E-class will be offered with either rear-wheel drive or Mercedes’ 4-Matic four-wheel-drive system making this car a life threatener to the BMW 5 Series.
Source- Next Autos