StasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3273 posts, RR: 6 Posted (5 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
2010 Mercedes E-class sedan (rearquarter view)
2010 Mercedes E-class sedan (frontquarter view)
2010 Mercedes E-class sedan
"Expansive glass still fills an upright greenhouse, and even the car’s size will change very little. The platform underpinning the car seen here is an evolution of the previous-generation car’s, so expect dimensions to ebb and grow by mere fractions in any direction. Our sources tell us there will also be little change in the engine room, where the V-6 diesel in the E320 BlueTec and the V-8 in the E550 will receive only minor updates. E350 models will see an additional 32 horsepower arrive courtesy of the direct-injection V-6 from the 2009 SLK350. We can only hope the bawdy E63 AMG sees even more than its current 507 horsepower, but if it doesn’t, we’ll still love it.
Expect the rest of the wrapping to stay on the E-class until the Geneva auto show in March of 2009. The car will start to appear in American showrooms the following fall, with the AMG to drop sometime in 2010."
StasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3273 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Quoting Francoflier (Reply 3): And somehow it strangely reminds me of a Kia or a Hyundai I've seen before....
The rear of the new E-class reminds me of the new Hyundai Genesis. The swoop line across the sides that dives down low towards the nose of the car and the angular headlamps look like they came directly from the Cadillac CTS.
[Edited 2008-12-09 23:52:47]
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Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
It's just a mini S-Class. Nothing particularly revolutionary about it, but then again, I give Mercedes props for holding onto their designs for long periods of time. Keeps the resale value of their cars rather high, though the longest running designs that stay stagnant are those of their high end cars, like the SL500/600 that got it's first design in 1990 that lasted until then new generation which I believe is 2002 or 3, not sure.
Greggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 4): Either way, not a big fan. Never really liked Mercedes to start with but this one reminds me of mid-90s statutory Japanese limousines (Nissan President comes to mind).
That's exactly what I was thinking, too.
I'm not a really big fan of the styling, which is as unremarkable as a Lexus (especially from the rear). Also, the grille looks incredibly oversized and disproportionate to the rest of the car. I personally liked the current look of the current E Class very much. I understand that Mercedes has to update its lineup to stay alive in this segment, but this was a step backwards...