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Leaked! New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Photos  
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

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2010 Mercedes E-class sedan (rearquarter view)


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2010 Mercedes E-class sedan (frontquarter view)


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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."

Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...z_e350_e550_and_e320_bluetec_spied

Anyone else see alot of Caddy CTS influence in the new E-class styling?  duck 


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Anyone else see alot of Caddy CTS influence in the new E-class styling?

No, I do not. However, I do see S-Class and Maybach influences in the crisp angular lines of the sheet metal. I prefer the current 2008 E350 design.



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

While the new E-Class is pretty good looking...

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
I prefer the current 2008 E350 design.

 checkmark 

I can't afford either one, so its all theoretical to me anyway.  Silly


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3739 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
I prefer the current 2008 E350 design.

Hands down.

It looks pretty similar to the current one except for squared lights that don't look good on it and an even more prominent grille that's verging on gaudy.

And somehow it strangely reminds me of a Kia or a Hyundai I've seen before....



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Countdown to Superfly hijacking the thread and turning it into "German fuel-guzzlers" flamefest - 10, 9, 8,...

 Smile

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).

Let us hope Audi continues on its own path to making beautiful cars.  thumbsup 


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 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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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Ah, this series has always looked like something for old men to me... nice, but not for me... not that I could ever afford one anyway...


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Anyone else see alot of Caddy CTS influence in the new E-class styling?

The rear reminds on a Lexus.
I used to be a big Mercedes fan but now I would go for the BMW 5series if I had the money.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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I like the new design. Doesn't look so "old" anymore. And a little closer to the CLS...

but I still prefer the design of the current C- Class with the AMG styling.

Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
I would go for the BMW 5series

 faint   no   yuck 

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User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Anyone else see alot of Caddy CTS influence in the new E-class styling?

yup i see it at the front


User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
I used to be a big Mercedes fan but now I would go for the BMW 5series if I had the money.

I could not agree more!

Here is the 2010 BMW 5 series:

http://www.edbmw.com/photos/BMW5series_back.jpg

http://www.edbmw.com/photos/BMW5series_front.jpg



The Truth is Out There ---- Face It!!!!!
User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Jesus Christ, this is one ugly bugger.

User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

ahhhhhh my eyes  covereyes 

They've actually managed to make it look even older !

If the next 5er looks like those artist conceptions above then Merc just shot themselves in the foot.



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
I would go for the BMW 5series



WILCO737 (MD11F)

At least it is a car that still has a unique styling, somehow German and Japanese cars look very much alike. What is the point in driving a Mercedes that could easily be a Lexus.



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The car looks good to me except for the paneling at the rear wheels, that i'm not too crazy about.

As for the BMW, sure, i'll take one.

Hell, i'll take either one.  Wink



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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 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.

UAL


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39710 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 4):
Countdown to Superfly hijacking the thread and turning it into "German fuel-guzzlers" flamefest - 10, 9, 8,...

....3, 2, 1

What kind of gas-mileage does it get and what about the carbon footprint it leaves? They are withholding important mileage numbers from the public.
The polar ice-caps are melting!  hissyfit 

Sorry WunalaYann, I have to give it the same reaction many give American cars when they roll out with new product.  Smile

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
"Expansive glass still fills an upright greenhouse

an idea originally from Ford done back in the 1950s with the Crown Victoria Skyliner and Mercury Montclair.

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Anyone else see alot of Caddy CTS influence in the new E-class styling?

I totally see it.
I am sure the Cadillac cost less, more reliable and cheaper to maintain over the years.

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
the V-6 diesel in the E320 BlueTec

Too bad the tree-huggers and their friends in the California state legislature wont allow the more efficient diesel variant to be sold here.  Sad


Overall, a decent looking car thanks to styling cues inspired by Cadillac.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The front of the car looks like a current design Lexus GS. Just pull the headlights up a little.




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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 9):
yup i see it at the front

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2009 Cadillac CTS-V series



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User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 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...


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 17):
The front of the car looks like a current design Lexus GS. Just pull the headlights up a little.

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2009 Hyundai Genesis


And the E-class looks too much like a Genesis - for double the price.



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The new E is nice, has something from the Maybach, clearly visible in the 3rd picture.

Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
I used to be a big Mercedes fan but now I would go for the BMW 5series if I had the money.



Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 10):

What was that wine called in that James Bond movie? Phoeyuck?

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 4):
Let us hope Audi continues on its own path to making beautiful cars. thumbsup

They still have a very long path before they will reach their first self-made beautiful car.


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Uhhh...it's a "no buy".

Some mfgr's seem to be progressing and some seem to be stirring old pots of soup. 2010? Very disappointing. regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 21):
They still have a very long path before they will reach their first self-made beautiful car.

Um...

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/audis5.jpg



Not good enough for you?  Smile


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It's pretty blah. It looks okay, nothing earth shattering. I'm looking forward to seeing the improved interior materials.

25 Post contains images Luv2cattlecall : To be fair..that's mostly because Lexus has been taking major cues from the Germans...not the other way around. They even debuted the new LS in Austr
26 Asuflyer05 : Honestly the Genesis is a nice car but for $35k you can do a lot better. It has a leather dash shelf and wood but the Genesis I sat in had very poor
27 PanAm330 : Ten thumbs down. It looks sooo cheap. They went way overboard with the angles and hard shapes. Shoulda been a little softer with it, IMO. The upcoming
28 LNv22 : Don't want to start a BMW 5 series vs. Merc. E-class debate in a Merc E-class 2010 thread, but I perfer the BMW.. Nice pics, BUT, why the 3-series loo
29 ABQ747 : It may be a decent car, but it's still a Hyundai. Nobody looking for a proper luxury car is going to walk into a dealership where you can also buy sh
30 MAH4546 : Except for the fact that Hyundai is no longer known for that. They are known for being a full-line automaker now-a-days, and, so far, the Genesis is
31 ABQ747 : They absolutely are. They still have some of the lowest priced vehicles in America. I still don't understand why Hyundai would build a vehicle like t
32 Cubsrule : I'll grant you lower cost and cheaper maintenance costs, but I'm not sure about reliability. M-B has gotten a lot better (not to mention the superior
33 MAH4546 : Hyundai actually ranked #3 - behind Lexus and Porsche - in JD Power's survey in 2006. Personally, I think JD Power has no weight, but a lot of people
34 Cubsrule : On one hand, I subscribe to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. On the other hand, though, I have to believe that if they want t
35 MAH4546 : It is something they continue to look at, but I guess it depends how much they want to expand their brand into luxury markets. If it's just going to
36 ABQ747 : But in JD Power's 2008 study, Hyundai was right on par with Ford, but still behind Lincoln and Mercury. Why even go through the expense of building t
37 MAH4546 : Why not? Here's a fact: It's selling, and it's hitting its sales targets. The MKS isn't. It's no different than Toyota selling a $65,000 Land Cruiser
38 Post contains images StasisLAX : This is what a friggin' Lincoln sedan should look like, IMO. And the idiots at Ford COULD have built it if they had the guts. Instead, they let Chrys
39 WunalaYann : You have just demolished your own point. CR is less biased than JD Power because it actually calls out manufacturer when their quality levels slip. A
40 Post contains images Superfly : My heart skips a beat every time I see that 2004 Lincoln Continental! No Ford COULD have built it if it weren't for these unnecessary CAFE madates fr
41 MAH4546 : Yes, he's sure. J.D. Power is of no value. It's a marketing tool. Public perception, however, doesn't lie. Look at Consumer Reports for real stats on
42 ABQ747 : My main point is: why is this car being sold as a Hyundai? If Hyundai is really interested in selling a car of this class, then they should create a
43 MAH4546 : I know what your point is. If the Genesis was selling poorly, I would 100% agree with you. However, the Genesis is not selling poorly. Therefore, it
44 Cubsrule : To be fair, though, Toyota and Ford each have two or three divisions for sales purposes (Lincoln/Mercury/Ford and Lexus/Toyota/Scion). Thanks, MAH. I
45 Post contains links Fbgdavidson : Quite! Hyundais to me and many others aren't a luxury product. They can make them as reliable and a luxurious as they like but they have one problem.
46 Sunshine79 : Remember the Rover that was modelled on the Jaguar? It reminds me of that - only worse looking. I'm not a fan of this car.
47 Flighty : Agreed 1,000%++++ Said it at the time, was shocked they never built it. Ford has a great heritage, and some great mindshare they could use to make pr
48 Flight152 : Really? What purpose does Mercury serve which isn't already covered by Ford or Lincoln?
49 KAUSpilot : I immediately thought, "looks like a caddy" when I saw these pictures.
50 Superfly : Nicer grill, tail lights, interior trim.
51 Post contains images Flight152 : I thought that was the purpose of Lincoln? Regardless 3 versions of the same car is excessive, to say thel least. The interior looks the same to me b
52 Superfly : Lincolns have different sheet metal and far more features than the Ford variant. They should ad wood grain as an option. I am not happy with Ford's d
53 Zone1 : I believe that chime is the sound of Windows Automotive. You will also hear that on some Ford cars.
54 Cubsrule : For much of my lifetime, Mercury has been a way to sell Fords at Lincoln dealerships. I'm not arguing that it's smart, but Ford and Lincoln certainly
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