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Old 24th December 2008, 00:13   #61
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Mercedes E Class Coupe Caught Almost Undisguised - worldcarfans

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Caught by WCF reader "Nikolaus", these are the best shots yet of the new 2010 Mercedes E Class Coupe with nearly all its camouflage removed.

A rear diffuser and what seems to be a taped up AMG logo on the boot hood suggest this prototype could be the E63 AMG Coupe. But Mercedes' models from the AMG division all feature a quad exhaust layout whereas this prototype has the rectanglular twin exhausts mimicking the style seen on the recent leaked official photos of the regular E Class Sedan. The front end sports a grille featuring two horizontal bars, a style which differentiates this variant from the sedan and estate variants of the new E-Class line-up.

The engine range is likely to be shared with the rest of the E class range. That includes a 3.5 liter V6, a 5.4 liter V8 and an uprated 6.2 liter AMG V8. Diesels will likely also be on offer for the cabriolet, given how quiet they've become in recent years. Mercedes new generation of cleaner diesels expected in the cabriolet are: the 200, 220, 250 and 300 CDI, as well as the 350 BlueTec at the top of the range.

The E-Class Coupe will debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show alongside the sedan variant, the cabrio and AMG versions will follow later in the year in Frankfurt.
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Old 7th January 2009, 08:36   #62
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The brochure seems to be leaked.
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Mercedes E-Class sedan brochure scans leaked - worldcarfans

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Early in December 2008 the very first official pictures of the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class were leaked. And now less than a month later a scanned chunk of the marketing brochure with some detailed technical information and pictures has also been leaked.

Contained in the German-language brochure are very intimate details of the 2010 E-Class. The car is 4.868 metres long and has a wheelbase of 2.87 metres. It comes with a range of engines with 4 and 6 cylinder models in both petrol and turbo diesel form. With the exception of the E350 4Matic models and E350 BlueTEC, all other models are BlueEfficiency equipped. Powerplants include the E200 CGI with 135kW (184hp) and 270Nm, E250 CGI with 150kW (204hp)and 310Nm, E350 CGI making 215kW (292hp)and 365Nm, and the 285kW (388hp) E500 producing 530Nm.

Diesels are pretty strong too. The E200 CDI is good for 100kW (136hp) and 360Nm, from the same engine its E220 sibling does 125kW (170hp) and 400Nm. At the top end we find an E250 CDI with 150kW (204hp) and 500Nm plus a 3.0-litre E350 CDI with BlueEfficiency makes a heady 170kW (231hp) and 540Nm of torque.

Pretty much all the styling details of the E-Class can be seen; from front to the sides to the rear. The standard car is defined by its 9-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels and the chrome grille. Some styling packages like the ELEGANCE and AMG Sports Package are available to assist buyers when individualizing the look of their cars.

The ELEGANCE Package offers features like the liberal use of chrome for styling while AVANTGARDE models are sportier and more agile in their appearance. The differences up front are very clear when the two models stand side by side. ELEGANCE models feature double foglights on each side and more chrome on the grille while AVANTGARDE models have different shaped LED foglights below the bi-xenon lights and one less chrome rib on the grille. Wheels are 17-inch alloys.

Differences extend to the interior where high quality materials are evident for both packages but ELEGANCE uses more contrast of leather with wooden materials whereas AVANTGARDE cars are fitted with aluminium to emphasize their sportier feel. An EXCLUSIVE package is also available featuring luxury materials like Nappa leather upholstery and Alcantara. The AMG Sports package comes with sports seats, a contrasting interior colour scheme and an expression of dynamic power.

Although no details of the actual E-Class AMG are in these leaked brochure scans, this particular package gives a good idea of what it might look like.
@mods: Can we change the topic to " Brochure Leaked " ?
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W212 Mercedes-Benz E Class. EDIT : Brochure leaked on Pg. 5-tbhpnewebroc5a.jpg

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Old 7th January 2009, 15:07   #63
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Strangely, or not so much so, the new Mercedes models look more and more like the new BMW. Im baffled. My take is the W211 looked more like a Merc. This looks like a modified Lexus or Toyota. The so called muscular lines also fail to impress me as they seem dated with so many cars looking the same. Not Impressed Benz, not impressed at all. Having said that the engine and gearbox will be something to check this car out for.
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The design looks very asian.
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Some more close-up photos of the W212 E-class.

Avantgarde & AMG sport kit versions gets a LED lamp where as the Elegance & Classic gets a twin fog lamp.
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W212 Mercedes-Benz E Class. EDIT : Brochure leaked on Pg. 5-2010mercedeseclasssedanbrochurescansleaked_4.jpg  

W212 Mercedes-Benz E Class. EDIT : Brochure leaked on Pg. 5-2010mercedeseclasssedanbrochurescansleaked_3.jpg  

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I am not impressed with these new pictures. I dont know why but the whole front looks more like one of those Chinese made cars which are copied from a Mercedes. A Ching Chong Merc. I hope the car looks better in the flesh though. This car does not look European at all . The W211 is still one of the better looking modern day Mercs. The W123 and W124 will never be touched though.
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To be honest it looks weird & much like Korean cars designed 10 years back.
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The front looks funny. The rear looks like a Lexus.
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Wow! Its pretty close in design to the Hyundai Genesis!
I like the interiors with the brown/black finish.Gives it a BMW look,no doubt.
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I actually dont hate the looks, but it surely looks like shortcut in headlights. It looks like they have just put a cut in S-class headlamps and put up in this E.
Otherwise its fine. Also this comes at a time when economy is not at the best, but I think this will give a good fight. I would love to see a 600+ bhp twin turbo V8 as AMG version once the car is out.
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it is going the asain way : the design atleast. it is strikingly similar to the Honda Accords designs.

Now I dont know are the asians going the european way or the Europeans are designing the car the Asian way.

But overall the car looks like its gone bigger.

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There is too much going on here!

The wierd/asian front, the sporty stance, the bmwish rear, the bmwish interiors, the retroish bulge above the rear tyre.

Looooved the interios btw!

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Back like an Accord and front like Accord/Sonata. What is going on, Merc? Where are the designers who made those European designs famous! Duh, looks like after a little while, You can only expect a BMW or Audi to look graceful enough to be called European.
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15 years ago when the Lexus marque debuted, they were accused to copying Mercedes. Now the tables have turned and its Merc that's copying the looks of Lexus !!
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It looks like a Ssangyong or something.

Do you think the sales numbers of the new E-class will go down so badly that Mercedes will rethink its design in the next version?
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