Three images were leaked onto the web that reportedly reveal the final production form of the 2010 E-Class, which makes its official debut in January at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. At a first glance, this next generation E-Class looks like any other E-Class. However, on the details, it gets pretty good. The new front headlights are inspired by the ConceptFASCINATION, which debut at the 2008 Paris Auto Show, and some fascinating front-bumper with LED fog-lights. On the side, it gets a sharp-edge roof, a S-class look-alike wheel-arch extensions, and rising character line below the door handles to give it a sportier look. At the back, the new E-Class gets some beautiful LED large rectangle tail-lights, along with rectangular exhausts built with a rear diffuser. But the trunk looks a bit dready. So in result, we think this the first E-Class that the styling isn't 500 years old! Which is a big step that Merc did for the E-Class.
The new E-Class gets even more tech than the current one. Driver assistance in general is a major theme for new E-Class. So technologies like lane-departure warnings, eye-movement monitor, traffic-sign identification, road-condition sensors, and stability control that accounts for crosswinds, camber changes, and tire wear are all surely coming for the new E-Class.
No word yet on engines. But as usual, there'll be a decent amount of engine choices. Including a 3.5L V6 and a 5.5L V8, or a 550+hp 6.3L for the E63 AMG V8. A hybrid model may be in the works, too.
We'll get the official pictures and information on the Detroit Auto Show. So stay tuned.
Source : [German Car Zone]