• Mar 16th 2007 at 5:05PM
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The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz mid-size E-Class is scheduled to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and spy photos are now showing up. The current E-Class has been a serious drain on Mercedes' quality image, thanks in part to many electronics problems, particularly the now abandoned electro-hydraulic brake system. The E-Class was the highest volume application of the Sensotronic brake system, which last year got replaced by a conventional brake system.
The new E looks set to inherit some of the current Mercedes design language including the sweeping side character lines and flared fenders. The new car will evidently not use steer by wire or four wheel steering, at least in part due to a poor cost vs benefit vs reliability relationship. A full slate of gasoline and diesel engines ranging up to the AMG V-8s is expected, along with the probability of at least a mild hybrid system if not the two-mode system.

[Source: CAR]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      If it looks anything like the new C-Class
      then we got a winner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can't teel too many details with the camo in the way, but if the design language is like the C-class in both sport and luxury tunes, then it will be a success, especially since Mercedes added a more powerful and cleaner burning diesel to the line up, something they beat BMW too, though BMW is catching up in that field and si expected to send diesels to America as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      TO BE SHOWN AT THE 2009 FRANKFURT SHOW?__________
      Well, I guess they are giving the current dull version some time to prove it will be better without those gimmicks, lol.
      Seriously, this will be the last of the Mercedes sedans to be replaced after the C-CLASS? E-CLASS? S-CLASS? OR MAYBE A KIA? lookalike thing of the early 2000s. By next year, the Kias and Camrys that lookes like the E from the rear will be long replaced with new models, so Mercedes will have some exclusivity back - ha ha.
      Judging by the current S and the upcoming C, the styling problem is past. Next, maybe they can work on the proliferation of models, which has gotten very confusing.
      PS-- I am extra hard on Mercedes, since they once stood for engineering supremacy and German perfection.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new E-Class: soon to be hailed at a German airport near you. But this one will finally show the world that Mercedes can be engineered like no other. I have faith.
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