• Aug 15, 2008


Autobild
is hardly a bastion of integrity on newsstands in Germany, so its cover story proclaiming it has "Exclusive Photos" of the new Mercedes-Benz E-class "without camouflage" needs to be taken with the appropriate grains of salt. However, based on the various reports we've seen over the past year, these images of the E-class are spot on, if not official pics from M-B.

The new front fascia is an interesting amalgamation of the C- and S-class' front ends, with an upright grille framed by two-piece headlamps, a sculpted front bumper and LED indicators. The sides of the new E incorporate a C-class-inspired swage line, while the rear taillights wrap half-way around the fenders.

Autobild reports that the new E-class will be unveiled in March, so expect to get all the details from Geneva next year. Sales will likely begin in Europe next summer, with the U.S. model arriving shortly thereafter.

[Source: Autoblog.nl via BenzInsider]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      How can you compare a Kia Sonata or Lexus GS to the Mercedes gourgeous desing, are you on halucinogenics.

      • 6 Years Ago
      don't really like the back, but the front looks badass! i liked the understated, classy design of the last e-class more but with the overcrowdedness of its segment (which includes Hyundai now, apparently) i can see why they made this design a lot louder...especially with the design cues from the rest of the MB lineup making it unmistakeably Mercedes. I think i'd like it if they trimmed those tailights down a little bit
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1 My thoughts exactly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are those LEDs up front foglights or DRLs?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The last E Class, while nice was always a little understated so a bolder design is a nice change. I love the new look of the front fascia.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I do admit that this pic does make the new E class look a little bit more lively then the current existing MB cars, although I think too lively.

      it looks like MB is trying to get revenge on Hyundai for the Genesis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugly and as useless as an E-class could ever be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's at least a step in the right direction. The C-class is the best looking Benz sedan IMHO. It looks agile and muscular, and not like a barge. If they manage to scale it up slightly for the E-class, I think it will do well. The new C sells like crazy around where I live.

      If they make it look too much like a smaller S-class, I don't really know why someone would buy it over a 5 or an A6. The BLUETEC option will be really cool, but I think I'm more into diesel cars than the average buying in this country.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saab wants their headlight design team back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the rear looks like a mix between a sonata and the genesis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wahoo!
      30% Rabatt
      Das!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad that you guys have finally gotten a bit cautious about stories from AutoBild :D

      That said, it does look very much like what you'd expect. The only thing that's a bit questionable, to me, is the two-piece headlights. That'd be a big break in style with previous generations, something I can't picture MB doing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anybody else think that maybe the headlights aren't split like that, and actually connected and shaped similarly like those on the new SL?
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