• Sep 30, 2008
If you're Mercedes-Benz, then what you have here is a failure to keep your photo shoots under wraps. First Autobild came out with bare naked shots of the 2009 E-Class, and now German magazine Auto Zeitung has more shots of the car getting some fresh air.

With a minimal front end and a profile that rises seemingly without arc to a chunky back end, the car is reminiscent of a stretched Alfa Romeo Milano. We aren't sure how big these wheels are, but the car's increased upright stance makes them look exceptionally small. As usual with the launch of revolutionary E-Class designs, the car could take some time to get used to, but by the time E-Classes are clogging roads worldwide they will look perfectly natural.

There will be some excitement in the engine choices, including a 204 hp turbodiesel Bluetec, a BlueHybrid lump shared with the S400, and a 550 hp V8 in the AMG. The new E will also benefit from closer association with its spin-offs. Now that the CLK is no more, the E sedan will receive more of the spotlight that shines on its coupe and convertible siblings. If Mercedes doesn't get tired of the clandestine attention, we'll see the sedan for the first time at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, with the other variants to follow at Frankfurt that same year.

[Source: Auto Zeitung]


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      • 6 Years Ago

      Looks sort of like a Korean luxury car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is this the "Kim Kardashian Edition" or something? why is its butt so big?
      • 6 Years Ago
      obviously "AMG" are not the only three letters you should link with MB
      • 6 Years Ago
      As a current E class owner I might be a little biased, but WTF Mercedes? The current E Class looks swoopy, classy and clean. This just looks old and boring.
      • 6 Years Ago
      QUE FEO!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a top of the range car from a russian-only automaker.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Genesis looks chock full o' character after looking at this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ..like a Nissan/Infiniti???I find it MOST unlikely that Mercedes Benz or any other German manufacturer would start "aping" Japo Generic...as far as the LS..I believe it is Toyota/Lexus that apes the Mercedes Benz.
      Das Auto
      • 6 Years Ago
      And on another episode of "Saab Grille Jackers", We look at the E class- the car with the front end that used to be original.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Used to be is right....to me that grille at first glance looked like it came off a Genesis......
      • 6 Years Ago
      Used to be that Mercedes made classy looking cars and the Lexus used to look like imitations.

      Now with this E-Class design, you have no reason to buy a Mercedes. Go straight to the Lexus showroom. They always had the reliability, and now have better external appearance as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How unfortunate. After 100 years of being the most consistent leader in design, MB is falling back with the modern models. Personally, I don't like what I see here - looks like an E-Class with C-class tail (which I don't like very much) and Lexus's front. Come on, MB, Lexus is your knock-off, not other way around.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Eh.

      My favorite S-Class of all time is still the late 90's model in long wheelbase.
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