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Click above for leaked images of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

We've seen so many spy shots of the upcoming 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that these official images hardly move us. Yet here they are, three images 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 the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The new E-Class was previewed by the Mercedes-Benz ConceptFascination that debuted at this year's Paris Motor Show, and we can see now that the front of the production car was heavily influenced by the concept. Gone are the round, quad headlamps, which have been replaced with new light fixtures that still number four but are more contemporary and clean. Strips of LEDs can also be had as fog lights in the outermost intakes of the lower front bumper, which must be a German thing as Audi and Porsche have placed the advanced lighting tech in similar areas on their cars. The soft lines of the current model have been chiseled into a crisper shape that shares creases with its big brother, the S-Class, and the new profile appears to be more forgiving of tall passengers in back. The unfortunate looking Galant-like rear end features large, rectangular tail-lights that cross over a rather voluminous-looking trunk.

We expect the new 2010 E-Class to be loaded with more advanced performance, safety and entertainment technology than ever before, including the ability to read road signs, monitor driver fatigue and see in the dark without its lights on. In Europe it will be available with engines that range from four to six to eight cylinders large and are fueled by either gas or diesel. In the U.S., we should expect what we have now: a V6, V8 and AMG model.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      To Lexusish
      • 6 Years Ago
      I’ve been a regular reader here at Autoblog for sometime now, and it has been awhile since any new car/model received more than 5-6 positive comments with the exception of a few exotics. Be it Bentley, Volvo, BMW, Opel, or Mercedes – all of these cars, according to the bloggers, are ugly. When the first photos of the current CLS were released, it was declared as “the ugliest car of the year” by those same bloggers. I am not fan of MB or any particular brand, for that matter, but it was funny to find out that the very same car has been declared as one of the best looking cars on the road by most automobile experts and general public. And it turned out to be a trendsetter for almost every car maker including Porsche and Lamborghini. As long as I can remember, all MB models are met with some resistance at first because they look a bit futuristic at first and require some time to get used to them. How an objective adult can judge about the car without even seeing hi-res pictures, not to mention seeing the car in person?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't actually think it's ugly though. I think people just like to critique aspects they dislike but it doesn't neccessarily mean they don't prefer the new design over the old one.

        I like how it brings it in line with the C-class redesign, although as others mention it's a little odd to see a lot of Lexus-esque cues being used. That said, I think it looks decent enough.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear is ugly, and the front looks like it is melting, making the entire car oddly proportioned.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well lets hope they don't muck up the CLK
      • 6 Years Ago
      Front end = enough to depolarize people who hated the last generation's oval headlamps

      Rear end = HORRIBLE worse than Hyundai Sonata's (shoulda kept with the C or S class design)

      Side skirts + bolstering of wheel wells - I LOVE IT.

      Interior = ???? They better make it like the S550 (not the played out S500)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I just threw up a little in my mouth....

      What a freaking abomination!!!! Looks like a cross between a buick, a Hyundai, a Maxima and some old Rover sedan..... yet.... it's still UGLIER than any of the others.

      Looks like they tried to cross the W164 ML with a new C..... and it gave birth to a clef palette, elephant-boy child.

      It's got NO CHARACTER.... no curves, no muscle..... I'll just stick with my W211 until this abortion is off the market......

      What the hell were they thinking with this? It's even uglier than the new Acura TL....

      ops.... I just threw up some more after looking at it again.... gotta go look at my sexy E-class... and know... that it's younger brother will not take it's place.... I'll have to wait and see... but I think it can last me until this thing shows totally crappy sales and they have to toss it for another new design. This E might even be uglier than the GLK... which to me... looks like a cheap POS!

      GAG Me for sure,
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do all the cars have to look like S-Class knockoffs? Very ugly! Looks like BMW is recovering from Bangle and MB is going into the crapper.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's 2010 in the front and 1982 in the back.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I have an odd feeling this is going to be a car you need to see in person. The rear end looks dumpy...I have no other way to put it but like a dog draggin its ass. Ill have to see the real photos before i judge
        • 6 Years Ago
        True or not, does it seem like we're saying this more often... See it in person, you might like it then.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a fat C-class. The 5-Series, A6, Infiniti M, and Lexus GS all look less bloated. I'm sure it's like a palace inside and will have gobs of innovative features, but the styling is not there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that's ugly.... front and back, kind of vulgar in your face design that's worn once you open your eyes again after a blink induced by bored yawn....
      • 6 Years Ago
      When did Chris Bangle start working at Daimler-Benz???
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front is not so bad.... the side profile I can live with.... but the BACK.... THE BACK MAN!!
      Were they in a hurry to design this car?

      -Front "check"
      -Side "check"
      -Rear "Oh oh, we forgot.... hurry... do something!"
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