• Aug 5th 2009 at 3:00PM
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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate - Click above to watch video

We know the sales numbers in America don't agree with us, but here at AB we loves us some premium station wagons. The ability to haul ass, kin, and upright bongos all at the same time just speaks to our gearhead souls. All of which goes to show why we may be a bit more interested in Mercedes-Benz's 2010 E-Class Estate more than we are in the sedan that we've already driven – itself a fine automobile.

Whether the load-lugging model will come to America remains to be seen, but we look forward to seeing it in the flesh at the Frankfurt Motor Show all the same. In the meantime, we'll have to slake our familyman joneses on the new video available after the jump. Oh, perhaps it's just us, but doesn't it look like the new E-Wagon has its automotive barn door ajar (or missing completely) for a few split-seconds beginning at 1:10 in the video? We hate to nitpick, but for a company that crows about its precision engineering, they seem to be having some minor quality control issues with their video production teams as of late. Let's hope that their models are better behaved. Thanks for the tip, Racer!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Foot-powered parking brakes are so tacky for this class of car.

      I'll bet the hand-release of said parking brake is just above the foot lever so it whacks your hand as you're trying to release it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or, in the winter, the snow that collected on it when you got out of the car springs back at you when you release it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A6 Avant ripoff? That rear really reminds me of the Audi...
        • 6 Years Ago
        All German car's look the same anyway. They copy each other with there bland design's. I would take a look at anyone Lancia, Jaguar or some other non German or Japanese car even Land Rover Defender excites me more than this E-Class. An estate suit's Mercedes nicely, boring and bland.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Check your eyes, there's not one line in common.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not that anyone expected you to know - the tailgate is electrically closed. So you just rest it and it gently finishes the close. That's what you saw in the video. I think some older Caddys used to do that with their trunk too.

      I hate to have people slam my tailgate closed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...for a company that crows about its precision engineering...."

      The built quality and reliability of Mercedes has been average at best in the past 10-15 years.

      German TUV 2008 reliability report - cars 2-3 years old
      the best Mercedes - A klasse at 9th position, SL at 27th, SLK - 49th, S Klasse - 68th, E Klasse 76th....

      German TUV 2009 reliability report - cars 2-3 years old
      the best Mercedes - SLK at 27th....

      Mercedes may crow all they want but it doesn't change a thing about the cars they make. Crowing about quality is the only thing Mercedes has in common with that notion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So not only have they successfuly killed the CLK and given buyers an EXCELLENT OPTION to the S-class, the CL-class and the CLS-class, but, they've even given us an option to the axed R-class.

      I love the E550. Definitely gonna be my next car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks as though the fuel door is completely missing. @ 1:12 in the video, totally gone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hate to nitpick as well, but some things are inexcusable. If you pause the video at 1:12 and look behind the rear passenger's door handle, you can see that the gas filler door is actually missing from the test vehicle. Did anyone else catch this? I will always be an avid Mercedes fan, but their latest round of commercials certainly disappoint. I did enjoy the music though!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Really man?.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Everyone caught it. It's in the picture above, and mentioned in the article. But thanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the car would look better with low profile roof rails like on the Audi avants.
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