The most recent iteration of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has only been out a few months, but MB is not a brand known for resting on its laurels. The next generation of the E-Class, internally known as W212, has already been caught testing. Though just an early mule, these spy shots do show a different shape that follows the styling directing set by the S-Class and recently introduced C-Class. Being a Mercedes, the next E-Class will be stuffed like your uncle on Turkey Day with techno gadgets, including but not limited to a lane departure warning system, eye-movement monitor, traffic sign identifier, road condition sensors, option carbon ceramic brakes, and a stability control system that accounts for crosswinds, camber changes and tire wear. Alright Mercedes, we're impressed. WorldCarFans also reports that the engine lineup will be populated by the usual V6 and V8 engines, a diesel or two in Europe and, of course, a 500+ horsepower AMG 6.3-liter V8. A new E-Class is at least two years away, so don't expect to see this car officially debuted until the Frankfurt show in 2009.
[Source: WorldCarFans]

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