2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed ahead of Geneva

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

After various reports and some leaked images, M-B took the wraps off the the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class at a private event in Detroit. While the new E won't make its public debut until March at the Geneva Motor Show, we were on hand in Motown to get the details straight from the company that Karl Benz built.

We've said plenty about the E's new conservative sheetmetal and exterior elements, including the ConceptFASCINATION-inspired front-end and sedate, uninspired rump. Depending on spec, the new E-class will feature either twin foglamps or angular LEDs, trapezoidal or oval exhaust tips and a host of wheel options. The overall length has been stretched by half an inch to just under 16 feet, while the width has grown by 1.26 inches, the wheelbase is up 0.8-inches and height is half-an-inch taller than the outgoing model. Torsional rigidity is up by 30% and the new E is more aerodynamic, along with packing 11 standard airbags.

The 2010 model shows considerable promise inside, with an interior that evolves the C-class and GLK's angular aesthetic and attempts to bring more of that bomb-proof feel that Benz was known for in the past. The transmission selector can be had on either the console or the steering column, ala S-class, with the COMAND controller placed on the center divider and some of the seat controls moving to the sides, next to the transmission tunnel.

The new E features enough gadgetry to sooth even the most weary CES attendee, beginning with a new standard system called Attention Assist that keeps track of steering angle and alerts the driver if they're getting drowsy with an audible alert and a coffee-cup icon on the dash. Lane departure warning is optional, along with adaptive high-beam headlights that dim when oncoming traffic is approaching, radar-based cruised control, blind-spot monitoring and infrared night vision.

When the 2010 E-class goes on sale this summer, buyers can choose from either a direct-injected, 292-hp 3.5-liter V6 (E350) or a 388-hp 5.5-liter V8 (E500), both mated to a standard seven-speed automatic gearbox. 4MATIC models will arrive later, along with the E63 variant, and the 211 hp, 3.0-liter Bluetech diesel variant with urea injection is slated to go on sale at the end of the year.

Gallery: Detroit 2009: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class


Gallery: 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class


Mercedes E-Class

The new E-Class was presented at the Detroit Auto Show, two months before it will went on sale: in March 2009. The new E-Class comes with new design, new engine, with better fuel economy and more than 20 new or further technical developments. The E-Class is powered by a range of four, six and eight-cylinder units with outputs from 136 hp to 525 hp. The line-up includes: E 250 CDI with 204 hp and 500 NM, E 220 CDI with 170 hp and the E 200 CDI with 136 hp, E 350 CDI with an output of 231 (...)

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Mercedes 2010 E-Class Detroit White Sport

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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New Generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Makes Its World Debut

New-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class makes its world debut, exterior front and side view

In what could possibly be one of the most anticlimactic product launches in history, Mercedes has officially taken the wraps off the newest member of the E-Class family – this, of course, after both photos and the brochure of the model have already made their way onto the Internet. Despite the relative lack of surprise surrounding its launch, there's still plenty we up until now haven't detailed regarding the 2010 E-Class, starting with its exemplary list of safety features. How safe is the new E-Class? According to Mercedes, the E-Class is "an 'intelligent partner' who can see, feel, react reflexively in critical situations and if necessary act independently to prevent accidents or mitigate their consequences." Take, for example, its ATTENTION ASSIST system. By monitoring the driver's attention level, ATTENTION ASSIST is able to warn the driver of impending drowsiness, thus reducing the possibility of falling asleep behind the wheel. Then there's the new Adaptive Main Beam Assist. When activated, the E-Class' high beams are automatically adjusted to fall just short of approaching vehicles, maximizing night visibility while driving without blinding oncoming drivers. And let's not forget the Brake Assist PLUS system, which uses a series of radars to detect potential hazards and employ emergency braking in the event it's required. These are just three of the new E-Class safety systems – there's many, many more, most of which made their debut on the S-Class sedan. Night View Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, PRE-SAFE – I think you get the idea.


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Mercedes-Benz At The Detroit Auto Show: The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss at Detroit Auto Show, exterior front and side view

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The New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Be Priced From EUR 41,590.50

The new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, exterior side view

Now that you've had some time to take in the new design of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you may be wondering how its pricing will relate to that of the current model. According to the company, pricing for the next E will start at €41,590.50 ex-works for the E220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, with the E500 4MATIC coming in at the high end of the spectrum at €70,269.50 ex-works. As you likely have already surmised from the designated currency, these prices are for the European market, and include sales tax of 19%. As for the base prices of the other models, here's a quick rundown:


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Detroit 2009: Mercedes-Benz Blue Zero Concept - Mini E Competitor?

Mercedes-Benz BlueZero Concept

One of the so-called attractions at the Detroit Auto Show was the new electric concept from Mercedes-Benz: BlueZero. The concept will serve as basis for the next generation B-Klasse and in my opinion, is aimed directly at the Mini E which was launched at the L.A Auto Show.

While not as good looking as the Mini E, the Mercedes-Benz BlueZero Concept brings something new to the table: the options of choosing your powertrain based on your driving range. The standard BlueZero E-Cell uses a 35 kW liquid-cooled li-io battery pack providing 120 miles of driving, while for those of you that have a longer commute, the F-Cell version, powered by a 90kW hydrogen fuel cell, will provide a 240 mile range.

mercedes-benz bluezero

The top model is the E-Cell Plus with a driving range of 360 miles due to the 67 hp three-cylinder engine from the Smart ForTwo.

Worried about recharging times? Mercedes says 30-minute recharge for 50 miles of driving.

The Mini E comes in one flavor which offers 156 mile range before you need to recharge it.

The MB BlueZero concept is offered with front-wheel drive train and it's 14 feet long. Five passengers can fit in comfortably and offers more than 17 cubic feet of luggage. The Mini Electric is about 12 feet long and it offer only 2.1 cubic feet of luggage space. Advantage BlueZero.

Mercedes Benz Blue Zero Concept

Mercedes also announced that it will begin low-volume series production of the fuel cell B-Class later this year and follow that with low volume series production of a battery electric vehicle in 2010. But, selected people will be able to get their hands on a BlueZero Concept this year, similar to what BMW has done with the Mini E one-year leases.

Design wise, the Mercedes-Benz BlueZero Concept has an interesting shape, a bit weird I might add and obviously, when compared to the Mini E looks, it doesn't rank so high on a design scale. But the fact that it offers a 5 seater interior rather than the two available in the Mini Electric and an impressive cargo space, it could make the BlueZero Concept a better buy.


Would I choose this car over the Mini E? Hmmm, tough choice, I haven't driven the BlueZero yet, but the 5 seater interior is quite appealing. Now, if I would care about the car's looks, then probably not, I would rather stick with the Mini.

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