Not feeling the exterior design.
It's a pretty bold design (for an E-Class), but I don't find it attractive at all.
I like the two emblems on the snooty front end. The all metal grill (just kidding). And the retro interior (kidding again). I really wonder about people that like this.
Ok Cadillac here is your chance, get on it and make the CTS compete. It can be done, if they would get off their collective asses and do it. It is the little touches like the door panel that show people how great the car is even when it isn't like post marriage of equals Mercs have been.
Any current American car comes close to this. No one is even trying anymore.
Another E-Class, another triumph.
The price of having hope is sometimes disappointment, but the price of having no hope is always failure - Immortal Technique
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Leaked Brochure Reveals Interior, Exterior and Engine Details
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Not surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz's BMW 5-Series and Audi A6 rival has slightly grown in dimensions compared to the outgoing E-Class, measuring 4.868 mm in length (+12 mm), 1.854 mm in width (+32 mm) and 1.470 mm in height (-13 mm) with a wheelbase of 2.874 mm (+20 mm).
Powering the new E-Class is an updated range of diesel and gasoline engines. Diesel lovers will be able to choose from five different units: a new 2.1-liter 4-cylinder engine with 136, 170 and 204 HP and a 3.0-liter V6 with 231HP (BlueEFFICIENCY) and 211HP (BLUETEC).
Those who favor petrol can select between five different engine options: a 1.8-liter direct injection 4-cylinder with 184 and 204HP; a 3.5-liter V6 (for the 4MATIC model) delivering 272HP; a 3.5-liter direct injection V6 producing 292HP and at the top of the range, a 388HP 5.5-liter V8 that can be combined with RWD or AWD layout.
During the year, Mercedes plans to enrich its E-Class range with the introduction of the Estate (station-wagon) and Coupe models while in 2010 - 2011, the German automaker will add a hybrid version(s) and an AMG model aimed squarely at the BMW M5 featuring a 6.2-liter V8 engine that should be good for around 550-horsepower.
See more of the leaked brochure including additional images at CarScoop
Thanks for the link.
Here is cadillac's chance to make headway in europe. They need to give the CTS a VVT, DI 5.3 all aluminum V8 below the CTS V a basic 4 banger cadillac in both diesel and petrol and a v8 diesel mill.
Add a little technology and you become a pretty good alternative to this monstrosity
There's no apology for stupid, boy!
Looks too much like a Lexus. I actually like the current E-class's styling.
I like it. It's the kind of car you FEEL wealthy sitting in. I've been considering giving the mid-size segment a serious look for my next car. Maneuvering big vehicles through traffic is getting old... This new Mercedes E-Class is on my short list along with the Lexus GS460, BMW 550i and Cadillac Nothing. The CTS has no V8 and the CTS-V is extreme overkill unless I plan on taking up a new track hobby. Many people desire something in-between - and I am one of them.
Last edited by Sal Collaziano; 01-07-2009 at 12:32 AM.
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