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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Next Mercedes E-Class

1/7/2009 Update:

More pictures of the next E have been added, this time we have interior shots.

12/9/08 Update:

Here are some fresh shots of the next E. The photos that we saw at the beginning of this post's thread were accurate, but the rich wine color of the car in these new pictures helps the car immensely. The design doesn't make me want to drop everything and rush down to my local dealer to make a deposit, but it does look to be a solid seller.

9/10/08 Update: Added Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION photos. As you can see, it looks like the spyshots were "spot on" in terms of the front of the car. Of course, the concept shows a sport grille and the spyshot is a luxury grille as demonstrated in the picture of to C-Class sedans below:

The concept looks fabulous, but the spyshot of the sedan is much less exciting. I can only hope that the wagon or a potential X6 competitor spinoff will look like the ConceptFASCINATION.

8/21/08 Original Post:

These shots are from the latest copy of iMotor magazine, which you can check out by clicking here. The photos seem to be pretty close, if the real deal, especially when you compare the shots to the ones Autoblog recently ran. While I like the new C-Class, I don't like the design language when translated to the larger E-Class. A fresh round of beauty shots from the manufacturer may change my mind. It's too bad. I was just following an E-Class Bluetec diesel and was admiring the clean lines of the car. The E-Class never strays too far and I'm sure I'll get used to it, but I was hoping for a bit more from the next generation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice looking car