Following tons of spy shots (Mercedes E-Class variants spied in Germany, '09 Mercedes E-Class sheds disguise, Mercedes E-Class coupe exposed in the snow, Mercedes E-Class AMG sedan spied on the Nurburgring, Next generation Mercedes E-Class spied and Mercedes CLK Coupé spied in Stuttgart), Mercedes accidently posted official images of the new 2010 E-Class sedan on the German Merc website.
Based upon the Mercedes ConceptFascination, the new E-Class has grown in size (4950mm), length and width for more comfort and interior space. Safety has been a paramount consideration of course and we see that in the new impact absorbing bonnet that pops up 5cm to lessen injury to cyclists or pedestrians in a low speed collision. There's also a system that recognises potential collisions and warns through the driver's pedal that it's time to brake. In addition, top-spec UK models will receive LED day-time running lights.
Existing technologies for Mercedes like Night Vision are to be found, and new ones such as blind spot and lane departure warning. New generation diesels E200 CDI, E220 CDI and E250 CDI give the frugal potential owners plenty of choice while the E300 CDI and E350 BlueTec come into play higher up. We know there are petrol variants too including the formidable E-Class AMG which should produce around 600bhp.
The debut of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is happening at the 2009 Geneva International motorshow along with the E-Class Coupe. The E-Class Cabriolet will appear at the 2009 Frankfurt later.