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2010 Mercedes E-Class leaked and spied

The first official images of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class have been leaked onto the web just as our spy photographers have caught yet another glimpse of the prototype model.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied
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Codenamed W212, the new model range is planned to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show which includes a new Coupe version which will replace the current CLK.

The E-Class range will boast a revised engine line-up, including petrol and Bluetec diesel units with an entry-level 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol unit and a new 2.2-litre turbo diesel.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied

A flagship AMG model will compete directly with its BMW M5 rival, boasting a 6.3-litre V8 engine with over 373kW of power.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied

An Estate model will also be included in the line-up, drawing its inspiration from the ConceptFascination model which made its premiere at the Paris Motor Show.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied

The next E-Class will share many characteristics with the S-Class including the wheel-arch extensions, rising character line below the door handles, massive bumpers, and greenhouse.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked and spied

Driver assistance aids will play a major role in the new E-Class, boasting lane-departure warnings, an eye-movement monitor, traffic-sign identification, road-condition sensors, and stability control that accounts for crosswinds, camber changes, and tire wear.

Images: GermanCarZone