Monday, 29 September 2008

2009 W212 'real' E-Class picture by Autozeitung

The image that you see above - of the new W212 E-Class by German auto mag Autozeitung - is likely as close to the real thing as possible - for now. Due for debut at Geneva Motor Show in 2009, the all-new E-Class is looking grown-up with more presence, somewhat reminiscent of the 1990s W140 S-Class (check out at the rear door window span!). With adequate rear door access aperture plus a generously thick C-pillar, at least this Merc doesn't have to make do with a 'micro' ala-Hoffmeister kink (think: W204 C-Class) at the C-pillar window frame.

In Europe, the new E-Class will boast of Mercedes' new generation BlueEfficiency turbodiesel engine e.g. the new 2.2L found in the C250 CDI, capable of 204 hp and 500 Nm. For the Malaysian market and most of Asia, this question remains: Will the all-new E-class get a turbocharger intead of the trusty (and clunky) Kompressor for the entry-level 1.8L E200?

Also, will the top-end Advanced/Sport Avantgarde E-Class W212 wear a frontal visage (Big-Star grille et al) as seriously menacing as the ConceptFASCINATION below?

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Related post:
Next Generation W212 E-Class Pictures