Tuning firm Lorinser has announced new details regarding their upcoming performance and styling packages for the recently introduced 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class W212.

Tuning firm Lorinser has announced new details regarding their upcoming performance and styling packages for the recently introduced 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class W212.

On the design front, Lorinser aims to give the new luxury saloon a muscular appearance by replacing the traditional Mercedes grille with a more sporty interpretation similar to the one used on the C 63 AMG. Below the grille resides an aggressive new front bumper which features massive air intakes and horizontal LED daytime running lights. Elsewhere, the new model boasts eye-catching side sills, traditional Lorinser fenders with air inlets, Lorinser RS 9 light-alloy wheels, a roof spoiler, a new rear apron with a diffuser, and four exhaust pipes.

In terms of performance, Lorinser will outfit the E 500 with special camshafts, an upgraded exhaust system and revised engine software so it will produce 320 kW (435 HP) and 570 Nm of torque instead of 285 kW (388 HP) and 530 Nm. While the company did not provide full performance data yet for the modified E 500, they did state that the car's top speed will increase to 280 km/h (174 mph). Lorinser also hinted that a diesel performance package will become available in the near future.

Lorinser will officially start production of their new high-performance E-Class starting in May, so expect additional details and pictures to released shortly.

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