Mercedes has announced that they have received nearly 50,000 pre-orders for their redesigned 2010 E-Class sedan.

Mercedes has announced that they have received nearly 50,000 pre-orders for their redesigned 2010 E-Class sedan. The news couldn't have come at a better time as the brand's March sales declined 17.5 percent in the face of global recession and a lack of consumer confidence in regards to purchasing new vehicles.

Riding on a new chassis that boasts 30 percent more rigidity than the previous generation, the new E-Class features a modern exterior with aggressive styling as well as a thoroughly revised interior that comes packed with the latest technology.

Under the hood, the new sedan offers a variety of petrol and diesel engines. On the diesel side there is the 100 kW (136 hp) E 200 CDI, the 125 kW (170 hp) E 220 CDI, a more powerful E 250 CDI with 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, as well as a six-cylinder E 350 CDI with 170 kW (231 hp). Among the petrol models being offered are the 135 kW (184 hp) E 200 CGI, the E 250 CGI with 150 kW (204 hp) and 310 Nm of torque, the six-cylinder E 350 CGI with 215 kW (292 hp) and the V8 powered E 500 with 285 kW (388 hp).

The new 2010 E-Class recently went on sale in Europe and US sales are expected to begin in July. In a few months, the company will also launch their high-performance E 63 AMG and the new 2010 E-Class coupe.

 

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