A WCF has caught the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate in sunny Dubai. The car was covered in light camouflage. Merc plans to unveil it at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show alongside its convertible sibling.

Dubai is rapidly becoming an ideal testing ground for manufacturers looking to evaluate the performance of their cars in hot conditions. Over recent weeks temperatures in the rich Gulf state have hovered around the 40 degree Celsius mark. Add to that its long flat stretches of road and its proximity to Europe's top engineering centre and you have an exemplary test bed.

WCF reader Adbulla snapped these shots of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate in Dubai. Though still hidden under the black stuff, it is virtually uncovered here. Normally this would hint at an imminent official unveiling but reports state the big E is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Incidentally the E-Class convertible was meant to star at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show but has now been moved to the same Geneva Show because of tough economic times.

Powerplants destined to appear in the wagon range include current petrol and turbo diesel four cylinders and V6s. With the demise of an AMG variant for the E-Class Coupe there is no clarity as to whether the Estate will suffer the same fate or not. If it does don't expect to see the 386kW (525hp) V8 in there as well.

Thanks to Ahmed for sending the photo of the rear.

Mercedes E-Class wagon spied in Dubai by WCF reader