Mercedes has officially unveiled their new 2010 E-Class Wagon, just one day after several images were leaked.
Set to go on sale in Europe this November, the new E-Class Wagon features dynamic styling with taut surfaces and striking character lines. According to Mercedes, the designers emphasized the car's practicality by creating long horizontal lines which help to highlight the fact that the E-Class is the largest estate car in the premium segment.
Speaking of practicality, the new wagon boasts an automatic "easy-pack" tailgate, a "quickfold" rear seat (which can be lowered from the cargo compartment), and seating for up to seven people. Overall cargo capacity measures a healthy 1950 litres (68.9 cubic feet) which is more than some luxury SUVs.
Since most Estate buyers are parents, Mercedes is quick to point out their advanced safety systems such as attention assist (a drowsiness detection system), Distronic Plus (cruise control on steroids), and Pre-Safe braking (automatic braking in emergencies). Should that fail to impress soccer moms, the car also features nine airbags, four belt tensioners, available rear seat airbags, and optional self-adaptive belt force limiters for the rear seats.
At launch, the E-Class will be offered with three diesel and two petrol engines. Petrol models include the 215 kW (288 hp) E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY and the 285 kW (382 hp) E 500. On the diesel side, there is the 125 kW (168 hp) E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 150 kW (201 hp) E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, and the 170 kW (228 hp) E 350 CDI Blue-EFFICIENCY.
In early 2010, the 100 kW (134 hp) E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, 170 kW (228 hp) E 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, 135 kW (181 hp) E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, 150 kW (201 hp) E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, and the 200 kW (268 hp) E 350 4MATIC will also join the lineup.
See the press release for full details