NEW FOR 2010:

– Redesigned model

For 2010, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is completely redesigned into its ninth generation, and includes a new two-door coupe model in addition to a four-door sedan. A 2010 E350 BlueTEC diesel model will be added in the spring of 2010, while a station wagon model will be added in 2010, as a 2011 model.

The new E-Class features an all-new chassis, steering and braking system, a fourth-generation 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system, Direct Control adaptive suspension on V6 models and Airmatic for V8 models, standard AMG sports package on all models, and more interior passenger room. Available features added from the S-Class include Distronic Plus with Pre-Safe brake, night view assist, active multi-contour seats and rear-seat entertainment system, while all-new technologies making their debut for Mercedes-Benz include standard Attention Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, LED daytime running lights, and available Lane Keeping Assist.

Sedan models are the E350 4MATIC and E550 4MATIC, both with all-wheel drive, and the E63 AMG, in rear-wheel drive only. Coupe models are the E350 and E550, both in rear-wheel drive only.

The E350 uses a 3.5-litre V6 and seven-speed automatic; the E550 uses a 5.5-litre V8 and seven-speed automatic; and the E63 AMG sedan uses a 6.2-litre V8 and seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission. The upcoming E320 BlueTEC will use a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine.

Features on the E350 4MATIC sedan include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, hill start assist, six-CD/DVD/MP3 stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, AMG skirt package, active bi-xenon headlamps with washers and cornering lights, LED fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, Intelligent Highbeam Control, heated mirrors, 14-way power-adjustable heated front seats with three-position memory and Artico leather upholstery, split-folding rear seats, power tilt and telescoping multifunction heated steering wheel, Burl Walnut wood trim, panoramic sunroof, velour floor mats, auto up/down windows, auto-dimming exterior and rearview mirrors, ambient lighting package, garage door opener, Parktronic parking guidance, anti-theft alarm, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The E550 4MATIC sedan adds three-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, 4GB hard-drive music system, voice control, media interface, three-spoke AMG sport steering wheel, leather upholstery, and TeleAid emergency calling system.

The E63 AMG adds AMG sport suspension, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, AMG leather upholstery, Alcantara headliner, and rear window sunshade.

Features on the E350 coupe include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, dynamic handling package, hill start assist, agility control suspension with adaptive damping, six-CD/DVD/MP3 stereo, compass, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, active bi-xenon headlamps with washers and cornering lights, LED taillamps, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, ten-way power-adjustable heated leather seats with three-position memory, split-folding rear seats, power tilt and telescopic multifunction steering wheel, Burl Walnut wood trim, panoramic sunroof, velour floor mats, auto up/down mirrors, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, interior lighting package, garage door opener, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, anti-theft alarm, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The E550 coupe adds 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, 4GB hard-drive music system, voice control, media interface, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, AMG skirt package, multi-contour front seats with three-position memory, Nappa leather upholstery, and TeleAid emergency calling system.

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