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Topic: 2010 E-Class
History of the E-Class –

A great trip through the history of the E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Review from

"...Benz has a well-earned reputation for pricing its sedans higher than everybody else. But this time it's different. When the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 goes on sale in June, its $57,175 base price will land it smack in the middle of the V8 midsize luxury sedan class. It's also cheaper than anything else coming out of Germany."

"Mercedes hasn't finalized option pricing for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550, but company officials assure us that $60,325 is a fair estimate for a 2010 E550 with the Premium I package that groups the COMAND navigation system, Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound, iPod integration and ventilated seats. "

"Our 2010 E550 test car feels neatly damped and over-engineered in nearly every detail. Mundane tasks like closing the doors, twisting the control dial of the COMAND system and shifting from Park to Reverse bring uncommon pleasure."

"The bigger improvement, though, is in the E550's steering, which remains a rack-and-pinion setup with a hydraulic power steering pump. It still feels light and still mutes out most road feel, but there's a level of accuracy that wasn't here before."

"We now rank COMAND at the leading edge of all-in-one audio/navigation interfaces. Whether you're using it to enter an address or search through your iPod's album list, it feels like a mostly natural extension of the car's basic controls."

"...we still average 19 mpg in mixed driving and see as much as 23 mpg on the open highway."
You can see the full review here.
2010 E-Class Sedan and Coupe – New Colors – Quartz Blue, Pearl Beige and Natural Beige/Black

There are some new colors coming for the 2010 E-Class. I haven't yet seen them in person yet but I was able to get the official paint chips from Mercedes-Benz. Quartz Blue will be available on the Sedan and Coupe. Pearl Beige is for the sedan only. The Natural Beige/Black interior is a Full Leather option available on the Sport Sedan only.

 Mercedes Quartz Blue 230
230 Quartz Blue

 Mercedes Pearl Beige 794
794 Pearl Beige

 Mercedes Natural Beige Black 264
264 Natural Beige/Black Full Leather Interior
Mercedes-Benz at the New York Auto Show

2010 Mercedes E-Class Sedan Commerical

Silly Hippies
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350, E550 and E63 Sedan Colors, Packages and Options

 2010 E-ClassSedan

I now have the preliminary Dealer Ordering Guide for the 2010 E-Class Sedan. This guide lists out the standard and optional features as well as the colors. This is a preliminary version and is subject to change at any point. No pricing is available at this time but it should be comparable to the 2009 pricing. The guide was published without pictures at this point but I will post pictures of the standard and optional wheels when they are available.

New Model Highlights:
New headlamp design
Sport and Luxury version available
17" and 18" standard wheels
Interior ambient lighting
Agility control - suspension-dampening system
Low drag coefficient (.28)
Optimized for lower fuel consumption
Sunroof standard
Bluetooth standard
14-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar
HOLD convenience braking function
11 Airbags - New Pelvic and Knee Airbags
Attention Assist - driver drowsiness monitor standard
Available Back-up Camera (P1)
4-MATIC version will have full-leather and AIRMATIC suspension

040 - Black (non-metallic)
650 - Arctic White (non-metallic)
197 - Obsidian Black
230 - Quartz Blue (new)
300 - Jade Green
359 - Capri Blue
755 - Steel Grey (new)
775 - Iridium Silver
792 - Palladium Silver (new)
794 - Pearl Beige (new)
963 - Indium Grey

E350 Luxury:
MB Tex Options: Black, Almond/Mocha, Ash
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond, Ash
E350 Sport:
MB Tex Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black, Natural Beige/Black
E550 Luxury:
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond, Ash
E550 Sport:
Full Leather Options: Black, Almond/Black, Ash/Black, Natural Beige/Black

Premium 1 Package:
COMAND system with hard-drive Navigation
Sirius Satellite Radio with real-time traffic
HD Digital Radio
harman/kardon surround sound
iPod/MP3 Media Interface
6 GB hard-drive with Music Register
Enhanced Voice Control
Heated Front Seats (heated and ventilated in E550 and E63)
Rear-View Camera (new)
Power rear sunshade

Premium 2 Package:
All components of Premium 1
Bi-Xenon Headlamps with active curve illumination
Headlamp washing system
LED daytime running lamps
Adaptive high beam assist
Electronic trunk closer

Wheel Package:
(E350 Sport Only, standard on E550)
18" AMG twin 6-spoke
Three spoke sport steering wheel

Driving Assistance Package:
Distronic Plus
Blind Spot Assist
Lane Keeping Assist

Stand Alone Options:
Parktronic with Parking Guidance
Split Folding Rear Seats
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel (luxury only)
Panoramic Sunroof
Drive Dynamic Multicontour driver seat, with massage
Night View Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection

 2010 E-Class Sedan Interior
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BlueEFFICIENCY

Blue equals Green at Mercedes-Benz. From our fuel sipping BlueTEC diesels to the new S400 BlueHYBRID and now BlueEFFICIENCY, Mercedes is very focused on being environmentally friendly. BlueEFFICIENCY is a term that Mercedes-Benz is using to describe a push toward making current vehicles more energy efficient and reducing emissions without sacrificing comfort, safety and style. From using recyclable materials to being more aerodynamic, Mercedes-Benz vehicles can be greener even while burning fossil fuels. This video shows a few of the measures that went into developing the 2010 E-Class using BlueEFFICIENCY principles.
Details and Launch Dates for the 2010 E-Class Sedan and Coupe

2010 E-Class Coupe Sport White

Atlanta Classic Cars should receive a demonstration E-Class Coupe & E-Class Sedan around Memorial Day.

E350 and E550 Coupe will be available at launch in June
E550 Coupe will have "aggressive Sport body styling"

E350 and E550 Sedan will be available at launch in July
There will be Sport and Luxury versions

4MATIC and AMG Sedans will come in the Fourth Quarter

Special E550 Coupe Launch Edition:
Only 375 units
Olivine Grey Paint
Natural Beige/Black Premium Leather

2010 E-Class Sedan
Mercedes 2010 E-Class Features & Safety –

This is a great video that Mercedes just put out detailing many of the advanced features of the 2010 E-Class. According to the press release, the speed limit assist that they mention as being able to read speed limit signs uses the same wide-angle camera as the new lane departure alert(Lane Keeping Assist). This is an interesting new feature and we'll have wait to see if it can read signs here or only in Europe.
2010 Mercedes E-Class – Official Photos

Mercedes 2010 E-Class Detroit White Sport

Mercedes-Benz is showing of the 2010 E-class to the public for the first time this weekend at the Detroit Auto Show. Now that this new E-Class is out of its testing camouflage we don't have to be satisfied with spy photos anymore. Below are several of the photos that Mercedes just released. Please contact me if you want to get on Atlanta Classic Cars' waiting list for this new E-Class.

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