These are the official pictures of the 2010 Mercedes E-Class Estate. It is the latest addition to the expanding E-Class family. It is evident from the pictures that the front end of the E-Class gets carried over to the Estate variant. The E-Class estate sports the same characteristic grill, geometric quad headlamps and angular day-time running LED’s of the E-Class saloon.
The Mercedes E-Class Estate will come equipped with all the regular E-Class features including ‘Airmatic’ self-levelling suspension, Adaptive Damping, Attention Assist and ‘Pre-safe’ braking. The Estate gets an additional pelvic airbag apart from the seven airbags that are offered on the saloon.
The E-Class estate claims to offer load carrying capacity upto 1950 litres. The estate will offer buyers four engine options to choose from. The diesel mills include the E220 CDI and E250 CDI which produce 170bhp and 204 bhp respectively. The diesel engines also have an efficiency figure of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 150g/km.
The petrol mills include the 200 CGI and the 250 CGI producing 183bhp and 204bhp respectively. The petrol engines have an efficiency figure of 36.7mpg and 35.3mpg while the CO2 emissions are at 179g/km and 191g/km respectively. It is likely that the E350 CGI V6 producing 292 bhp and the 5.5 litre E500 V8 producing 388 bhp may also be included in the engine options.
The Mercedes E-Class is expected in showrooms by early 2010 and is likely to retail for upwards of Rs.26 lakhs approx (UK).