A few days ago Top Speed reported that Mercedes Benz was going to delay the production of the E-Class Convertible and Estate. However we have for you the first official images of one of those postponed vehicles. The Estate was originally scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but now on hold until 2012. This example is most likely a preproduction mule that was road tested driving the engineers’ children to soccer practice.

When the wagon does officially show up in showrooms, expect it to offer all of the same options as the sedan and be powered by a range of four, six and eight cylinder engines putting out anywhere from 136 to 525 HP. The new Merc Estate should make for one quick trip to the grocery store.


Source: 4wheelsnews

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  (314) posted on 06.2.2009

Well, for the credit the CLS front looks good on the E. But of course we have to wait until 2012 to get a test-drive on this one.

  (182) posted on 06.2.2009

I’ve read from somewhere that the new E class convertible would be having a soft top. I think I also saw a spy shot here in Topspeed. But I guess now we have to wait for roughly 3 years from now just to be sure. Nothing is really final until its out in the market.

  (182) posted on 06.2.2009

I wish that Topspeed would also post some spy pictures of the E-class convertible. Many are looking forward to finally see it in person because we all know that it is already replacing everyone’s favorite CLK class. Is it going for retractable hard top or a typical soft top, that is what everyone is looking for.

  (421) posted on 06.2.2009

As assumed this may costs much for a V8 version of this wagon, but it is worth it even though you need premium fuel and get a mile or two less per gallon. The reason is going to be obvious to you once you test-drive this wagon with a family onboard. However, I think that test-drive will take a longer wait this time

  (183) posted on 06.2.2009

The Frankfurt Motor Show is the largest international motor show in the world. Most car enthusiasts look forward to this event. So no matter how long the Mercedes would want to postpone the launching of their new line of E Class, I’m sure that they would still be able to illicit the same response from the people.

  (177) posted on 06.2.2009

I think that postponing the releases would be a good managerial decision rather than risking it today when there is a financial crisis on going. It also gives them the opportunity to change some of the details that people doesn’t want in the car.

  (180) posted on 06.2.2009

The "E" actually stands for "Einspritzung," a German word for fuel injection. The Mercedes E series is an line of executive cars manufactured by the Mercedes that is greatly known for its size and durability.

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