TTAC Photochop: Mercedes E-Class

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ttac photochop mercedes e class

Our resident Romanian photochoppist Andrei Avarvarii renders unto us the possible shape of the future MB E-Klasse, in AMG variant, with a little Xmas spirit. Whoa! What's with those peepers? "It seems that MB will keep the quad front light layout for the E-Class, but will have it roughed-up in accordance with the rest of the model line-up. A subtle blend of curves and angles with a little retro-touch is the 'current/next thing' in automotive design." Well it couldn't be any worse than the two gens ago's friend eggs headlights. The new E, codenamed W212, is scheduled to hit the streets in mid-'09. World Car Fans reports that the model will be powered by the usual smorgasbord of petrol-fed powerplants, ranging from a frugal but slow four-cylinder 184hp four to a stonking gas-guzzling 544hp V8. Oil burners will stretch from a cylinder 136hp four to 354hp V8, with enough torque to stop the planet's rotation [my add]. A hybrid E-Class will not appear before 2010, not a moment too late.

[For more Avarvarii photochopistry, click here.]

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  • Virtual Insanity Virtual Insanity on Dec 19, 2007

    Except for the headlights, I dig. Looks a bit like the Maybach with those headlights. Speaking of which, I saw a Maybach yesterday on my way to the store...I can say I honestly wasn't that impressed in person. But I digress. Change the headlights, and if I had money and was in the market, it would make my short list (an AMG varient, at least). Of course, a nice turbo diesel with gobs of twist would also be nice.

  • Sk8inkid Sk8inkid on Dec 19, 2007

    Are those like, 24's on there? Haha HUGE! I dunno, you think the hood is going to be that HUGE!? Dare I say looks a little Lexus inspired?

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Dec 19, 2007

    Well done, Andrei. If the E-class really does emulate the Lexus GS' headlights, we've come full circle from the 1990 Lexus LS 400 and its (cough) benchmark.

  • Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar on Dec 19, 2007

    Hmmm...a two-piece Altima headlamp.