2010 mercedes benz e class 021
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The new styling pack consists of an AMG front apron with large cooling air intakes, new side skirts and a custom rear bumper. The exhaust tailpipes are also unique, feature a twin, rectangular design and finished in polished stainless steel.
Other details include the completely newly designed 18in AMG light-alloy wheels, which are painted in sterling silver with a high-sheen finish and are shod with 245mm tires. Wider 265mm tires are available for the rear wheels. Perforated brake discs and silver-painted calipers bearing the Mercedes Benz logo are also fitted, as well as a suspension lowering kit that drops the car 15mm.
Inside, the AMG package includes new sport bucket seats finished in a special microfiber man-made leather. This same material is used for the door armrests and part of the center console. Other features include AMG floor mats, a pedal cluster in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, black roof lining and Nappa trim for the gear-shifter. The AMG sports package also includes a manual "M" transmission mode designed for the automatic gearbox.
The actual AMG model, bearing the potent ‘E63’ badge, is due to be released later in the year. This car will feature a 525hp version of the hand-built 6.2L AMG V8 engine. In the meantime, check out our previous story on the regular 2010 E-Class sedan by clicking here.