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Spy shots: Mercedes-Benz E-Class limousine

 
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Mercedes Benz is expected to launch both a long-wheelbase version of the E-Class as well as a full stretch limousine

Mercedes Benz is expected to launch both a long-wheelbase version of the E-Class as well as a full stretch limousine

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The all-new E-Class was just revealed last month at the Detroit Auto Show, bearing a brand-new face and an updated platform. Today our spy photographers have captured images of a stretched-wheelbase limousine variant in testing.

Clearly sporting the new E-Class face, the limo spied is still in the earlier stages of testing, judging by the mis-matched character line along the side of the car. The car is believed to be a test mule for an upcoming long-wheelbase (LWB) variant.

Little is thus far known about the car, but it can be expected to use the same running gear found throughout the rest of the new E-Class lineup, though likely only paired with the larger engines. Probable candidates include the upper-end V8 petrol engines and the range-topping diesel V8 generating up to 354hp (264kW), found in the E500.

A V6 petrol-electric hybrid powertrain similar to the one featured in the S400 hybrid could also be employed, though that system isn't due to hit the E-Class until after 2010. A previous aftermarket stretch-limo E-Class built by Binz featured a choice of E220, E270 or E350 diesel powerplants, however, indicating that any of the current E-Class crop of engines may be up to the job.

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  1. IoI .. Its A Photoshop Image
    Fulse .
     
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  2. This is pretty real to me, to photoshop something so perfectly at so many angles is very hard to do, and it's also very hard to add an extra section in the middle in a picture. I dont think anyone would go through the trouble of doing that.
     
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  3. i dont care if its photoshoped or not this car looks really awkward ha
     
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  4. makes me think of the merc sl600 guard....
     
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  5. The waist line is broken. It looks Chinese work, not German.
     
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  6. It's not photoshopped, just a prototype model with panels covering the real work inside.
     
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  7. haha true. the doors are still turning up while the middle section is flat. lol
     
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  8. NaBUru38, the chinese don't put camoflauge on their cars, they're too cheapass
     
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  9. You can see the truth on
    binz-limousines-france.com
     
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  10. NaBUru38, you right. It looks Chinese work.
    Mersedes produced in China? I do not know about that.
     
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  11. I'm sure the E-Class Limousine would be great to ride in. Once you take the designs/styles covers off, she'd be a good looking unit all right...
     
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  12. I recently had a wedding in New York and we had so much fun inside the limousine before and after the ceremony. Memories I will never forget!
     
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