While we in the U.S. will only likely see the E350 4matic version of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate--no rip-snorting 525-horsepower E63 AMG Estate, sadly--it's still one attractive and capable people mover. A huge gallery of photos released this week show off the car in full detail.
With a 272-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the E-Class Estate's nothing to sniff at in the performance department, though it's not an elongated luxury hot hatch, either.
Some of the upgrades in the 2010 E-Class range include: the Night View Assist Plus pedestrian recognition option that's migrated down from the S-Class; Attention Assist, which helps monitor and alert drowsy drivers; and new adaptive headlights that use a camera on the windshield to re-direct headlight beams away from oncoming traffic when necessary, improving visibility and safety for everyone.
Other standard features are what you've come to expect from Mercedes-Benz and luxury carmakers in general: seven airbags, belt tensioners, active head restraints, an active hood for pedestrian protection, and a wide range of interior options and high-tech entertainment and information systems.