Tony O'Kane | Mar 30, 2009

Mercedes-Benz's all-new E-Class has only just hit the market, but already the performance aftermarket industry is stepping up and offering their own tuning parts for the executive sedan.

Lorinser is one of the first off the mark, with the German tuner announcing its plans for the 2010 E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lorinser

As these renderings show, Lorinser will release its own front, bumper, side skirts, rear bumper and widened fenders for the new E-Class, as well as a set of unique-to-Lorinser alloy wheels. More intriguing, however, is what they have in store for the engine.

Starting with the E500's 285kW (388hp) 5.5 litre V8, Lorinser will extract a further 35kW through the use of different camshafts and a tweaked ECU. Torque also rises from 530Nm (391lb.ft) to 570Nm (420lb.ft).

A lowered sports suspension system improves handling, and thanks to the deletion of the speed-limiter, top speed is raised to a heady 280km/h (174mph).

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