LAS VEGAS - Mercedes-Benz has released the first details of its facelifted E-Class sedan and though we’ll still have to wait a while to see it fully revealed, the disguised prototypes that you see here give us a fairly good idea of where the German carmaker is heading with it.
Few would deny that the current, tenth-generation E-Class is a good looking vehicle, but many have criticised it for looking too similar to the C-Class. Thankfully the new E will have a more distinct personality, with a larger grille and more angular headlights upfront and a completely fresh look at the back, where horizontal taillights are set to replace the current vertical units. Mercedes-Benz classifies this as an “extensive facelift” and its designers promise a “pure, yet emotional” design.
New engines, upgraded infotainment
But the changes will be more than just cosmetic - Mercedes is launching new engines, updated driver assistance features and upgraded infotainment.
Mercedes says the international range will include seven plug-in-hybrid variants, while new petrol engines include a 200kW 2-litre and 270kW 3-litre straight-six turbopetrols, both with EQ Boost mild hybrid technology.