Images of Mercedes E Class leaked ahead of its Detroit debut
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Mercedes E Class facelift is scheduled to be unveiled at Detriot Auto Show next month but you needn’t wait till that to have a look at the car.
Here are the leaked images of the car’s sedan and estate versions that are doing rounds on the internet. Except the front and rear fascia, nothing much has gone under the knife but the changes are eminent.
To begin with, the split headlamp design which was the trademark of E Class right from its second iteration has been dropped in favor of a peanut shaped single unit which looks sophisticated with LED daytime lights. The designers have tried to give the headlamps the same look as the current car when viewed from the distance.
The curves in the bonnet’s sheet metal has more accentuated and the chrome grill looks even more imposing than the current model. The bumper is dramatic with sharp blade like lower edge and sculpted foglamp enclosures that flow into the wheel arches.
The rear fascia gets some subtle refreshes like new shape for exhaust tips and a reprofiled LED tail lamps.
The interior layout remains largely the same but the dashboard sports black and brushed aluminium finish which considerably improves the cabin ambiance.
The car is expected to continue using the same set of motors as the current car while a new 2.1 litre turbodiesel motor is expected to be added to the lineup later.
Come January, the facelifted E Class will be officially unveiled at the NAIAS.