Could this be the next generation Mercedes E Class?

22/05/2013 - 13:54 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

The Mercedes E Class refresh was previewed at the start of this year at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Sales of the updated E Class commenced recently in Europe, and in a phased fashion, markets around the world are receiving the updated car.

However work on the next generation E Class has already commenced given that the average product life is about seven years and the W212 E Class has now begun its second and final innings, as well as taking into account four years that is usually consumed in the development of a new car.

Mercedes design sketches

The images that you see here are preliminary artist conceptualizations of what the next E Class could look like. The images are reported to be screen shots from a Mercedes presentation video.

These designs were reported to be made by Hussein-Al Attar as early as July 2011. However, Hussein-Al Attar quit Mercedes Benz to join BMW and is the man responsible for the headlamps and the tail lights of the 4 Series Concept Coupé which is scheduled to go into production this year.

As a result what you see here could not be made at all. Or Mercedes could use some of these features on future products.

Mercedes next generation E Class sketches

It is nevertheless interesting to see Mercedes working on such preliminary design sketches. If you look closely, you will notice the Mercedes Elegance grill which today is a standard feature of the E Class and can also be seen on the new S Class.

[Source - Mercedes Benz Passion Blog]

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