There’s no shortage of Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots. The automaker is preparing a complete model redesign, but we haven’t seen much of it yet. Camouflage and cladding have concealed the new design, although we don’t expect the vehicle to receive any substantial styling changes. Instead, the E-Class will likely receive an evolutionary design update, and a new unofficial rendering from Kolesa.ru previews what the model will look like when it debuts.
The rendering depicts a slim-looking sedan with a familiar shape and greenhouse. At the front, the E-Class sports a smaller grille flanked by slimmer headlights. It looks like a shrunk S-Class, which isn’t a bad thing. Rear renderings highlight the more subtle changes. Camouflage has kept the rear understated, but the rendering depicts sleek taillights sitting above the rear bumper that don’t look any different than current cars. The E-Class in rendering looks slimmer and sleeker than the model it replaces.
The renders don’t depict the car’s interior, but recent spy shots give a glimpse into the styling of the cabin. The interior appears to have a dual-screen setup like the S-Class, with one placed in front of the driver and the other in the IP stack. It should fit nicely between the C-Class and S-Class interiors and offer the latest driver assistance features.
Powertrain details are still being kept under wraps, but we expect Mercedes to rock a lot of them, with a diesel and mild gas hybrid powering it. Electrification will likely include plug-in hybrid models as well. Downsizing is also coming to the AMG variant, with the V8 likely to disappear as the company embraces a high-powered hybrid powertrain.
The automaker has yet to specify when it will reveal the new E-Class. Mercedes overhauled the E-Class last year, but the model is quite old for its lineup. Mercedes launched the current generation E-Class in 2016. We hope to see the new model debut before the end of the year. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t happen until early 2023. And we might have to wait to learn about the AMG variant.