Updated version of the Mercedes E-Class executive saloon to get light design tweaks and more electrification
The current Mercedes E-Class is edging towards the halfway point of its lifespan, as evidenced by these new spy shots revealing that Mercedes is currently developing a facelifted version of the fifth-generation model.
The car on camera here is a jacked up E-Class All Terrain, suggesting that Mercedes will refresh the entire E-Class line-up, consisting of the All-Terrain, conventional saloon and estate models, plus the Coupe and Cabriolet variants, in one fell swoop.
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Our pictures hint that this will be a facelift similar in content to that of the one completed on the C-Class earlier this year. The masking applied to this E-Class All Terrain facelift mule is minor, covering the front apron, grille, headlights and taillights, so design changes will be limited to alterations in these areas.
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The headlights are likely to get the same distinctive eyebrow lighting signature as seen on recent Mercedes releases, such as the latest CLS and the A-Class.
Changes inside should be pretty low-key too, with infotainment updates the order of the day. The new MBUX system will be integrated, introducing the Hey Mercedes voice activated assistant, a new infotainment user interface, plus a fresh steering wheel.
As for engines, the line-up shouldn’t alter too drastically, but more electrified options are inevitable. At the very top end of the line-up, AMG fettled models – both six-cylinder AMG 43 and V8 powered AMG 63 cars – could arrive with more power.
With prototypes hitting the road now, we expect a reveal of the facelifted E-Class within 12 months, before it goes on sale early in 2020.
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