OFFICIAL pictures of the new, 2016 Mercedes E-class have been leaked online — ahead of the car’s public unveiling at next week’s Detroit motor show.
The German car maker had been hoping to ensure the upmarket saloon car remained a closely guarded secret, but photographs of the advanced model, which is claimed to bring the self-driving car a step closer to reality, were published by a German motoring website.
Driving had reported on the new model’s advances toward autonomous driving, after Mercedes released a sketch and video of the new model in an attempt to drum up anticipation levels. Now, British drivers can see the E-class in the metal and compare its aesthetic appeal with rival models, including the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Jaguar XF and new Volvo S90.
Unsurprisingly, the car’s styling bears a close family resemblance to the C- and S-class saloons. Details concerning the engine range, technical specification and pricing in the UK are still to be revealed.
For now, scroll down and decide if you like what you see.