A prototype for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been snapped during its latest round of testing but this particular vehicle has been fitted with its production ready headlights and taillights for the very first time.

While the exact shape of the new headlights remains somewhat of a mystery considering the black and white camouflage, the new E-Class will likely make use of Mercedes-Benz’s new Multibeam LED system. As for the taillights, they clearly feature a similar oval shape to those from the current Mercedes-Benz C-Class but should be slightly larger considering the new E-Class will be bigger overall.

Underpinning the new E-Class will be the same shared MRA platform as the new C-Class. This new platform is not only lighter than the one currently used by the E-Class, but it is also more rigid thanks to its utilisation of aluminium in its construction.

Under the hood, a few key changes are predicted. First and foremost, there is a suggestion that a host of new engines are being tested for the new C-Class including a few inline-six cylinder engines.

The new inline-six cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz, no matter of its displacement, will then spawn brand new four-cylinder and three-cylinder engines for the brand and the new E-Class will likely be the first Mercedes-Benz model to debut this inline-six.

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