A handful of next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class models have been spied in the midst of testing together. The E-Class models spied are all sedan variants with two wearing matte black camouflage while the final two have been adorned with more complex white and black camo.

While Mercedes-Benz is still doing a lot to conceal the exterior design of the next-gen E-Class, we already have a good idea of how it will look. Most significantly, it will feature headlights and taillights very similar to those of the C-Class and S-Class models. As a matter of fact, we expect the main point of visual difference between the C-Class, S-Class and new E-Class models will be their different sizes.

Technology wise, the new E-Class will feature a myriad of systems to assist in semi-autonomous driving. One interesting feature will be the ‘Car-to-X’ communication system created to recognise and communicate with other vehicles. This system will help reduce the risks of collisions around tight bends and at junctions, particularly when it is hard to see other traffic.

Elsewhere, the next-generation E-Class will incorporate a selection of advanced sensors as well as a facing forward stereo camera alongside side and rear facing cameras. A developed version of the German marque’s Intelligent Drive system will also be implemented to ensure that the E-Class remains at an appropriate distance from other vehicles it is following on highways at up to 200 km/h.

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