There can be no argument that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a handsome sedan, but some changes are underway to make the 2013 model more striking. Our spy shooters caught this wagon, which despite having its front end heavily cloaked, gives up at least a few details.

New headlights are hiding beneath all that masking, which will integrate the current model's separate daytime running lamps. Out back, the taillights will retain the same shape, but get a slightly different look.

Also absent from these photos will be a new design to the rear fenders, as we're told that Mercedes will be changing the rear doors to remove the "Ponton-style" bulge. The interior will be updated, as well, with some improved safety equipment being added to the E-Class order sheet.

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      EB110Americana
      • 2 Years Ago
      Redoing the stamping for the doors and rear fenders is a very intensive undertaking. I would be very surprised if they did that on a refresh. It requires all new dies for stamping and completely new crash test certification. Only on a few select refreshes which are more like version 1.5, have we seen that depth of modification in recent memory. I think the E-Class is handsome as is, though I agree that the optional "L" daytime running lights in the lower fascia look Autozone-parts-cheap. What really needs an update is the center stack, which features too much black plastic and with its boxy shape is overly austere even by Mercedes standards.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need to add the Bluetec option to the wagon, otherwise it should be another decent looking MB product.
      Ario
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they don't ruin a nice/distinctive look E-Class has been carrying through this generation.
      bananahammock93
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't see how taking away its most distinctive features would make it "more striking".
      pickles
      • 2 Years Ago
      Respectfully, there CAN be plenty of argument regarding the handsome-ness of the sedan. To me, it's brutalist uptight (which could be awesome) yet the rear 'fenders' always evoke the last iteration of the Subaru Forester. This car aches for some good old fashioned Teutonic design restraint. Fender flourishes seem time-dated and trendy. With hope (and doubt) the update will calm the cheeze-factor.
      BryanGx
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the massive rear big-butt overhang, it still looks like a conventional station wagon. In other words, boring. Even the AMG version will still look boring. For contract, see the Caddy CTS wagon or the old Dodge Magnum, both of which lack the overhang (and neither of which look like boring old station wagons).
      • 2 Years Ago
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      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geezum-Crow, bring the E-class Wagon. I fu**ing love wagons (after driving a GTi for 18 months). I have no idea why an SUV or CUV would be considered over a wagon. None.
      tsand
      • 2 Years Ago
      "New headlights are hiding beneath all that masking, which will integrate the current model's separate daytime running lamps." I think the DRLs are located beneath the headlights.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Michael C.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The silver car behind the mule in the first two pictures appears to be the updated model with no camouflage... I've never seen those lights or that lower grille on an E, and that car is definitely an E.
      Murad
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Edsel camouflage is effective.
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