An alert enthusiast in Madrid, Spain was quick enough to snap a picture of what looks like the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and send it to Autofacil. Caught staged during what appears to be a photo or video shoot, the reader, Victor Poza, wrote that after sundown the street was watered and the sedan was placed with a view of skyskrapers in the distance.

A few weeks ago, a camouflaged prototype was snapped at the Nürburgring, its face and sides mostly hidden. Poza's photo allows a glimpse of the single-piece headlights and the new upper and lower grille treatments – much cleaner and more expressive than the face of the current car. It looks like the AMG version gets a chromed lower element to set itself apart. And sure enough, the pontoon fenders have been retired to, well, wherever it is that pontoons live since it is no longer on the fenders of automobiles.

An intense refresh of the E-Class, at least one report has stated that all of the sheetmetal is new except for the roof and front doors. Underneath the skin will come more avant-garde gadgetry like the suspension that adjusts to the profile of the road based on the image provided by camera, and a night vision system that can detect pedestrians and animals. Inside is expected to be a greater use of leather, wood and metal.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Better than the F10 M5.
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is the AMG version but hey this looks amazing!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm going to miss the split headlights. I'm surprised they're dropping them mid-cycle rather than on the next model. I'll even miss the pontoon fenders. Oh well, it still looks good.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This isn't the next gen car, its a refresh.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Completely ruined. The split headlights are iconic for the E class. I'm still mad at them for getting rid of the window switches in the center and THE BEST cruise control switch/stalk in any car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gorgeous. With the addition of the AMG sports grill, I would now seriously consider this over the CLS 63. Looking closely, this E63 also has the "double horizontal line" grill like the new SL63 and the G63. It also has the SL63 style exhausts based on spy shots of the rear. This new design seems to be rolling out across all new AMGs now...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty nice. This car on the road looks fantastic in white and the "black" roof. I also can see a BMW tailight over there. Not bad.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This photo is now at least 2 weeks old, already covered by most other outlets. Autoblog you are always very late to the party.
      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't ask me why, don't ask me how, but reminded me of an Opel Astra OPC.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm gonna miss the pre-face lift head lights
      • 2 Years Ago
      finally no more double headlights design,not really a fan of it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        I don't like the double headlights of E-class but I really like the E-Class Coupe one
      • 2 Years Ago
      No more 2004 Forester rear flanks? That was an odd moment of extraordinarily poor MB styling- which needed to change. It looks much better. Younger, less agricultural, sleeker yet more timeless at the same time. Well done.
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