A member over at enthusiast site GermanCarForum.com has seemingly stumbled upon a few images of the revised Mercedes-Benz E-Class for the 2014 model year. While we've had hints about what this face-lifted E will look like, in the form of spy shots, this is our first ever look at the uncamouflaged car.

The most easily evident changes to be found are at the front of the new E-Class, where nearly everything looks new. The dominating front grille is still quite bold, but now features a more sculptural frame, with thinner cross-members elements in the center. Two-piece headlights have merged into one dual-element unit, and are more steeply raked up towards the corners of the front end; LED elements now frame the headlights, rather than being used in strip-form at the bottom of the fascia. The lower front fascia itself has changed pretty dramatically, too, with a center aperture that now tapers from wide to narrow, top to bottom, where the existing car has essentially the reversed shape. The overall effect is far more flowing and delicate than the hammerhead of the current E.

Out back there seem to be revised taillamps and exhaust tips, though the changes to the car's rear are far more subtle than those made to its front.

Have a look at these first few leaked images of the new E-Class, and then tell us, in comments, if you like the changes you see, or not. And stay tuned for fuller information on the new car, as we've no doubt that Mercedes-Benz will be offering those up before too long.


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      fly by wireless
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, I like the original.
        fly by wireless
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fly by wireless
        On a positive note, it still looks better than a Bimmer. Can't wait to see the new Audi design language on the streets though. They've always been boring but gradually they've been changing that.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, it looks like an E Class. Imagine that.
      Stirling Matheson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's a smart design. Mercedes' designs have rarely been trendy, but the best Benzes have always been understated, and as a result, still look good 10 or 20 years later. I think the current trend of "MOAR CREASES" is going to look quite silly in a decade or two. This will be dated, but still respectable. The exeptions to that rule that I just made up seem to mostly be regarding trends that Mercedes itself started, like with the CLS's roofline.
        Street King
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Stirling Matheson
        Mercedes didnt start that with the CLS. The 4-door coupe was born in 1999 with the Charger concept - one of the first things Daimler did was kill it and use the loose design themselves on "their" CLS when the "merger" happened back then. Killed in 99, they came out with it 2004...exact timeline from drawing to production.
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those headlights looks like an update of the 2000 S-Class ones. Interesting.
        Jonathan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GN
        ... Maybe that's why I liked them? The W220 is my favorite modern Mercedes...
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      My what an ugly duckling.
      Dean
      • 2 Years Ago
      The grille surround is a bit thick, other than that, I like it.
      Snaisa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds of the S Class of last generation
      FordFan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is that the car from Men In Black?
      Vien Huynh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ewwww
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are they reusing the headlight housings from the W220 gen S class? I wouldn't call the current E class pretty, but at least it was good looking in a brutish/handsome kind of way. This thing looks like it's trying to find a medium between geometric and organic designs and failed.
        Carbon Fibre
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        The ongoing fail in the past few years. Notice how ALL cars are starting(ed) to look like crappy, cutty edged designs with off-sided curves and tacky geometric shapes. It all started around 2005 +-2 years give or take. Nohting like the 90's and below.
        audisp0rta4
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        I agree with you on all counts.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'm sure it looks better on the road but i find the new front end too busy. this gorden wagener guy freaks me out...like bmw merc has been hit or miss lately
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