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.