Facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Around since 2009, the E-Class has received a mid-life refresh to ensure sales continue to grow strongly. The separated twin-headlamps have now become part of one enclosed casing on either side, while the grille and front-air dam have been changed considerably.
The car now gets partial LED headlamps as standard and full LED headlamps as an option. The rear also gets a new set of tail-lamps and more LEDs to boot. On the inside, the changes are purely cosmetic too, to lift the appeal of the car.
Most of the changes though are to the technologies that drive the German saloon. Distronic Plus with Steering Assist uses cameras in the front to make a 3-D map of the road ahead to gauge vehicles and pedestrians in the front, even if they are oncoming or running across.
Attention Assist, the system that alerts the driver in-case he/she feels drowsy now uses more algorithms and takes into account more situations as well. Motors stay primarily unchanged, though a new E400 Hybrid is also on offer for international markets. Expect an India launch before the end of this year.