The dual headlamps of the E-Class have been swapped for a single unit that was teased a while ago. The grille can now be ordered with either the usual horizontal slats with ornament on top design or the more sporty grille with the three pointed star inset. The ‘pontoon’ inspired rear fenders have been ditched for a more conventional look. The rear has also been reworked and is unique in the fact that it isn’t aiming to project a really wide look at the rear with all horizontal elements like the Beemers and Audis have been trying to do this year.
The whole car is now more organic and less Teutonic. Automotive Forums seem to be mostly in favour of the new design while some members think there might be too much happening up front for the car to age gracefully. Nothing beats seeing the car in flesh, so the wait begins.