The next generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class isn’t set to arrive until 2015, so in the meantime, Mercedes is sending the 2013 model for a moderate face-lift.
A prototype estate version of the updated E-Class was spied in public with its new face partially covered up.
As has been reported, some of the changes coming to the refreshed E-Class include losing the model’s quad headlamps in favor of two single-piece units and, judging from the photo, it appears the headlights underneath the camo are simpler and sleeker. The LED daytime running lights also appear to be integrated in the headlight unit instead of their usual place on the bumper.
Changes to the rear bumper don’t appear to be very dramatic though, only minor revisions to the taillights in order to shake up the E-Class sedan and wagon’s design before the next-gen model arrives in a few years.
The test mule wears minimal camouflage everywhere else, which could indicate minimal changes for the front doors and windows, though the Ponton-style rear side doors may be ditched on the 2013 E-Class. We expect the 2013 E350's V-6 to get a boost in power and the E550 to get a more powerful and efficient single-turbo V-8.