Although the automotive landscape has definitely changed, with sport-utility vehicles being in demand, the current-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class has held strong. It remains one of the three-pointed stars' top-selling vehicles based on volume.

But, as autos tend to do, it's getting a bit stale.

For 2021, Mercedes will be giving the E a refresh. From what we can tell so far it seems as though it will be relatively light on the interior and exterior.

Expect the usual: An updated "face," taillights, new colors, new wheels and a light update on the interior that integrates Mercedes' latest tech. The BIG changes are likely to occur when it comes to powertrains and how the E is packaged. Expect mild hybrid technology to find itself home in all U.S.-based E-Class variants.

So, a nip/tuck here and there. More power. Better fuel economy. A more well-crafted cabin.

Check, check, check, check!

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...However, initial impressions are good – the updated E-Class seems to share the same comfortable ride as the outgoing car, while the shift to Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment system adds a host of welcome connectivity features. There’s also a suite of new safety equipment, which should help lower the current car’s lofty insurance premiums...

...In summary, our brief encounter with the new Mercedes E-Class left us impressed – most of the old car’s foibles appear to have been rectified and the new mild-hybrid engines should bring competitive levels of fuel economy. However, we’ll have to wait until we’ve driven it on UK roads before we make our final judgement. It’s due to go on sale in the summer of this year.


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