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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class’ Lair Has Been Found - 100 Cars Lying in Wait

Videos featuring the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are starting to pile in, which means we’re getting closer and closer to its official reveal that should take place early next year.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-CLass W213 1 photo
Mercedes-Benz has two launches scheduled for the end of this year, both happening at the forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. We’re talking about two facelifts for two very different models in the brand’s range: the GLS full-size SUV and the SL roadster.

After that, it should be the E-Class’ turn under the spotlights, and it may be joined by the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, of which we showed you a spy video yesterday. There are no confirmed dates, but the E-Class could be the star of the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2016.

The more we get to see the car, the more we start to get used to the idea that it’s going to be a smaller version of the S-Class. And while the E-Class has had its own personality up until now, it can be argued that there was never a better time to let go of it and embrace that of its larger sibling than now.

The only problem we can see with this approach isn’t related to future E-Class owners, but to those people who have already spent a lot of money on their S-Class models, only for something extremely similar yet considerably cheaper to be launched two years later. Mercedes-Benz is somehow diluting the importance of its flagship, and that can’t be a good thing for the brand on the long run.

Back to the E-Class, the video below shows a parking lot full of W213 wearing all sorts of concealment devices, from the standard psychedelic camouflage applied to the more important areas to full textile covers that hide the whole care completely. However, some of the silver painted cars give us enough to look at.



 
 
 
 
 

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