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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz chose the 2016 Detroit Auto Show to unveil its MY 2017 E-Class, the tenth generation of the model.
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The car is all-new and is more high-tech than ever before. While the exterior design comes as no surprise, the conservative approach isn’t new for Mercedes-Benz. As shown by past generations of the E-Class, that proudly wore traits from its larger “Sonderklasse” brother, this design solution makes the vehicles instantly recognizable on the road from a distance. 

Furthermore, the no-risk approach to the design, while a risk in itself, stands better chances of looking good once the years pass. Other manufacturers who prefer a more risky take on the design of new generation models end up with cars that aren’t so attractive anymore some years after their initial market launch.

Speaking of the market launch of the new E-Class, the version bound for the United States of America will only be available in two design lines, Sport, and Luxury. Meanwhile, in Europe, Mercedes-Benz will offer three variants of the E-Class, called Exclusive, Avantgarde, and AMG, not including the base models.

Along with the technological implant from the S-Class, the new E-Class features a larger interior. Unlike the exterior, Mercedes-Benz really changed the interior of this car and made it look like the S-Class in a positive way. The versions exhibited at the Detroit Auto Show are, naturally, better fitted than the standard version, but they look stunning (feel free to check the photo gallery).

The new E-Class features the first-ever touch-sensitive controls for the steering wheel and new semi-autonomous driving functions. The car is capable of switching lanes on its own, a feature its S-Class brother doesn’t have - at least for now. The same goes for the touch-pads on the wheel. So, for the 2017 Model Year, Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class features some technologies yet unavailable on the flagship, which is kind of a neat thing about the new sedan from the German manufacturer.

 
 
 
 
 

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