Mercedes Teases W212 E-Class Facelift Headlights

Sometimes, we wish we could transmit the excitement we feel when we see something, but even the English vocabulary can’t guarantee that the message gets across. From the very second we saw this video posted by Mercedes on Youtube, we thought to ourselves “what if it’s a teaser for the E-Class headlights.”
Mercedes E-Class Facelift headlight 1 photo
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And that’s just what it turned out to be, the new single unit design for the W212 E-Class facelift. All the sheetmetal is said to be new on the car except for the doors and the roof, but the part that most fans will immediately take to will be the headlights, with angular halos hinting at the E-Class’ old design.

Besides the amazing halos, the adjusting headlights and the overall change in design, Mercedes has also added a belt of LED daytime running lights to the top in a waving pattern. It’s getting increasingly difficult to explain modern design, and we think it’s much better just to check out the video below.

What we can explain are the changes we believe are coming to the E-Class in other departments.

The engine range will most likely include the 3.5-liter V6 for the E350 and the 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 for the E500/E550. As for the E63 AMG, the engine in that monster should continue to remain the same. Mercedes reportedly has a turbocharged 3-liter V6 with 333 hp, which they will introduce to the new C-Class, and maybe even the E-Class.

For the first time, the E63 AMG, this will likely also be available as an all-wheel drive model for the first time in the company’s history.

Judging by the timing of this trailer, the E-Class facelift should drop by the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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