One by one, members of the refreshed 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family are making their first appearances.
Following the E-Class Estate, All-Terrain, and Coupe, it is now time to see the 2020 E-Class Sedan in public for the first time. Our photographers spotted a prototype in Germany undergoing testing alongside a current E-Class Sedan model. What caught our attention was not so much the front end which features a similar treatment as earlier E-Class prototypes, but the rear end of the car.
That’s because the model features a set of makeshift taillights that are clearly a temporary solution until development on the finished item is done. Interestingly, the sedan is the only body style that was spotted with these improvised taillights — the wagon and coupe seem to feature the final production rear lights under the camouflage.
Who knows, maybe Mercedes-Benz is looking to differentiate the E-Class further from the smaller C-Class styling-wise. The rear bumper and boot lid don’t seem to feature changes over the current model, but they’re covered by a thin camouflage material either way.
As with the other body styles, the sedan’s front end is hard to decipher because of the heavy camouflage. It’s clear, however, that the LED headlights feature a new signature and the bumper will gain a more aggressive design.
As for the powertrains, don’t expect major updates. Mercedes has already introduced its newest power plants on the current model, including straight-six gasoline and diesel units.