New interior color combinations, including multiple shades of brown, have been added to allow owners to customize the cabin’s appearance. Trims such as Natural Grain Ash wood are also available along with wood inlays with what Mercedes calls “flowing lines” embedded in them. For an added level of personalization, the new E-Class also features ambient LED interior mood lighting that comes with a choice of 64 colors. Owners can add touches of ambient lighting on areas including the center console, door pockets, footwells, and the tweeters of the available Burmester 3D surround sound system.
Mercedes-Benz’s current E-Class has been on sale since the 2010 model year, and for 2014 it was given a major update. In Mercedes tradition, we’ll see the next generation of the luxurious mid-size sedan introduced for the 2017 model year. We now have more spy shots that show some prototypes for the new E-Class with barely any camouflage gear. It's looking very handsome and, as expected, it's also looking much like the C- and S-Class models it sits between.
In 2013 (for the 2014 model year), the E-Class was comprehensively facelifted. Daimler invested close to €1 billion into the development of the extensive refresh, making it likely the most expensive mid-life facelift in the history of the automobile. The front fascia was heavily restyled, giving it a more aggressive look compared to the pre-facelift model. The biggest change was the singular front lights replacing the twin headlamp design (marking the end of Mercedes's dual headlamps use) with LED DRLs. The facelift was meant to make it more appealing to younger customers, who prefer its newer rivals (Audi A6 (4G) and BMW 5 Series) for their more modern looks. Most of the engines remained unchanged from the previous model. The Coupé and Cabrio shared a more aggressive, swifter look than the sedan, with a more svelte front fascia and a sleeker bonnet. Although not an all-new model, majority of the auto world have stated that the updated design and several changes make the car more than a regular mid-cycle refresh. On a family portrait of several generations of the E-Class side by side by Mercedes-Benz for the unveiling of the W213 E-Class, the W212 facelift was the only mid-cycle refresh featured in the image.