Captured in our spy photos, the E-Class we see is a prototype wagon, but still shows off the new front end lines of the car. Covered in heavy plastic cladding, the front end update is concealed very well. Still, we see that the quad headlights have been integrated into one another, and are now a more standard two light setup. The LED daytime running lights have also been moved, out of the bumper and into the bottom portion of the headlight.
The new E-Class will also lose its full car length belt-line, otherwise known as Pontoon styling. The line that runs the length of the car will stop around three-quarters of the way to the back, where a new line will start underneath. The overall look of the new E-Class is aiming to be more luxurious, to separate it further from the sportier C-Class.
Technology will not be in short supply, as the new E-Class is destined to get improved night assistant, dynamic light assistant, intelligent lane assistant, intelligent brake assistant, congestion assistant, magic ride control and heads-up display.
Watch for the 2014 E-Class to bow at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
GALLERY: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class