The executive saloon market may be called saturated but heading it up are three German brands that have dominated it for decades. Audi and BMW both offer class leading models that for this generation in particular stand out from their forefathers. Mercedes-Benz brings just as potent machines to the party, but with a mid-cycle refresh of the E-Class they have gone out of their way to ensure that they are just as competitive as their stablemates.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has some key changes made to it over the previous model. A design rework sees an all-new front end that ditches the once traditional “quad-cluster” of lights. At the rear the bumper gets a few nip and tucks accompanied by a body line that starts at the rear lights and creases down the profile of the car. Several new safety features have been added to the E-Class including one that prevents the severity of a collision at speed or at a junction by braking the car automatically. Another is Steering Assist that will keep the car in a specified lane.
The new Mercedes E-Class enter showrooms in March.