The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is Getting a Facelift

Giancarlo Perlas December 14, 2018

More than two years after the unveiling of the fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, it appears that the car is receiving a mid-cycle refresh. The new spy photos of the sedan confirm this.

The images from Motor1 show a white E-Class that’s not too different from its current model. However, some parts at the front and rear are concealed by white foil wraps. Normally, the covered areas indicate where the significant changes will take place.

Based on the layout of the car’s fascia, it will get new headlamps. There are hints also that it will get some of the styling elements found in front of the latest CLS. Among the changes include the wider air intakes integrated on the sides of the front bumper and new mesh behind a more angular radiator grille. Going around the back reveals a new set of taillights too with very narrow LED strips.

It is hard to make out the interior of the facelifted E-Class in the spy shots. Some sources claim though that some of the tech within the new S-Class will trickle down to it. With that, it will probably have better screens with the MBUX multimedia system and enhanced driver assistance technology.

Don’t expect much updates on the powertrain of the facelifted E-Class. The car will likely reflect the same set of outputs based on its present trim levels because Mercedes just gave the E-Class a fresh lineup of engines. Then again, don’t rule out the possible tiny tweaks on the auto’s power units.

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Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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