Caught! Refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hides its New Face

A prototype of the refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon was caught getting some fresh air, but it appears the car wasn’t quite ready to show off its new face.

We’ve already speculated on some of the changes coming to the refreshed version of the popular Benz such as ditching the current model’s quad headlamps in favor of two single-piece units and, judging from the photo, it appears the headlights underneath the camo are simpler and sleeker. The LED daytime running lights also appear to be integrated in the headlight unit instead of their usual place on the bumper.

Although changes to the rear bumper don’t appear to be dramatic, minor revisions to the taillights should shake up the E-Class sedan and wagon’s design enough before the new model arrives in a few years.

The test mule wears minimal camouflage everywhere else, which could indicate minimal changes for the front doors and windows, though the Ponton-style rear side doors may be ditched on the 2013 E-Class. We expect the 2013 E350’s V-6 to get a boost in power and the E550 to get a more powerful and efficient single-turbo V-8.


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