Mercedes drives the E-Class forward from premium to luxury

An all-new generation of this model is on the way, and it’s more luxurious than ever

Mercedes Benz E Class: The new generation brings a fresh face, with a grille surrounded by a gloss black panel that connects with the LED headlights

The Mercedes E-Class has been around under its current name since the early 1990s, though the car’s heritage and its place in the model range goes back three-quarters of a century. Suffice to say that when it comes to creating saloon cars, the company has form.

In the intervening years, the E-Class has become a staple of the premium saloon segment. It’s maintained healthy competition with its Teutonic rivals, the Audi A6 and BMW 5 ...