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SPY: First scoops of the future 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Limousine (W 213)

A while ago, spy photographers have spotted shots of a modified C-Class vehicle which appeared to be an early test mule for the forthcoming W 213 series E-Class. Recently, the very first finished body test prototypes of the business class limousine have rolled out on the streets of Germany.

The first impression while examining the photos is that the next generation E-Class will further evolve the design philosophy launched on the new C-Class. The anti-wedge profile is demonstrated by the long bonnet and shorter rear volume. The prototype is heavily cladded with camouflage, so it is hard to draw any further conclusions. What is for sure is that, like the C-Class, the E-Class is also set to become even more elegant with the advent of the new generation, towards the end of 2016.

Details are scarce at the moment, but what we know certainly is the W 213 will be introduced as technological masterpiece. The future E-Class will introduce an all new, gesture-based interior architecture, along with a highly enhanced COMAND Online infotainment system, similar to the Human Machine Interface that was previewed back in 2007 on the F 700 Research Vehicle.

Several new assistance and safety technologies will also make their way onto the new E-Class. For the first time since the 90s, Mercedes-Benz will return to straight-six petrol and diesel engine. The new modular units will be offered in several output stages, covering the 200-400 hp range. They will use spray-guided direct injection, two-stage turbocharging, ECO start/stop technology and several systems to further reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency.

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SPY: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML Coupé a.k.a. MLC (C 292) spotted in the U.S.

In January 2015, Mercedes-Benz will launch its first Sports Utility Coupé (SUC). The new ML Coupé, which was previously known as the MLC, will showcase on the stage of the NAIAS Detroit. The radical design is inspired by the Concept Coupé SUV, which Mercedes-Benz highlighted in April at Auto China 2014 in Beijing.

SPY: First scoops of the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Facelift (X 166)

The current generation of the GL-Class launched during summer 2012 and the large-sized SUV is already prone to receive a makeover to refresh the model at the middle of its lifecycle. According to rumors, the facelift of the X 166 will be revealed next year as a 2016 model.

SPY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Facelift (W 166) shows new details

The revamped generation of the M-Class is set to be officially unveiled towards the end of the year. The SUV will showcase a more dramatic styling, which meets the cues of the new design philosophy from Stuttgart.

UNCOVERED: The new C-Class (W 205) gets snagged totally uncamouflaged !!!

After the first leak which emphasized a set of images taken from an internal brochure, this morning brought us fresh and proper pics with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class totally exposed, with no camouflage whatsoever.

SPY: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Limousine (W 205) in a fresh set of shots

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the high-performance version of its brand new C-Class, the C 63 AMG, next summer. The model is currently being put to test by engineers in various locations worldwide. The latest spy shots come from Europe (Nurburgring circuit in Germany) and the United States (the Death Valley Desert).

SPY: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (S 205) on its first journey in the wild

The new C-Class Limousine, internally badged W 205, will be followed in the second part of 2014 by the estate body variant, baring the code S 205. The practical C-Class will overtake its sedan sibling by a few centimeters and thus will offer more boot space and enhanced practicality.

SPY: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Limousine (W 205) showcases more details in new scoops

Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce the brand new generation C-Class in early 2014, specifically in January at the NAIAS Detroit. The medium-sized family of models is an all-so important growth engine for the German brand, so the new 205 series has been carefully developed for more than four years both inside and outside the labs.

SPY: Mercedes-Benz B-Class (W 246) gets revised for the 2015 model year

Mercedes-Benz launched the second generation of the B-Class in 2011 at Frankfurt. Sales have commenced soon after the world premiere and installed the compact sports tourer in a comfortable place in its class with remarkable sales numbers. Next year, the company will introduce a refreshed generation of the W 246 model series in order to keep the car competitive on the market.

SPY: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class XL (X 222) conquers the European roads

Mercedes-Benz will develop a consistent luxury range on the basis of the new S-Class. After the SWB (W 222) and LWB (V 222) versions were premiered in May at Hamburg, the Germans will launch a third model - the extralong wheelbase (XLWB) S-Class (X 222), nicknamed "XL".

SPY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class (C 292) test mules snagged at Nurburgring

After some months with no news on the future MLC, spy photographers were able to capture new images of the test mules used to develop the C 292 SUV coupe at Nurburgring. These vehicles display a shorter clearance, a slightly enlarged wheelbase and modified wheel arches to house the new underpinnings until the finished ("frozen") design body comes into force.

SPY: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Viano shows some bold styling for a van

An all new generation Viano is set to arrive next year. The large-sized family van will showcase a striking design, in line with the new Mercedes-Benz philosophy, and more exclusive appointments and technology from the brand's latest passenger vehicles.

SPY: Early 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS SB Facelift (X 218) prototype spotted

Mercedes-Benz will refresh the entire CLS lineup (Coupe and Shooting Brake) in spring 2014. As indicated by the test prototype recently caught on tape in Stuttgart, this will be a moderate facelift of an already elegant and beautiful car. The front fascia will hold the most important update.

SPY: First sighting of the future 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT/SLC AMG (C 190)

Mercedes-AMG has just recently begun testing its brand new sports weapon in the mid-class segment: the new GT supercar, which could also be badged SLC AMG, is destined to arrive in the second part of 2015, with the world premiere probably planned for IAA Frankfurt the same year.

SPY: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (C/R 197) receives a minor facelift for 2015 model year

In late 2014, the new SLS AMG will be already 5 years old, so the engineers from Affalterbach thought it would be great to apply some subtle revisions to the Gullwing-ed supercar.

SPY: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W 205) in a new set of scoops

The future C-Class will be Merc's first high-selling model to be built in outside Europe. While the Bremen plant still holds a great part of the volumes, additional facilities have been set up at Tuscaloosa (USA), Beijing (China) and in East London (South Africa).

SPY: FEP shots of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (X 156)

Merc's first compact crossover, the GLA-Class, will celebrate world premiere this September at the Frankfurt motor show. The model has recently entered the final experimental phase (FEP), so now the initial heavy cladding is gone thus revealing more of the exterior design of the X 156. Market launch is programmed for autumn 2013 in Europe, whereas the United States have to wait until early 2014 for the new GLA.

SPY: Sneak view inside the forthcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (C 217)

After the S-Class Limousine (W/V 222), Mercedes-Benz will further impress the automotive industry with a new member of the prestigious luxury family beginning with 2014. The ultra-revolutionary S-Class Coupe is set to storm waters next year during spring when it gets officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. Here you have the very first photo shots depicting the dashboard of the new 2-door model wearing the three-pointed star.

SPY: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (X 156) scooped as a taxi on the Nurburgring

The tradition of the beige Mercedes-Benz taxis in the big European cities will add a new chapter when the future GLA-Class compact crossover gets revealed in September at the 2013 edition of the IAA Frankfurt.

SPY: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (W/V 222) spotted on the Nordschleife

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will soon arrive on the market and it is proper we see the first of the high-performance variants destined to debut this year. To be exact, the all new S 63 AMG will be officially introduced this fall at Frankfurt, with sales starting later on towards the end of 2013.