You could be forgiven for mistaking the new E-Class for its C- or S-Class siblings.
Some E-Class versions have a coefficient of drag of just 0.23.
The 2017 E-Class has less-fussy flanks thank its forbearer.
The E-Class' rear is its least distinctive aspect.
A more traditional grille and hood ornament is available, but 90% of US cars will look like this.
Handsome split five-spoke wheels show off the brake discs well.
Note the wheel's use of machine surfacing and gloss black paint.
The E-Class' 86-LED headlamps have amazing features that we won't get in the US until Washington approves.
"Stardust-effect" lights are more impressive-looking at night, we're told.
E300 badging means four-cylinder power under hood.
Sport trim models get contrasting black side mirror caps.
Dual exhausts are nicely integrated into the rear fascia.
The E-Class' office looks like a shrunken-down S-Class dashboard, and that's a good thing.
One of five distinct gauge cluster themes. This one is oddly EV-esque.
New steering-wheel controls allow intuitive swipe and scroll ability.
Mercedes' familiar COMAND infotainment jog wheel.
Mercedes COMAND jog wheel looks more elegant from this aspect.
An overview of the navigation map screen with satellite overlay.
2017 E-Class climate control screen.
2017 E-Class USB2 media screen.
The 12.3-inch center console display is vibrant and crisp.
Comfortable power seats are available in a variety of leather and faux-leather finishes.
Adjustable airline-style flaps on the headrests are a nice touch.
The rear seats are slightly roomier than before thanks to that wheelbase stretch.
At 14.1 cubic feet, the 2017 E-Class' trunk is slightly larger than before.
Power seat controls are conveniently located on the door.
Mercifully, interior accent lighting is switchable to one of 64 different colors.
The engine bay may not be much to look at, but the 2.0T is torquey and well behaved.
Regardless of what C-Class engine you choose, a new nine-speed automatic is standard.