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Mercedes-Benz has given the E-Class - it's best-selling model - a minor update... Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz

Even though the motoring industry seems to be just about SUVs these days, it is heartening for those who prefer saloons at least that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the German brand’s best-selling model.

First introduced way back in 1946, the current E-Class has been around since 2016 and so the time has come to give it a little update to keep it looking fresh and at the top of its game. Mercedes has released official photos and some details about the upcoming facelifted model.

The teaser images show camouflaged models roaming the streets of Las Vegas and from what we can tell, the updates seem to be minor at best. The front and rear fascias get new bumpers and restyled headlights and taillights which appear to look a little more like those of the CLA.

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The new E-Class gains some modest styling tweaks inside and out, along with more technology and all kinds of hybrid options... Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz

The update will include the German automaker's latest driver assist technology such as an active distance assist Distronic which can also detect and respond to traffic jams and slow-moving traffic while extra safety tech comprises an active steering assist, active brake assist, active blind spot assist, and a parking package with a 360-degree camera. It will also pack Mercedes-Benz Urban Guard function providing all-around surveillance of the parked vehicle.

Mercedes says the cabin will boast "enhanced interior comfort", along with a new steering wheel with touch control buttons, two large 10.25in displays as standard, and an MBUX infotainment system.

Powertrain options will include as many as seven plug-in hybrid versions of the E-Class while two new engines will join the lineup – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with an integrated starter generator and a 48-volt system delivering 268 horses and a six-cylinder unit with an integrated starter generator and 48-volt system rated at 362 horses.

As for when the facelifted E-Class will be actually revealed, Mercedes hasn’t discussed dates just yet…

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