Mercedes E Class Wagon 1

Today we can show you for the first time the interior of the upcoming W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, completely undisguised. The previous spyshots that we’ve seen show the interior partially covered up. Today’s shot is from a S213 Wagon with the sport grille.

The E-Class slots in between the C-Class and the S-Class in the Mercedes-Benz sedan line-up, and it seems that the designers have literally crafted the interior around this middle-ground positioning – the upper half of the dashboard seems to be inspired by the S-Class while the lower half is from the C-Class.

Like the S-Class, the new E-Class interior features a big trim piece that extends horizontally across the entire dashboard. This trim integrates four aircond vents in the middle just like the S-Class, the only thing missing is the analog clock that sits in the middle of the vents. We also notice a new-style engine start button positioned next to the air cond vents, moved higher up from its usual position.

Since this car has a sport grille on the exterior, the interior dash trim has a textured aluminium similiar to what you can find in the Malaysian-spec W212 E300 Bluetec Hybrid. There will no doubt be the usual options like gloss black or wood trim for the buyer to choose.

There’s also a single large cowl that extends across the driver instrument panel and the COMAND display. While the COMAND display looks similiar to the S-Class, the instrument panel uses analog dials instead of a digital display. The bottom half of the dashboard curves down in a similiar design as the C-Class, including the positioning of the analog clock. This is where the climate controls are, instead of buttons running along the lower edge of the main dashboard trim on the S-Class. And then you have the COMAND rotary knob as well as the touch panel “palm rest” that floats above it.

Based on previous spyshots, we connected the dots and said the upcoming W213 interior was previewed in the form of the interior of the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA that was shown at the recent 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Now we can definitely say whatever we see here matches what we saw in the concept.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Interior

GALLERY: S213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon