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Inching ever closer to a global debut, here is the Mercedes-Benz W213 E-Class sedan spied once again, this time, wearing nearly no camouflage at all, but for limited areas surrounding the front and rear bumpers and tail lights.

These images are the most revealing ones we’ve ever seen of the next-gen E-Class, and should allow you to fully visualise the final product in your mind — which as recent reports suggest, could make a debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Here, all E-Class mules spied appear in the brand’s sportier Avantgarde line, distinguished by their twin-bar radiator grille and centralised Three-Pointed Star. The same design line has been seen on most previously spied W213s, but its standard grille has been spotted before, on a test mule at the Nurburgring.

Thus far, we’ve also been able to uncover the W213 E-Class’ interior for you, which as accurately speculated, was previewed by the Concept IAA at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show. With the top half of the dash inspired by the S-Class, and the lower half taken from the C-Class, the coming E-Class is the perfect middle ground between the two variants.

In the test mule we spied, only one of the S-Class’ 12.3-inch COMAND display screens made its way into the E-Class’ cabin, while the instrument cluster featured typical analogue dials, with a digital multi-info display screen in the centre.

The dash and centre console also features circular air vents with climate control toggles and centred analogue clock just beneath. Further down the centre console is where you’ll be able to spot the COMAND rotary dial with the touchpad cum palm rest floating above, just like in the W205 C-Class.

Performance wise, we know for sure that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG E 63 will adopt the same 4.0 litre biturbo V8 from the new C 63, while the remaining E-Class variants are expected to carry forward their range of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

Mercedes-Benz has also revealed a few technological developments for the E-Class, particularly surrounding its Remote Parking Pilot, NFC keyless entry, next-gen safety.

GALLERY: W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spyshots


GALLERY: W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior spyshots