Here is another look at the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that is set to debut at the coming 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January. More interestingly, however, this spy video by walkoART also captures a long-wheelbase version of the car next to the regular sedan.

We’ve shown you several spyshots of the next-gen E-Class on many occasions already, but rarely have we seen its long-wheelbase sibling making an appearance. The longer version of the W213 is expected to be available in markets like China, and is also rumoured to be positioned as a Mercedes-Maybach E-Class.

As previously revealed by spyshots of the LWB E-Class, the rear windows of the car are visibly longer than the regular model, with the pillar next to the rear quarter glass also appearing thicker than usual.

The rear door design is also different from the standard model, adopting a similar shape to that on the X222 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The door handles themselves are positioned noticeably further ahead of the rear wheels. This move sets this car apart from the previous-gen LWB E-Class in China, which was purely an elongated version of the E-Class sedan. It’s a firm clue that the new LWB version will indeed be marketed as a Mercedes-Maybach.


The video also reiterates a side-by-side view of the two E-Class variants, both disguised heavily by camouflage, exposing little more than their silhouettes and wheels. Still, it’s more than enough to determine that this is in fact the W213 E-Class next to a long-wheelbase version of itself.

Thus far, our spy photographers have managed to bring you pictures of the coming E-Class that almost fully reveal its exterior design. Interior photos have also been spied, showcasing the W213’s latest dashboard and cabin layout. Mercedes-Benz has also previewed some of the car’s new tech, particularly its Remote Parking Pilot, NFC keyless entry, next-gen safety.

As mentioned, the new W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is set to be revealed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show next January. As such, don’t be too surprised if the premium executive sedan makes its Malaysian debut sometime mid- to late-2016.

GALLERY: W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class