The Mercedes-Benz W213 E-Class has a fresh rival set to arrive in Malaysia very soon, judging from some reader images. Meanwhile, the latest E-Class arrived on our shores last year, bringing S-Class and C-Class design to the premium executive sedan, inside and out.

So far, three petrol engine options are available in the guises of the E 200, E 250 and E 300; they are each powered by the M274 DE 20 AL 2.0 litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 181 hp/300 Nm, 208 hp /350 Nm and 241 hp/370 Nm respectively; all are mated to a nine-speed automatic driving the rear wheels.

Starting from RM395,888 for the E 200, the first rung on the W213 E-Class ladder is already generously equipped; the widescreen cockpit features a pair of 12.3-inch displays, with 1,980 by 720 pixels each. The pair of screens are fitted with a single glass cover for a seamless, unified look.

Available driving assistance systems include Attention Assist, Crosswind Assist and Active Brake Assist, as well as Parking Pilot, which can park the car in parallel and perpendicular fashion; the package contains Active Parking Assist with rear cross-traffic alert.

A six-figure price tag nearly starting with a ‘4’ is doubtlessly hefty, however the E-Class is, objectively, highly accomplished, and is also a venerable symbol of success for many a professional or entrepreneur. Check out our walk-around video above, and also head over to CarBase.my for the full specifications list.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz E 200 AMG Line