The unveiling of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class may still be two years off, but our spies have already captured shots of the next generation luxury sedan testing in the US.
Exterior styling will mimic that of the S-Class, while dramatic surfaces and sculpting are likely to result in a sportier profile.
The new car will reportedly drop the Sensatronic Brake Control system in favour of conventional brakes with adaptive braking and CBC features.
Optional ceramic-composite brake discs are also likely to be introduced on AMG models.
Driver aids will also be pivotal on the new E-Class. Lane departure warning, eye movement monitor, traffic sign indicator, road condition sensors, and stability control factoring in crosswinds, camber changes and tyre wear are some of the systems that could be incorporated.
W212 as it is code-named, will be shown for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.