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Future Mercedes-Benz E-Class previewed?

An image of some intriguing sketches has surfaced online, believed to be early depictions of a future generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The image was found by German Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts blog, Mercedes-Benz Passion.

Future Mercedes-Benz E-Class, maybe

Very little details accompany the sketches, however, they do seem to showcase the company’s future design direction. There’s curvy headlights and body contours, a focused front grille, and a set of smoothly bulged wheel arches. The high waistline also gives the sedan a very modern look.

According to reports, the sketches were created by former Mercedes-Benz designer Hussein Al-Attar back in 2011. Although the likelihood of these previewing the next-gen E-Class is very low, some inspiration could be drawn from them.

You might also notice on the wall there is some text reading ‘W213’. Considering the current facelifted model – which has only just arrived – is called the W212, it does seem to hint at some possible insight as to what the next version could look like.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.