2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photographed undisguised

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Autofacil.es reader has managed to take a picture of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class without any camouflage. The photograph was taken from hotel Chamartín in Madrid, Spain.

This could very well be the E63 AMG version judging by the large alloy wheels, big air vents on the front bumper and the red brake calipers. The photographer, Víctor Gutiérrez Poza, also mentioned that he noticed a “V8 biturbo” logo on the front fender.

Based on this picture and what we have seen in previous spy photos, the 2014 E-Class is more than just a simple facelift as it will bring extensive updates, including one-piece headlights with LEDs and bi-xenon, revised front grille and a new hood.

As we reported two weeks ago, a source has informed us that the E63 AMG will be offered as standard with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and will produce 543 hp (405 kW) without the optional Performance Package. It will be capable of reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.

Source: autofacil.es

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HommeStar HommeStar
Sadly - not feeling it. The E-Class has always maintained its own personality and extra high level of class, amongst the MB lineup and against other marques in general. I consider the current model a masterwerk but this update appears demoted. This grille does not suit the E-Class, and the full headlamp (although internally divided) does not sit so well. It is certainly a decent looking car but I expected something just alittle more dynamic - inline with the revolutionary CLS. The directive makes it quite obvious that the intent is to bite in to the 5 Series market, which may be deemed a strong strategy. However, bending the E-Class identity to compete with BMW sales figures tarnishes the brand, in my opinion.
Nov 1st, 2012 9:22pm
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Roken Roken
Looking closely, this E63 also has the "double horizontal line" grill like the new SL63 and the G63. This new design seems to be rolling out across all new AMGs now.
Nov 1st, 2012 12:37am
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Now that I think more about this pic...why did the reader take only one! I'd have run down and got more pics of different angles or at the very least more from that angle and larger ones too thanks to the current megapixel phone cameras.
Oct 31st, 2012 8:57pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
Looks great, like a bigger C class really. The big emblem is for the sporty versions and the more understated grill without the badge is for the 'boring' but classy versions. Just like with the C class.
Oct 31st, 2012 6:27pm
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CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
I think from this angle the front looks like insignia a bit... Plus the headlights have lost the sharp lines -which i think this generation E-Class is all about sharp lines- which means it doesn't fit the rest...
Oct 31st, 2012 6:13pm
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So they copied the front bumper from the new Clio RS :)
Oct 31st, 2012 4:05pm
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GabrielCheng GabrielCheng
3.4 seconds seems impossible
Oct 31st, 2012 2:53pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
don't know why, this car car will probably arounf 200kg heavier than for example a GTR, the GTR does 2.8 with the same power, the merc a bit heavier does 3.4... doesn't look that impossible to me
Nov 1st, 2012 12:18am
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Cale24 Cale24
Hard to tell from this image, but the nose looks better IMO. On a side note (not necessarily this E class) can anyone explain WHY Mercedes is so obsessed with making the noses of most of its model range VERTICAL!? Its worst on a CLS and now again on new SL- just look at the side profile images- at total odds with the rest of the design. The desire for an 'imposing' face has blinded them to it, and in years to come it'll dawn on them but too late- already weakened the overall appeal on many of the cars. Ridiculous. eg: http://www.lincah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2011-Mercedes-Benz-CLS-Side-View.jpg
Oct 31st, 2012 2:42pm
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Decypha Decypha
It may have to do with pedestrian safety, don't quote me on this though. I do know that Volvo, with the V40, created the bonnet airbag so they wouldn't have to design a car with an "imposing" face, as you call it.
Oct 31st, 2012 3:13pm
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Ziffy Ziffy
You are right, it is due to the pedestrian safety reason. :)
Oct 31st, 2012 4:25pm
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As Decypha mentioned, it is for pedestrian safety in case of an impact. The EU laws are being put in place that cars have to have a certain flat frontal area to spread the impact force over a bigger area of the person being hit rather than just getting your legs chopped off followed by flipping your body so you hit your head on the bonnet (and hard engine underneath). So all cars are getting a flatter front.
Oct 31st, 2012 4:26pm
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Valak Valak
What difference does it make if a car throws you gently 20 meters up into the air, it's unlikely that you'll fall on the same soft and cosy bonnet that lifted you from the ground ? It's when you hit the road surface that you suffer the worst injuries.
Oct 31st, 2012 6:11pm
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Valak, i believe the main point is that it can be the difference between life and death if the impact can be spread over a larger area of the pedestrian getting hit. It's no guarantee but increases the odds of survival.
Oct 31st, 2012 7:59pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Front=beautiful :) Back=outdated :( I hope they make that back little a bit more elegant. They already know how to do it. http://www.cosmiccar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2012-brabus-mercedes-benz-cls-rear-side-view.jpg
Oct 31st, 2012 2:35pm
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FastLane FastLane
I have been waiting to see this for a while, from what i see, i like but not the front grill where the Mercedes Logo is placed. If this photographer could release better pictures I'm sure Mercedes Benz would release the official pictures this week!
Oct 31st, 2012 2:25pm
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WOW!!!! That looks amazing!!! 3.4 sec!!! My jaw is on the floor and I am drooling!
Oct 31st, 2012 2:09pm
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Roken Roken
Too right! Gorgeous. With the addition of the AMG sports grill, I would now seriously consider this over the CLS 63. Also love the C63 Black/SLS wheels that now appear to be an option for the E63.
Nov 1st, 2012 12:34am
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CDspeed CDspeed
Mercedes is using the giant grill emblem a bit too much.
Oct 31st, 2012 1:55pm
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Lutzie Lutzie
Since the 1950s Mercedes has used the grille-mounted three-pointed star on sporting models. The standard and luxury models will have the more usual style grille.
Nov 13th, 2012 6:27am
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Godfather Godfather
The old grill looked soooooooooooo much better. I had a 2010 e-class for a year and found the best thing was it didn't't look like a Korean car as this does. Who else bar rolls Royce has their emblem sticking up? IMO that's not bad company to be in.
Oct 31st, 2012 1:47pm
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