Mercedes-Benz has shared the first official images with the interior of the all-new 2016 E-Class.
The waiting seems to be nearly over as the German manufacturer has finally released some official photos of the next generation E-Class. What we’ve got here is a comprehensive high-res photo gallery, depicting the interior of the vehicle.
Basically, the dashboard is a modernized version of the one found in the S-Class range-topping sedan. We see the same dual-screen layout with fully digital instrument cluster. Different trim levels will feature different steering wheels, navigation system, materials, and trim.
Just below the infotainment system display the automaker has installed four round air vents, while on the center console we find the climate system controls and a stylish clock. If you take a look at the left side of the dashboard, you’ll find buttons controlling some of the assistance systems and the electric parking brake.
In typical Mercedes fashion, the controls for the front seats are located on the door panels along with the heating/cooling buttons, and the audio system speakers.
Official details are scarce at the moment, but reports suggested the new E-Class will feature the so-called NFC system that allows the driver to use his smartphone as a key, if he has a special secure SIM card. Also, the car will get a remote parking system, similar to the one of the BMW 7-Series.
We’ll know more about the model in the coming weeks, as we are approaching the official premiere, scheduled for the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit next month. Sales are expected to start in April with the sedan version, while the station wagon will join the lineup shortly after.