Make no mistake: this is the new E-Class from Mercedes-Benz. E, not C

Once I had the chance to talk to Walter de Silva about design. And he got really pissed off with me when I asked him what did he think about the claims that all Volkswagen cars were looking exactly the same. So were Audi vehicles. I am not sure if Mercedes-Benz wanted to be part of this claim or if the company just had a Volkswagen moment, but the fact is the new E-Class can be easily taken for a bigger C Class. Or vice-versa. Have a look and try to say one from the other from these images (with no badge appearing).

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Known as W213, the new generation E Class will be fully revealed at the 2016 NAIAS, with all the technical information we would like to have right now and we currently don’t. It is just a matter of waiting a few more days. While the NAIAS does not open its doors, have a look at all the leaked images of the new D segment sedan from Mercedes-Benz. Here they are, including the images of the C and the E-Class with their badges on.

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Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.