New E-Class Interior Spied

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
new e class interior spied

Although spy photographers have captured exterior shots of the next E-Class floating around the net, the cars are so heavily camouflaged that it's hardly worth looking. There are, however, two fantastic pictures of the interior of the car. One comes by way of the UK's AutoExpress, the other is of unknown origin (and slight blurriosity). The interior is a fair split between the boxier, more traditionally robust interior in the C-Class and the leather-covered lunar module in the S-Class. And the same "hood" that covers the LCD screen in the S-Class (not to mention BMW's cars) appears here too. In all honesty, I'm not wild about it. But I don't get wild about much. Maybe an E250 CDI. Anticipate a formal debut for this car in the fall at one of the major European auto shows.

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  • Carguy Carguy on Apr 20, 2008

    There appears to be some sort of convergent evolution of car interiors going on to the point where they all look the same. For all I know this could be a BMW interior.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Apr 20, 2008

    I'm with carguy. This looks like a copycat of BMW. Not a good thing. That vaginal hood covering the nav should be a black mark on all designers at Merc. Shame on you.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Apr 20, 2008

    I'd say Audi is the only one that cares about elegant interior design, but even they are screwing the pooch with button overload. Who is to save us? GM? Ford of Europe?

  • Thalter Thalter on Apr 20, 2008

    Gotta give one more thumbs up for Lexus. Real wood that looks like real wood, and I've never need a hood for my nav screen.