The biggest change is the switch from quad headlight lenses to dual LED-infused units, each with a pair of L-shaped daytime running lights. Full LED lights are available as an option. The revised front bumper features a more sculpted fascia while the more upright grille features a central star on the Avantgarde line models with the basic and Elegance versions retaining the 3-louvre look. The muscular rear wheel arches have now been smoothed out and blend into a restyled rear bumper which sits below new two-tone look LED taillights.
Moving inside, the cabin gets new seats and trim materials from aluminium or wood, redesigned air vents with an analogue clock mounted between the central items, a revamped 3-tube instrument cluster and a repositioned select lever which moves from the centre console to the steering column.
Petrol engine options start with the E 200, which produces 135 kW (184 hp) and 300 Nm, enough for a 7.9 second 0-100 km/h time. In the middle, there’s a 225 kW (306 hp) E 350, with the top of the tree being the E 500 4MATIC, which produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 600 Nm. Diesel fans are catered well catered for beginning with the 100 kW (136 hp) E 200 CDI and takes 9.5s to stroll to 100 km/h. Other variants include a 150 kW (204 hp) E 250 CDI, a 150 kW (204 hp) E 250 CDI 4MATIC and a 185 kW (252 hp) E 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC which makes 185 kW (252 hp) and 620 Nm and takes 6.7s to hit 100 km/h. If hybrids are your bag there’s the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, which used a 2.1-litre four-cylinder engine and electric motor developing 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 Nm and 19 kW (26 hp) and 280 Nm respectively. Just 4.1 litres of fuel are needed every 100 kilometres, with emissions of 107 CO2 g/km.