The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is turning by the day into a true automotive exhibition, and as such Mercedes-Benz has decided the official worldwide reveal in Detroit needs to be trumped by a hastened preview.
While the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is gearing up to welcome its participants early next week the German guys seem to have decided an early preview this week is better suited – since we already saw much of the car anyways during no camo spy footage sessions. As such, the highly awaited E Class executive sedan in its W213 iteration is ready to make an apparition during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The automaker is trying to shroud this in as much mystery as it can and as such we’re low on details – though the company did stress their main focus during CES will be on the cabin of the E Class, which should “herald an all-new era in digitalization.”
We already saw the interior courtesy of the official gallery from the manufacturer and as such we know the top notch versions will borrow and enhance the systems found in the Big Brother S Class – two 12.3-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels each, both of them seamlessly blending into each other to deliver the impression of a single, large widescreen display. The less expensive versions will make use of smaller displays and a more traditional instrument cluster with round dials. Other highlights include the first ever touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel or treats like the Burmester 3D surround sound system.