This is the taillight of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class generation image

And it’s not even attached to the car, but we have to settle for this at the moment.

A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is just around the corner as several spy shots have ended up on the web, showing prototypes being tested hard. But if you ever wondered what the taillight cluster will look like, especially the right one, you can now find out thanks to the guys from Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, who have managed to capture one in an image. Jokes aside, we can see the familiar teardrop-shape, similar to the one used by the company on the C-Class and on the S-Class, but different than the one of the current version.

At night, it is believed that the new taillights will be working at 80 percent brightness level, compared to daytime, and the light intensity will drop to 60 percent when the vehicle is stopped. The auto-dimming technology will reduce glare and it will avoid disturbing other drivers in traffic. The next-gen of the premium vehicle is said to come with a range of straight six-cylinder engines, with the first one being a 2.9 liter twin turbo, rated at 313 HP (233 kW). The range should also include a four-cylinder 1.6 liter diesel unit, with 122 HP (91 kW). The car will be offered in sedan, long wheelbase, wagon, coupe and cabrio body styles and it will also give birth to the new CLS. Expect to see it live at the 2016 NAIAS, in Detroit, next January.