Mercedes is in the process of revamping its lineup, and the E-Class is next in line. Recently, a savvy cameraman managed to catch the 2017 E-Class out testing on public roads, and you can see the video here.

It’s unfortunate that Mercedes covered up the new E-Class so well with that swirly camo, as its makes it tough to pick up any styling cues. Despite its attempts to cover up the big sedan, it’s no secret that the new E-Class will sit atop the new MRA rear-wheel-drive architecture, and it’ll use lighting more similar to its C-Class and S-Class brethren.

These new underpinnings will help make producing the E-Class less costly, as they are scalable from the small C-Class through the S-Class. In addition to keeping costs down, the new E-Class will also shed between 150 and 330 pounds, thanks to strategic use of aluminum and smaller engines.

Under its hood, the new E-Class should usher in a line of new inline-configuration powerplants. Rumor has it that we’ll see a 2.9-liter inline-six diesel engine with more than 310 horsepower, and possibly even a quad-turbo 2.9-liter with more than 400 horses to play with. The AMG model will likely rid itself of the 5.5-liter V-8 and switch to a hotter version of the 4.0-liter V-8 in the Mercedes-AMG C63.

2017 Mercedes E-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior Spyshots
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