The story behind this picture is that this vehicle was actually used as a prototype in a focus group back in 2002. However, looking at the photos that I've posted above, it's quite easy to see the resemblance to the new photo I have posted.
Here's the pdf that contains some interior details of the upcoming replacement.
I think Mercedes builds excellent cars. I didn't really like the current E-class; it took a while gettng used to. Now I feel that the E-class is decent and respectable.
I really don't like the upgraded W164 M-class. I've always admired the S-class design. This newer one that will be coming out might not look so different on the outside, but from the inside it is nothing more than a BMW 7 series knockoff. 
Eh, I'm not writing this one off until I get my test drive!!! 
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