The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is just a week out from its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The car will arrive in showrooms later this year, as a 2017 model, and has been in the works for more than four years, with much of the development handled in some of the globe’s most extreme conditions.

Over the course of the past several months we’ve been receiving bits and pieces of information on some of the new features engineers have needed to test. For example, we’ve learned about the car’s advanced autonomous driving capabilities, which will include automatic lane changing, and we also got an early look at the lavish interior. Heck, we’ve even had a glimpse of the exterior completely unmasked. Now we have a new teaser video that shows the advanced headlights of the new E-Class.

Mercedes says the new E-Class will feature its Multibeam LED headlight technology, with each headlight unit coming with 84 individually-controlled LEDs. This enable high-precision lighting of the car’s high beam so the light path can be controlled in a way that doesn’t bother other drivers. The result is that cars equipped with the technology can safely be driven with the high beams left permanently on, though this type of feature is still not allowed in the United States.

Stay tuned for the debut of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the Detroit Auto Show. The event starts January 11 but in the meantime see what else will be appearing via our dedicated hub.


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