And it is exactly what was excepted. A larger C-class. Or a smaller S-class.
Although the design seems a bit simpler than these other models.
I think it does work very well. And will age pretty nicely too. Which is a great selling point for the E-class. Very tasteful, nothing obnoxious.
No one besides current Mercedes owners and car nerds will really notice this car.
Which is just fine. All it needs to do is say "Mercedes".
And it does...