Isn’t it odd if the E-Class that is sandwiched between the smaller C-Class and the bigger S-Class is fitted with a very different user interface concept from rest of the company’s sedan line-up? Afterall, Mercedes-Benz did say that a portrait orientation screen selected for the S-Class and C-Class because this format is better for navigation.
Perhaps a new generation of augmented reality heads-up display is making this redundant? Having a tall screen is good for viewing maps but it sacrifices storage space.
The next generation E-Class, codename W214, will make its global debut sometime in the middle of 2023. An EV-only variant will also be introduced.