Mercedes-Benz likes to think it builds vehicles that set it apart from other carmakers. The new E-Class sedan retains its old-school elegance with its long-wheel base, well-tailored panel, and crisp character lines. But the company’s German masters also insist the new iteration — which is expected to spawn several variations, including a wagon and coupe — features advanced technology from a start-stop system (which saves fuel by shutting off the motor at stop lights) to active parking assist and new warning system that can alert a driver to hazards. The interior has been re-designed to move the shift lever from the center console to the dash to make more room for storage. The E-Class will be available with hybrid, diesel, or gasoline power trains. Estimated price is $65,000.