Disclosure: Mercedes-Benz is a sponsor of BBG. Last week, we drove the new E-Class and were the first bloggers or journalists to get a look inside their North American R&D lab. We're writing a series of posts about the tech we saw there; Mercedes-Benz has no editorial involvement in these items.
Everyone knows what the new E-Class looks like from outside; and the dashboard, with all its technological doodads, features strongly in the extant coverage. So the first thing we noticed when climbing into it were the fine details that never get mentioned: textures, stitching, friction pads on air vents. Bet you can't guess where all of these are from!
O.K., so that one's pretty easy.
More info is at Mercedes-Benz's website.