Dealer allowed me a peep under the wraps of the new E class which was parked out back of showroom. Looks a million bucks from the outside but you knew that already. However, when I sat behind the wheel I felt a bit unsettled. I had to check my watch as I thought I had been transported back in time when I was confronted by a very angular 1970s slab of straight dashboard. Gone was the sexy, curvey wrap-around of the old E Class, which kind of moulded itself into and around your driving position to be repalced by the mini aircraft carrier style dash which just sort of sat there, it plain didn't feel right. I know that when I get one on the road I will probably wonder what I was banging on about and sign an order but I thought I would just share my very first thoughts with you.