Low, stretched-looking side windows, surrounded by high-grade discontinuous aluminium trim around the window outline, also contribute to the muscularly stretched vehicle body, which appears to be visually more compact than it actually is. The E-Class thus systematically embodies the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of "sensual purity".The taut, well-defined flanks display a fresh, stylish and dynamic interpretation of the feature line, which develops from the headlamps and extends over the whole vehicle length. A sculptural reverse curve in the lower region of the doors and in the bumper visually resumes the feature line while ensuring a stylistic tension. Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG, comments: "With its contemporary luxury, the new E-Class embodies the perfect interpretation of the design philosophy of sensual purity, both in the exterior and in the interior. It is the most beautiful and luxurious E-Class of all time while also exuding a sporty elegance. In addition, it is the first Mercedes-Benz model with the catwalk line."