#MBPHOTOPASS | E-Class | Ben Brinker

The 2017 E-Class is one of the most important new vehicles for Mercedes-Benz in recent memory, chock-full of intriguing details and fascinating innovations—some of them world-firsts, such as the ability for the car to communicate through the cloud to warn drivers in similarly equipped vehicles of potential hazards ahead.

To make all of this technology accessible, much of which can seem overwhelming or arcane to the average consumer, we created an Instagram photo series with photographer Ben Brinker highlighting eight of the E-Class’ intriguing features—from special touch pad controls to life-saving seats.