New-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class is expected next year image

A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be officially introduced sometimes next year, in its four body styles.

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning on moving to the E segment vehicle after pulling the wraps off the new S-Class and the new C-Class generations. The model in question will still be called the E-Class but it will be getting the MRA architecture which, besides the lost weight, it will also improve its performance, handling and comfort and it will allow it to receive new petrol and diesel hybrid powertrains, which are desired by the market at this time.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will also be packing the units found on its smaller brother, the C-Class, along with bi-turbo ones. In terms of design, the vehicle will be inspired by the one seen on the S-Class and we might expect four body styles once more, including the sedan, the wagon, the coupe and the convertible. The interior looks of the model will be borrowed from newer vehicles in the lineup and it will also have the generous screen from the S-Class.

Don’t exclude a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG version too which will be a top of the line model using the same 4.0 liter V8 engine, instead of the 5.5 liter V8, borrowed from the AMG GT sports car and from its smaller brother, the C63 AMG. The new E-Class generation is expected to debut at the 2016 NAIAS, in January, or at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, a couple of months later. More details on it remain unknown for the moment.

Source: Autocar