Planned – Next-gen Mercedes E-Class for NAIAS image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing the next generation of the E-Class next year, at the 2016 NAIAS, in January.

The fifth generation of the Mercedes-Benz is just around the corner and it has been caught on camera several times by now by spy photographers. But if you are looking to place a deposit, you should be in for a pretty long wait until getting the keys because the carmaker is planning on making the debut of the executive ride during the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. The model in question will be unveiled next January, according to a recent report, and it will be very different than its predecessor.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is rumored to get the semi-autonomous driving functionalities, to get the gesture control system, the advanced head-up display and even three plug-in hybrid versions. The first one is said to use the 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit, working together with an 82 HP electric motor, being followed by the 3.0L V6 with a 109 HP electric motor. The third hybrid is said to make use of a diesel engine and an electric motor. The rest of the engine lineup will include inline six-cylinder engines instead of the V6s, without the above mentioned V6 hybrid, while the range-topping E63 AMG might come with the 4.0L unit from the AMG GT, which is also used on its smaller brother, the C63 AMG, and will be introduced on the SLC 63 AMG too.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog