The all-new Mercedes E-Class is set to arrive in mid-2016, says a report from Autocar. The new-generation executive car will adopt the brand’s new design language as seen on the S-Class, C-Class and the GLA-Class. As per the report, the shape of the all-new model will get curvier and four bodystyles will be offered – saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet.
Built upon the MRA platform (Mercedes Rear-wheel Architecture), the next-generation E-Class will be longer, wider and have bigger front and rear overhangs, says the report.
The headlamps and the taillamps will be similar to that of the latest-generation S-Class and C-Class. The radiator grille is also likely to be borrowed from the currently sold S-Class, and in that case, the big Three-Pointed Star badge seen on the radiator grille will be replaced with a small one positioned atop the grille.
The interiors would be completely new, following the scheme of the latest generation S-Class and C-Class. There will be a new, larger touchscreen display for the COMAND Infotainment System. The engine line-up should be borrowed from the latest-generation C-Class, suggests the report.
For the first time, the E-Class will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain option also. The PHEV model will be one of ten PHEV models the company plans to introduce by 2017. The AMG version of the all-new model should get even more powerful than now. The range-topping performance version is likely to be powered by the AMG GT’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, as per the report.