The fifth generation Mercedes E-Class (W213) is perhaps one of the most important car launches in 2016, and the good news here is we do not need to wait until its official unveiling in Detroit Motor Show. What we have here are images from a German site and the result is, well, stunning but familiar.
Judging from our first impression, the new E-Class follows very closely in terms of its design, and some may argue that it looks just like a blown up C-Class or downsized S-Class. The W213 gains an additional 65mm in its wheelbase at 2,939mm, while overall length has increased by 43mm to 4,923mm. The car also boasts a low drag coefficient of 0.23, which is slick for a premium saloon segment.
The same tune resonates within the cabin – a place not all that strange for those acquainted with the W205 C-Class and W222 S-Class. We’ve also gone into detail on the new E-Class’ interior, which in brief gets a new digital instrument cluster, new thumb controls built into the steering wheel and a variety of cabin customisation including a 64-colour ambient lighting.
Mercedes-Benz will equip the new E-class with a choice of four and six-cylinder engine, one of which will power the E350e plug-in hybrid variant. A nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is expected to be mated with these engines as well.
More info on the hot new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will surface next week when the car makes its grand debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Stay tuned!
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