The Mercedes E-class prototype of 2017 model year
The all-new Mercedes E-class was produced in 2010, and then the model was updated this year. However, the auto manufacturer is working on upgrading of the car by 2017 model year.
The new E-class is based on the newest brand’s platform MRA, which is also used in latest C-class. Owing to that platform, the new E-class is expected to be lighter but more efficient and rigid than the present version of the E-class. Moreover, the new MRA platform allows using lightweight materials in the car constructor such as aluminum and mounting alternative powertrains.
The novelty will be available with the six straight engine that has been already used in the new E-class. The transmission is the nine-speed automatic, which is offered for the latest CLS-class and E-class sold abroad. In addition, according to the carmaker, the novelty will be also offered with three-cylinder and four-cylinder units. There will be the new E63 AMG planned to be produced; this high performance version is equipped with the 4.0-liter V8 twin turbocharged engine.
The newest E-class will be launched in five body styles: convertible, coupe, wagon, sedan and long-wheelbase sedan, which will be offered on the Chinese auto market only.
The interior is similar to the latest S-class.
The novelty has to appear in next 18 months. We will keep you informed.
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