Next gen Mercedes E Class to adopt new design language – Report

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To be based on the new MRA platform.

Mercedes Benz has started testing the next generation E Class, which is expected to be launched sometime in 2016. The car will feature the latest Mercedes-Benz design as seen on recent models like the GLA, the new C Class, and the S Class, says a report.

2015 Mercedes C Class Estate front at 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo
The next generation E Class is expected to follow the new-age design language as seen on the new C. Picture used for representational purposes only.

This, the replacement to the current W212 facelift E Class, will be based on the MRA (Mercedes Rear-wheel Architecture) platform which the new C-Class is based on. As for the interior, it’s expected to follow the dash layouts of the new S Class, which again would be a considerable upgrade over the current generation car.

In the engine department, the car is expected to share powertrains with the smaller C Class but expect technology from the S-Class to be present as well, says the report. The regular petrol and diesel models aside, there will be a plug-in hybrid version in the range. And not to mention, an “E 63 AMG” version, which is likely to get its power from the new 4-litre twin-turbo V8 AMG engine that currently does duty in the Mercedes AMG-GT and the C 63 AMG, but in a higher state of tune.

Mercedes E350 CDI launch front quarters
The next generation E 63 AMG is likely to derive its power from a 4-litre turbocharged V8. Picture for representational purposes only.

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The car is expected to be launched sometime in mid 2016, and should take another 6-8 months to make it to the Indian market.

Competitors: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF
Expected Price: INR 45-55 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: 2016 in Europe

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[Source: Autocar]

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