2016 Mercedes E Class (W213) – Rendering
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Expected to launch next year.
The 2016 Mercedes E Class (codenamed W213) has been rendered by Auto Bild. The next generation E Class is expected to have a design similar to that of the larger S Class and the smaller C Class, which is evident from the digital mock-ups released by the publication.
Based on the MRA (Mercedes Rear-wheel drive Architecture) platform, like the new C Class, it’s also expected to grow in dimensions, reports the publication. On the inside, the vehicle is expected to get a revamped interior, something on the lines of the new S Class, which means inclusion of a new COMAND system, circular AC vents, and an overall bump in plushness.
Engine options for the W213 E Class will see a major update, thanks to the switch to inline-6 units from the current V6 engines, reports Auto Bild. The car will also get a hybrid version later in the lifecycle while the E63 would trade its 5.5-liter V8 for the new 4.0-liter V8.
According to a previous report, the car is likely to be launched early next year in the European market. The E Class is the best selling model for Mercedes-Benz in India, and a 2016 launch can be expected for the sedan in the country as well.
Competitors: BMW 5 series, Jaguar XF, Audi A6
Expected launch: 2016 (Europe)
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[Source – Auto Bild]