2016 Mercedes E Class with S Class-inspired driver’s display – Video
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In a new video from WalkoART, one of the many 2016 Mercedes E Class prototypes has been spotted with Driver’s display that appears to be inspired by its bigger brother, the Mercedes S Class. Previous spyshots of the interior have revealed analog dials with a MID in between.
The interior design combines cues from the latest Mercedes S Class and Mercedes C Class. A feature not discussed before is Merc’s new carbon dioxide (CO2) air conditioning system, which will debut in 2017 on select versions of the upcoming Mercedes E Class and S Class. It uses carbon dioxide as a refrigerant, and is claimed to cool the cabin at a much quicker rate than the conventional system.
The E Class will also debut Mercedes’s Remote Parking Pilot that enables the car to self-park, a “Car-to-X” communication system, as well offer next generation versions of current safety features like Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE Plus, beltbag (airbag in the belt), and Attention Assist.
The 2016 Mercedes E Class is expected to debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show (2016 NAIAS) in January 2016. As for its Indian debut, it’s expected to arrive in showrooms towards end of 2016, wherein initial ‘launch units’ of the new E Class would arrive through the CBU route, followed by the introduction of locally assembled models at a later time.