2016 Mercedes E-Class to feature a new four-cylinder diesel engine – Report

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To be debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

The next generation Mercedes E-Class which is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (2016 NAIAS) is reported by Car & Driver to feature an all-new family of engines.

2017 Mercedes E Class front spotted next to current Mercedes S Class
The 2016 Mercedes E-Class is reported to debut an all-new family of engines.

The first engine from the new family is expected to be a four-cylinder diesel unit that could produce around 180 bhp (134 kW). The engine series is believed to expand with a variety of four-cylinder petrol units and variants of inline-six cylinder petrol and diesel motors.

2017 Mercedes E Class rear three quarter spotted next to current Mercedes S Class
The next generation E-Class could get a mild-hybrid variant.

The 2016 E-Class is also said to get a new 48-volt mild-hybrid variant which could be equipped with a starter-generator that is integrated into the transmission system.

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From the spyshots, it is revealed that the next generation E-Class adopts a new but familiar styling that is a blend of the current C- and S-Class. The interior is reported to be enriched significantly with more premium materials, a larger infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster and more functional equipment.

2016 Mercedes E Class – Image Gallery

[Source: Car & Driver]

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