5 things we know about the 2016 Mercedes E-Class – IAB Picks
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The Mercedes E-Class is currently in its fourth generation and will enter its fifth generation next year. Here are five things we know about the 2016 Mercedes E-Class.
The fifth generation Mercedes E-Class range will initially consist of the 2016 Mercedes E-Class saloon (W213) and 2016 Mercedes E-Class Estate (S213). Their AMG variants, coupe and cabriolet versions and their AMG variants will start going on sale from 2017. Supported by spyshots, reports say that there will be a long-wheelbase E-Class Maybach version to top off the range.
The fifth generation Mercedes E-Class will share the rear-wheel drive MRA platform (Modular Rear Architecture) platform with the Mercedes C-Class and Mercedes S-Class. The new modular platform is expected to bring notable weight savings to the E-Class range. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrain layouts will be available.
Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Mercedes E-Class would be offered with an array of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engine options. The base diesel model is said to be offered with new generation four-cylinder diesel engines (codename: OM654). The higher-end models, reports say, will be offered with new six-cylinder petrol engine (codename: M256) and diesel engine (codename: OM656). A plug-in hybrid powertrain would also be offered, featuring a combination of a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission would be standard across the range.
The next-gen E 63 AMG would be offered with an upgraded version of AMG’s current 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, in two states of tunes.
The all-new E-Class will come loaded with advanced features like dual 12.1 inch displays one for the instrument panel and the other for the new new COMAND infotainment system, as well as semi-autonomous driving tech with autonomous acceleration, lane changing, overtaking up to a set speed, braking and self-parking functions.
The 2016 Mercedes E-Class will have its world premiere at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The all-new model is likely to go on sale in Germany and other first markets in H1 2016.
2016 Mercedes E-Class – Image Gallery
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