2016 Mercedes E Class sedan and estate spied testing - Video

20/10/2015 - 15:46 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Based on the new MRA platform.

Youtube user, WalkoART, has caught the 2016 Mercedes E Class (W213) sedan and estate testing in Germany. While the sedan sports minimal camouflage, the E Class estate is heavily wrapped to hide the rear-end.

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According to reports, the new E Class will be 55 mm longer than the outgoing model, but has shorter overhangs to accommodate the stretched wheelbase in a similar overall length. The exterior design will be a mix of cues from the 2015 Mercedes C Class and 2014 Mercedes S Class, so as to highlight its middle ground position.

Along with the regular sedan and estate variants, reports suggest that Mercedes will also introduce a pseudo-crossover variant (codenamed X213) that will rival the Audi A6 Allroad. It is expected to arrive in dealerships in 2017.

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As for the engine lineup, it will comprise of next generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engines (codename – OM654) and existing four-cylinder petrol engines. Higher variants will reportedly offer an all new range of 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo engines, and the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine would power the AMG variant.

Mercedes will, reportedly, take the wraps off the new E Class at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show (2016 NAIAS) in January. An Indian launch could take place in late-2016, where the new E Class will be assembled at the company’s plant in Chakan, Pune, following its launch as a CBU model.

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