2016 Mercedes E Class spotted testing in Stuttgart - Spied [Video]

21/07/2015 - 12:49 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Will pack an extensive list of semi-autonomous features.

Mercedes-Benz is currently testing the next generation Mercedes E Class sedan (codenamed W213), which is expected to be revealed early next year, with reports narrowing it down to a debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (2016 NAIAS).

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A video of the 2016 Mercedes E Class has surfaced online, featuring lower camouflage than before. The exterior design will borrow design cues from the Mercedes S Class and C Class, and will be equipped with features such as Multibeam LED headlamps and LED taillamps.

2016 Mercedes E Class front quarter technical features detailed
The 2016 Mercedes E Class will borrow design cues from the Mercedes S Class and C Class.

Older spyshots have revealed that the car has an interior design inline with that of its bigger brother, the S Class. As expected, it will come equipped with the COMAND infotainment system navigated through a Touchpad controller, and a new “Car-to-X” communication system, which allows cars to “talk to each other”. The next generation E-Class will be first mass production vehicle to feature such a technology.

Based on the new MRA RWD platform, the 2016 Mercedes E-Class will offer a new range of four cylinder and in-line six cylinder petrol/diesel engines. It will most likely be paired to the company's newest 9G-TRONIC (9-speed automatic) gearbox that will drive the rear wheels. For some markets, Mercedes will offer an 4MATIC AWD system option as well.

2016 Mercedes E Class (W213) front three quarter IAB Rendering
Based on spyshots, our rendering gives an idea of the final design of the next generation Mercedes E Class.

Also Read: IAB reader snaps the 2016 Mercedes C Class Convertible in Dubai

Being one of the highest selling nameplates for Mercedes India, the company will want to bring the next gen model, without delays, in mid-to-late 2016. It could be launched as CBU product first, followed by local assembly at the production facility in Chakan, Pune.

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