Could debut a new range of inline 6 cylinder turbo engines.
Mercedes-Benz's next big-ticket product, the 2016 Mercedes E Class (W213), will reportedly debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS 2016), and arrive in showrooms in the middle of 2016.
To give a better look at the expected styling, Autobild has rendered the next generation Mercedes E Class; incorporating the confirmed headlamp and taillamp designs, as well as borrowing cues from its brothers: the S Class and C Class. As rendered, the 2016 Mercedes E Class loses the sharp and angular design of the current model for a rounded approach with less sculpted features.
Inside, spyshots have indicated that the W213 E-Class may adopt a wide COMAND infotainment display integrated into the dashboard (akin to the S-Class), rather than a freestanding display seen in the latest lineup of Mercs. Expect lower button count, better interior trim and leather upholstery, more interior space and a top-spec Burmester audio system.
The new E Class will debut Mercedes' Remote Parking Pilot, which enables the car to self-park in a given area, and a “Car-to-X” communication system, as well as features borrowed from S Class such as the Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE Plus, beltbag (airbag in the belt), and Attention Assist.
Lower variants of the 2016 Mercedes E-Class will be offered with a new generation of four-cylinder diesel engines, (codenamed OM654) alongside existing four-cylinder petrol engines. Reports also suggest that higher variants will pack an all new range of inline 6 cylinder turbo engines that will replace the current model’s V6 engines.
For the Indian market, Mercedes India is expected to launch the E Class in mid-to-late 2016. The initial lot will be brought to India via the CBU route, later followed by local assembly at their production facility in Chakan, Pune.