Update - Nitin Kumar has sent us more images of the new E-Class from Dubai. As explained in this story, the 2017 E-Class, as per media reports, debuts at the NAIAS 2016.
To be heavily inspired by the S Class.
The next generation Mercedes E Class (codenamed Mercedes W213) has been spotted testing in Dubai by IAB reader Nitin Kumar. The 2017 model is expected to world premiere at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (2016 NAIAS) in January.
Underpinned by the MRA platform (Mercedes Rear Wheel drive architecture) that first came on the new C-Class, the 2017 Mercedes E Class, in construction, is expected to be more intensive of high-strength steel and aluminium. The result will be a significant loss in weight, by an anticipated figure of 100 kg.
The exterior of the next generation E Class is upgraded to the company's current school of design, making it look similar to the C- and S-Class models. This includes the almond-shaped Multibeam LED headlights.
The interior is derived from the S Class, as revealed by earlier spy shots. With minimal buttons, the dashboard is expected to feature two 12.3-inch displays, one each for instrument cluster and COMMND infotainment system.
Powering the new E Class will be new generation 4-cylinder diesel engines and all-new inline 6-cylinder petrol as well as diesel motors. The 6-cylinder engines are reported to being test-produced at the Unterturkheim plant in Germany.