Body shell of 2016 Mercedes E Class revealed - Report

19/10/2015 - 14:46 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (2016 NAIAS).

Courtesy of mbpassion.de, a couple of photographs of the 2016 Mercedes E Class' body shell has surfaced online. The design has already been partially revealed by several spyshots and renders, which borrows cues from the Mercedes S Class and Mercedes C Class.

Body shell of 2016 Mercedes E Class revealed
The design of the Mercedes W213 keeps the template from the Mercedes S Class and Mercedes C Class.

The 2016 Mercedes E Class will, reportedly, be 55 mm longer than the outgoing model, and features shorter overhangs to accommodate the stretched wheelbase in a similar overall length. As expected, the design will blend 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 compete against the Audi A6 Allroad. It is expected to arrive in dealerships in 2017.

Under the hood, the 2016 Mercedes E Class' engine lineup will comprise of next generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engines (codename – OM654) alongside existing four-cylinder petrol engines. Higher variants will reportedly come with 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.

Body shell of 2016 Mercedes E Class side revealed
Reports suggest that Mercedes will also introduce a pseudo-crossover variant (codenamed X213) akin to the Volvo V60 Cross Country and Audi A6 Allroad.

The 2016 Mercedes E Class will, reportedly, make its debut 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.

[Source: MB Passion]

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