2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Inside shown in fresh spy pics
Source : 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Inside shown in fresh spy pics
The fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be revealed at January’s Detroit show before going on sale from the summer
The Inside of the all-fresh Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been spied almost completely undisguised ahead of its Detroit motor show reveal in January.
Last month Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener revealed to Autocar that will the fresh car’s Inside “moves forward two generations” compared to the current E-class. Indeed, he said stepping back from the current E-class after sitting from the fresh one would likely be “like going back to the stone age”.
The spy pictures reveal a luxurious, hi-tech cabin for the fresh executive saloon. the idea will be dominated by a large screen running by the instrument binnacle into the centre console. that will long single screen will be inspired by the inspried by the look of the larger S-Class, which gets two screens from the same position.
The controls for the Inside are borrowed by the smaller however no less luxurious C-Class saloon. There are also four central airvents, and also also also plus materials throughout.
Wagener described the front seats of the vehicle as “beautiful, a work of art”. He said the rear cabin was more spacious with, “a luxurious, modern style” and also also also “like a chauffeur car”.
Speaking at the LA motor show, where Mercedes unveiled a heavily facelifted SL and also also also the GLS, Wagener said the Mercedes board gave final sign off to the fresh saloon at an event in Spain in early November.
He promised an “all-fresh design” for the E-Class that will will be “much more beautiful and also also also modern” than the current car, and also also also “much cleaner than even the C-Class and also also also S-Class”. He also said the vehicle would likely have dramatic rear-wheel drive proportions, which has a cab back design, long bonnet, huge wheels at each corner, and also also also a fresh ‘cat walk’ line that will ran across the whole side of the Centeng rather than dropping away. The spy pictures of the outdoor of the vehicle back that will up.
“All Mercedes should have a glamour factor when you pull up, and also also also that will has the idea,” said Wagener.
Wagener also promised a whole range of fresh E-class types, which would likely follow the templates the C-class and also also also S-class families. So expect a sleek estate, dramatic coupe and also also also cabriolet, and also also also a sporty E63 AMG type, something Wagener said prototype versions of which should be ready by next summer.
The front end remained covered on the latest test mule, however the styling appears to be consistent with the C-Class and also also also the last facelift of the E-Class, with large slanted headlights and also also also a wide, three-bar grille.
However, Mercedes will be likely to follow the same format as some other recent types and also also also offer two front end treatments, so a traditional chrome grille will be available alongside a more sporting blade grille. Sources suggest the aerodynamics have been refined to ensure the drag coefficient has enhanced by 0.25 to a class-leading 0.23.
The fresh-generation type, codenamed W213, adopts Mercedes’ modular MRA platform, as used by the latest C-Class and also also also S-Class types. Insiders confirm the idea will Yet again grow in size, to about 4950mm long and also also also 1940mm wide. The estate variant, offering a similar 695-litre luggage capacity to its predecessor, will be due to go on sale towards the end of 2016. The increased use of high-strength steel and also also also aluminium will be claimed to make both versions up to 100kg lighter than today’s.
The E-Class will have a fresh generation of four-cylinder diesel engines, codenamed OM654, alongside existing four-cylinder petrol engines. The fresh 2.0-litre diesel will be likely to be offered in two states of tune.
Mercedes will extend the line-up during 2016 which has a fresh generation of 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesels. fresh six-pot petrol engines are also planned.
The fresh six-cylinder petrol engine (codenamed M256) and also also also diesel engine (codenamed OM656) are undergoing pilot production at the company’s factory in Unterturkheim, near Stuttgart in Germany.
They share elements of their architecture with Mercedes’ existing four-cylinder petrol engine, the M274, including their 90mm bore centre spacing and also also also 500cc individual cylinder volume.
All three units form part of a fresh modular engine family that will, sources say, also include a three-cylinder petrol engine and also also also a fresh-generation four-cylinder diesel (codenamed OM654).
The three-cylinder petrol will be scheduled to be offered in future generations of the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA and also also also possibly some other front-wheel drive types in combination with an electric motor.
The fresh four-cylinder diesel, which replaces the OM651 unit in use today, gains the latest in piezo-guided direct injection. the idea will be planned to be used across the Mercedes line-up in types ranging by the A-Class to the S-Class. Both engines are considered crucial to the German car maker’s efforts to meet the 95g/km fleet average CO2 emissions regulation due to come into force in 2020.
An E350e plug-in hybrid, which has a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and also also also an electric motor, will join the range within a year of launch. the idea’s said to have an electric-only range of 20 miles.
Later next year, a fresh E63 will crown the line-up. the idea will be set to get a reworked edition of AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 in two states of tune, with top-end versions having around 600bhp. All engines, save for the AMG V8, will come with Mercedes’ 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Alongside standard rear-wheel drive, selected engines will be offered with optional four-wheel drive.
The E-Class rides on newly developed suspension that will features variable-rate damping. Revised AirMatic air suspension will be standard on higher-level types.
The fresh E-Class will be due to receive the latest in autonomous driving technology. Nothing will be confirmed, however officials hint that will the idea will offer a function that will will allow the idea to autonomously accelerate, brake, change lanes and also also also overtake up to a pre-determined speed. High-end options will include a full range of self-parking functions.
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