2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-size luxury car, which was originally introduced in 1993. Although its predecessors date to mid 1930s, E-Class name was officially adopted in 1993, when face-lifted W124 for the U.S. market was introduced. The second-generation model came already in 1995 and it was produced until 2002. Current, fourth-generation model was launched in 2009 and it going to be replaced next year. New model is expected to come in the second half of 2015 and it will be named as 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class front view

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class redesign

Just like previous models, 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will take the place between C and S-class. However, it will be larger than current model, in order to distance itself from C-Class more. The testing mule was spotted recently and for now, it is still hard to say something more about its look, because it is completely camouflaged. However, some features are visible beside its camo. The 2016 Mercedes E-Class will share many design solutions from C and S-Class. It will have similar grille, similar lighting etc. It will also get more rounded roof and shorter front and rear overhangs. New platform is ready for new model. It is a new rear-wheel-drive MRA platform, which will make new Mercedes-Benz E-Class a little bit longer, but on the other side significantly lighter, because of use of lightweight materials such as aluminum etc. This new platform will also provide more space inside new model.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class engines

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be offered in many variants, when it is about powertrain. There will be several petrol and diesel engines available, but there will be also a hybrid model in offer. It is expected that 2016 Mercedes E-Class hybrid will be powered by same system as C300 BlueTec Hybrid, which uses a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and an electric motor. One more big novelty is a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, which will be used for new E63 variant.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class release date

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is expected to come in the second half of next year, firs in sedan form and then later in other body styles. Hybrid version will come somewhere in 2016.