The released pictures of the new dashing Mercedes-Benz's E-Class which have been provided by the Germany's Auto-Press simply give a hint about what the prospective iteration of the German E-Class codenamed W213 would look like.
The source goes on claiming that the Stuttgart's limo embraces a Merc's brand-new and fairly lighter modular MRA platform shared with the latest Merc's models S-class and C-class, both riding on a 2.6-inches longer wheelbase at about 115.3 inches as this goes with the whole length, being stretched from 1.7 inches up to 193.8 inches. What we already know is that the E-Class's body has been utterly restyled, which makes both the sportier and quit smaller C-class and fairly bigger and dashing E-Class differ from each other. The latter one brags about having a significantly lower drag-coefficient of about 0.23.
The Merc's interior has been officially previewed thanks to a countless number of shots, highlighting the fully digital instrument panel of the model featuring a technology taken from the S-class and other upper-end car series. It also focuses on the analogue instruments, the ones on entry and hopefully mid-level versions as both of them have a large screen bound for the infotainment system.
The upcoming E-Class generation is expected to feature 3 additional suspension options far beyond the classic setup which holds a 15-mm lowered suspension specifically bound for Avantgarde car models as well as lower and stiffer sports suspension packed with adaptive dampers, air suspension (which is optional) with adjustable damping controlled electronically.
The luxurious saloon will be launched in Europe, packing the E200 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 gasoline unit while the E220d will be packed with the newly and latest developed 2-0-liter turbo 4-diesel which can produce up to 192 horse power and return fuel consumption of about 3.9l/100 km/h (which equals 60.3 mpg US/72.4 mpg UK).
More turbocharged 4- and 6 cylinder units will also be put into the range as the plug-in hybrid E350 will be packed with a 2.0-liter four and an electric motor which can produce up to 275 horse power. What's more, there will be flagship AMG options offering a reworked and upgraded 4.0-liter TwinTurbo V8 which can perform up to 600 horse power within the course of 2016.
Aside the flagship AMG, the remaining models will be provided with a 9-speed 9G Tronic transmission going automatically as select engines will come with an all-wheel drive option.