It is being said that German premium car maker is done with the preliminary development stages for the next gen 2016 Mercedes E Class. Expected to be unveiled towards the end of 2015, the complete model replacement for current E Class will be built on the MRA (Mercedes Rear wheel Architecture). This is the same platform that underpins the new C Class.
Akin to the new C Class, the next gen E Class could feature a bodyshell made using hybrid aluminium construction the next gen 2016 E Class could be as much as 100kgs lighter than current model.
German car magazine Auto Bild have come up with a couple of speculative renders of the next gen 2016 Mercedes E Class which suggest that the car could feature a sleek pair of headlamps, a sporty front bumper, a sleeker tail-end and a slightly bigger greenhouse. All this while, the rendering suggests that the design of the next E Class will be more evolutionary than revolutionary.
The next E Class is likely to boast o f a new CO2 aircon refrigerant system, which promises to have no harmful emissions. This refrigerant system is slated to become mandatory by EU from 2017.
Engine options for the next gen 2016 Mercedes E Class aren’t yet known but it would be safe to assume that the hi-performance AMG variant will be powered by the new 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that would power the 2015 C63 AMG. It is being said that the next gen E Class will also get as many as three hybrid powertrain options.
The 2016 E Class will be seen rivaling the 2017 BMW 5 Series and the next gen Jaguar XF and Volvo S80.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the next generation 2016 Mercedes E Class
Renderings courtesy- Auto Bild