A test mule of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been spied testing for the first time in India during a public road test. Revealed globally earlier this year, the 2017 E-Class follows the company’s Sensual Purity design philosophy that is seen on the current generation of the C-Class and the S-Class.
The next generation E-Class features two air intakes up-front while the posterior receives redesigned tail lights with a sweptback design. The two piece tail light on the outgoing model makes way for a single piece tail light setup on either side. Dimension wise, the 2017 E-Class is 43 mm longer and the wheelbase too has been increased by 66 mm over the previous generation model.
For the interiors, the new E-Class takes a few cues from the S-Class. A few highlights include ambient lighting with 64 colours, 12.3 inch infotainment system with a touchpad for handwriting recognition, 23 speaker Burmester 3D audio system and a three spoke steering wheel with touch sensitive control buttons.
Power for the India-spec 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will likely be drawn from 2.0-litre six cylinder petrol and diesel engines. These motors are expected to come mated to the Stuttgart based manufacturer’s new nine speed automatic transmission.
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