The latest edition, 2017 Mercedes E-Class is the next generation of the luxury sedan. The current E-Class has been released back in 2009 and it received the most expensive mid-life update ever did to a production car back in 2013. While many people thought that Mercedes was going to keep the car on the market for a longer time, they already released an official update which said that the all new 2017 Mercedes E-Class will be showcased at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2016.
The new car would be using their all new MRA modular platform which also underpins the smaller C-Class as well as the new GLC SUV and it is expected to underpin the upcoming S-Class and a few other models.
What’s new for 2017?
Thanks to the new platform, the upcoming E-Class will be quite a bit lighter than before, it will have a more rigid chassis which will allow Mercedes to reduce the NVH levels by a big margin and thanks to its lightweight features, it will allow them to build a much better car to drive.
The Engine range & Specs
Under the hood of the new 2017 Mercedes E-Class we are going to find all new engines. These will be more efficient than before as well as more powerful and it should allow Mercedes to match or even surpass its direct competitors. The base model will feature a small 2 liter inline 4 turbocharged petrol engine, part of their modular series, which will develop around 270 horsepower and over 270 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, instead of the usual V6 powertrain, the E-Class will introduce an all new engine which will also be used on their future models.
This will be a 3 liter inline 6 petrol engine, built on the same platform as the inline 4 unit in the base model. The total output is still unknown but rumors say that this engine will make more than 350 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque in the base trim level, enough to be better than the BMW inline 6 unit.
Also, the top of the range models will not get a V8 but they will get the same inline 6 engine which will likely boast a twin-charger system in order to achieve the same amount of power as a V8, with more than 450 horsepower projected for the top end versions. The AMG version on the other hand will use a 4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 which will be able to deliver with ease up to 600 horsepower or more on the top end S versions of the car.
Redesign – Inside and Outside look
On the exterior, the new E-Class will look very familiar to those who have seen the new C-Class and this is because Mercedes is going to use the same design scheme. This means that unlike the current model which looks a bit boxy, the new generation will be a lot curvier with a new front end, a classier looking back as well as more subtle lines than before.
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Mercedes E-Class will be quite a bit better than the ongoing generation as well. While many thought that it was going to use a similar design to the C-Class, spy shots showed us that the car will in fact be very similar to the more upmarket S-Class, meaning it will boast dual-LCD screen in the dashboard, night-vision capabilities as well as much more premium materials than the ongoing generation which, together with the revised chassis and suspension system, will help improve the comfort of the passengers by quite a bit.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Price
The production model will likely hit the showrooms towards the end of 2016 and the price should be kept at roughly the same levels as before, with the only differences being for the high performance models which will receive a lot more technology than the ongoing generation.
Despite premiere, Mercedes didn’t publish price details at 2016 NAIAS, but we could expect that the base model E350 costs at $54,250.
The biggest rivals are BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
- Mercedes launches an all-new engines that brings better fuel efficiency and more power
- Advanced interior, better design and comfort
- The real step on ahead, unlike competitors
- Very similar to the C class and S class, when it comes design
- Unfortunatelly, Mercedes prepares to lauch only one engine option, as far as US market