Mercedes has unveiled the all new E-Class (Model Year 2017) ahead of its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Style-wise, the new E-Class borrows heavily from the S-Class and the C-Class that came before it. The new pointy grille up front and the new multi-LED headlamp unit give the front a rather sharp look, while the rather curvaceous rear end softens things up in the rear. The character line that runs across the side connects the headlamps and taillamps and the roofline has a coupe-esque flow to it.
The interiors of the new E-Class sees the infotainment system sit within the centre console. Entry level versions will have an 8.4-inch display while the higher end variants will get a 12.3-inch display. Owners will also get the option to replace the intrument cluster with a fully customizable setup which will see the whole dash and the instrument cluster turn into a widescreen cockpit.
Powering the new E-Class will be a range of petrol and diesel engines, chief among which is the new entry-level diesel engine which will be found in the new E 220d. The engine will replace the old 2.1-litre unit and displaces 1950cc (which should be a relief for Mercedes fans in the Delhi NCR region) while producing 192bhp and 400Nm of torque with a claimed mileage of 25.6km/l.
An AMG version of the E-Class with the ballistic 4-litre turbocharged V8 is expected to make its way into the range by the end of the year.