Revealed: spy-video of the 2016 Mercedes E-Class
Introducing the new 2016 E-Class model, the seventh generation and most technologically advanced in its class. The E-Class has been the most successful Mercedes range, with 13 million sales worldwide. We’re betting the newest addition (2017 model year) will only further that top-selling status.
Mercedes haven’t released official photographs yet, but a keen-eyed amateur car spotter did stumble across 100 (almost completely uncovered) seventh-gen E-Class cars. The video below gives us the best view of the new model so far, with some cars only wearing a very small amount of cover-up.
The size is no shock, sitting nicely between the S-Class and the C-Class, so we know the spacious passenger and boot room will remain a top feature. The interior is yet to be fully seen, but spy shots show a large display screen has replaced the dashboard buttons, leading the access to all the new technologies the E-Class offers.
The car will feature Intelligent Drive Tech, exclusive to the model, which provides semi-autonomous driving on motorways. Other new features include: Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and Remote Parking Pilot. The latter of which allows you to park your car via a smartphone app, even if you’re not in the vehicle. In fact, the smartphone seems to be the E-Class’s new best friend. Not only can you park your car, you can also use your phone to unlock the doors using Digital Car Key; scrapping the need to remember your keys.
Whilst we don’t have any performance figures or price lists, we do know that Mercedes will showcase the new 2016 E-Class at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The Saloon will launch first, followed throughout the year by the Estate, two-door Coupe and the convertible. The cars will be offered in six-cylinder in-line diesel and petrol engines, although some speculate that this new engine design could mean a plug-in hybrid may join the class in the future.
It’s expected that orders will open next year in early spring for mid-year EU delivery.
Video courtesy of walkoART: