Unlike the C Class which received Mercedes’ new modular platform, the E Class will actually continue for a couple of years until it will receive any significant update. The 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class is most likely going to be a shocker for a lot of people because it will see the introduction of a new platform which has just been released on the current C Class.
2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Review
The 2017 model is going to receive an all new set of engines which are going to be more fuel efficient, more powerful as well as less noisy than what you can get in the current generation. This will please pretty much all of its buyers because the E Class needs the quietness. The price of the car hasn’t been announced yet because it is quite early in the production process, but it will most likely cost not much more than the standard C Class, meaning you will probably be able to get one for as low as 37.000 dollars.
New Mercedes Benz E Class 2017 engine
Engine wise, there will be a couple of differences over the C Class, mostly in the power department. The base engine in the E Class is likely going to be a 240 to 270 horsepower 2 liter turbocharged petrol engine, while a 3 liter V6 with around 350 horsepower should be available for not much extra. These two engines will come with a brand new automatic 9 speed gearbox which will be smooth, fast and responsive, so it will be just perfect for this luxury sedan. Thanks to the modular chassis, the car will be available either with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive.
The top of the range model will include a 4 liter twin turbocharged petrol engine with more than 550 horsepower in order to be able to compete with the RS6 or the M5. The AMG E Class will get a refined version of the older 8 speed automatic and it will be available only with rear wheel drive.
2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Interior
About its interior we can say that it will be good and not much else. The test mules of its interior were all based on the C Class, so from the start we can state that the car will be smaller than the previous generation. Its materials on the other hand will be nothing but luxury with leather, aluminum or wood as standard.
The exterior of the 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class won’t be that much of a shocker mainly because it will resemble its smaller sibling, the C Class quite a bit. The car will feature the same rounded design with small tail lights and big and wide headlights with tiny LED strips for the daytime running lights. These will all be bolted to a new chassis that is going to be 20% lighter and 90% stiffer than that of the previous generation.