Although this is only a speculative render, the real deal will have a lot in common with the attached digital illustration as Mercedes-Benz’s most recent design language implies using a similar look among the models, so it’s safe to say that the new E-Class will resemble its brothers, the C- and S-Class. While some would prefer a more differentiated design, others will appreciate the cohesive look within the lineup as in the end it’s a matter of tastes.
Getting back to the E-Class at hand, it will be technically based on the C-Class as it will utilize its MRA platform, but expect the luxury amenities to be closer to those offered in the S-Class. The new E is bound to grow in size a little bit, but even so we expect a serious weight loss of around 100 kg thanks to the lightweight construction.
One of the model’s highlights will be the new adaptive LED headlights with 84 individual light-emitting diodes per cluster while at the back there will be full LED taillights working at an 80% brightness level in the evening and at 60% when the car is stopped as a move to lower glare and avoid disturbing traffic participants.
Needless to say, the new E-Class won’t be all about lighting as it will be more refined, spacious and luxurious while in the engine department it could host a new twin-turbodiesel straight-six 2.9-liter engine pushing out 313 bhp. A quad turbo version of the same engine is believed to generate in excess of 400 bhp, but we will have to wait for an official confirmation regarding this interesting unit. The E63 will obviously be back and will use an upgraded twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter which will develop more than the 510 bhp available in the C63 S.
It’s also getting a remote parking system accessible using a smartphone app along with the latest advancements in safety & assistance systems which will probably enable the new E-Class (W213) to be the technology benchmark in the mid-size premium segment.
Source: RM Design