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All-new W214 Mercedes-Benz E-Class international debut subsequent yr | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Dec 07, 2021 08:00:00 AM

The subsequent E-Class to get a number of physique kinds. Extra security options, and expertise together with rear wheel steering are anticipated.

Mercedes-Benz has begun road-testing the all-new next-gen E-Class sedan abroad. The brand new sedan may see a world debut someday subsequent yr. The outgoing mannequin (V213) acquired a mid-cycle replace in India fairly just lately, which suggests the brand new mannequin’s India launch continues to be a while away. We inform you every part that we all know concerning the next-gen E-Class.

  • W214 E-Class to be barely larger than its predecessor
  • Will get a number of engine, powertrain choices
  • Rear wheel steering to be supplied in some variants

Mercedes E-Class W214: Extra tech on the best way

Recognized internally beneath the codename W214, the brand new E-Class follows an evolutionary path, with growth centered round refinements to its platform, electrical structure and engines. Its electrical structure is being closely upgraded to help new features that embody stage three autonomous driving potential in international locations the place it’s permitted, along with 5G connectivity that permits high-speed over-the-air software program updates for the primary time. With the brand new Mercedes-Benz EQE (the electrical equal of the E-Class) providing electrical drivelines, the W214 E-Class will stick to electrified variations of as we speak’s four- and six-cylinder engines which are out there globally.  

Mercedes E-Class W214: Anticipated physique kinds and styling cues

Styling-wise, we’re instructed that the brand new mannequin adopts a glance just like the most recent S-Class, with a bolder entrance finish comprising extra angular headlights and a big chromed grille. The rear is described as a combination between the S-Class and new C-Class (India-bound subsequent yr). Alongside the sedan, the next-gen E-Class will proceed to have a wagon counterpart and in addition an all-terrain variant.

Mercedes-Benz just isn’t giving an excessive amount of away about the way forward for the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet, though it’s believed a brand new CLE – a moniker just lately trademarked by Mercedes – may function a alternative for each of those vehicles and the smaller two-door C-Class fashions. Lengthy wheelbase variations of the E-Class aimed toward markets like China and India are additionally anticipated.

One of many final fashions to be primarily based on Mercedes-Benz’s present MRA platform, the brand new E-Class sedan (customary model) will get a barely longer wheelbase than as we speak’s fifth-generation mannequin bought overseas. The monitor widths have additionally been elevated, giving the brand new W214 mannequin a bigger footprint and inside dimensions. The double-wishbone entrance and multi-link rear suspension has been modified to suit the brand new dimensions of the platform construction. Will probably be supplied together with an non-compulsory air suspension and, for the primary time on the E-Class, a rear-wheel steering system providing as much as 10deg of steering on the rear.

Mercedes E-Class W214:  What’s identified concerning the inside

Inside, the brand new E-Class adopts the same dashboard structure to that of the most recent C-Class and S-Class. The set-up contains digital devices in a free-standing show panel, optionally with 3D graphics, and a portrait-style show inside the centre console for the infotainment features.

Mercedes E-Class W214: Anticipated engine, powertrain choices

The engines for the next-gen W214 E-Class, mounted of their conventional longitudinal place, will likely be decreased in quantity and – in chosen fashions – capability, too. Officers have hinted that the present twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 within the E63 will now not be supplied. As within the smaller C63, due in 2022, its place will likely be taken by a extremely strung turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder, the M139, with plug-in hybrid help for a complete output of as much as 600bhp.

The prevailing M254 four-cylinder petrol and OM654 four-cylinder diesel items will likely be supplied completely with an built-in starter-generator and 48V electrical system in addition to adjustments to their exhaust system that permits them to satisfy upcoming EU7 emission laws.

The turbocharged 2.9-litre in-line six-cylinder M256 petrol and turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder OM656 diesel items are deliberate to obtain comparable upgrades and will likely be supplied with each mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid performance with as much as 435hp and 330hp respectively.

All plug-in hybrid variations are set to obtain a 28.6kWh battery, the identical unit utilized by the S580e, to present them an electrical vary of over 100km.

Each engine is about to be mixed with a regular nine-speed torque-converter computerized gearbox. Rear-wheel drive will function on lower-end fashions, with Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic four-wheel drive system set to look on extra highly effective fashions, together with these from AMG.

Mercedes E-Class W214: extra concentrate on security

Mercedes-Benz is set to as soon as once more make the brand new E-Class the most secure automotive in its class. In addition to adopting all the assorted driving assistant techniques from the bigger S-Class, the sixth-generation mannequin can also be set to help stage three autonomous driving performance with lidar primarily based sensors.

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