The newest E-Class sedan from Mercedes-Benz has been globally unveiled and will be available in the international market in the coming months. One of the last cars the manufacturer will make with an internal combustion engine before switching to an all-electric lineup is this sixth-generation model. In addition to this change, the 2024 iteration of the E-Class is larger than its predecessor, promising a more spacious interior. Moreover, with design cues from the EQE electric sedan, the new generation of Mercedes-Benz E-Class features a premium exterior and interior. The new E-Class sedan will be introduced by the German automaker in the US and European markets first. Now, without any further ado, let's quickly delve into the significant details pertaining to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Platform Details
The luxury carmaker claims that structural changes give the lightweight steel and aluminium platform, which is built on an updated version of the Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform, more rigidity than the platform used by the previous fifth-generation E-Class (W213). A popular model in some European markets, the E-Class wagon will be available alongside the sedan that has already been unveiled. The E-Class All-Terrain will also be introduced the following year. However, Mercedes-Benz will combine the coupe and cabriolet versions of the C and E-Class into a brand-new model called the CLE, so the new model won't have an E-Class coupe or convertible. In the upcoming months, a long-wheelbase sedan that resembles the outgoing E-Class will also be unveiled.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Powertrain and Suspension
The E-Class's modified double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspensions, as well as the available air suspension, are based on the MRA platform from the automaker. The current four-cylinder M254 petrol and OM654 diesel engines are now offered with a 48V electrical system and a built-in starter-generator. Additionally, the 3.0-litre turbocharged inline 6-cylinder OM656 diesel and the 2.9-litre turbocharged inline 6-cylinder M256 petrol engines will both power the next generation E-Class. Up to 435bhp and 330bhp will be produced by these engines, respectively. Further, a 28.6 kW battery is anticipated to power the plug-in hybrid model, which will have an electric-only range of 100 kilometre.
On both engines, a nine-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox will be available. Rear-wheel drive will be standard on the lower-spec models, while 4Matic AWD will be an option on the higher-spec models.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior Styling
The larger S-Class and the smaller C-Class, the other two mainstream sedans in Mercedes' global lineup, have a similar design history to the new E-Class. All three models now share similar styling cues while maintaining their individuality. The 2024 E-Class still has a classic appearance, but it also features a larger grille (with an optional illuminated surround), more angular headlamps, and a longer bonnet. To enhance the standard E-Class' appearance, numerous styling packages and AMG-line trims will be available.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior Features
The interior of the new E-Class has undergone a thorough redesign. A new look for the cabin features more modern digital functionality, improved comfort, and higher-quality materials. This is all a result of a concerted effort by Mercedes-Benz to elevate the traditional sedan's positioning and give it a more luxurious appearance. The standard dashboard will feature a 14.4-inch portrait-style infotainment display and a free-standing 12.3-inch instrument display, as was previously announced in February. The new model will also come with Mercedes-Benz's new third-generation MBUX Superscreen as an option for buyers.
Additionally, Level 4 autonomous technology, such as driverless valet parking, which was previously available only in the S-Class, is now offered with the new E-Class (W214). In markets where it is permitted, such as Germany, this function is available as an option.
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2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Expected Launch
Mercedes-Benz will bring the standard wheelbase version of the new E-Class in India before introducing the LWB version. Launch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class is anticipated for the second half of 2024.
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