Less than two years ago, the company declared its Mercedes S-Class to be the best car in the world. Of course, a lot of compelling reasons had contributed to the fact, but today, the same concern applies maximum efforts in order to intercept the very status.
This time, the manufacturer plans to present the E-class car, which will be related even closer to the unknown future. The car will be based on robotics, so the future buyers should get ready for the best car on the planet to be controlled by a computer. It should also be noted that it will be available for sale not earlier than in 2017. What features will make the car better than others?
The Exterior Design
The new sedan of the 5th generation is designed to replace the W212 body, which has been manufactured since 2010. The novelty will most likely be maintained in the same style, typical for the S-class Coupe, as well as the GLA and the C-class model.
In contrast to the sharpened angles of the exterior, used in the current E-class version, the body of the new model will get a more rounded streamlined shape, thanks to the decisions of Wegener, the famous designer.
There is also information about the technological lamps of the novelty. Engineers have developed a real masterpiece – based on the environmental conditions, the lights will automatically adjust its brightness by reducing the intensity in the night, so as not to blind other drivers. There is nothing more to say concerning to the exterior, as in the pictures, taken during the testing sessions, the car was safely camouflaged.
The Interior Features
We can speak about the interior of the world premiere, since the German manufacturer has officially declassified the car cabin. The 2017 E-class will receive a high-class interior in the style of the flagship model, which will raise the luxury segment a level above. The model is equipped with digital screens, including the one on the dashboard. The infotainment complex features the 12.3-inch touch screen.
There are three available variants of the interior design, which can be chosen according to your taste. The 7-inch information screen will be installed on the familiar dashboard in the basic model version. The center console will get a 8.4-inch screen.
The 2017 E-class interior exceeds several times the one of its main competitors: the Audi A6, the BMW 5-Series, the Cadillac CTS. The number of buttons has been reduced in the new E-class, and a multifunctional steering wheel has been mounted, which enables controlling and managing of the most appropriate systems and functions.
In addition, inside the car, the customer will find the LED elements throughout the interior, offering 64 shades to choose from.
The car will be supplied with a 3D acoustic sound system, as well as the new seats will be offered quite different from each other, depending on the model version. Numerous wood inserts in the interior can be observed on the official photos.
The Mercedes representatives claimed: “We offer a modern interpretation of luxury, due to the new E-Class interior. We have created a highly intelligent and comfortable interior. The design philosophy of the new model is the sensual freshness and purity, applying the technological innovations and systems, designed for the emotional experience of each person inside. The interior of our world novelty is the luxury of the latest generation.”
Also, the manufacturer has hinted about the presence of the new safety systems and driver’s assistant, leaving such significant features in secret.
The 2017 E-class Specifications
It is known that aluminum will be used in the construction of the car body; therefore, the vehicle will be lighter, having a positive effect on its dynamics. Most likely, the novelty will have a longer wheelbase that will provide passengers with additional comfort.
The basic version of the 2017 E-class model will be featuring the three- and four-cylinder power units. According to the rumors, the company plans to return to the use of six-cylinder engines – the new twin-turbo AMG V8 with capacity of 4 liters, consisting of two four-cylinder AMG blocks.
It should be recalled that the current E63 AMG (W212) version is powered by the 5.5-liter V8 engine, producing 549 hp. The new power unit will apparently be much more economical and powerful.
The presentation of the novelty is scheduled for the next year, at the Auto Show in Detroit.
Like the current version, the new generation will be offered in different body styles: besides of the classic sedan, the new elongated models of a coupe, convertible and wagon will be launched.