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Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled its next-generation E-Class, albeit so far only in the sedan bodystyle. There are still several variants due such as the high-performance E63 from Mercedes-AMG as well as the new coupe, convertible, long-wheelbase sedan and wagon. It’s the latter that is the focus of our latest spy shots.
The longroof sports a design similar to the one used for the latest C-Class Wagon, and unlike its smaller sibling the E-Class Wagon will be sold in the United States. It looks particularly sporty, especially with the rear wing spoiler attached.
Apart from the unique rear, we expect the rest of the car to be virtually identical to the sedan.
Underpinning the new E-Class is Mercedes’ flexible MRA platform designed for rear- and all-wheel-drive cars. It made its debut in the latest C-Class, and with its light yet sturdy construction it promises to make the new E-Class more fuel efficient and better handling than the outgoing model.
So far only one powertrain has been confirmed for the new E-Class in the U.S. That powertrain is the familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in a handful of other Mercedes products. Its output remains pegged at 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission is a nine-speed automatic.
Look for a debut of the new E-Class Wagon soon, possibly as early as next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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