Mercedes is working on the E-next Class’s generation. It will likely arrive as the W214 at the end of 2022 and resembles a scaled-down S-Class. Mercedes is now doing model testing at the Nürburgring.
The current Mercedes E-Class was introduced in 2016, has subsequently been refreshed, and will be replaced at the end of 2022. Then Mercedes promotes the new model generation denoted by the internal designation W214. After its debut at the end of 2022, it will be available for purchase at the beginning of 2023.
There will only be four- and six-cylinder engines under the hood.
The new E-Class sports a slightly larger wheelbase (about 2.96 meters), a wider track, optional two-axle air suspension, and rear-wheel steering in order to return to the top of its field. The reduction is on the drive side. The E-Class will no longer offer engines with eight cylinders. gasoline and diesel for four- and six-cylinder engines.
The M 254 and OM 654 are equipped with a 48-volt electrical system with ISG. The petrol engine produces up to 272 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, while the diesel produces up to 265 hp and 550 Nm. The M 256 and OM 656 engine families’ 2.9-liter inline six-cylinder engines generate higher power. Expect up to 435 horsepower from the gasoline engines and 330 horsepower from the diesel engines.
As a performance plug-in hybrid, the M 139 four-cylinder engines in variants 53 and 63 will provide over 600 horsepower at the starting line. Overall, the battery capacity of hybrid cars should rise, allowing for 100-kilometer electric-only ranges. A redesigned back axle design will make room for the bigger battery.
The new E-Class will naturally be available as a station wagon in addition to the sedan. A return to an all-terrain model is also envisaged. The convertible model will likely be dubbed the CLE and will also be offered as a four-door coupé due to the combination of the C and E class convertibles.
The S-equipment Class’s and styling are borrowed from the S-Class.
When it comes to the safety package, the new E-Class W214 borrows heavily from the new S-Class, with the previous assistants’ service scopes being modified primarily. On the horizon, the E-Class should also be capable of Level 3 autonomous driving.
A big touchscreen is the primary interface between the driver and front passenger. However, an enhanced voice control should also be included. The driver of the E-Class is supplied with standard information through virtual screens behind the steering wheel, possibly in 3D if chosen. In addition, the most recent version of the MBUX entertainment system will be installed.
The W214 takes its design cues from the S-Class.
Obviously, the S-Class also influenced the design of the new E-Class. The headlights are slimmer than in the past and include merely a daytime running LED eyeliner. As with the C-Class, the bonnet star on the E-Class should be eliminated.
On the Erlkonig, the two power domes on the hood have also vanished. Adapted to the front, the rear lights are likewise much less in height. Evidently, visible exhaust tailpipe trims are also no longer contemporary.
The new E-Class, at least on the Erlkonig, conceals the exhaust system below the bumper. The bow door handles are removed and replaced with handles that are recessed. The beading that formerly ran through the grips on the sides is no longer visible.
For the 2023 model year, Mercedes is introducing the new W214 E-Class. It is more similar to the new S-Class in terms of design and equipment. The engine lineup presently consists of solely four- and six-cylinder engines, with only four-cylinder ones available for AMG variants.