2024 Mercedes Benz E Class: Will There Be A New E-Class? Since its introduction, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been consistently regarded as one of the most significant competitors in the luxury midsize class.
Therefore, despite the debut of the similarly sized and all-electric EQE, it will show still another generation of the standard E-Class prior to the impending ban on ICE vehicles.
Because the next generation is not slated to be released until 2023, we decided to compile all of the information that we currently have about it together with an exclusive set of drawings that represent how it may appear in both sedan and estate configurations.
Familiar But Streamlined Looks
The E-Class was seen for the first time in December, revealing an evolutionary style approach. It is expected to keep comparable proportions while adopting a profile that is more aerodynamic.
The full-LED headlights will have a design that is more elongated and have a smaller profile. In order to achieve a design that strikes a better balance between sportiness and elegance, the Panamericana treatment won’t be applied to the grille. Instead, it will be coupled with contemporary intakes on the front bumper.
The profile will have a windowline that is comparable to the one on the present model, but it will have a more polished appearance in terms of the character lines and surface since it will adhere to the most recent iteration of Mercedes-design Benz’s language.
The latter is something that has been suggested by the unmasked prototype of the future GLC, and a similar approach is anticipated from the whole of the non-EQ spectrum.
At the back, we anticipate a rear deck that is more strongly tapered, with an integrated and discrete ducktail spoiler on the trunk, as well as LED taillights that are positioned horizontally and are inspired by the design of the bigger S-Class. The Estate bodystyle will continue the trend of adding greater functionality to the whole package.
This will be made possible by the modified roofline, which will allow for a bigger trunk. However, Mercedes has shown that station wagons don’t have to appear boring, and although if the E-Class Estate won’t seem as seductive as the smaller CLA Shooting Break, it will still be rather lovely when seen from the rear.
The next version of the E-Class will only be offered in two different body styles: the four-door sedan and the five-door estate. This is in contrast to the previous model, which had two-door coupe and cabriolet options. The new Mercedes-Benz CLE will indirectly act as a replacement for the coupes and cabriolets of both the E-Class and the C-Class, which will result in a simplified model lineup for Mercedes.
As is customary for AMG vehicles, the AMG Line and full-fledged AMG variants of the E-Class will be distinguished from the standard versions by the inclusion of a more aggressive bodykit and wheels with a greater diameter.
In point of fact, our covert photographers have only lately captured a prototype of the performance-oriented E53e showing off beefier brakes as well as quad exhaust pipes.
Tech-Filled Cabin With S-Class Cues
The interior design of the S-Class flagship, which was shown to the public in September 2020, had a revolutionary screen arrangement, and it established the standard for the whole ICE-powered line of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The new C-Class and the SL have already received the new interior design, which consists of the inclusion of an angled center console. However, the existing E-Class, which will get a makeover in 2020, has not yet received the new design.
This is going to change in 2023 with the introduction of the next generation, which will inherit a free-floating 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a large OLED touchscreen (between 11.9 and 12.8 inches) that will take up the entire center console.
Other features that will be carried over include a sportier and more elegant three-spoke steering wheel, slimmer climate vents, and even more premium materials with the traditional Mercedes-Benz fit and finish. High-tech features like as a sophisticated heads-up display and the most recent version of the MBUX infotainment system will be included as standard equipment. Mercedes’ whole ADAS suite, which provides semi-autonomous driving capabilities, will also be standard.
How’s The C 63’s Interior?
The inside of the C 63 isn’t too far from what you’d find in a regular C-Class automobile (which is to say that it seems really opulent in photographs), but there are a few significant upgrades. Standard equipment includes sport seats manufactured by AMG, and if you plan to take on the track in the near future, you have the option to upgrade to a more aggressive performance seat manufactured by AMG.
The steering wheel has sticky fake leather at the east and west locations to prevent slipping and sliding even with sweaty palms, and shiny carbon fiber trim helps hammer home the point that this vehicle is designed to be sporty.
What’s Under The Amg C 63 S E Performance’s Hood?
The C 63, much like every other model in the current C-Class lineup, is principally propelled by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. This four-cylinder engine was hand-built, and it has a huge turbocharger that has an integrated electric motor that is powered by a 400-volt electric system.
This electric motor helps the turbocharger spool up rapidly, which contributes to the engine’s 476 horsepower. Those who are keeping score will notice that this is over twice the output of the standard C 300, and the increase in torque from 295 pound-feet to 402 pound-feet is also quite significant.
And the nine-speed gearbox makes it possible for the engine to provide power to all four wheels, something that has never been done before in the history of the C 63.
However, it is not the end of the fireworks. In addition, a 150-kilowatt electric motor is mounted behind the axle of the C 63, where it is joined by an electronically controlled limited-slip differential and a gearbox with just two speeds.
The electric motor provides the majority of the power for the vehicle, but it is able to reroute that power to the front wheels in the event that it senses excessive slip and concludes that the vehicle need greater traction.
The C 63 is capable of producing a staggering maximum output of 680 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque thanks to its combination of two different power sources.
It is important to keep in mind that you will only have access to this for a brief period of time since the electric motor will only provide a boost of 201 horsepower for a period of 10 seconds at a time. After that, its output drops to 94 horsepower, which is still a respectable amount.
According to Mercedes, the C 63 can accelerate from a complete stop to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.4 seconds. This is almost a half second faster than the previous model.
Although the C 63 is a plug-in hybrid, its battery pack has a relatively low capacity at 6.1 kWh, and the onboard charger, which has a capacity of 3.7 kW, was not designed to quickly absorb power from a charging station. Mercedes freely states that the primary function of the electric component is to improve acceleration; the projected range of the EV after a full charge is just 8 miles.
Of fact, the C 63 is capable of much more than just offensive assault. The C 63 is equipped with six-piston brakes up front (the rear utilizes a single), and we wouldn’t be shocked if carbon ceramics ultimately found their way onto the options list.
Extreme stopping and cornering performance are additional characteristics of AMG vehicles. Handling-wise, the C 63 comes standard with adjustable dampers that have three settings: comfort, sport, and sport plus.
Additionally, it has rear-axle steering, which reduces the turning radius while traveling at low speeds and increases the vehicle’s stability when traveling at high speeds.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class on Test
Public road testing of the full-model change that is the forthcoming W214 model has begun, as shown by the images captured by our spy photographers of the development vehicles seen here making their rounds in the snow of Arjeplog, Sweden. The W213-generation facelift of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class made its debut in March 2020, and in Malaysia last July.
The W214 E-Class test units that were spotted here are heavily disguised due to the fact that they were spotted early in the development process. However, according to our spy photographer sources, these cars already have production-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, which means that their lighting graphics should be representative of the final product.
At the front, looks like the primary beams are sandwiched between two rows of LED DRL strips, and appearing to take pride of position in the center of the grille would be the logo for the tristar with a single horizontal bar.
The other test unit was outfitted with the German brand’s more traditional ribbed design, which contrasts with this example of the E-Class’ front-end styling, which is of course just one example of the E-Class’ front-end styling. This particular example is most likely for the trim variant that appears to have a sportier appearance.
At the rear of these W214 E-Class development cars, the lighting units reveal triangular graphics, which suggests that the next-generation car will wear sharper lines, at least around the light assemblies. An example of this styling direction can be seen in the transition from the W222 to the W223 generation of the S-Class.
It is still early in the development cycle of the W214-generation E-Class; nonetheless, it is anticipated that the powertrains for the next-generation version of the present model will include both gasoline and diesel variants, with both types being assisted by 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. Plug-in hybrids are almost definitely to come next, along with the required AMG performance flag-bearers.
According to reports, the highest models, the E 63 variety, will follow the lead of the subsequent C 63 in abandoning the bent-eight in favor of an electric inline-four engine.
Even better performance is almost certain, but if you’ve been dreaming of a muscle car soundtrack with a hint of Affalterbach in an E-Class body, the time is ticking. It is probable that the W214 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will make its debut as a 2024 model sometime in the latter half of 2023.