Mercedes is preparing to renew one of its most 'heavy' commercial models, the E-Class which has always satisfied the tastes of private customers and meets the needs of many categories of professional users by replacing the W213 generation, which will turn seven this year 2023.
The 2024 model year E-Class will be based on the MRA (Modular Rear Architecture) platform which is intended for rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models and which is also used by the S-Class (W223), Maybach S-Class (Z223), C-Class (W206) and the GLC SUV (X254).
As required by the market, the new range will offer suitably electrified 2.0 and 3.0-litre petrol engines, and in all likelihood the last diesel in the history of this model.
The Affalterbach brand will also use the W214 generation, launching several high-performance variants with the Mercedes-AMG 63 SE Performance at the top.
Also in this case - as in the younger sister C 63 - a hybrid propulsion system will be used which, abandoning the V8, makes use of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with power that reaches 680 HP thanks to the electric section.
Various media (such as AutoBild which reconstructed the definitive appearance with a close sketch) have anticipated the possible look of this sedan and which - confirmed by the images of the forklifts in winter testing taken from the Autoevolution site - will be inspired by the design of the front and above all in the headlights to the electric flagship EQS.
Commercialization should start in the autumn.