The latest ‘conventional’ model from Mercedes is just days away from its final presentation. The E-Class will have plug-in hybrid versions with great range and high performance. Throughout the history of Mercedes, which is already more than 120 years, we have seen many different models wearing the emblematic star of the house. However, Class E is one of the most famous and important sagas of all. Converted into a benchmark saloon, it still has many years of life ahead of it. It will be the last traditional model of the house. The next generation, the sixth, will be the last to offer combustion versions, although a wide deployment of electrified units is also expected for said iteration.
Since the beginning of the year, Mercedes has been giving us small previews of what the new E-Class will be like. Of course, certain details and elements cannot be missing, such as quality and equipment. In February, the first images of its interior were revealed. Borrowing the presentation of the Mercedes EQE, the saloon will be able to offer a fully digital dashboard segmented into three different areas: instrumentation, main multimedia system, and passenger multimedia system. All integrated into the already famous MBUX Hyperscreen that was released with the EQS.
The gap between the digital world and the automotive world will continue to narrow thanks to the integration of applications such as TikTok, Zoom, or AngryBirds. Mercedes wants the sedan to be an extension of the mobile itself and its latest-generation operating system will allow that connection. The screens will be accompanied by a high-quality finish, something which Mercedes must improve since it has been surpassed by other premium firms in the market, mainly BMW. There will be no lack of sustainability details such as upholstery made from recycled materials.
Currently, the E-Class reaches a height of 4.92 meters in length. Speculations point to the new generation maintaining the proportions, although a slight increase in measurements is not ruled out. The platform is completely renewed and will be able to integrate state-of-the-art electrified systems. A large and varied mechanical fleet is expected where plug-in hybrid versions (PHEV) take center stage. With battery formats above close to 30 kWh of gross capacity, the engineers hope to standardize an electrical range of more than 120 kilometers.
It will not be long before we can know every one of the details of the new Mercedes E-Class. Although everyone assumed that its official presentation was going to take place at the Shanghai Motor Show (China represents a significant volume of sales for Mercedes), it will not be so. The official revelation will take place next April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in an international event that can be followed digitally by those who want to see the event at the following link.