The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, likely to arrive as a 2017 model, has been spied testing yet again.
Underpinning the new E-Class will be the same shared MRA platform as the new C-Class. This new platform is not only lighter than the one currently used by the E-Class, but it is also more rigid thanks to its utilisation of aluminium in its construction.
Under the hood, a few key changes are predicted. First and foremost, there is a suggestion that a host of new engines are being tested for the new C-Class including a few inline-six cylinder engines.
Mercedes-Benz has quite a rich history of using inline-six cylinder engines but they were eventually phased out by the brand in the mid-1990s. However, the return of the inline-six cylinder engines will mark an awesome return to Mercedes heritage of the past and is sure to be a hit among many Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and aficionados out there.
The new inline-six cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz, no matter of its displacement, will then spawn brand new four-cylinder and three-cylinder engines for the brand and the new E-Class will likely be the first Mercedes-Benz model to debut this inline-six.
[Via Motor Authority]