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]

1 COMMENT

  1. Luxury(4 spoke wheel, star ornament, smiling front face) and sport styling options, keep wrap around taillights, upgrade sound system, CD changer, navigation, rear and front cameras, etc. Also, new, evolutionary separated quad headlights in LED.

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