Mercedes-Benz is currently hard at work developing the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class set to arrive for the 2016 model year. A new prototype was recently filmed during testing and based on the heavy camouflage across the back of the test mule, it seems apparent that the German firm is still in the relatively early stages of testing.
While very few of the design elements of the car can be seen, the overall shape looks curvier than the current E-Class and it will inevitably feature more shapely headlights and taillights.
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.
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.