While attending the Detroit Motor Show 2015, we learnt that Maybach branded variants of existing Mercedes-Benz SUV models could be produced. Now it has emerged that the next Mercedes-Maybach model could in fact be a range-topping version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The news was revealed by Automotive News in an interview with chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA, Steve Cannon where he confirmed that more Maybach branded models are inevitable.

Interestingly, we already know that the German marque is developing the latest-generation of E-Class thus leaving open the possibility that the Maybach variant won’t be revealed until then.

Compared to the current E-Class, we know that the new model will utilise 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.

[Via Automotive News]


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