Crossovers might be king, but Mercedes isn’t ready to give up on wagons and that’s clear once again as spy photographers have snapped the redesigned E-Class Estate.
Caught undergoing testing in Germany, the model will follow in the footsteps of the sedan and adopt an evolutionary but streamlined design. The camouflage hides a number of details, but we can see the grocery getter will have a larger and more prominent single bar grille that is flanked by sweptback headlights and a wide central intake.
Moving down the sides, we can see pronounced wheel arches and streamlined bodywork that eschews the sweeping character line found on the current model. Designers also gave the car flush-mounted door handles and a rakish windscreen that flows into a long sloping roof. More importantly, there’s a rear charging port that indicates this particular prototype is a plug-in hybrid.
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The evolutionary design continues out back with a new liftgate that features a larger recessed section. The model also has a hidden exhaust, which allows for a cleaner rear bumper.
Spy shooters didn’t get close enough to snap interior pictures, but the cabin is slated to be heavily inspired by the C- and S-Class. As a result, we can expect a freestanding digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system with a portrait orientation.
Engine options remain unconfirmed, but the model could have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with mild-hybrid technology as well as an output of 255 hp (190 kW / 259 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It could be joined by a 2.0-liter diesel developing 261 hp (195 kW / 265 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. We can also expect an assortment of other options including a plug-in hybrid variant that could have a combined output of around 309 hp (230 kW / 313 PS).
Mercedes has been tight-lipped about the model, but the redesigned E-Class is expected to be introduced early next year and followed by AMG variants.
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