Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid versions are set to receive a 28.6kWh battery, the same unit used by the Mercedes S580e, to give them an electric range of over 62 miles.
Each engine will be mated to a nine-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, with lower-end models featuring rear-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic four-wheel drive system will appear on more powerful models, including those tuned by AMG.
For 2024, the E-Class draws design inspiration from the latest, more premium Mercedes S-Class. Its front end is more pronounced, with more angular lines and a large chrome grille. The rear, meanwhile, is sleeker and described as a mix between the new S-Class and C-Class.
Alongside the saloon model, Mercedes is also planning to launch successors to the E-Class Estate and E-Class All Terrain in 2024. It will also be joined by a Mercedes-AMG E53 sports saloon variant, which will be differentiated by its bespoke grille, bigger brakes and sports exhaust.
The E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet will no longer be represented by the long-standing moniker, instead coming under the ‘CLE’ umbrella.
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