2016 Mercedes E-Class – The E Class is one of the most respected cars on the market today and not because it is a Mercedes but thanks to its great build quality as well as one of the most balanced designs ever used in a road car. While this generation has been on the market since the early 2010 it never felt old especially after Mercedes invested back in 2014 almost one billion dollars to give it a mid life facelift, one of the biggest sums of money ever used for such an update. Luckily though, this clearly shows in the design of the car with the Mercedes E-Class 2016 looking like a brand new car rather than just a small facelift.
2016 Mercedes E-Class redesign
Inside the 2016 Mercedes E-Class interior worked on the layout of the interior as well as on the materials. The seats are going to be more comfortable while the infotainment system will receive a massive upgrade with the introduction of the Android based unit which is not only faster but also customizable.
The outside of the Mercedes E-Class 2016 is going to receive a very small upgrade over the 2015 facelift. Firstly, the front end will not receive the standard LED headlights instead of the usual Xenon units while the back will get the same bumper with the dual exhaust system on all the models rather than just on the petrol powered versions.
Mercedes E-Class 2016 specs
Engine wise, the 2016 Mercedes E-Class will come with the same engines as the previous generation, but most of these are going to get a 10 to 12% better fuel consumption thanks to improvements made to the management systems. The base Mercedes E-Class 2016 remained with a 2.1-liter turbo diesel with 195 horsepower which even though lacks the top speed of a petrol powered version, it feels great thanks to the massive torque it can provide. Further up the range a 3.5-liter V6 is also available, but this time with 302 horsepower. A V8 engine will unfortunately be only available on the Coupe version while on the Sedan this will most likely come at a later date. This is capable of 402 horsepower and more than 400 lb-ft of torque which allows it to compete with ease with more powerful cars.
All the engines are going to be mated to an 8-speed automatic and either a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive system.
2016 Mercedes E-Class release date and price
The upcoming Mercedes E-Class 2016 will come with an improved interior with even better materials, a bit more equipment in the base trim as well as more comfortable seats. The exterior design was also changed to better reflect the car’s position in the market. The price on the other hand remained unchanged with the base model costing around $53,000 and as much as $100,000 for the high performance version. The 2016 Mercedes E-Class is going to be released by the end of 2015.