2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots: Next-gen mid-sizer takes shape

Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, has been seen in its sedan form for the first time.

For the 2017 model year, the current E-Class received a mid-cycle upgrade for 2021. Mercedes has a tradition of releasing the new E-Class in 2023 and 2024 models.

It appears that the design is taking on more of a dynamic appearance, with the roofline looking slightly more sloped towards the rear than the current model. The rumors are that the CLS-Class as well as the GT 4-Door Coupe won’t be getting new replacements. Perhaps designers decided to sporty-up the E-Class.

The updated platform uses Mercedes’ MRA rear-wheel-drive architecture. This was first introduced in the 2021 S-Class, and it has been reintroduced in the 2022 C-Class. This platform is lighter, thanks to the increased use aluminum rather than steel. Thanks to modern joining technologies, including aluminum-to steel welding, this has been possible.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots: Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

While the platform was not designed to accept battery-electric powertrains the future E 63 AMG will feature electrified powertrains. The hybrid engine that powers the E 63 will be the same as the one used to power the 2023 GT 63S E Performance Four-Door Coupe. It can produce a maximum 843 horsepower and 1,033 lb/ft.

Mercedes has just revealed the 2023 EQE battery-electric model and made the commitment to have a fully-electric range by 2030. This could mean that the E-Class will be the last to include internal-combustion engines.

Redesigned E-Class Wagons should be on the horizon, in both regular and All Terrain versions. We won’t see another generation E-Class two-door variants. Mercedes could be preparing a new CLE-Class for the replacement of both the E-Class coupe, and convertible models.

Keep checking back as we continue to develop.

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Author: Brandon Park