Just a day after seeing a spy video of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate on the road, we now have a full gallery of images of the next wagon. We expect the sedan to arrive in 2023, but it’s unclear whether this long-roofed variant could be shown at the same time.
As you’d expect, the front is identical to that of the sedan. The pair of horizontal bars indicates that this is the standard model, rather than the AMG version. The headlights have running lights along the top of the lamps and curved sections at the bottom. An entrance to the lower fascia is wide horizontally and narrow vertically.
Design changes for the wagon begin at the B-pillar. On the sedan, the roof begins to taper downward at this point. However, the vertex continues to extend horizontally across the domain. Looking at the photos, this change could mean more space for the rear seat occupants. In addition, there is clearly more cargo volume at the rear.
The tailgate of this vehicle wears heavy camouflage. In some of these photos, the car’s turn signal is on and it has a curved shape like the lower marker lights in the front. The bumper conceals the exhaust pipes.
A spy video of the sedan shows that the cabin has a large screen on the dashboard. Features of the new S-Class would carry over to the E-Class, such as some of the flagship model’s driver-assist technologies.
We expect the E-Class to be available with multiple powertrains, including hybrid and PHEV options. The top-of-the-line AMG 63 model would use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an electrically assisted turbo and a separate electric drive motor. The result would be a total output of 671 horsepower (500 kilowatts), at least that’s how powerful the new C 63 is.
The new E-Class Estate has competitors in the way of German rivals. BMW is working on a new 5 Series. We don’t have any spy photos yet, but a rumor suggests a new M5 wagon is on the way. Audi is working on a production version of the A6 Avant E-Tron Concept and plans to launch the model in 2024.