Mercedes-Benz E-Class represents one of the most popular series of vehicles ever launched on the market. Even though the E-Class is excellent in terms of performance, exterior, and interior, it still can’t compete against some other classes in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup and that is why the company decided to revamp and improve it. For the current 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, many people say that it is overpriced, undersized, and generally worse than other vehicles in the company’s lineup.
Because of this feedback, the company decided for revolutionary changes and refreshments. The greatest change for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class arrives in the form of the E-Class Plug-In Hybrid. The cabriolet and coupe models will receive all necessary refreshments and upgrades which it has needed for a long time. The upcoming E-Class will be significantly changed from the current model with brand-new hardware, technologically forward interior, and brand-new engine choices. Let’s check if the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid will be powerful enough to win the mighty 2016 Audi A6 and the 2014 BMW 5-Series.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid Exterior
The upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid 2017 will be based on the new “MRA” RWD architecture which is considered to be the most versatile architecture the company has developed recently. The “MRA” architecture allows for wheelbase and track alternations so it can be used as architecture for an entire lineup without any difficulties. Thanks to the new architecture, the upcoming E-Class will have a more dynamic design. The only bad thing about the architecture is that it is not as light as the company thought it would be.
This could represent a small problem for the company, but they will probably use lightweight and more expensive materials for the chassis and everything will be solved. As far as the details of the exterior design of the newcomer are concerned, everything seems to veiled in secrecy. Unfortunately, the spy photos we have do not reveal much because the vehicle is heavily camouflaged. We will have to sit tightly before the company releases more details about the upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid and we sincerely hope that this will happen very soon.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid 2017 Interior
The greatest thing about the current E-Class is definitely its cabin which is stuffed with a great number of technological features, but it appears that the company decided for a complete revamp of this part as well. The cabin of the upcoming model will be equipped with two large color displays which will show all the necessary information for the driver and passengers at the same time. The displays will be easy-to-use and easily accessible.
The new E-Class will also get excellent automatic air conditioning, magic body control, and excellent LED intelligent lightening for even greater atmosphere and outstanding driving feel. There will also be electric surface heating, head-up display, and a semi-autonomous driving mode. We also expect that night vision will be improved. The old Command controller will probably be replaced by a new central touchpad. There are some rumors that the upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid will also get a steering wheel which features two scroll-ball control units.
Engine of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid
Even though we haven’t heard official information from the company, some trusted sites reported that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid 2017 will be offered with a hybrid engine option. The newcomer will probably feature inline six diesel and petrol engines which are expected to produce over 400 hp. The battery pack is also expected to be improved.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid Release date and price
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Hybrid is set to be released in 2017, and the exact date hasn’t been announced. Some trusted sites reported that the new model will cost a bit higher than the model it replaces, around $70.000.
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