A set of leaked photos reveals what mid-size premium sedans enthusiasts have been trying to see by imaginarily peeling of the camouflage in the spy photos. Meet the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has been hard at work with its W214, set to start rolling off the assembly line in 2023 as a 2024 model. Months before the official reveal, a Chinese website published photos of the car coming out from under a white tarpaulin. But what is out is enough for us to understand that Mercedes is steering into a whole new direction. The radiator is wider than that of the W213, going for the horizontal double slats layout of the S-Class. But the headlights that flank it come with a completely new design, displaying a curvy cut into the front bumper and making the E-Class look like it’s frowning.
Frowning is what we do, trying to figure out the interior design with the three-spoke steering wheel hiding under a plastic protective cover. The floating instrument cluster makes its way behind the steering wheel. The dashboard that is ripped apart from a car features a central screen set onto what looks like a wooden trim covering the dashboard almost entirely, air vents included. Production versions will most likely stray away from this improvised version of the dashboard.
What we do know is that the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be getting the latest-gen MBUX, but there will be no Hyperscreen in the lineup. The gigantic display that stretches from one A-pillar to the other will remain an exclusive feature for the upper models.
Electrification all across the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup
As the last E-Class generation with combustion engines, the model will come with the MRA II architecture, just like the S-Class and the C-Class. The lineup will include four- and six-cylinder engines with electrification. Customers will be able to choose from mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
While waiting for the Euro 7 regulations, which will complicate things in terms of emissions for carmakers, Europeans will still get diesel engines. The American market will skip those. But the V8 engine is out of the question for all markets out there.