The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a sensible choice for those wanting to avoid the full-size German sedan, as it provides just enough space without the bulk. The current E-Class lineup graced the market in 2009, and fans of the vehicle know an updated model is well overdue. Thankfully, Mercedes-Benz has outlined the new 2017 E-Class model in a press release, issued January 10.
Starting where the rubber meets the road, the premium suspension system is comprised of air bags. Each corner of the car has air bags with multiple chambers for each. Each strut is supported by a progressive, rather than linear, spring rate. This new system is named “AIR BODY CONTROL” and places the new E-Class well ahead of the competition.
For those who haven’t noticed, the popularity of the new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder has been steadily growing. The E-Class will debut with 241 hp and 273 lb-ft along with a 9-speed automatic transmission. On the inside, passengers will be greeted by 64 possible interior colors from the LED lighting.
No mention of the E-Class wagon was made, but we hope it makes a return. The press release also did not mention the inevitable AMG versions, but as soon as they are announced readers will see them here on Autofluence.