German media has managed to obtain new details regarding the engine lineup of the next generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

A German fan site has managed to obtain new details regarding the engine lineup of the next generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

First and foremost, we still can’t confirm the company will offer the rumored 6-cylinder inline diesel engine, as the new report says there will be a new 4-cylinder diesel engine with 150 HP (110 kW), 194 HP (143 kW) and 231 HP (170 kW), while the current 3.0 V6 will be tuned to deliver around 260 HP (191 kW).

We've heard speculation on a forthcoming diesel 2.9-liter twin-turbo inline-six unit with 317 HP (233 kW) along with a beefier quad-turbo configuration good for an estimated 405+ HP (298 kW), but we will have to wait for the official word from the manufacturer.

Petrol fans will be delighted to hear the 2016 E-Class is getting a new 2.0-liter turbo unit that will be offered in three power stages – 184 HP (135 kW) in the E200, 211 HP (155 kW) in the E250 and 245 HP (180 kW) in the E300. Next on the list is an inline-six turbocharged motor that will have 333 HP (245 kW) in the E400 and 367 HP (270 kW) in the E450 AMG Sport. As we already know, the range-topping E63 AMG model will get a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter from the C63 and AMG GT.

Hybrids will not be left behind as the model range will receive a E350 petrol-hybrid variant, while a diesel-hybrid is also said to be in the cards. No technical details regarding these versions are currently available.

Transmission options for the German vehicle will include a 6-speed manual gearbox, reportedly to be offered exclusively for the diesel engines, and the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, while selected variants will be offered with the 4MATIC system.

All details will become official in January 2016, when the 2016 E-Class will make its global premiere during the Detroit Motor Show.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion

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