Wagon will go on sale early next year.

Following a preview last week, Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2017 E-Class Wagon. Set to go on sale in the United States early next year, the model follows in the footsteps of the sedan and adopts a stylish exterior that features a familiar front fascia, a gently sloping roof, and LED taillights. The model also comes standard with an Easy-Pack tailgate which can be opened or closed with the touch of a button.

The upscale interior features wood trim and a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive control buttons that respond to swiping movements. Drivers will also find an accommodating cargo compartment, a standard third row seat, a new touchpad controller with handwriting recognition technology.

An assortment of different options will be available including an ambient lighting system, two 12.3-inch displays, and a Warmth and Comfort package which includes a heated steering wheel, heated armrests, and upgraded heated front seats. Customers can also order an assortment of Drive Pilot technologies including a Distance Pilot Distronic system which can "automatically keep the car the correct distance behind vehicles in front" and follow them at a speed up to 130 miles per hour.

In the United States, the E400 Wagon will be powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine that produces 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It will be connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission with a standard all-wheel drive system.

The United States will miss out on the AMG E43 Wagon but the company says another AMG variant has not been ruled out. Mercedes has given us the AMG E63 Wagon before, so here's hoping we get a new version, too.


Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

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