A new report from Germany indicates Mercedes will take the wraps off the new E-Class Estate on June 6.
According to Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, Daimler will host the world premiere of the new E-Class Estate (S213) on June 6 at a special event organized in Stuttgart, Germany. Following its public reveal, the premium midsize wagon will hit Mercedes’ dealerships in September.
Numerous spy photos and videos have shown the 2017 E Class Estate will be heavily influenced in terms of design by the smaller C Class Estate. Compared to the outgoing model, the new E wagon will lose its somewhat boxy shape in favor of a rounder design that will have an impact on the cargo capacity. According to Mercedes design boss, Gorden Wagener, it will have a “little less” space than the model is about to replace which offers 24.5 cubic feet (695 liters) with the rear seats up and 68.8 feet (1,950 liters) once you fold them down.
While the trunk will be a tad smaller than it is now, there’s going to be more legroom for rear passengers since the new E Class Estate will have a 2.6 inches (66 mm) longer wheelbase, at 115.7 inches (2.93 meters).
There are some rumors the E-Class Estate will spawn an All Terrain derivative in the same vein as the Audi A6 allroad, but the report is yet to be confirmed by Mercedes. If the model will indeed come to life, expect the rugged estate to adopt plastic body cladding, raised suspension, standard all-wheel-drive 4MATIC setup, and most likely different wheels along with modified bumpers. It’s obviously going to cost more than the equivalent E-Class Estate and is expected to also have some tweaks inside the cabin to better differentiate the two models.
Those waiting for the E63 Estate should know that it will be out probably at the beginning of 2017 with a new evolution of the biturbo 4.0-liter V8. German Car Forum reported a while ago the unit will develop 571 horsepower (426 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (749 newton meters) of torque in the standard E63 and 612 hp (456 kW) and 626 lb-ft (848 Nm) in the E63 S. That should prove to be enough for an extremely fast hauler.