2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class Revealed

1 year ago by Mark Kane 12

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

Carmakers are struggling to keep new cars a secret these days – Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Ionic, Faraday Future concept, to mention just few early leaks – now the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photos have leaked before its official unveiling at the 2016 NAIAS.

At this point, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is conventional car, but we present it with confidence that a plug-in hybird version will follow in 2017.

The 5th generation E-Class is a looker, but don’t expect all-electric range to be much higher than 10-15 miles EPA (more under the European NEDC cycle).

“An E350e plug-in hybrid, with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and an electric motor, will join the range within a year of launch. It’s said to have an electric-only range of 20 miles. “

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ICE)


Source: Autocar

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12 responses to "2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class Revealed"

  1. R.S says:

    Quite good looking, but I’m not sold on the Mercedes hybrid drive train. The range just isn’t enough and so is the electric power. When they are able to do it with 25-30 miles pure electric, not super easy on the go pedal mode, I might consider one.

  2. RexxSee says:

    Not even a hybrid, and then, later only another lame hybrid.

  3. ModernMarvelFan says:

    I thought E-class would have been a “perfect” way to have an “all electric” class of vehicles.

    That is a missed opportunities right there.

    1. SJC says:

      Agreed

  4. Nix says:

    Normally I would say that even a short range EV mode will save hundreds of gallons of gas, etc.

    But 10-15 miles of battery range is more like the range a gas car company would give an electric car to try and prove that electric car’s don’t work. Like they were trying hard to put out an intentional failure so they could go back to CARB and say they shouldn’t have to earn so many ZEV credits because customers don’t want electric cars.

    10-15 miles of range is the kind of range Toyota gave the PIP in what looked like a desperate attempt to keep their bread and butter regular hybrid Prius sales up as long as possible.

    I tried to come up with some upside where somehow this was a good sign for EV’s, but I failed. I can’t see any possible upside to this vehicle in the US.

    1. ModernMarvelFan says:

      Government needs to stop awarding those sub 20 miles weak PHEV… At current technology and battery price, there are no reason why the can’t push it to at least 20 miles or higher which makes it somewhat more usable.

      1. Nix says:

        I agree. 25 mile of range for a larger car or CUV can be pretty easily justified, because it saves more gas a year than replacing a Prius with a Leaf (for typical drivers). It actually make plenty of sense.

        But below 20 and the math makes a turn for the worse. Definitely not enough to justify the number of ZEV credits they get. They should either cut the credits for under 20 miles, or eliminate them completely.

        Although I do have a bit of sympathy for design cycles, so it would be fair to change the rules starting in 2018….

  5. Pete Bauer says:

    Does the letter E stand for electric, just kidding.

    Slowly the World is moving towards Crossovers and I hope Benz launches plugin version of the CUVs first rather than sedans.

    1. Poor Tesla must send their paid agents all over the internet to help their crashing stock.

      1. CSS says:

        Ummm, flat over one year is not “crashing”

        Buy Tesla

  6. I must have missed something. Did Mercedes not notice the 2016 Chevy Volt already has 53 miles rated EV Range? Can’t they even match the first Volts 35 Miles EV Range from back in 2010? Did they figure to copy what Ford Fusion energi has and make it a success, 5 years later?

    Sorry, Mercedes, you keep making crippled EV’s as if you can’t even follow a leadership position of even Ford, let alone Tesla! What with no 6.6 kW charging even on the Smart ED, and no DC charing capabilities on the Smart or the B200 ED!!

    Ford lead the way with onboard 6.6 kW Ac charging capability, and Tesla lead at a higher level with one or two 10 kW chargers on their car, plus access to 90 kw and later, 120 kW DC charging! One woukd think Mercedes kniws this, so anything less is not any level of leadership!