- The brand new W214-generation E-class will spawn a wagon variant for 2024, in accordance with an EPA doc submitted by Mercedes.
- It appears to be like just like the U.S. will solely obtain the All-Terrain variant of the physique model. Our illustrations present what a regular wagon may seem like.
- The brand new CLE-class coupe and convertible are additionally listed as 2024 fashions.
A doc submitted by Mercedes to the EPA is giving us a fuller view of the three-pointed star’s plans for its 2024 mannequin line in the USA. Arguably probably the most noteworthy bits relate to the mid-size E-class, the most recent technology of which was not too long ago revealed in sedan type. However what in regards to the E’s different physique kinds? Nicely, it appears to be like like Mercedes plans to have these prepared in time for the 2024 mannequin yr, as nicely.
Of be aware, the next-generation E-class wagon seems set to return to our shores. Our illustrations present what the wagon may seem like in commonplace type primarily based on what we have seen of the sedan up to now. For higher or worse, although, it appears the W214 sedan’s longroof kin will come to the U.S. strictly in E450 All-Terrain guise. Given the present Benz-badged E-class wagon is obtainable solely with the off-road-inspired All-Terrain equipment, it isn’t a lot of a shock that Mercedes plans to maintain solely this lifted model for U.S. consumers. There’s additionally no phrase but on the AMG E63 model, which was beforehand supplied within the U.S. in wagon type. However we seemingly will not hear about any AMG E-class fashions till the 2025 mannequin yr on the earliest.
On the opposite finish of the E-class spectrum, it appears to be like as if the coupe and convertible fashions chunk the mud for 2024. Do not shed any tears but, although, as the exact same EPA doc signifies the 2 physique kinds are set to don the CLE-class moniker come subsequent yr. The doc additionally signifies Mercedes has no intention of renaming the present two-door E-class fashions, and as a substitute, the model will affix the identify to an all-new technology of mid-size coupe and convertible, as evidenced by the mannequin codes listed within the doc: C236 and A236.
If the knowledge on this doc holds, then it seems the CLE-class will include three completely different powertrain choices. Benz-badged CLEs will bear the moniker CLE300 (seemingly indicating using the C300‘s 255-hp four-cylinder powertrain) and CLE450 (absolutely a sign it’s going to share the 375-hp six-cylinder setup of the E450). An AMG-fettled CLE53 can also be listed and presumably carries over the 429-hp straight-six powertrain of immediately’s E53, albeit seemingly with a couple of extra horses.
We reached out to Mercedes in regards to the new E-class’s upcoming variants and physique kinds however had been instructed by an organization spokesperson that they had been unable to share details about future merchandise. Whether or not the knowledge Mercedes despatched to the EPA holds true stays to be seen. There’s all the time the possibility an unexpected scenario (comparable to one other chip scarcity or the like) throws a wrench in Mercedes’s plans. That stated, we wager the automaker would not have submitted such intensive particulars associated to its 2024 mannequin line except issues had been fairly locked in.
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