- The brand new W214-generation E-class will spawn a wagon variant for 2024, based on an EPA document submitted by Mercedes.
- It seems just like the U.S. will solely obtain the All-Terrain variant of the physique model. Our illustrations present what a regular wagon may appear to be.
- 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 era of which was lately revealed in sedan type. However what concerning the E’s different physique kinds? Properly, it seems like Mercedes plans to have these prepared in time for the 2024 mannequin yr, as properly.
Of word, the next-generation E-class wagon seems set to return to our shores. Our illustrations present what the wagon may appear to be in normal type based mostly 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 package, it is not a lot of a shock that Mercedes plans to maintain solely this lifted model for U.S. patrons. There’s additionally no phrase but on the AMG E63 model, which was beforehand supplied within the U.S. in wagon type. However we probably 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 seems as if the coupe and convertible fashions chew 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 an alternative, the model will affix the title to an all-new era 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 (probably indicating the usage of the C300’s 255-hp four-cylinder powertrain) and CLE450 (absolutely a sign it will share the 375-hp six-cylinder setup of the E450). An AMG-fettled CLE53 can be listed and presumably carries over the 429-hp straight-six powertrain of right now’s E53, albeit probably with just a few extra horses.
We reached out to Mercedes concerning the new E-class’s upcoming variants and physique kinds however had been informed 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 at all times the possibility an unexpected scenario (similar 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 in depth particulars associated to its 2024 mannequin line until issues had been moderately locked in.
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