We’ve seen the upcoming 2024 Mercedes tests a few times, but a new batch of leaked photos from China reveal the parts the automaker was working the hardest to keep secret.
As you’d expect, the new front end looks a lot like the S-Class. The heavily chromed grille is strongly reminiscent of the larger sedan, and the overall shape is slightly hexagonal, as revealed in these photos, released for the first time. times by Autohome and Xincheping. The headlights combine with the grille to form a winged shape, like on other modern Mercedes models.
The dashboard has been revealed almost entirely, giving us our first glimpse of a large, square infotainment system, a move away from the portrait-style unit we saw in the S-Class, and a screen of rectangular instruments. Above the infotainment screen, thin vents can be seen running across the entire dash in a long line that curves near the passenger door.
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Previous spy shots have shown most of the rest of the exterior. On the sides of the new E-Class, a line of characters can be seen running near the windows. The line, however, is broken in the middle of the vehicle. The model also appears to be longer than it was before.
The rear of the 2024 E-Class remains the last part of the vehicle that we’ve only seen in camouflage. From what we know, however, a slender light bar extending to the rear seems likely, and a new bumper design should help differentiate this model from the one it replaces.
Under the hood, we expect a variety of different options, including a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 2.0-litre diesel and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The 2024 Mercedes E-Class is expected to be unveiled in early 2023 and will be followed by another plug-in hybrid, the E53 E-Performance, which is expected to produce around 671 PS (500 kW / 680 hp) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque .