Mercedes E-Class Estate

Still over a year away, our spies have garnered details on the next all-new Mercedes E-Class by taking spy-shots of a less-disguised estate model testing in Germany

Mercedes will abandon SBC in favour of conventional brakes, although they will boast features such as wet-weather disc wiping and wheel-selective cornering brake control. Optional ceramic-composite discs could be introduced top-down, starting with the AMG models. The next E-Class will ape the S-Class’s wheel-arch extensions, rising character line below the door handles, massive bumpers, and greenhouse. A more sculpted wide-frame grille, the more geometric nasal air intakes, and the wedge-shaped profile should give W212 a sportier stance, even in estate-guise as pictured here. Actually, early styling models show a certain affinity for the most recent efforts from Lexus – such as the rectangular quad headlamps and the taillights. This is, of course, ironic given that the Lexus LS is famous for copying Mercedes, but Stuttgart still has plenty of time to hone the shape.

Driver assistance in general is a major theme for W212. Expect lane-departure warnings, an eye-movement monitor, traffic-sign identification, road-condition sensors and stability control that accounts for crosswinds, camber changes and tyre wear. We’ll get the usual V6 and V8 engines, plus a normally aspirated, 500-plus-bhp 6.3-litre V8 for the E63 AMG model which will be available in estate-guise, too.

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