Just a day after seeing a spy video of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate on the road, we now have a full gallery of images of the upcoming wagon. We expect the sedan to arrive in 2023, but it’s unclear if this long-roof variant will premiere at the same time.
As you’d expect, the front end looks identical to the sedan. A pair of horizontal bars indicates that this is the standard model, not the AMG version. The headlights have a running light along the top of the headlight and a curved section at the bottom. An inlet in the lower fascia is wide horizontally and narrow vertically.
The design changes for the wagon start at the B pillar. On the sedan, the roof starts to taper downwards at this point. However, the top continues to extend horizontally across the plantation. Judging by the photos, this change may have resulted in more headroom for rear seat passengers. Plus, there’s definitely more cargo volume at the back.
The hatchback on this vehicle wears heavy camouflage. In some of these photos, the car’s turn signal is on, and the shape is curved like the lower street lamp in front. The bumper hides the exhaust pipe.
The sedan spy video shows that the cabin has a large screen on the dashboard. Features from the new S-Class are reportedly pouring into the E-Class, such as some of the flagship model’s driver-assist technology.
We expect the E-Class to be available with multiple powertrains, including hybrid and PHEV options. The tallest AMG 63 models will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electrically assisted turbo and a separate electric drive motor. The result will be a total output of 671 horsepower (500 kilowatts), at least this is the output for the new C 63.
The new E-Class Estate has a competitor on its way from its German rival. BMW is working on a new 5 Series. We don’t have any spy shots yet, but rumors suggest a new M5 wagon is on its way. Audi is working on a production version of the A6 Avant E-Tron Concept and plans to launch the model in 2024.