The next-generation Mercedes E-Class has just been unveiled and it’s been given somewhat of a fresh new look inside and out.
That’s not all, though, the executive sedan gets plenty of new tech, including artificial intelligence.
The German automaker says that the new E-Class is “a bridge between tradition and digitalisation.”
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Starting with its styling, the 2024 Mercedes E-Class draws design inspiration from the latest, more premium S-Class.
Its front end is more pronounced, with more angular lines, and a large chrome grille.
The rear, meanwhile, is sleeker and described as a mix between the new S-Class and C-Class.
On the inside, the new Mercedes E-Class has been treated to an upmarket interior in line with that of its electric sibling, the EQE.
Upper grades get the MBUX Superscreen, which is effectively two screens – one mounted centrally and one on the offside – under one sheet of glass.
The latest version of MBUX also includes artificial intelligence.
It’s a clever piece of kit, as it learns the driver’s routine and pre-empts their needs.
For example, it will automatically warm the seat when the temperature drops.
It’ll even wind down the window at the entrance to a frequented car park.
The new Mercedes E-Class also comes with new third-party apps, plus a selfie and video camera on top of the dashboard.
Mind you, most of these features will only work when the car is stationary.
That’s not all, though, as the new E-Class gets a digital instrument display and an optional heads-up display, said to have a wider field of view than before.
Mercedes’ flashy ambient light with sound visualization, which allows occupants to “see” music tracks and the sounds of films or apps, comes as standard.
Under the hood, all versions of the all-new E-Class will feature some sort of electrification.
As well as the usual plug-in hybrid powertrains, there will be a few mild-hybrid options to choose from, too.
Whichever engine you opt for, it will be mated to a nine-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox.
Lower-end models feature rear-wheel drive, while 4Matic four-wheel drive will be on more powerful models, including AMG-tuned cars.
On the subject of AMG versions, they’re likely to debut later this year.