The 2016 E Class is on its way, and respected motoring magazine AutoExpress has been given the chance to take a test drive – even though their E-Class was still in camouflage when they took it for a spin.
Although it’s hard to see the details, the E Class looks elegant and very much like the other cars in Mercedes’ saloon range. We’ll only be able to see the full reveal in January, however, when the car is premiered at the Detroit Auto Show.
In the meantime, however, it appears that AutoExpress were impressed with their drive, which they state delivered S-Class levels of comfort. “The E-Class rides with a serene quietness that’s arguably better than its luxurious S-Class relation” wrote the reviewer, pointing out the car’s dual chamber air suspension that helps guarantee ride comfort.
The driver has a pretty easy life too, as the review states: “the level of driver assistance means that, depending on the route, the E-Class could be steering itself. Technologically it’s entirely feasible that the E-Class could drive fully autonomously, although legislatively it’s not presently allowed.” For example, if the driver isn’t paying attention and doesn’t heed warnings from the car, it will slow to a controlled stop in order to preserve passengers’ safety.”
The new E Class will be available with a range of engines, all of which will be paired with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic auto gearbox. Four-wheel drive and AMG options will also be offered. AutoExpress have been sworn to secrecy on the interior design and other factors, however, so we’ll have to wait until January to see the full details.
In the meantime, read the full review of the 2016 E-Class here.