On June 20, Mercedes-Benz officially released the new E-Class Travel version (S214) official chart. It is understood that the new E-class travel version is based on the new E-Class (W214). The new car continues the front face design of the sedan version, the design effect of the whole car is quite pleasing to the eye, and the power provides a gasoline / diesel engine with a 48V light mixing system. And the mixing system is optional.
As a new replacement model, the design of the front face of the new E-class travel version is consistent with that of the car version, and the front face uses a design language similar to that of the Mercedes-EQ family, but the chrome-plated middle net edge and star emblem grille are preserved, and the lamp group design adopts the retro "peanut lamp" shape, the double arc lamp belt with concave and convex outline and the wave embellishment of daylight. Make it look quite different from the cash model. According to the official map, the new E-class travel version is equipped with star emblem lattice grille, 3D three-dimensional design star ring grille echoes with daytime driving lights, and a new black highlight panel is added between the grille and headlights, which complement each other with the grille design elements of Mercedes-Benz pure electric models. reflects the new E-Class car embraces the concept of electrification.
The new E-class travel version redesigns the rear of the car, the glass edge behind the C-pillar gradually sinks, and the rear suspension shrinks slightly upward, outlining a smooth rear curve. In addition, the taillight design is consistent with the hatchback version. After the LED light is lit, it presents a style similar to the Mercedes-Benz logo, and then a diversion groove is designed on both sides, equipped with a diffuser at the bottom of the center and a two-sided exhaust layout, so that the sense of movement of the rear is further enhanced. In terms of size, the new E-class travel version has a length, width and height of 4949/1880/1469mm and a wheelbase of 2961mm, which is significantly higher than that of the previous generation of models.
In terms of interior decoration, the design style of the new E-class travel version is basically the same as that of the car version, which draws lessons from the Mercedes-Benz EQS, with the new "MBUX super screen" integrated with the embracing cockpit, and uses a super-large triple screen equipped with MBUX Superscreen system, in which the console surface is composed of an integral touch panel. The classic Mercedes-Benz turbine air conditioning outlet is replaced by a transverse vent, and the quick physical button is changed from the central handrail to the bottom of the main screen, making the central console of the vehicle look more simple and generous.
In terms of power, the new E-class travel version is available in E200, E220d and E300e. The E200 is equipped with a light mixing system composed of a 2.0T turbocharged engine and a drive motor, in which the maximum power of the engine is 204 horsepower and the maximum power of the drive motor is 23 horsepower. The E220d is equipped with a light mixing system consisting of a 2.0T turbocharged diesel engine and a drive motor with a maximum engine power of 197 horsepower. The E300e is equipped with a plug-in hybrid power system composed of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a drive motor. The comprehensive power of the system is 312 horsepower, of which the maximum power of the engine is 204 horsepower and the maximum power of the drive motor is 129 horsepower.
As the most representative product of luxury medium and large cars, Mercedes-Benz E-Class has become the benchmark of luxury car market after 10 iterations in more than 70 years. It is not difficult to see that the new car has not jumped out of the impression of Chinese consumers on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, regardless of the appearance or interior design, the car still retains a strong Mercedes-Benz flavor, but in addition, it is not difficult to find that it has begun to integrate into the electric era, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is undoubtedly the beginning of the transformation of traditional luxury car companies from fuel cars to electric cars.
As a new E-Class travel version, the new car is expected to go on sale in the third quarter at the earliest and is expected to be imported into the domestic market by the end of this year or early 2024. Major competitors at the same level include Audi A6 Avant and the upcoming BMW 5-Series Travel version. However, with imported sales, coupled with the fact that station wagons do not have much presence in China, the E-Class travel version is expected to be very difficult to run in China, mainly the car version. According to statistics, in 2022, Mercedes-Benz E-Class sold 123900 vehicles, BMW 5-Series 154000 and Audi A6L 117700.
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