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Lengthen the wheelbase! A new generation of Mercedes-Benz E-Class unveiled

2024-05-30 Update From: AutoBeta autobeta NAV: AutoBeta > News >


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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class long wheelbase version (codenamed V214) was officially launched on the evening of October 16. if nothing happens, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class long wheelbase version will be officially launched at the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show, and the pre-price is expected to be announced. According to previous news, the new car may launch five configuration models (E 260L, E 260L 4MATIC and E 300L high, medium and low), all with dual styling options, and future competitors will continue to target the BMW 5-Series and Audi A6L.

Compared with the previous generation of models, the overall shape of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class long axle version still changes greatly, the front face uses a design language similar to the Mercedes-EQ family, but the chrome-plated middle net edge and star emblem grille are retained, and the lamp group design uses the retro flavor of "peanut lamp" styling, this design detail is a tribute to the seventh generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210).



The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class still offers dual appearance for consumers to choose from. The standard version models highlight the sense of luxury, equipped with horizontal decoration grille; the large standard version models highlight the sense of movement, equipped with Mercedes-Benz star emblem lattice grille. The 3D ring grille of the new car echoes with the daytime driving lights, and a black highlight panel is added between the grille and the headlights, which complements the grille design elements of Mercedes-Benz pure electric models, reflecting the new E-Class car embracing the concept of electrification.

In the rear part, the new Mercedes-Benz E-class taillights adopt a new design style, which integrates the three-pronged star emblem of the Mercedes-Benz brand into the taillights to improve the recognition of the new car. It is understood that this design will be further applied in the subsequent launch of new cars.



In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new Mercedes-Benz E-class long axle version is 5092/1880/1493mm, and the wheelbase is 3094mm, which is 15mm higher than that of the previous generation model. As a comparative reference, the length, width and height of the new Mercedes-Benz E-class standard wheelbase version are 4949/1880/1468mm, with a wheelbase of 2961mm, while the current Mercedes-Benz E-class long-wheelbase model is 5078/18601480mm and 3079mm respectively.

In terms of interior decoration, the design style of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class long axis version draws lessons from Mercedes-Benz EQS, the full LCD dashboard uses the same suspension design as the new S-Class, while the multimedia touch screen is connected to the entertainment screen in front of the co-pilot, this design is consistent with EQS, thus forming a super-large MBUX SuperScreen triple screen design, taking the lead in carrying the third generation MBUX intelligent human-computer interaction system. In addition, the classic Mercedes-Benz turbine air conditioning outlet has been replaced with a horizontal vent, and the quick physical button has been changed from the central handrail to the bottom of the main screen, making the vehicle's center console look more simple and generous.


In terms of power, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class long axle version still provides fuel version models with 2.0T turbocharged engine, in which the maximum power of the E260 model is 150kW 190kW, and the transmission system still matches the 9-block self-integrated gearbox. In the future, the new E-class long wheelbase version will also launch hybrid models.

Generally speaking, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class carries on the intelligent blessing to it on the basis of maintaining the fuel vehicle foundation, which is undoubtedly a measure to strengthen the product power competition. From the market point of view, the old competitors of Mercedes-Benz E-Class are still Audi A6L and BMW 5-Series. Retail data show that Mercedes-Benz E-Class sold 122541 vehicles in the first three quarters of 2023, compared with 127935 for the Audi A6L and 93988 for the BMW 5-Series. It is worth mentioning that the new generation of BMW 5-Series was also launched worldwide in May, and the domestic long-axle version will be released this year.


Since the beginning of this year, Mercedes-Benz has successively launched a number of new energy models, including EQS pure electric SUV, brand new EQE pure electric SUV, brand new AMG pure electric EQE 53, S 450e L plug-in hybrid cars, and the E-class, which has gone through 11 update iterations, will also be available in the Chinese market this year. Data show that Mercedes-Benz delivered a total of 578700 new cars in the Chinese market in the first three quarters of 2023, an increase of 3 percent over the same period last year.

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