Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied again, this time while testing on snow

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After the previous sets of spy-photos showing the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class under heavy camouflage spread across the internet, photographers have caught the saloon undergoing tests on snow-covered surfaces.

We’ve been seeing spy-photos showing the new E-Class under heavy camouflage for a while now, after the German saloon was spotted by fotographers back in September and early December.

Now, the upcoming E-Class has been caught while undergoing tests on snow in Sweden. As you already know, just as the new C-Class, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class is developed on Mercedes’ MRA (Modular Rear Architecture) platform.

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However, the E-Class is expected to be larger than the C-Class and obviously smaller than the S-Class, while being lighter that its predecessor, thanks to the use of aluminium.

The size growth will also impact the mid-size luxury sedan’s wheelbase, which will gain some extra length, and therefore providing more space for the rear seat occupants.

Aside from the station wagon, coupe and convertible, the E-Class also serves as a base for the car that popularised the four-door coupe segment, the CLS. As with the current model, the next CLS (third generation) should be offered in coupe and shooting brake form.

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In terms of engines, at the base of the 2017 E-Class line-up we’ll find new three- and four-cylinder engines, while rumours talk about the German carmaker returning to straight six engines – just like the new AMG twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 is made of two 2.0-litre 4-cylinder AMG blocks, the straight six will share parts with the 3- and 4-pot mills.

Speaking of the AMG, we’ll see the new 4.0-litre V8 in the next E63 AMG. Once again, the Affalterbach machine will receive all-wheel drive as an option, while the S model will also be offered.