While the current Mercedes E-Class certainly doesn’t look like a car in need of replacing, that’s not to say the company isn’t already deep into the development of the new model. Or, at least, its mid-life facelift.
2020 Mercedes E-Class facelift price and release date
The 2020 Mercedes E-Class isn’t expected to go on sale until 2020 and prices will stay close to the current model, which starts from £36,000 – the same as you’ll pay for an entry-level BMW 5 Series. At the other end of the line-up, you’ll find the Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ super saloon that nudges £95,000.
2020 Mercedes E-Class facelift specs
The 2020 Mercedes E-Class facelift is just that – a facelift, so fundamental changes won’t be on the menu. What you will get, though, is a reworked version of the current car with a revised grille, headlights and front bumper design – as seen in this All-Terrain car, pictured. Mercedes will freshen the car up with a selection of new paint colours and a variety of new alloy wheels, while the back will be like the front – with revised a revised bumper and tail lights.
The revisions inside will be more important. With infotainment systems playing such a dominant role in new cars – you can expect the 2020 Mercedes E-Class facelift to get a complete overhaul in this department. That means it’ll get Mercedes’ MBUX voice activation system that can understand spoken commands and act on them. So, for example, saying “Hi Mercedes, I’m cold” is all you need to do to turn up the heater. It would also be nice to see the E-Class get the augmented sat-nav directions you get in the lowly A-Class.
With Mercedes’ launch of its EQ electric car sub brand well underway – the EQC has been seen and the EQB and EQA are imminant – you won’t be getting a full electric E-Class, but you could see mild-hybrid technology become more widespread in 2020. That wouldn’t just boost fuel economy, but also give a slight improvement to performance.
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