New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon to Reach US Dealerships in Early 2017
While rumors swirl that Buick could be planning a Regal wagon for the US market, Mercedes plans to continue its dominance in the luxury wagon segment with the impending release of its 2017 E-Class Wagon.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon will be available in two trim levels: Luxury and Sport. Both models come equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. In addition, a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4matic all-wheel-drive also come standard on both models.
The interior of the new E-Class Wagon will provide seating for up to seven passengers thanks to rear facing seats in the cargo area, but these rear seats are best suited for little kids.
As for the E-Class Wagon’s exterior, design changes include a roof spoiler with an LED brake light and narrower LED taillights. Also, the Mercedes badge differs between the two models, as the Luxury model will feature the Mercedes radiator grille with the star emblem, while the Sport model will include the Mercedes star hood ornament.
Other standard features includes with the ‘17 E-Class Wagon are a self-leveling air suspension and an automatic rear hatch, which allows the owner to preprogram how far it opens to make sure it doesn’t hit any low ceilings.
While the Sedan version of the new E-Class is scheduled to reach US dealerships this summer, the Wagon won’t become available in the States until early 2017, and pricing has yet to be announced.
“The new Wagon is as dynamic as the Mercedes-Benz brand and as spacious as our customers expect,” explained Ola Kallenius, Mercedes sales and marketing chief. “And what is more, the Wagon obviously has all the innovations of the new E-Class – the most intelligent executive sedan in the world.”