You want space? The E-Class is still the daddy. Flip the rear backrests down and you’ve got 1,820 litres to play with here, which demolishes the Audi A6 Avant and BMW 5-Series Touring. You still get 670 litres with the seats in people-carrying mode, and the split-folding bench can now be set bolt-upright to unlock an extra 30 litres.
Mercedes-Benz said an AMG E43 wagon is not on tap for the U.S. market, “but another AMG E-Wagon model is not to be ruled out.”
Standard equipment on the sleek E400 4Matic Wagon includes a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine that delivers 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.
The wagon will arrive to U.S. dealerships early next year, Mercedes said. It did not reveal pricing. Mercedes said the top markets for it include California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
Just like the current E-Class Wagon and all its predecessors, going back to the S123, the 2017 model year comes with rear air suspension as standard. Regarding payload and towing capacity, you’re looking at 745 kg (1,642 lbs) and 2,100 kg (4,629 lbs), respectively. More information on the new model is available in the release below.