Mercedes-Benz teases the new E-Class Estate before the official reveal, on June 6

The station wagon of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, internally called S213, will make its official debut next June 6. The E-Class Estate has been photographed in tests many times, but this is the first official glimpse of what it will look like. And it will be a very tough competitor for the Volvo V90, the Audi A6 Avant and the BMW 5-Series Station Wagon.

The station wagon  should be about the same size of the sedan: 4.92 m long, 1.95 m wide, 1.47 m tall and with a wheelbase of 2.94 m. It should also share the same engines: a 2.0 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates 135 kW at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm between 1,250 rpm and 4,000 rpm, for the E 200, and a new 2.0 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine for the E 220 d, which delivers 143 kW and 400 Nm.

The E 350 d will feature a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel that pumps out 190 kW and 620 Nm, while the plug-in hybrid version of the car, called E 350 e, will have a 30 km pure electric range. It uses the same 2.0 turbo petrol engine used by the E 200, but coupled to the electric engine and with an increased power, of 155 kW. The electric provides additional 65 KW, bringing the total availability of power to 210 kW, due to losses in the integration of both engines. All engines will come with the new 9G-Tronic, a 9-speed automatic transmission that tends to replace the 7G-Tronic currently used by other Mercedes-Benz models. Don’t forget about the E 43 AMG, which should come with a 3.0 V6 turbocharged engine able to deliver 295 kW at 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm from 2,500 rpm up to 5,000 rpm.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

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