Report: Incoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 w/ twin-turbo V6 to replace E550, V8 left to E63 AMG only

Mercedes-Benz has been noted to be making some interesting changes to its new 2014 Mercedes-Benz bread-and-butter E-Class lineup, particularly with the engine offerings. Ever since the E-Class was born with the official E-Class name with the W124 chassis, Mercedes-Benz always offered a range of engine options, including various non-AMG V8 models.

[slider id=170546]

Click here for our original post on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Now though, MotorTrend reports that the E550, or the version that comes with Mercedes-Benz’s twin-turbocharged 4.7L V8 good for 402hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, may not be available any longer after 2015. This is apparently due to the fact that the E-Class has an incoming E400 model, according to MT, which is slated for our shores by next fall. Powering the E400 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6, capable of around 330hp and 350 lb-ft of torque—a drastic difference from the current V8-powered E550.

That would mean anyone wanting an eight-cylinder E-Class would have to cough up all of their pockets and then some for the E63 AMG, which is kind of, well, annoying.

MT also cited that there’s a trend occurring with brands featuring small displacement forced induced four-bangers, which personally drives me nuts because I am biased against modern four-bangers because of their wonky engine and exhaust notes. Admittedly, I am turned off by the frequent fart-can noise found to be coming from an ancient Honda Civic. But that’s a story for another day.

In similar fashion, Jaguar was noted to be that prime example as the current XF is now offered with a 2.0L turbocharged four-banger and a 3.0L supercharged V6. Equivalently, Audi’s A6 comes standard with a 2.0L TFSI four-banger, while the BMW 5-series comes in the form of the 528i, which is a 2.0L turbocharged…you guessed it, four-banger. Both also have their forced-induced six-cylinder options.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: MotorTrend


1996 - 2007 Yamaha YZF 600 Seat picture
1996 - 2007 Yamaha YZF 600 Seat
74 Kawasaki 175 F7   Seat w Good Pan & Foam  NICE 75 76 77 78 picture
74 Kawasaki 175 F7 Seat w Good Pan & Foam NICE 75 76 77 78
77 Yamaha GT 80 Seat Foam Sponge NICE Enduro GT80 DT80 MX80 OEM T4 picture
77 Yamaha GT 80 Seat Foam Sponge NICE Enduro GT80 DT80 MX80 OEM T4
02 Arctic Cat 4X4 AWD 500 Seat Heavy Home Made Cover NICE OEM T3 picture
02 Arctic Cat 4X4 AWD 500 Seat Heavy Home Made Cover NICE OEM T3
ZEBRA BUCKET SEAT COVERS (PAIR) BLACK & WHITE STRIPES & PINK TRIM LOW BACK picture
ZEBRA BUCKET SEAT COVERS (PAIR) BLACK & WHITE STRIPES & PINK TRIM LOW BACK