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

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


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  • cad4life

    no v8 in mid size, Cadillac do this with the cts and everybody cry, I wonder how bmw will offer the 550

  • http://twitter.com/cobalt174 Westy

    The E400 is already offered in the US as a 2013. It’s a hybrid model with a 302-hp, direct-injection, 3.5-liter V-6 and a 27-hp electric motor.

  • chris chin

    This incoming model is a non-hybrid model and will act as the more powerful non-AMG E-Class, according to this report.

    Chris Chin
    egmCarTech.com