The outgoing Mercedes E-Class sedan can no longer be ordered in Germany. According to various sources – including Automotive News Europe – the reason for this is that all production slots are already occupied by March 23rd. This is the date when production ends for the current generation of the W 213 model. So if you wanted to buy a four-door E-class, you will now have to wait until the next generation.
However, those of you interested in the station wagon version are in luck. The sources state that orders for the E-Class Estate will not be affected. It will be in production until mid-2023 and production slots are still available.
If you want to order a new E-Class sedan, you don’t have to wait much longer. Mercedes is already working on the next generation of the W 214 model, which should be on the market towards the end of this year and in dealerships in 2023.
The next-generation E-Class sedan was first spotted testing in December 2021. While still heavily camouflaged, the design is pretty much the same as the current C-Class – apart from the tiny tweaks that update the styling. The upper-middle-class sedan is expected to get electric flip-up door handles for the first time, and it’s expected to be a little larger in line with the growth of the C-Class.
The bulk of the improvements are expected in the interior, including an updated and more sophisticated infotainment system. A vertical touchscreen will then complement the digital instrument cluster. Here you can take a look towards the S-Class and the current C-Class.
According to reports, there will be a choice between four and six cylinders for the powertrains. The AMG E 63, which is expected to come onto the market in 2023, will then no longer have a V8. In its place is an electrified version of the M139 engine – a supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an electric turbo, which is additionally coupled to an electric motor.