The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, and is set to launch with a 102g/km diesel engine.
The new vehicle is 43mm longer than its predecessor, and follows the design style set by the C- and S-Class models.
The new E-Class range starts with the E220d with an all-new four-cylinder diesel engine.
Further model variants will be added to the range after the market launch, including the E350e featuring hybrid technology. The plug-in hybrid allows around 30 kilometres of purely electric and emission-free driving.
Its four-cylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with a powerful electric motor, gives it a total system output of 279hp with a system torque of 600 Nm.
The most powerful diesel variant will boast a six-cylinder engine incorporating advanced SCR exhaust technology, with an output of 190 kW (258 hp) and a peak torque of 620 Nm.
All models available at market launch are equipped with the new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Standard safety features include active brake assist and attention assist, with options including Drive Pilot semi-autonomous driving, evasive steering assist, and active blind spot assist.
Remote parking is also availabe, allowing a car to be parked via smartphone app.