Mercedes E-class estate (2016) boots up

Published: 11 April 2016

► Wagon version of brand-new E-class
► Official reveal expected in September
► Coupe and convertible variants next

The wraps might have only recently come off the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-class saloon, but CAR’s spies have already captured fresh photos of the estate version undergoing trials on public roads.

The brand-new E-class saloon made its debut at the 2016 NAIAS Detroit show earlier this year. The estate (or T-model in Mercedes’ company terminology) will be the second body style to be launched, with coupe and convertible variants to follow.

Engine line-up and interior architecture won’t change from that of the saloon, and there’ll be the same roster of high-tech highlights including cloud-transmitted hazard warnings, remote self-parking, ‘evasive steering assist’ and enormous optional twin digital screens embedded in the dash.

Click here for a rundown of the new E-class family’s technological highlights

When can I see it in full?

Expect to see official photographs of the de-camo’d Mercedes E-class estate towards the end of the summer (unless they’re leaked early, of course). Its public debut is earmarked for September 2016.

Anything else I should know?

Mercedes is thought to have been eyeing Audi’s popular Allroad and Volvo’s Cross-Country estate models with interest. With that in mind, a similarly jacked-up, plastic-clad version of the E-class estate is thought to be on the way, likely to be called the E-class ‘All-Terrain.’ Expect a typical set of bulked-up bumpers and arches, and 4Matic-badged four-wheel drive as standard.

Read more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-class here

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-class Estate

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer