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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Review: Expected Prices, Release Date, MPG, And Performance

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John Bedrow

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August 26, 2020 at 09:04 AM

The 2021 E-Class Wagon is taking a bold new approach by ditching the conventional wagon attire in favor of a rugged all-terrain platform to suit the needs of a wider audience. It would come with many notable changes from the existing models that would make it stand above many of its competitors. The improved off-road capabilities and new standard features would keep it at the top of its segment, just like existing models.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is going to be much sportier than the existing models because the manufacturer has redesigned it as an All-Terrain and All-season conquering vehicle. Speculations suggest that the All-Terrain trim might replace the existing models. Moreover, the crossover would showcase better aesthetics, styling, and features. 

The 2021 E-Class Wagon's storage space might remain the same as the existing models; however, it would have rugged E-Class All-Terrain styling, adjustable air suspension, and MBUX infotainment system, and many more features as standard. Furthermore, speculations suggest that there might be a single trim for the wagon. 

What's New with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon?

  • Rugged E-Class Allterrain styling
  • Adjustable air suspension
  • MBUX infotainment system
  • New steering wheel
  • Replacement of Twin-Turbo V6 with 3.0L Turbo I-6 & 48v hybrid

What’s the Expected Price and Release Date of 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon?

According to Mercedes-Benz, the revised model would start from $68,000 and would release late in 2020. 

What to expect in the engine department fo the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon?

Mercedes-Benz has already revealed the details about the upcoming updates of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. Primarily, it will no longer be a yore wagon but an E-Class All-Terrain. 

The 3.0-liter Inline-6 Turbo, along with EQ Boost, will replace the 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine of the existing and deliver an output of 362 hp 6,100 rpm along with up to 21 hp EQ boost and 369 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. Therefore, the new engine would deliver more maximum power output than the existing trims with the EQ boost's assistance. 

Moreover, the vehicle would come with air body control air suspension as standard that comes as an optional feature in the 2020 and previous year's trims. Therefore, its off-road capabilities would be much better than the existing trims. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon (Expected)

2020 Audi A6 Allroad

2020 Volvo V90 Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Wagon

Base MSRP

$68,000

$65,900

$57,450

$65,150

Engine

3.0L Inline-6 Turbo and EQ Boost

3.0L Turbocharged V6 Gas

2.0L Twincharger Inline-4 Gas

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 Gas

Transmission

9-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

362 hp @ 6,100 rpm + 21 hp EQ boost

335 hp @ 5,500 rpm

316 hp @ 5,700 rpm

296 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

0-60 (seconds)

5.1

5.1

5.8

5.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.7

N/A

15.5

14.3

*2020 figures used for reference

As per speculations, the 0-60 mph acceleration of the 2021 E-Class Wagon would be 5.1 seconds and identical to the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus. It would be lower than the 2020 Volvo V90 T6 R-design and Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige. The quarter-mile acceleration of the upcoming vehicle would be lower than the V90 T6 R-design and Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige. With the upgraded engine, we are expecting better results.

The horsepower of the 2021 E-Class Wagon would be more than all of its 2020 rivals, even without the EQ boost. The vehicle's torque would be identical to the 2020 A6 Allroad Premium Plus and more than the 2020 V90 T6 R-design and XF Sportbrake Prestige. It would even have more gears than any of its rivals. Unfortunately, its upgrades would make its sticker price highest among its competitors.

How will the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon handle?

The 2021 E-Class Wagon would showcase optimum agility and traction with the courtesy of its new engine combined with 4MATIC AWD along with Offroad or Offroad+ Dynamic Select Driving modes. As mentioned earlier, the 2021 E-Class Wagon is being replaced with the E-Class All-Terrain. 

Additionally, we don't have much information about the handling experience of the E-Class All-Terrain. However, as per speculations, the wagon would depict handling experience similar to the 2020 E450 wagons. Also, owners of the E450 are thrilled with the handling experience of the vehicle.

How many miles to the gallon 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon return?

The 2020 E-Class Wagon delivers a city, highway, and combined mileage of 19, 26, and 22 mpg with a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. As per speculations, the highway mileage of the 2021 E-Class Wagon might be 30 mpg. 

Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the real-world fuel economy of the upcoming upgraded and redesigned wagons. The maximum city, highway, and combined mileage of the 2021 trim might be close to 400, 548, and 464 miles. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon (Expected)

2020 Audi A6 Allroad

2020 Volvo V90 Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Wagon

MPG (city)

19

20

21

21

MPG (highway)

26

26

31

28

MPG (combined)

22

22

25

24

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

21.1

19.3

15.3

19.5

Range (city/highway) (miles)

400/548/464

386/501/424

333/492/397

409.5/546/468

*2020 figures used for reference

The city economy of the 2021 E-Class Wagon would be lowest among its competitors. The highway and combined mileage might be identical to the A6 Allroad Premium Plus and lower than the V90 T6 R-design and XF Sportbrake Prestige. 

What to expect from the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon's interior?

The interior of the 2021 E-Class Wagon would be spacious for occupants and cargo storage. It would consist of a rear-facing third-row, top-notch fit and finish, upscale cabin material, and simulated leather seats. 

Owners can choose from five interior color varieties of glossy, open-pore, or wood. The extended roof body of the vehicle would make the trunk roomy. Owners can carry up to 24 carry-on suitcases with the assistance of front folded rear seats. The cargo bin is too shallow and may not be used for additional storage. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon (Expected)

2020 Audi A6 Allroad

2020 Volvo V90 Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Wagon

Passenger Capacity

7

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.9/57.8/41.3 

41.5/57.8/41.3

37.8/57.5/42.2

37.1/56.9/41.5

Second Row(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.2/56.9/ 35.8

39.3/56.5/37.4

37.7/55.9/35.9

37.6/56.4/36.6

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

35.0

30.0

25.5

31.7

*2020 figures used for reference

The 2021 E-Class Wagon would offer more seating capacity than any of its rivals. The car's front-row headroom might be more than the XF and V90 but less than the A6 Allroad. The front-row shoulder and legroom might be identical to the A6 Allroad. The shoulder room might be more than the rivals, but the legroom would be less than the V90. The second-row headroom would be second-highest after the A6 Allroad, the headroom would be highest, and the legroom would be least among its 2020 competitors.

The 35 cubic feet cargo capacity of the 2021 E-Class Wagon might be highest among its competitors. Also, as per speculation, the upcoming models' cargo capacity might be identical to the new models. The standard cargo space would be 35 cubic feet, and the maximum trunk space might be 64 cubic feet. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon: Infotainment System and Connectivity

The tech of the 2021 E-Class Wagon would consist of 64-color ambient lighting, Apple CarPlay®, and Android AutoTM smartphone integration, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and touchscreen multimedia display. It would also have an MBUX infotainment system with Voice Control. 

The multimedia system would be based on AI and consist of capacitive touch control buttons. Owners also enjoy the new-gen steering wheel with multifunction capabilities and touch control buttons, along with galvanized shift paddles. 

The warning and sensors of the standard and optional driver assistance features would be visible in the infotainment system. It would also have a standard car-to-X communication system. The off-road or offroad+ Dynamic Select driving mode buttons would also be key tech features. It would also have a PARKTRONIC Parking Assist system and a 360-degree view camera. 

Will there be any changes to the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon?

The 2021 E-Class Wagon would be redesigned with rugged E-Class All-Terrain styling. Its key noticeable exterior highlights would be black matter body cladding, stylized skid plates, and refreshed grille. The existing light headlamps and tail lamp design would also be redesigned, and lights would be full-LED. Owners could opt for the Multibeam LEDs. 

One of the most visible features would be the high-gloss black and chrome front bumper, a radiator sports grille design, 19-inch alloy wheels, and all-season tires. Moreover, owners could opt for a 20-inch wheel at an additional cost. According to Mercedes-Benz, the redesigned grille would be eye-catching. 

The black body cladding would also be visible on the wheel arches. The SUV would have an extended roof that would keep the capacity of the cargo similar to the existing models. The upcoming model might have the additional ground clearance to meet All-Terrain capabilities. But we are still waiting for more disclosure about the upcoming model from the manufacturer.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon (Expected)

2020 Audi A6 Allroad

2020 Volvo V90 Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Wagon

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4299

4486

4127

3885

Length (in.)

194.2

194.9

194.3

195.1

Width (in.)

72.9

74.9

74.0

78.2

Height (in.)

57.7

57.8

58.1

58.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

3.74

5.5

6.0

4.1

Wheelbase (in.)

115.7

115.2

115.8

116.5

Track Width (in.) F/R

62.7/63

64.8/63.4

63.7/63.7

61.4/61.8

*2020 figures used for reference

The length, width, height, and ground clearance of the 2021 E-Class Wagon might be the least among its competitors. The curb weight and wheelbase might be third-highest after the V90 T6 R-Design and XF Sportbrake Prestige. The track width might be third-highest after the A6 Allroad Premium Plus and V90 T6 R-Design.

Will the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon be worth your time and money?

The refreshed 2021 E-Class Wagon would come with many notable changes from the existing models that would make it stand above many of its competitors. The improved off-road capabilities and new standard features would keep it at the top of its segment, just like existing models. According to Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle might be released late in 2020; however, it's worth it additional $1900 cost and time.

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