images of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate have appeared online ahead of its official reveal
The wagon is set for an official launch at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.
The E-Class Estate joins the revised sedan and coupe variants of Mercedes E-Class range, and is expected to grow in length and width over the outgoing model.
Unique features on offer are folding rear seats that can be laid flat, a new cargo area nestled within the trunk and a set of rear-facing jump seats for extra child storage.
Like the sedan, the range of engines available worldwide for the new wagon will comprise four, six and eight-cylinder units with outputs from 100 kW/136 hp to 386 kW/525 hp – the top end model being the E63 from AMG. The four-cylinder engines are newly developed direct-injection units, which develop a higher output and torque than the comparable V6-engines of the preceding series despite a smaller displacement.
The top model in the new E-Class diesel range is the six-cylinder E350 CDI with an output of 170 kW/231 hp, which uses 0.5L per 100km less fuel than the previous E320 CDI.
The E-Class Estate goes on sale in Europe from late September.