Observe the 2024 Mercedes E-Class Wagon Swiftly Navigate the Nurburgring

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By Car Brand Experts

Exceptional wagons are still thriving in the innovation hub of Mercedes-Benz. Two versions of the forthcoming 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon were spotted undergoing testing without camouflage at the Nürburgring, with the engineers vigorously pushing the non-AMG estates to their utmost limits.

In a footage shared by Car Spy Media on YouTube, two distinct E-Class Wagons were being vigorously tested; one in white and the other in silver. The typically bustling Nürburgring appears deserted, evidently closed for dedicated industry sessions where automakers assess new vehicles in challenging settings. Despite the reputation of the Nordschleife for causing discomfort during rides—given its excessively bumpy and intricate nature—it serves as an excellent proving ground to evaluate suspension settings and enhance handling, while ensuring a comfortable ride.

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Of note is that the two vehicles boast distinct suspension configurations and provide a glimpse without camouflage at the upcoming E-Class Wagon (with the sedan already fully unveiled). The white car features a considerably firmer suspension with minimal visible body movement, albeit not as rigid or characteristic of an AMG model. It lacks the large air vents, aerodynamics, and characteristic sound of an AMG, emitting a subdued hum from its quiet four-cylinder engine, a move that Mercedes has replicated with the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance using the same engine configuration.

The silver vehicle provides a more engaging viewing experience. It exhibits rolling, pitching, and diving motions, clearly communicating a sense of speed. It is notably softer than the white wagon and clearly not a sporty model undergoing testing. Nevertheless, it is being fine-tuned with the potential that a German buyer may take this family wagon to the circuit. While this is speculative, the silver car appears to align more closely with the suspension calibration and tire selection of the previous E450 All Terrain, sparking hope for its return.

It remains uncertain if this wagon will make a comeback to the U.S. market in this new iteration. However, if it does, rest assured that it has been put through its paces at the Nürburgring.

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