Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its sixth-generation E-Class as its last new combustion engine model.

The new luxury sedan receives a substantial update over the outgoing model, including new features, tech, design and powertrain options.

In terms of design, the 2024 E-Class sedan seems to borrow a lot of inspiration from its larger sibling, the S-Class.

The new E-Class will be built in Germany and China and go on sale in Europe in the third quarter of this year. It will go on sale in the US by the end of the year and China in early 2024.

According to Mercedes, the luxury sedan will also be offered in Estate trim in the future, while the UK line-up will be offered exclusively in AMG trim.

The latest E-Class also features flush-fitting door handles and an active radiator grille, which can close to reduce drag when cooling requirements are reduced.

Inside, the 2024 E-Class sedan gets a free-standing 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

The infotainment unit comes integrated with the brand’s MBUX system and features a host of connected tech.

Customers can also opt for the new superscreen, which adds a display for the front-seat passengers.

The 2024 E-Class comes with a choice of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engine options, with either a mild-hybrid or a plug-in hybrid system, depending on the trim.

While the mild-hybrid option provides an additional 23 BHP, the plug-in hybrid versions offer an electric-only range of 115 km.