Mercedes-Benz has released official details and photos of the coupe and cabriolet versions of the facelifted 2014 E-Class. Featuring the now familiar one-piece headlights, the two models get a redesigned front grille with a single bar and a more aggressive front bumper that has enlarged outer inlets and an inverted central air intake. The back of the cars show a “wing design” for the rear bumper, chrome trim and mildly revised tail lamps that complete the facelifted appearance. Inside the cabin there’s a restyled three-spoke steering wheel, a two-part trim, new materials, chrome accents and an analogue clock installed between the two center air vents.
Various engines are available for both the coupe and cabriolet, including six gasoline power units with outputs varying from 181 HP in the E200 model to 402 HP in the E500 variant. There are also three diesels while in the United States the E350 and E550 models have been carried over from the outgoing model. All engines benefit from stop/start system which lowers fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The German car manufacturer has added several tech goodies such as the Active Lane Keeping Assist System which not only is capable of preventing an unintentional lane change but it can also detect when the adjacent lane is occupied. Traffic Sign Assist can detect speed limits and will also display no-overtaking zones. The refreshed E-Class also benefits from DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist.