Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed the highly anticipated facelift for its E-Class. For now they are only showing the sedan and wagon versions, but in the next couple of months they’ll unveil the rest of the lineup which will include the coupe, cabriolet and later on the AMG version. Set to make its public debut next month in Detroit, the 2014 E-Class adopts the one-piece headlight treatment with incorporated LED daytime running lights. Some changes have occurred at the front grille while the hood and bonnet have also been slightly revised. The overall appearance of the mid-size luxury vehicle seem to be softer, with smoothened rear wheel arches.
Depending on the market, the facelifted E-Class will be available with a multitude of engines. The E200 gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit pumping out 181 hp, while in the E250 it develops 208 hp. There’s also the more economical E200 CDI with its 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter engine that produces 134 hp, followed by the E220 CDI with the same engine tuned to put out 168 hp and the E250 CDI where it churns 201 hp.
In terms of economy, the E220 CDI remains the most frugal as it returns an impressive 60.1 mpg UK which makes it 2.4 mpg UK better than the outgoing model fitted with the 7-speed auto. CO2 emissions of this model have also been reduced by 4g to 125 g/km. In the UK, Mercedes-Benz will also sell the E300 BlueTec diesel-electric hybrid.