Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have gone through a facelift that gives them a sportier and more desirable look. The new MBUX multimedia system appeared on board and the engines were electrified.
The facelift operation focused mainly on the front end, which now features a more dynamic stance. The front end with the flat headlights in the upper part reminds us of the Mercedes SL and so do the radiator grille with a single louvre, the Mercedes logo in the center and the chrome plated dots.
LED headlights are standard for the entire range, while customers can optionally tick the box for the Multibeam LEDs.
A new highlight of the muscular rear section is the completely redesigned inner workings of the two-piece tail lights, featuring LED technology. The star module with integrated reversing camera is inset into the boot lid. Four new high-tech silver exterior colors are available: high-tech silver, graphite gray metallic, mojave silver and patagonia red (designo).
On the inside, we highlight the new steering wheel that benefits from the presence of the double horizontal spokes. It is the same steering wheel that can be seen in the spy photos showing the new Mercedes S-Class. On the upper left and right spokes, there is a touch surface for controlling the sub-menus of the instrument cluster and respectively the infotainment system. On the lower left and right spokes, there are the controls for cruise control/adaptive cruise control and audio volume.
The new E-Class comes standard with two 10.25-inch screens and offers two optional 12.3-inch screens. The integral-look sports seats are feature prominent side bolsters and integrated head restraint. Numerous material combinations ranging from fabric to ARTICO man-made leather, embossed leather, nappa leather with diamond quilting and even sun-reflecting leather (for the Cabriolet) are all possible.
What is the engine range of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet?
At the start of sales this fall, the coupe and convertible will be available with two diesels and a petrol engine: E 220 d with rear and all-wheel drive E 220 d 4Matic (2 liters, 194 HP), E 400 d 4Matic ( 3 liters, 6 cylinders in line, 340 HP) and E 200 (2 liters turbo, 197 HP).
Later, the range will be completed with the new 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel modified OM 654 M that develops 265 HP and has an integrated starter alternator and a 48V network. The starter-alternator provides 21 HP and 180 Nm.
The top-of-the-range Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic Coupe/Cabriolet will feature the 6-cylinder 3-liter M256 petrol engine with integrated starter alternator, a 48V network and an electric compressor to cut off the turbo lag at low speeds until the turbo engages. It develops 435 hp plus another 22 hp from the starter alternator. This engine is also used in the GLE, the S-Class and the CLS.
Check out the the photo gallery of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet