The four-year design cycle has put an end to the current Mercedes-Benz E-Class’ run, and with it, comes the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which gets a freshly design down to the body parts. It features more efficient engines, new driver assistance systems and a more refined styling. No more is four-headlight arrangement, which now comes with full LED headlights instead.
On the exterior of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, we can see that the front end has been completely revised with new headlamps featuring a single lens instead of two separate compartments in the current model. This feature removes its signature “four-eyed” appearance for almost 17 years. Low beam and daytime running lights both come with partial LED as standard, while full-LED headlamps are available as an option. In addition, it loses the pontoons, which now has a stronger and lower trim line that runs to the rear wheels. Moving to the rear end, it gets new LED tail lamps have a new horizontal design.
The most prominent feature in the changes for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is the front grille, which now available in two versions: the luxury version comes in chrome, with a three-bar center section and a Mercedes three-pointed star ornament on the hood; while the sport version comes with a two-bar center section supporting and a Mercedes emblem.
Inside, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has been subtly revised with premium materials and defined lines and surface. A new feature is the two-part trim extending across the entire soft-touch dashboard, which is available in two wood finishes of burl walnut or black ash. Also new are the 3-tube instrument cluster, the trapezoidal head-unit display, the air vent design and the analogue clock between the two central vents.
When it comes to safety, Mercedes-Benz spares none. Mercedes-Benz calls this “intelligent drive”, which comprises of the all-new Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera featuring three-dimensional view of what’s ahead up to 1,650 feet, Multi-Mode Radar sensor system, Collision Prevention Assist, and Attention Assist. These safety technologies help to detect the speed and position of vehicles in front and those crossing, and can detect pedestrians.
Power for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is available with a choice of three engine variations. Starting with a four-cylinder diesel engine producing 190 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque in the E320 BlueTec, which is coupled to the 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Next is the E400 Hybrid sedan, which gets you around town at about 24 city and 30 highway mpg. Lastly are the V6 engine on the E3560 model and V8 engine on E550 model. All engines come with stop/start technology and mated to a seven-speed automatic.
The freshly redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan will be available in spring of 2013, with the E63 AMG to follow.