2013 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet close in on the BMW 5 Series with a new, slightly edgier look and greater attention to safety systems.
- The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will go on sale in the U.S. in the summer.
- Mercedes-Benz USA told Edmunds that the two models will be "similar" in price to the 2013 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
MONTVALE, New Jersey — The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet close in on the BMW 5 Series with a new, slightly edgier look and greater attention to safety systems.
The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will go on sale in the U.S. in the summer.
Mercedes-Benz USA told Edmunds that the two models will be "similar" in price to the 2013 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
Official pricing on the 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet has not been released.
"Won't change much," wrote Christian Bokich, a Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman, in response to an e-mailed query regarding pricing.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe starts at $52,025, including a $905 destination charge. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet starts at $59,975, including shipping.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe starts at $58,865, including a $905 destination charge. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet starts at $67,125, including shipping.
The extensive Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup targets the Audi A6, Infiniti M sedan and Lexus GS, in addition to the BMW 5 Series.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have hewed to traditional styling virtues in the past, but there are changes on tap for the 2014 model year. The redesigned coupe and cabriolet get a new, more aggressive-looking front end with new headlights. The headlights are fitted with partial LED lights as standard, while full LED headlights are optional for the first time in this segment, according to Mercedes-Benz.
The front bumpers get a more defined V-shape with large air intakes. New taillights and a wide rear bumper are also part of the package.
The interior of the 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet gets a redesigned center console and a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles. New interior color combinations include blue with contrasting beige trim.
Safety is a priority with the redesign.
New assistance systems in the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet include technology that can help prevent accidents with crossing vehicles or pedestrians, as well as an enhanced version of Active Lane Keeping Assist. The automaker says Active Lane Keeping Assist now can detect when the adjacent lane is not clear, including when it is occupied by oncoming traffic.
"If a collision threatens, even if the lane marking is not a solid line, the system can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally by applying the brakes on one side," said Mercedes-Benz.
The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet also feature an ECO stop-start system on all engines.
The engines on the 2014 models are carryover. The E350 gets the 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the E550 Coupe and Cabriolet are equipped with the 402-hp 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
Edmunds says: Mercedes-Benz tweaks the look of the 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to bring it more in line with the redesigned E-Class sedan.