2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Debut

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Picture

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Picture

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. | January 03, 2013

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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just 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.

Comments

  • slimspoda slimspoda Posts:

    It looks a little less like a Honda Accord than the last version.

  • disa disa Posts:

    I dislike just about everything about this article. - The car look uglier than the current model. - The article says very little about the car. - This new format is awful. The only good thing is that you provide lots of photos. Since the new format I have found myself spending a lot more time on C&D and MT.

  • The rag looks much better than the coupe. The front bumper on the coupe is too aggressive and does not look sexy like the F430 Scuderia. In fact, it is so bad that it ruins the car. The center console still looks cheap and reeks of cheap plastic. Audi and BMW have a much better interior now than Merc. The rag top looks much better than the last car, but has the same interior issues. Twin turbo V8 with a flash can put out over 500 HP which makes the convertible something to check out if you are looking for a sleeper.

  • I agree this new format for the site sucks swweaty balls. I hate it.

  • dddonmaui dddonmaui Posts:

    I think the grill emblem should be LARGER..not quite FlavaFlav ornament sized yet...getting there tho....

  • mragent47 mragent47 Posts:

    I don't typically leave comments but I must the layout on this website is crap comparing to Insideline

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Dear MB, make fogs an option please, no not led strips, real fogs. As for the Edmundo Formato, time will improve it, just keep up the whining and somebody will listen. somebody. Mr. Oldhammy?

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