2014 Mercedes E-Class Sedan, Wagon To Debut at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. | December 12, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • Mercedes will unveil a more efficient and safety-conscious 2014 E-Class sedan and wagon at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
  • A choice of two different front fascias are available on the new E-Class.
  • The 2014 E-Class arrives at dealers in spring 2013.

MONTVALE, New Jersey — Mercedes will unveil a more efficient and safety-conscious 2014 E-Class sedan and wagon at the upcoming 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.

A raft of new "driver assistance" safety equipment will be available and Mercedes has added a four-cylinder turbodiesel to the model lineup to improve the E-Class range's efficiency.

New and optimized safety systems from the forthcoming S-Class will also debut in the new E-Class. Innovations include stereoscopic cameras that will constantly monitor for possible collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians alike. Collision Prevention Assist utilizes radar-based sensors and Adaptive Brake Assist to optimize panic braking, preventing frontal collisions while simultaneously giving more time for following vehicles to come to a stop.

Additional features will include Distronic Plus for maintaining safe following distances, Optimized Active Lane Keeping Assist and Brake Assist System (BAS) Plus with Cross Traffic Assist that maximizes braking power when impending collisions are detected. Meanwhile, PreSafe Plus will trigger occupant protection measures when rear-end impacts are imminent and apply the brakes if the car is stationary to avoid secondary collisions. Finally, an updated version of Attention Assist will warn drivers when they may be in need of a break.

Five powertrain options will be offered for the 2014 E-Class — three gasoline engines, one diesel and one hybrid. New in the E-Class sedan is an efficient four-cylinder turbodiesel engine powering the E250 Bluetec with 4matic all-wheel drive, available in fall 2013. The E250 Bluetec is rated at 190 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and replaces the V6-powered E350 Bluetec engine that only was available with rear-wheel drive.

The 3.5-liter V6 E350 remains the same with 302 hp and 273 lb-ft, as does the E550 Sport sedan with its turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 rated at 402 hp and 443 lb-ft.

The E400 Hybrid uses the same 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp, 273 lb-ft) as the E350 V6, supplemented by an electric motor that produces an additional 27 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It also offers improved fuel economy. Estimates stand at 24/30 mpg city/highway. An Eco stop-start function has been added as standard to all 2014 E-Class models to boost efficiency, but official EPA numbers have not yet been released.

The E63 AMG sedan and wagon, launching in fall 2013, comes with the AMG Speedshift seven-speed MCT and 4Matic in the United States. Mercedes noted that more technical details will be announced at the Detroit auto show.

Visually, consumers will immediately notice the E-Class now comes with two different front-end designs. The Luxury version comes with the classic sedan grille with three-louver look and star on the hood, while the Sport version features the sports grille with integrated star, linking to Mercedes' high-performance models.

The hood and front bumper have also been completely redesigned. The bumper has new, contemporary styling with an airfoil shape along its lower edge. Sport models get the AMG styling package that features larger air intakes and a distinct aluminum trim line along the entire lower rim of the front bumper. Sport models also feature exposed dual exhaust pipes in the rear.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Mercedes E-Class offers more compelling choices for consumers, in both styling and performance.

Comments

  • cambino123 cambino123 Posts:

    Very G37 ish from the side profile

  • thekingpin thekingpin Posts:

    OK I am out- this site in unbearable.

  • jacton jacton Posts:

    Underwhelmed by its over styled exterior. MBs of late have become so goofy with their styling that they are beging to look cheap. They are not elegant or aspirational in any way IMO.

  • Just when you thought the styling could not get any worst they come out with this car. I think i will stick with my W211 AMG

  • dagmar3 dagmar3 Posts:

    I guess the current diesel's 700+ mile highway cruising range is just not enough, and it must be too powerful, also. So the market has demanded that Mercedes dial that beast back to 2.1 liters.

  • jasarmour jasarmour Posts:

    It puts the diesel in the wagon or else it gets the hose again.

  • mustang5507 mustang5507 Posts:

    I don't know that I like the idea of a 4-cylinder Bluetec in this car. Audi claims 5.5 sec 0-60 and 36 mpg hwy in the A8 TDI...I'm sure Mercedes could have done some nice things with the old 3.0. Oh well...

  • rayzor rayzor Posts:

    This new blog format sucks...Can't enlarge the pics to see the details. Major fail Edmunds!!!

  • rayzor rayzor Posts:

    This new blog format sucks...Can't enlarge the pics to see the details. Major fail Edmunds!!!

  • bestjinjo bestjinjo Posts:

    How do you take an automotive focused website and turn it into a cookie cutter MSN Autos/CNET style amatuer one? Replace InsideLine with Edmunds! Even CNET is way better now due to their new YouTube car show "CNET on Cars" with Brian Cooley. I seriously don't know what Edmunds' management was thinking. Here is an idea from a tech website: http://www.anandtech.com/ 1) Have all the major car news and related articles on the front page. 2) The Orange banner is where you can segregate by car types (Trucks, convertibles, sedans, coupes, etc.) 3) There is a news feed column on the right with blogs. 4) You have access to a forum section for members at the top. You can literally copy a similar format and have everything at the finger tips. Or here is another one for inspiration: http://www.techspot.com/ Take a look at those tech websites and how they present the information. You can have a lot of information car articles, car news and pictures and press releases at the top. InsideLine started this very well. Edmunds website is outdated, from the 90s. Too difficult to follow, too hard to find anything useful. It needs a FULL overhaul.

  • bestjinjo bestjinjo Posts:

    Here is another website that would work well for combining InsideLine + Edmunds: http://www.worldcarfans.com/ Notice at the top banner you have Categories and Car Brands? Well there you can put fit the entire Edmunds categories from the homepage. Take Edmunds section called Browse by Make and that's your Car Brands. The Categories section is your SUV, Sedan, Truck, Convertible, Coupe, etc. section from www.edmunds.com (right at the top). The rest of the page with pictures and car news can be directly from INSIDELINE. This way you actually combine both Insideline news, car articles directly on the front page, and the top banner with Car Brands, and Models would be the Edmunds.com areas. It would seamlessly blend.

  • The e550 has a 4.6 liter turbo v8; not a 5.5

  • ferrari4me ferrari4me Posts:

    Why oh why is it that Inside Line had to die? Is it really necessary that this become the automotive equal of New Coke? Here is a partial list of things I would rather do than read this wretched, generic and soulless new Edmunds content: Engage Texas State Patrol in car chase and let large office Taser me in my Gentleman’s Region, or Feed beans to my eleven year old Chihuahua, place dog on face, eat farts; and Grab tool kit, box of steel scouring pads and perform overdue root canal on self. Please have mercy on you declining audience, restore Inside Line and cease experimentation with mind altering substances and ill-advised editorial and format changes. Thank you for fine work in past but this new stuff smells worse than above mentioned Chihuahua farts!

  • wagonsrule wagonsrule Posts:

    I never post comments but have to make an exception here. Is Edmunds really retiring InsideLine? If anything, it should be the other way around! Edmunds is fine for the non-enthusiast reader who wants help building a car and getting quotes. InsideLine on the other hand is a fantastic blog focused on the enthusiast crowd. Reasons I like InsideLine include the following: 1. Design 2. Focused content with expert opinions 3. Large and detailed photos 4. Long-Term Road Tests with constant blog updates I was also a fan of the now defunct AutoObserver.com; another focused and well written site that Edmunds killed. Edmunds.com has always been a difficult site to navigate with bland content. This is very disappointing.

  • joe_scatone joe_scatone Posts:

    Looks like a refresh to me not an all new model.

  • jellin96 jellin96 Posts:

    Why is it impossible to get a 250 BlueTec Wagon? C'mon MB!

  • pdog2 pdog2 Posts:

    I must be getting old. That e class wagon is the ugliest thing i have seen from mercedez. And is it just me but are they all starting to look ugly except the g wagon ?

  • pdog2 pdog2 Posts:

    I must be getting old. That e class wagon is the ugliest thing i have seen from mercedez. And is it just me but are they all starting to look ugly except the g wagon ?

  • pdog2 pdog2 Posts:

    Is that a Huandai or a kia ?

  • financeman2 financeman2 Posts:

    This car might drive great....but its sooooo unattractive. What was MB thinking. BMW must be elated by this new design.

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