The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class family includes a sedan, coupe, convertible and station wagon that debuted earlier today at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS). All the vehicles feature updated styling and an array of driver assistance features to make driving safer and more enjoyable.
Available powertrains are all familiar with the E350’s 3.0-liter V-6, the E550’s turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8, the E350 BlueTec’s 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel, and the E63 AMG’s 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. There will also be the E400 hybrid with a 3.0-liter V-6 and a 27-hp, 207-lb-ft electric motor.
Looks-wise, the front end of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family has been given major updates with new headlamps, new hoods and new front bumpers with smoother lines and a more aerodynamic shape while sport models see the addition of larger air intakes. The rear also gets some modifications with LED tail lamps that have a horizontal design to emphasize the width of the vehicle.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles also feature what they’re calling “intelligent drive.” This encompasses a host of assistance systems like Distronic Plus with steering assist, Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Assist, Adaptive High Beam Assist and a Surround View Camera. Together, these features help prevent accidents and make the driving experience more carefree.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon will be in U.S. showrooms this Spring with the coupe and convertible following shortly after this summer.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.