2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2013 , 15:02:51 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz introduced the E-Class back in 2009 and continued to improve it just to be sure it will remain number one in the premium class. At the beginning of 2011 it suffered a serious makeover and now, the 8th generation model is in surgery again. The engine strategy has been modified and also the model now has different exterior panels. The next S-class will have many of the elements found now on the E-class which almost create a new generation of the car. This complete redesign may be the most expensive mid-generation work the company has ever made, according to a German official of Mercedes-Benz. Not just the whole front of the car redrawn from the windshield forward, but the exterior panels on the front doors as well. The rear doors are completely new. From behind, the model looks like a completely new car. The carmaker plans to start the delivery process in 2015. To avoid competition with other Mercedes-Benz models, the carmaker has moved up the launching date.

Starting next year, in the US the E400 will be available with a rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel traction. The plan with the E400 trim and with the 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 that now produces 329 horsepower and 354 lb. ft. of torque is to use them to replace the 402 horsepower 4.6-liter bi-turbo V8 and the current E550. The model will also be available with the Agility Control technology and Drive Select button on the console. The list of Intelligent Drive assistance systems includes Distronic Plus cruise control with steering assist, Brake Assist system with Junction Assist for hidden pedestrians and cars in low visibility situations. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-class also comes with e-Safe Plus for reducing the chances of injury from a collision from the rear, more acute Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus, Active Parking Assist and so on. All US E-class models will come as standard with a sunroof.
Source: autoblog