Mercedes-Benz has officially announced its restyled 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet cars. Mercedes says that not only does the new E-Class have updated styling; the vehicle is also equipped with new assistance systems that are part of the Mercedes intelligence drive. These systems help prevent accidents with other vehicles and pedestrians and offer an enhanced version of Active Lane Keeping Assist.
The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are set to go on sale in the United States in the summer of 2013. The 2014 model year cars are fitted with partial LED lighting in the headlights as standard equipment and full LED headlight technology is available as an option. The vehicle is rear-wheel drive and the styling is intended to make the car look muscular and sporty according to Mercedes.
The Cabriolet version has an acoustic soft top featuring high-grade insulation promising the lowest noise levels of any Cabriolet in its class. The special acoustic material used in the soft top helps to prevent wind noise from entering the cabin when the vehicle is at speed. The Cabriolet features an interesting AIRSCARF neck-level heating system.
This heating system is designed to help keep the driver and passenger warm from the neck up to help extend the convertible driving season. The vehicle safety systems include a steering assistance system to help the driver keep vehicle centered in their lane and a brake assist system to boost braking power applied by the driver when needed to prevent an accident. The E-Class vehicles have a standard start/stop system and can be had with a 302 HP V-6 engine or a 402 HP V-8 with twin turbos depending on the model. The vehicles use seven-speed automatic transmissions. Pricing information is unknown.