Unveiled - 2014 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible
After unveiling the saloon last month, Mercedes have lifted the wraps off the coupe and convertible versions of the 2014 E-Class. All the design cues on the convertible and coupe point towards the one on the sedan with the exception of the rear still retaining the older generation car's proportions but with new LED elements. The aggressive front fascia with single piece headlamps make for an attractive proposition. If you thought that Mercedes have ditched the quad-headlight concept on the E-Class, then you are mistaken. A single LED daytime lamp cuts across the headlight to create a minor quad-headlight impression.
The cabin has some minor changes to make it more appealing like the move to shift the gear lever selector on the stalks rather than on the floor, similar to the E saloon. On the cabriolet, the speed-dependent AIRCAP system is available as standard and Mercedes claims that the cabin is the quietest in its class. AIRSCARF neck-level heating is available as an option wherein customers can enjoy the top-down driving experience even in cold conditions. A variety of driving aids like the agility control sports suspension, stereo multi-purpose camera, 360-degree camera and active parking assist have been added.
As far as engine options go, they are retained from the outgoing version including the E250 CDI, E220 CDI, E350, E250 and E200. Two transmission options - a 6-speed short throw manual and 7G-tronic plus auto are available at launch. Both the cars along with the saloon will be making their global debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show wherein launch dates and prices will be announced.
Here is our road test of the 2011 Mercedes E350 Cabriolet