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Mercedes unveils the facelifted E-Class coupe and convertible

New nose for the classy Merc twins...

Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the facelifted 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet ahead of the public debut in Detroit in a couple of weeks.

Following on from the facelifted E-Class saloon and estate unveiled before Xmas, the Coupe and Convertible models now get a similar front end treatment. There is a one piece headlight assembly replacing the old twin setup and a larger grille. The front bumper mirrors those available on the saloon, with the AMG Sport model getting large air intakes and a very aggressive look.

At the rear the lights have been revised slightly with new LED graphics and there is a re-profiled rear bumper with trapezoidal exhaust pipe trims. The interior gets a few tweaks but nothing major.

The engine line-up is borrowed from the saloon and estate versions, with all of them being carried over from the pre-facelift model but with several tweaks to improve fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

The E200 CDI gets a 2.1 litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel with 134 bhp, followed by the E220 CDI with 168 bhp, while the E250 CDI has the same engine but with 201 bhp. Topping off the diesels is the 350 CDI with the 3.0 litre V6 diesel putting out 248 bhp.

From the petrol range, both models are offered with the familiar turbo 2.0 litre in the E200 where it produces 181 bhp or 208 bhp in the E250.There's also the E350 with the V6 3.5 litre engine producing 302 bhp and the more powerful E550 with a 4.6 litre, bi-turbo V8 engine putting out 402 bhp.

Gearbox choices include a 6-speed manual and a revised seven-speed automatic, with both of them being offered together with brake energy recuperation and stop/start systems as standard.

This new model will be offered for the first time as an E63 AMG Coupe and Convertible, featuring the 562 bhp 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 engine. We eagerly await that one as it should look fantastic and sound incredible.

Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

 

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more