2021 facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and cabriolet: Better safety and fuel savings

By CARSIFU | 28 May 2020

LOS ANGELES: The facelifted 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and cabriolet will arrive in the United States by late 2020.

A 4MATIC all-wheel drive system variant will be offered, and E 450 coupe and cabriolet will be powered by an 3.0-litre petrol in-line six-cylinder engine (M 256) with 48-volt technology, and integrated starter-generator (ISG).

A 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is standard.

Power output is 362hp and 500Nm of torque, and with the electrical EQ Boost, an extra 21hp and 250Nm of torque reinforce the sporty character of the coupe and cabriolet.

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The all-LED headlamps have been given flatter housings, while the interior of the LED taillamps has been completely revised.

The star module with integrated reversing camera is inset into the trunk lid.

The E-Class cabriolet with the classic fabric top sits up to four people, and is standard- equipped with the AIRCAP electric wind-deflector and AIRSCARF neck-level heating systems to further extend the top-down convertible driving season.

The "A-shape" design of the new diamond radiator grille is standard, and also features a single louvre and a central Mercedes star.

With AMG Line, the dots are chrome-plated.

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As part of the facelift, the new E-Class has the next generation of driver assistance systems and the intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with Voice Control.

The hands-off detection feature of the steering wheel now works on a capacitive basis, thereby enhancing user-friendliness when driving in semi-automated mode.

To inform the assistance systems that the driver still has control of the E-Class, it is sufficient for the driver to hold the steering wheel.

Steering torque – a slight steering movement – was previously required as feedback in order for this to happen.

The new steering wheel features a pad with sensors in the rim.

These register whether the driver is holding the wheel.

If the system detects that the driver does not have their hands on the steering wheel for a certain time, a warning cascade is started, which finally activates Emergency Brake Assist if the driver continues to be inactive.

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As standard, the E-Class has Active Brake Assist, which can use autonomous braking to prevent a collision or mitigate its severity.

The system is also able to brake for stationary vehicles and crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds and even to prevent collisions, depending on the situation.

With the Cross- Traffic function, this is now also possible when turning across the oncoming lane.

The latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) includes two large 12.3 inch screens arranged side by side for a sublime widescreen look.

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