Mercedes E-Class updated

Article Luke Madden
Jan 7, 2013

Ppdated versions of the E-Class coupe and cabriolet feature a new look and new technology.

Mercedes has released updated versions of the E-Class coupe and cabriolet, featuring a new look and plenty of new technology.

New headlights – complete with LED daytime running lights – and a new front bumper are the most obvious changes, but the rear also gets a restyled bumper and lights.

The interior is pretty much the same as ever, but now includes redesigned air vents, an analogue clock and a gear selector situated on the steering column rather than the centre console (as the saloon and estate versions of the E-Class have always had).

Most of the new technology in the E-Class is designed to improve safety, including a twin-camera system that can detect pedestrians, oncoming traffic and even cars crossing at junctions. Combined with auto-braking, the system should help to prevent accidents.

Buyers can also choose headlights that automatically mask part of the beam to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic and an adaptive cruise control system that can brake, accelerate and even keep you in your lane – as long as you have one hand on the steering wheel.

A new four-cylinder BlueDIRECT petrol engine joins the existing line-up of petrol and diesel engines. Final pricing will be confirmed when the new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models go on sale in April.

To view the full range, see the CarBuyer Mercedes reviews page.

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