Following the reveal of the revised E-Class sedan and wagon earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the corresponding updates to its E-Class Coupé and E-Class Cabriolet models.
The E220d’s M254 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine gains a 48V electrical system with an integrated starter-alternator that’s part of the transmission.
This application of the company’s EQ Boost system fills the engine’s torque hole with a boost of as much as 15kW and 180Nm, while also allowing the car to “glide” with the engine switched off.
Similar technology has made its way to the E450 (above) and its M256 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine. As seen in other 450-badged Benzes, the inline-six produces 270kW and 500Nm, with the EQ Boost system adding up to 16kW and 250Nm.
As with the rest of the Mercedes-Benz range, the E-Class coupe and convertible feature the latest MBUX infotainment setup.
It features two 10.25-inch screens – one for the instrument cluster, one a touchscreen for the infotainment system. You’ll also be able to upgrade to two 12.3-inch screens.
All E-Class models feature a new, three-spoke steering wheel. It features touch controls – finished in a high-gloss black – which control media and instrument cluster functions.
It also features a pad with sensors in its rim, which will detect whether the driver has let go. It’ll warn you to return your hands to the wheel and if you don’t do so, the car will brake.
The E-Class two-doors also add the Energizing Coach function, which integrates with your Garmin wearable device to detect if you’re tired or stressed and adjusts settings in the cabin to make your drive more relaxing.
There are also some new trim options, such as open-pore grey ash wood trim.
The most obvious changes to the exterior are up front. The E-Class two-doors now fit in with newer Mercedes products like the CLA thanks to a revised front fascia with flatter LED headlights.
E53 AMG models also receive a new grille with 12 vertical bars.
While the facelifted E-Class sedan has adopted new, more horizontal tail lights, the coupe and cabriolet’s units look much the same as before.
There are more wheel designs, including new aero wheels said to improve fuel economy.
New to the E53 AMG is the AMG Dynamic Plus package, previously only available on V8 AMG models. It includes features like a Race drive program with Drift Mode, as well as red-painted brake callipers.
The E-Class’ Active Brake Assist autonomous emergency braking can now also halt the car if it detects an imminent collision when you’re turning off a road and crossing another lane.
Mercedes-Benz will release local pricing and model range information closer to launch.
The current E-Class two-door range in Australia comprises E300, E450 and E53 AMG models in both coupe and convertible body styles, plus an entry-level E220d coupe.