A few before the official debut of the new generation Mercedes E-Class at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveils the Coupe and Convertible variants of the car. They will join the Sedan and Wagon versions, and probably the AMG model, in Detroit.
Naturally, these models inherit the new look of the E-Class, wit those big LED headlights and new taillights. But to give them a unique identity, Mercedes designers have slightly modified the details on these models.
The headlights look sharper and sportier on the Coupe and Cabrio, and they get their own bumper design. The Coupe version gets large air intakes at the front; a cue that was expected to be seen on the E63 AMG. The rear apron is also revised, but they retain the iconic buffed up rear wheel arches.
As with the new E-Class sedan, the Coupe and Convertible models are chock-full of new technology features – stuff that you’d expect to see in a S-Class. Depending on the trim and optional packages, you get the Intelligent Drive features such as Distronic Plus, Brake Assist Plus with intersection assistant, PRE-SAFE and adaptive high beam. The new model also gets adaptive dampers as standard.
The engines are upgraded as well. You can have the E-Coupe and E-Cabrio with a wide range of four, six and eight-cylinder engines. The output of petrol engines ranges from 184 hp for the four-cylinder to 408 hp for the V8 unit, while the diesels offers from 170 hp to 265 hp.
Pricing for different markets will be announced later in 2013.