The much talked about 2014 Mercedes E Class facelift will step into the Indian market tomorrow.
The E Class facelift will be launched in E200 petrol and E250 CDI diesel variants. The petrol variant is powered by a 2.0-litre, direct injection, four pot engine that has a max power output of 184bhp. The diesel variant is powered by a 2.1-litre, four cylinder unit that has a peak power of 204bhp. Both the engines are mated to a 7G-tronic automatic transmission. As we reported earlier, the car won’t get the E350 CDI variant.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz E Class facelift features a single unit for each headlamp (replacing the current two units on each side). Along with getting a new set of headlamps, the front fascia also gets a revised grille and a new front bumper. The new grille on both the standard and performance variants sports a three pointed star and overall, the front end manages to look uncluttered and yet, sophisticated.
On the sides, the car no longer sports the pontoon-style rear fenders and the retro touch has now been replaced by a crease that begins at the rear door and runs along the length of rear fender. The car also gets new foot wear in the form of stylish new mag wheel designs for both the standard and AMG variants.
At the rear, the car features revised taillamps and a more sculpted bumper.
Changes on the inside are minimal with only new bits being a new three spoke steering wheel and a revised instrument binnacle.
We feel that overall, Mercedes has managed to improve upon the previous design without having to come up with an all new car altogether.
The E Class is already the highest selling car in Mercedes India’s line up and there are good chances that the facelift will help the E Class with posting an even better sales figure in India.