Having survived yet another disaster, we turn our consideration to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show where Mercedes assure us some good things, like the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe and Cabriolet. This news comes after we have been bare the 2014 E Class Sedan and Wagon and it can only enjoyment buyers.
Powering the vehicles, we discover some attractive choices. For the E350 models, we contain the 3.5 liter V6 engine rated at 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The E550 get the V8 engine displace 4.6 liters, fitted with turbochargers and increasing some 402 horses and 443 lb-ft of torque.
Rear wheel drive will be typical for both the coupe and cabriolet; however, the E350 coupe will be obtainable with optional AWD. The transmission is normal for both models, a 7 speed auto gearbox with DIRECT SELECT (Mercedes needs it to be spell that way) comfort mounted shifter and steering wheel-mounted paddles.
According to the automaker, the newest edition of its 7 speed automatic transmission recovers competence as well as eases preservation. We don’t know accurately how that is possible; we have to take their word for it. An interesting characteristic is the M mode which allows you to authority an upshift or downshift on the fly, with the transmission automatically going back to automatic style after a short episode.
The 2014 E Class Coupes and Cabriolet arrive with normal Agility Control suspension coupled with discriminating moist, which adapts to the road outside in order to improve the ride-handling equilibrium. An Agility Control sports suspension is likewise obtainable for those with a taste for crisper reply. Lastly, the Advanced Agility enclose ups the wager with electronic clammy control and sportier accelerator and transmission maps.
As far as safety features go, the cars get the Collision Prevention support and Attention support as standard tackle, plus elective extras like the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian finding, Pre-Safe Plus, Active Lane observance Assist, BAS Plus with connection help, and a 360-degree camera system.