DETROIT – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the world debut of the 2014 E-Class family that Mercedes-Benz has extensively updated. Sedan, wagon, cabriolet and coupe showcase new efficient engines, new assistance systems and a new design idiom.
Many new or optimized assistance systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere in all E-Class models. They blend comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz refers to this as “Intelligent Drive.” This includes systems capable of preventing accidents with crossing vehicles or pedestrians for the very first time. Active Lane Keeping Assist can also prevent collisions with oncoming traffic. With these innovations Mercedes-Benz underscores its pioneering role in vehicle safety.
The exterior design reflects the significant technological advances. Intelligent modifications give the 2014 E-Class a new front-end design and revised proportions. The front end has been completely restyled with new headlights that incorporate all light functions within a single lens. In addition, the E-Class Sedan and Wagon are available for the first time with two different front-end designs – with the classic three-dimensional sedan grille and star on the hood or with the sports car grille.
A new feature line and a repositioned three-dimensional trim line bring energetic new proportions to both the sedan and wagon. The feature line runs below the structure line from the rear door to the tail light, giving the car greater visual length. The overall effect is to make the E-Class look longer and more elegant, and at the same time dynamic.