Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet and Coupe mid-cycle update revealed.
Seems like both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are taking their rivalry to the next level. Both the German luxury carmakers have introduced their mid-cycle refresh models on the same day.
While BMW has revealed the 5-Series and 6-Series GT facelift, Mercedes has unwrapped 2021 E-Class convertible and coupe models. Based on the facelifted E-Class, the new models follow the latest styling tweaks.
Mercedes-Benz was planning to reveal their updated E-Class lineup at the Geneva Motor Show 2020. Now that the motor show was cancelled due to coronavirus, they are gradually revealing the updated lineup digitally.
2021 Mercedes E-Class convertible gets a more sporty front-end. Looks more aggressive than its predecessor thanks to the revised grille and new headlights. Even the coupe in its AMG avatar has quite and angry face.
The side profile looks very similar apart from the new alloy wheel design. Rear of both convertible and coupe looks similar as the tail light design hasn’t changed, it comes with revised bumper.
More prominent changes are noticeable inside the cabin. The upholstery is new and makes the cabin look fresh. However, the biggest change here is the steering wheel. It completely transforms the look of the cabin.
The new retro looking steering comes with additional safety feature. It gets capacitive hands-off detection that allows driver assistance system to learn whether the driver is holding the steering wheel or not.
The new steering also gets rid of optical touch controls that are now capacitive and more responsive. Another new feature is adaptive driver seat adjustment. Just enter your height in the display settings and it will adjust the seat automatically.
Mercedes has updated the infotainment system to MBUX operating system. Gone is the scroll wheel, now you get touchpad like the latest models.
Gets 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment display. Auto emergency braking, active park assist, 360-degree camera and blind-spot monitoring come standard.
However, there are optional features like head-up display and Driver Assistance package with additional cost. New models go on sale globally later this year. India launch likely in 2021.
2021 Mercedes E-Class Convertible
– Updated E-Class Cabrio and Coupe revealed
– Comes with revised exterior and interior
– India launch expected in 2021