Mercedes India to launch E Class facelift in September

14/03/2013 - 17:32 | ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Mercedes started working on the E Class facelift in 2011. After a long gestation period, the car finally made its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show about two months ago.

2014 Mercedes E Class dashboard from NAIAS 20132014 Mercedes E Class rear three quarter from NAIAS 2013

Mercedes worked comprehensively to present a new design, new technologies, new features and engine improvements. BSMotoring reports today that the facelifted E Class is India-bound in September this year.

New front and rear fascias make the E Class look like an all-new model and not as just a mere facelift. The designers decided to part ways with the split headlamp design in favor of a single piece unit with LED treatment. The front grill is more pronounced, and accentuated by a sharply designed front bumper. The rear gets reprofiled LED taillamps and a new exhaust design.

The dashboard layout remains largely the same but the instrument cluster loses the two outer gauges. The dashboard gets a new centrally mounted analog clock, new steering wheel and improved COMAND system.

When it comes to the mechanicals, Mercedes is offering 18 engine-transmission combinations to customers depending on geographies, model type and variant.

It has plenty of safety features such as:

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • Brake Assist system (BAS PLUS) with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Brake
  • PRE-SAFE PLUS
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View Camera for parking

The assembly of the facelifted E Class will carry on at Mercedes’s Chakan plant. India will keep its variant and engine lineup but all engines will get a new Eco (start-stop) mode with new shift programs that reduce emissions and improve efficiency.

2014 Mercedes E Class from NAIAS 2013 side view2014 Mercedes E Class live images front three quarters

Expect the facelift to be slightly more expensive than the current range.

[Source: BSMotoring.com]

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