Rendering - Mercedes E Class facelift

17/08/2012 - 09:15 | ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

IAB readers are fully aware that Mercedes is planning to give the E Class a mid-life facelift very soon. Many test mules have be caught with camouflaged front fascia indicating that there will be major changes to the headlights, grille, and bumpers.

2014 Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan rendering

CarandDriver brings us an exclusive rendering which depicts their interpretation of what the facelifted Mercedes E Class (codenamed W212) would look like.

Design highlights of the Mercedes E Class facelift

  • The new design will be streamlined to improve aerodynamic efficiency.
  • As one can see, we will be saying goodbye to the quartet headlights. A new headlamp design, influenced by the new A Class’s headlights, takes its place. A thin strip of LED will be a part of the headlamp assembly.
  • The hook-shaped daytime running lamps will also say goodbye. A simple strip will now be a part of the design.
  • The pronounced, sculpted rear fenders will be scrapped for a much sleeker one.

Mercedes Benz E Class facelift interior

  • Mercedes also will change the dashboard and interior of the E Class. A softer dashboard design evoking a traditional perception of the brand will make it to the facelift.
  • The revised cabin will see wider colour choices as well as a new heads-up display.
  • Latest version of Mercedes’ COMAND multimedia system will be a part of the proposition.
  • Other goodies would include the third-generation DISTRONIC PLUS, the improved night vision system, accurate lane keeping system, MAGIC RIDE CONTROL and Head-Up Display system.
  • No major changes are expected to the platform. However Mercedes will fiddle with suspension tuning to balance the ride.
  • The existing M271 four-cylinder petrol engines will be replaced with the newer, more efficient M274 units.

Mercedes E Class facelift engines


  1. 1.6-litre with 154bhp
  2. 2.0 -litre with 208bhp
  3. 2.0 -litre with 248bhp
  4. 3.5 –litre turbocharged V6 with 335bhp
  5. 4.6–litre turbocharged  V8 with 429bhp


  1. 2.1-litre four cylinder engine in different states of tune for the E200, E220 and E250 CDI.
  2. 3.0 V6 with 208bhp

The E Class facelift is expected in January 2013 at the Detroit Motor show. To know more about the 2013 Mercedes E Class head to this link

[Rendering courtesy:]

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