Mercedes-Benz has also unveiled today the facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible for the 2021 model year. This comes a few months after the sedan and wagon version was unveiled online due to the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
The E-Class coupe and convertible are arguably one of the best-looking in their respective classes. As such, the German automaker played it safe with the redesign by giving, only giving the cars’ front fascia a slightly wider grille and new LED headlights. The side profile remains largely unchanged, while the most noticeable changes to the E-Class coupe and convertible were made at the back. This includes a new pair of slimmer LED taillights. The most striking changes were made to the performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG E53, which now features AMG’s signature Panamericana grille.
An array of tech improvements were implemented into the interiors of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible. The German automaker’s latest MBUX infotainment system with twin 10.25-inch screens are standard, while a bigger 12.3-inch twin-screen set-up is optional. These two cars also get the German luxury automaker’s latest intelligent steering wheel with capacitive hands-off detection. The steering wheel has a two-zone sensor that lets the semi-autonomous driver-assist systems to know whether your hands are on the wheel or not. Also new for 2021 is an adaptive driver’s seat adjustment that automatically adjusts your seat according to your height. The rest of the settings can then be finely tuned by the driver.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible will be a host of petrol and diesel engines with power outputs ranging from 194 hp to 367 hp. The range-topping model is the AMG E53, which comes as standard with an AMG Performance 4MATIC+ AWD system. Its engine is a petrol-powered 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 mild-hybrid system that produces 429 hp, with the EQ Boost function capable of momentarily adding 21 hp when needed.
As expected, the E-Class coupe and convertible models feature a plethora of advanced driver-assist systems ranging from full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking, just to name a few.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible is expected to go on sale this fall in Europe and before the end of the year for North America.