Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2021 E-Class Sedan.
The facelifted sedan was originally scheduled to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Sadly, the event was cancelled. However, its online debut took place yesterday.
The 2021 E-Class front-end features redesigned LED headlights. This looks to bring its a little closer to its equivalent SUV, the GLE-Class.
At the rear, the taillights bear a closer resemblance to the new A-Class or CLS-Class. As usual, there are new wheel designs and paint colours on offer.
And not only does the updated E-Class sport a new look, but it also gets fresh tech, more modern safety equipment, and three unique trim levels for the 2021 model year.
The most obvious update to the 2021 E-Class range is the new front clip. The sedan’s headlights are slimmer with sleeker full LEDs (standard on all trims). It also has a new grille that slopes downward.
The rear end is new, too, with a distinctive shape and updated light fixtures that mimic those on the smaller A-Class and CLA sedans. Open the door and the 2021 E-Class sports a new MBUX infotainment display with a 12.3-inch central touchscreen and a corresponding 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
There is also a new touchpad in the centre console (the same one you will find on other, newer Mercedes-Benz products), and fresh upholstery options on every trim.
The E450 model drops its old twin-turbo V6 engine for Benz’s latest turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine with EQ Boost. Power stays put at 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet, as it does in the E53 AMG.
With the same inline-six, the E53 AMG produces 429 hp and 384 lb-ft as it did last year. The base E350 rear-wheel-drive and E350 4Matic models, meanwhile, use a turbocharged inline-four engine good for 255 hp and 273 lb-ft
The E-Class also adopts Mercedes-Benz’s latest active safety equipment. Equipment like a new steering wheel with hands-off detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, active steering assist, automatic emergency braking, active blind-spot assist, and a 360-degree camera with a newly expanded side view monitor make their way to the E-Class for the first time.
Buyers can now pick from three new paint jobs, too: Graphite Grey, Mojave Silver, and Cirrus Silver.
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