The Mercedes Benz E Class has always been a car of poise, and our tryst with this vehicle began all the way in the year 1968. Since then, the vehicle has been facelifted, updated and upgraded and at the current point, the E-Class is capable of enthralling you with its fantastic interiors and exteriors. It is also capable of gushing your adrenaline with its fire breathing engine. Now though, Mercedes Benz wants to celebrate their 30 years of building the E Class Cabriolets and Coupés, and it is certainly something worth celebrating.
In 1991 Mercedes Benz unveiled the E Class Cabriolet and 2 years later, the E Class was launched in a Coupé form, and since then we have seen very many variants of these 2 formats. The 2021 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will showcase a whole new set of headlights, with a few design tweaks to the taillights as well. On the exterior end the changes are there, but they are not major, however, changes on the inside are significant.
The old COMMAND media system will be replaced with the new MBUX media system. Along with this, the interior will also sport the dual screen set up which is essentially two 10.25 inch screens being placed together. The higher models will use a even plusher an advanced 12.3 inch dual screen combination. The coolest new update on the interior would definitely be the new steering wheel, which is the same as the one used on the new generation S Class.
This wheel makes use of capacitive sensors which detect when the driver grips the steering, and these sensors prove to be extremely useful when the semi-autonomous system driving system is initiated. Another function that these sensors serve is that of issuing warnings, and it does so when the software realises that the driver has not held the wheel, and in spite of the warnings if the driver does not grab hold of the steering, the vehicle will then use emergency brakes to eventually bring the car to a standstill.
The face lifted coupé will be making use of the engine from the speed demon AMG E53, and this engine is capable of producing 429 ps and 384 pound feet of torque. One particular belief is that an electric motor based variant could also be offered in the coupé which would find itself being placed in 3.0 engine V6, where the electric motor would provide an additional 21 ps.
The cabriolet version of the E Class will also share the engine with its coupé sibling, however, the cabriolet will offer more cosmetic changes, such as, different colour options for the soft top, optional dashboard material and colours, and a few tweaks to the bumpers and side skirts.
The 27th of May will indeed be an exciting day as, from one end Mercedes will unveil the 2021 E Class Coupé and Cabriolet, and from the other end BMW will introduce their 2021 5er and 6 Series GT. The heat is on and I for sure will be dedicating a few hours of my day to watch the digital telecast of both these brands.