|The previous E-Class Coupé (left) and the 2013 model|
The main design element of the new E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet is the revised front with new headlamps comprising a single headlamp lens over all functional elements.
The headlamps are fitted with anti-dazzle LED lights as standard, with full LED technology now available for the first time in this class as an option.
Flowing light elements within the headlamps reinforce the “twin-headlamp” look which is typical of the E-Class.
The new front bumpers have a more pronounced V-shape and large air intakes which accentuate the dynamism.
As a whole, the front with sports car radiator has an autonomous, sporty face, while at the same time emphasising the close affinity between the Coupé and Cabriolet and the new E-Class Saloon.
|The rear end of the 2009 E-Class Coupé (left) and the 2013 model|
The muscular-looking rear wing has been retained as a visible sign of the rear-wheel drive transmission.
New tail lamps and a wide-effect rear bumper with “wing design” and chrome-look trim serve to discreetly underline the athletic appearance of these model series.
The Coupé has classic proportions with a long hood, elongated side line, flat roof line, and powerful tail end.
Among the traditional stylistic features are the the side windows which are uninterrupted by a B-pillar and can be opened to their full extent.
The four-seater Cabriolet model also has fully retractable side windows, with a continuous shoulder line that ascends slightly as it runs from the front to the boot lid emphasizing its clear proportions.
Mercedes-Benz has additionally updated the interiors of the E Class Coupé and Cabriolet, which feature clean-cut surfaces and a two-part trim which stretches across the entire dashboard.
It can be selected in a wood or aluminum look, thereby rounding off the high-quality overall impression made by each interior.
The kindred nature of the new E-Class family is indicated by an analogue clock between the redesigned air outlets, as well as by controls in silver chrome.
The interior is characterized by the redesigned centre console without selector lever, as well as a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with DIRECT SELECT lever and shift paddles in conjunction with automatic transmission.
One special benefit of the new E-Class Cabriolet is that, thanks to the acoustic soft top with its particularly high-grade insulation, the vehicle has the lowest noise level in its class. The unique acoustic soft top ensures that even at high speeds, only very little wind noise is heard in the interior.
For exceptional comfort when driving with the top down, the speed-dependent AIRCAP system is available as an option.
This reduces wind swirl within the vehicle interior and therefore noise levels, too.
The AIRCAP system deploys automatically at speeds exceeding 40 km/h and the wind deflector in the front windscreen frame automatically retracts again below 15 km/h.
This ensures that the E-Class Cabriolet appears at its purest and most alluring when driving slowly and when stationary.
The draught-stop between the rear head restraints responds to the number of vehicle occupants (passengers in the rear are detected if the rear seat belts are in use). The positions of the extendable wind deflector in the windscreen frame and the draught-stop are then adjusted accordingly.
Also optionally available: AIRSCARF neck-level heating. This addition extends the cabriolet season by ensuring it is comfortable to drive with the top down, even when it is cold outside.