2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Getting a Major Refresh

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Getting a Major Refresh

The current generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has done extremely well for itself, arguably finding a perfect compromise between sporty and luxury. But it appears that the German automaker has found ways to improve upon it and a new, heavily refreshed E-Class is expected to make a debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

Autobild out in Germany is reporting that Mercedes is planning a mid-cycle update for its E-Class and that nearly all of its sheet metal will be new except for the roof, windows, and front doors. It appears that the next-generation E-Class will adopt styling from the A-Class, and the traditional dual headlights of the E-Class will give way to a single unit – something that hasn’t been seen for at least three generations of E-Classes.

In addition, Mercedes will give the new E-Class tons of new technology features including a front camera-based system to help detect road changes and adjust the car’s suspension accordingly. The same front camera should be making its way to the 2013 S-Class.

It’s probably too early to tell what powerplants will make their way to the new E-Class, but we have to admit – we’re a little surprised that Mercedes is opting to change so much on a vehicle that looks so good.

[Source: Autobild]

  • alfred

    bmw is sucessful because their car is sporty. So mercedes have to change its mentality of building of building old fasion car. Look at the new 2013 lexus gs, it has turned into a much more driver’s car.

  • Tubs

    I think Alfred smoked some gas out of BMW pipe somewhere. R u sure u r not loosing eye sight?I can recommend an optometrist if that’s a problem.Merc is designing the best sporty cars. I have seen lot of people converting to Merc from BMW.

  • ARM

    I think they have Mercedes confused with Ford.  They don’t change their vehicles every other year.  This is the most masculine design the brand has had in awhile.