Home / Auto News / News article: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Facelift Detailed, Quad-Headlights Axed - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 04 2012, 11:09 AM

Recently news broke that German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz was going to give its E-Class model a refresh for the 2014 model year. Now it appears that the facelift can come as soon as January 2013, and could possibly be a 2013 model year vehicle.

Previously it was rumored that Mercedes would do away with the quad-headlight setup that has become synonymous with the E-Class model, opting to give the new car a dual headlight design. But in addition to those changes, it appears that Mercedes will also be revising the rear side panels, a heavily modified rear end, and an all-new front end to go with the dual headlights. It seems that Mercedes wants to go towards a more elegant design with its E-Class, perhaps trying to separate it from its sportier C-Class brethren.

The facelifted sedan is estimated to go on sale in spring 2013 with the wagon hitting its respective markets in the summer. The AMG and 4Matic variants are expected in the fall, and Mercedes will have three different hybrid versions for the E-Class model.

There is also a long list of technology upgrades coming our way for the revamped E-Class, including Improved Night Assistant, Dynamic Light Assistant, Intelligent Lane Assistant, Intelligent Brake Assistant, Congestion Assistant, Magic Ride Control, Head-up Display, and Car-to-X Communications. We reckon it’ll be rather difficult to get yourself into an accident with all these new assisting technologies.

[Source: CAR]

  • Sami Haj-Assaad (@Sami_HA)

    I really felt like those quad headlights were a classic design. I loved them! Now, I guess, the C, E, and S class will all look incredibly similar, just like how Audi does it with A4, A6 and A8… Easiest way to really determine what model it is, would be to peer over to the badge on the rear.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPHHLQNICBJVNZVEVMEI46S2Z4 ARM

    I sure hope these rumors are false the current design is the best that they have had in a while.  The E class is masculine again.  Traditionally Mercedes is a chick car.  I hope the look stays masculine for awhile before they chick-it up again.