2014 MercedesBenz EClass review MSN Autos

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More style, safety and for this cornerstone series.

E63 AMG 4Matic versions

Frugal new available with all-wheel

Fresh new faces (Sport and E63


Standard seats support

Soft handling Bluetec)

New E400 bi-turbo V6 low-end punch

View   2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and cabriolet

With over 13 cars produced through than six decades, the midsize E-Class family is truly the and core of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. years into the ninth of this class-defining series, the of automakers is expanding its reach in direction with stylish a frugal new diesel engine and all-wheel drive.


The E-Class will again be as sedan or wagon for 2014, the outselling the latter by a ratio of 7-to-1 worldwide and 10-to-1 The wagon will be available by dealer order only, in the trim, because of the limited In North America, both will also be delivered with a performance-oriented version of the all-wheel-drive system.

The E63’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 gets a power upgrade, and a new S gets even more and torque in addition to several previously included in the optional AMG package. Among these are a differential, matte-finish alloy red brake calipers, an Alcantara-draped wheel and a number of trim The E63 AMG wagon will be offered as an S.

Mercedes-Benz is adding the E 250 Bluetec powered by a frugal new 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine will also be available the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The V6 diesel-powered E 350 Bluetec is rear-drive A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gasoline will power the new E 400 sedans will come in the fall of as 2015 models.

The current is for rear- and all-wheel-drive versions to over from the V8-powered E 550 Sport Sedan then.

the E-Class sedan and wagon’s and major components are essentially in this midcycle revamp, of their body panels left untouched. For the first regular E-Class models two different front fascias to from. Luxury versions get the Mercedes-Benz grille with louvers and the star emblem on the

The Sport variant wears its big star in the middle of the grille.

The E63 AMG has a new face too, with a grille and deeper, race-inspired air Rear fascias have much less but AMG models get a of trapezoidal exhaust tips the twin outlets on other E

The 2014 E-Class is at the forefront in safety with the availability of 11 or enhanced systems that soon appear on the new S-Class. are interlinked and powered by a new stereo mounted on the higher portion of the as well as a more sophisticated of short- and long-range radar Thanks to several of these new the E-Class can basically steer, and keep its passengers and surroundings included) out of harm’s way.

It can park itself with parking assist and automatically headlight aim and intensity to avoid other drivers. And it all works

Inner space

Changes to the cabin are slight and subtle. The notable is a trio of retro-lit in the instrument cluster with white numerals on a black The framed control screen is a new and so are the air vents, with a new analogue set in the midst of the center pair.

The AMGs get their own clock as as more businesslike materials of the grade and abundant surfaces of leather. The gorgeous sport wheel is draped in Nappa An Alcantara-wrapped wheel and extra on all leather accoutrements, upgrades included in the optional AMG Performance are standard on the new S versions.

There are differences in overall comfort and between the standard seats in cars such as the E250 and the optional sport seats in the performance-oriented E400, let alone the adjustable front perches in E63 AMG

Under the hood

A substantial of the 2014 E-Class story around engines and powertrain Coming next fall, the will be graced by a new 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine that 190 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. Even the extra weight, the E250 should get to 60 mph in less than seconds and return more 40 mpg city and highway combined.

At the end of this spectrum, the maximum of the AMG iterations’ twin-turbocharged, direct-injection V8 engine rises from 518 to 550 And the new S version delivers 577 horsepower at rpm and 531 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm — to propel the E63 sedan to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and the in 3.6 seconds, thanks to a race mode programmed into the gearbox as well as optimal provided by standard 4Matic drive.


Solid performance and enthralling are also hallmarks of the E550 twin-turbo 4.6-liter 402-horsepower V8 It remains in the E-Class lineup the new E400 steps in as a 2015 powered by the aforementioned 3.0-liter V6 generates 328 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of The 3.5-liter gas-fed V6 is still the engine for the E 350 sedan and will the only unit available in the E 350 wagon.

The E 400 Hybrid sedan lives on unchanged.

On the road

The new is just as diverse in terms of character. The new E250 Bluetec every bit like a classic, Mercedes-Benz sedan, solid and on its course with cushy and commensurate body roll in Low-end torque is abundant for drivability.

The only vintage missing, apart from smoke, is loud engine at idle.

The upcoming E400 new engine is certainly not as punchy off the as the exceptional V8 it will replace, but it great and provides decent This new E400 is also agile and well-balanced on the road, well-weighted, precise steering and a ride.

Unsurprisingly, the E63 AMG S wagon we drove on the of Catalonia, at the European launch, was magnificent in terms of handling and feel, raw performance, engine and driving ergonomics. The slightly sedan should prove a more agile. Both benefit greatly from the virtues of all-wheel drive in all conditions and situations.

Upgrades included in the optional AMG Performance are now part of the new S trim, such as a differential, 10-spoke alloy a glossy-black grille and red brake For track fanatics, carbon-ceramic with larger — and 40-percent — discs are available on S versions.

for you?

The changes and upgrades to the 2014 E-Class family are smart and shrewd. Fresh new brings the midsize E closer to the C-Class. and AMG versions are slightly and better differentiated. The new diesel-powered Bluetec will have greater appeal than the E350.

Spacious wagons, mild to wild, are a unique from Mercedes-Benz and making all-wheel drive standard on the E63 AMG is a simply brilliant move. on the competition. The upcoming 2015 sedan with its balanced and handling is also promising.

But the E550 sport sedan, its solid, planted feel and V8 will do just fine then.

(As part of a sponsored event, the automaker provided MSN travel and accommodations to facilitate report.)

A professional auto for more than 25 years and the editor of Sympatico / MSN Autos , Lachapelle is a two-time winner of the Journalist of the Year award the Automobile Journalists Association of an accomplished photographer and licensed


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