2014 MercedesBenz EClass Coupe and Cabriolet First Review Kelley…

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cabriolet First Review

E-Class sedan has always the role of the responsible parent in the automaker’s family. Buttoned-up and it is the vehicle of choice for executives who a posh ride that in a reserved fashion, I’ve

Then there are the Coupe and variants. Though part of the lineup, they are smaller and than their sedan With seating for just and an athletic attitude, these takes are the hip bachelor uncles in the family, complementing the dedicated persona of the 4-door models.

And the Mercedes E-Class sedan and the coupe and cabriolet versions been refreshed for 2014. New and rear fascias are complemented by a of under-the-metal technology that Mercedes’ new intelligent drive. The is actually debuting in the E-Class of Mercedes’ next flagship the 2014 S-Class sedan, and has the to watch for wayward pedestrians, you centered in the lane should you to wander, and monitor the road and vehicles with cameras and that function as digital that would embarrass an

Under the hood, engine carry over — at for now. The 2014 E350 and cabriolet models feature a V6, while higher-power E550 employ a 402-horsepower V8. For 2015, today’s E350 coupe and will be updated with a V6 that will make an 333 horsepower, and receive new badging to E400.


Those out of the way, your main may be: How do the 2014 E-Class Coupe and drive? Mercedes-Benz invited us to vehicles’ native Germany to out. Let’s dispense the spoiler alert and just you straight out: They’re extremely embraceable touring whether you’re meandering up roads strewn with or screaming down the autobahn continually moving to the left to lesser vehicles (which is the of them).

The differences between two cars, as well our favorite and favorite features, are in the details. The differentiator between coupe and of course, is the roof. The cabriolet has a fabric top that functions than expected. We’re fond of models that roofs dyed in deep or crimson. Practically speaking, the roof raised the 2014 Cabriolet feels like a cocoon. Mercedes says convertible is the quietest in its class, and we it.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

But convertibles are meant to be driven and thus transformed the Cabriolet into its own. Thanks to features like the windshield-mounted system and rear wind you can confidently drive at speeds in excess of U.S. law without to yell to converse or paste hair into place superglue. Our Cabriolet test with the 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 was strong with a broad band. In fact, in city we had to be gentle on the throttle, lest we lay new on Hamburg’s old cobblestone roads. sporty, we wouldn’t call vehicle a corner-carver. Its forte is

The Coupe feels stiffer and an even quieter ride to its fixed roof. We were to a preview of the 2015 E400 and fell in love with its V6 that offers V8-like quick response, and a commendable note. Like the Cabriolet, the has a pair of small rear They can accommodate adults on trips, but may be too tight for longer A nice touch is the power-operated seats that slide and forth to allow easier to the rear.

The leather front meanwhile, are among the most we’ve sat in. Interior fit and finish in is almost beyond reproach. We that with almost the sun visors fail to extend to the This is only an issue you need it most — the sun is low to the side and striking your vision.

That complaint aside, are not many faults to find in 2014 E-Class Coupe and models, which arrive in Exact pricing figures are to be announced, but they aren’t to vary drastically from the $52,000 starting price for the E350 Coupe and $60,000 for the Cabriolet. Neither will the passenger and cargo room of sedan and wagon siblings, but they lack in 5-person they make up for in 2-door They are, after the cool kin at the family reunion.

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