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Mercedes refreshes E-Class for 2021, opts to send sedan and wagon versions stateside
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon features all the things you think it will – a high-quality interior, the latest Mercedes tech innovations, and a familiar yet progressive body style. There's also a new variant, the All-Terrain.
The German luxury automaker has given the E-Class redesigned front headlamps (standard full-LED, available multibeam LED), new taillights, and a fresh grille and front bumper. Chrome and gloss black accents play across the exterior of the car.
The taillights are almost triangular, a departure from traditional Mercedes-Benz rear styling.Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes has given the E-Class sedan standard AMG body cladding. It also has a new bumper, split taillamps, and a new trunk lid.
While the E-Class All-Terrain is technically a car, its visual cues are more closely associated with a Mercedes SUV. Its radiator grille and stylized skid plate have a mirror chrome finish.
Mercedes is making three new paint jobs available: Cirrus Silver, Graphite Grey and Mojave Silver. Aero wheels are also now available.
For the first time, the U.S. market will get electrified models. The M265 engine in the E450 is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline powerplant with a 48-volt electrical system. It achieves 362 horsepower.
The wagon version is already proving a popular addition to the lineup with enthusiasts.Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
The cabin of the E-Class is appropriately luxurious. There are new color combinations including Magma Grey/Neva Grey and Magma Grey/Macchiato Beige, and trim in Natural Grain Grey Ash Wood and an updated version of Burl Walnut Wood.
In front of the driver is a cockpit with two 12.3-inch displays. Voice control is standard and augmented video for navigation is available.
Drivers can pick an interior tone to match their mood. Modern Classic is a classically elegant display, Sport has black and yellow contrasting elements, Progressive has less digital information displayed, and Discreet only shows what information is absolutely necessary.
The interior of the car feature two 12.3-inch screens in the dashboard.Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
The 2021 E-Class is available with next-gen driving technology including a new steering wheel that is able to detect if the driver has removed their hands, adaptive cruise control with route-based speed adjustment, stop and go assist, active steering assist, active brake assist, active blind spot assist, and a 360-degree camera.
Mercedes is making the steering wheel available in the buyer's choice of a full leather or a wood-leather combination.
The refreshed E-Class will go on sale in the U.S. this autumn. Pricing has yet to be announced.
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