Mercedes first showed the updated E-Class

Mercedes first showed the updated E-Class

February 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker has released a short video in which it demonstrates a restyled model.

Mercedes-Benz first showed the updated E-Class about a month ago, when images and preliminary details of the mid-size sedan of the 2021 model year were published. In anticipation of the official premiere of the car next week in Geneva, the brand released a detailed video that discusses all the major changes planned for updating the car.

Camouflaged pre-production prototypes do not actually hide what we have not seen before, as several spy shots of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the “charged” version of AMG appeared on the network a few weeks ago. The reason Mercedes brought three cars instead of one is because they have different technical specifications, including a model equipped with a “night” package in which chrome surfaces are replaced with black trim. There is also a hybrid option.

Inside, you can find a new steering wheel with touch controls belonging to the AMG Line model. We also learn a little about the gesture control system that is already introduced in the new CLA – it is able to distinguish the driver from the front passenger.

Interestingly, the lower body was further optimized to lower the drag coefficient and make the E-Class sedan more efficient than before. In addition, the automatic parking system has undergone refinement – it is alleged that it is now faster than a person.

There are also quite a few changes under the hood. In the basic version, the novelty will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (M254), equipped with a built-in 48-volt starter-generator. The overall performance provided by the soft hybrid system is also increased thanks to more torque.

Mercedes will introduce the updated E-Class next month in Geneva. Restyling will bring seven hybrid versions with plug-ins, an in-line CLS gasoline engine, revised LED headlight technology, advanced driver assistance systems and an augmented reality MBUX infotainment system.