Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the 2014 E-Class facelift, following some earlier leaks this week. This is more than just a mid-life revision for the E-Class as it brings significant styling changes, improved engines, more standard equipment and several extra hi-tech features.
The most important design change can be seen in the front where the traditional quad headlamp look has been replaced by a one-piece assembly with LED DRLs as standard. The front grille is available with the traditional design or in a sportier appearance as the attached images show. In addition, MB has also modified the hood and the front bumper.
The taillights have the same shape as before but they have received a new LED design. The rear bumper has also undergone some changes for this facelift.
Depending on the market, the 2014 E-Class is available in the following versions. The lineup starts with the E200 that has a turbocharged 2.0-liter producing 181 hp (135 kW) or 208 hp (155 kW) in the E250. The more frugal E200 CDI has a 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter turbodiesel unit with 134 hp (100 kW). The same engine powers the E220 CDI where it's tuned to output 168 hp (125 kW) while in the E250 CDI it churns 201 hp (150 kW).
There are also BlueTec versions of the E250, E300 Hybrid and E350.
The regular E350 gets a V6 3.5-liter engine generating 302 hp (225 kW), while the E400 Hybrid has the same V6 engine but with an electric motor developing an additional 27 hp (20 kW). The E550 makes use of a V8 5.5-liter engine developing 402 hp (300 kW).
The flagship E63 AMG is scheduled to come out next fall and will be slightly more powerful than the current 518 hp (386 kW) version with its twin-turbo V8 5.5.
Full details are available in the press releases (UK and USA markets) below.