Comments - Mercedes Updates E-Class Coupe & Cabrio

Published: Jan 05, 2013
Description: Mercedes-Benz recently revealed a facelift for the E-Class sedan and wagon, but that's only half the story. One the CLK was discontinued, Mercedes integrated new two-doors into the C- and E-Class...
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AgungWah Parintosa Jan 08, 2013
Blahhh...they've ruined one of the best looking coupe has ever created. Don't change something already perfect. Thumbs down!
Bala Uncc Jan 05, 2013
Love the latest E sedan and coupe. Looks way more stylish that previous gen.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@will I like everything besides the headlights, I don't find the rectangular shape attractive. I liked the previous gen much more, with it rounded quad headlights
Serge Pankratov Jan 05, 2013
Too bad Merc doesnt offer a manual transmission. I woulda had myself a couple different ones, but because of that I most likely will bever own one
Serge Pankratov Jan 05, 2013
Agreed. The oval and round headlights of the precious E-Class were not appealing to me at all. Current E-Class is the way to go for me especially the 63 AMG
Brendan Crawford Jan 05, 2013
I think that the E63 AMG is one of their best cars.
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
@ john You find the current (2012) e class ugly???!!! I guess our tastes are completely different then.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@will no, they destroyed the most ugly merc sedan ever, and replaced it with the beauty
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
And after destroying the most beautiful mercedes sedan ever created , they went on with the coupe and created this abomination.
Jacob Burford Jan 05, 2013
No denying it! It's a girls car!
Diana De Van Jan 05, 2013
And "this" woman would feel right at home in one ;)
Jommel Marcella Jan 05, 2013
It looks like a car for a woman.
Bala Uncc Jan 05, 2013
Looks awesome.
Toby Kessler Jan 05, 2013
Thank god they changed the headlights!
Carlton Salmon Jan 05, 2013
Why didn't they get rid of those awkward drooping creases over the rear arches like they have on the revised E-Class saloon?
Jon Ashley Jan 05, 2013
I like this. Agressive and modern.
Serge Pankratov Jan 05, 2013
Damn they got rid of the two square hieadlights ALREADY?! That wad my fav E-Class of all time! :-(
Drew Humphrey Jan 05, 2013
Sort-of a girls car in cabrio form
Matt Piccolo Jan 05, 2013
I'm liking it!
Vinny Coppola Jan 05, 2013
I don't like any of the new Mercedes at all,The only one that looks ok is the CLS. They lost the elegance big time and are looking too much like a Lexus. I miss the signature round/peanut lights.....
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
Oh yea, I also wish merc would have gone with a folding hardtop. I really love the benefits of them (security, looks better, less unwanted noise etc).
David Justice Jan 05, 2013
Those two pointy things in the lower front fascia stick out to me.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
I really like it, but I'd never buy an E convertible, certainly the sedan or coupe, though
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
Sporty that this facelifted one, although the designers clearly intended otherwise and although the current one also looks elegant at the same time.
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
And besides, those rounded off air intakes( or whatever you call those big holes below the headlights and grille) just make the car look too soft. In fact, because of those rounded off intakes, i dare say that the current e coupe actually looks more
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
Headlights because the new ones look absolutely hideous.
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
I really hate all these new e class facelifts. They just take out all the elegance and refinement that the e class used to possess. I know the e coupe is meant to look a bit less elegant and a bit more sporty, but couldnt they at least keep the quad
Darryle Moody Jan 05, 2013
The fender flares still look out of place here. Daimler has stated they like them but they are out of place in this application. Something more elegant was needed here.
Adithya Chandrasekhar Jan 05, 2013
I don't like the swoop line over the the rear wheels. Screws up the side profile
Kyle McCullough Jan 05, 2013
Agreed. Looks much more modern than the past generation. That badge should be a little smaller though
Chris Gaines Jan 05, 2013
looks like a sticker lol
Ferrari Italia Jan 05, 2013
Looks a little bit cheap
Carter Sullivan Jan 05, 2013
Honestly the only part I don't like is the massive Mercedes badge
King Rich Jan 05, 2013
Much more well thought out than the previous model
Description: That translates to new headlights that ditch the quadruple individual elements in favor of two integrated lenses flanking a reshaped grille and topping a more aggressive lower fascia. The rear end has...
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Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
AMG will have floor shifter. They do this because u can have two cup holder in right place( at least they think so)
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@josiah I actually do not mind them. On a DD, they are fine, but given the choice, I'd rather have a normal one
Josiah Thomas Clements Jan 05, 2013
I hate column mounted shifters. They make the car feel old IMO.
Description: Engines carry over unchanged, with gasoline and diesel four-cylinder motors offered overseas but six- and eight-cylinder engines composing the US models. The E350 packs a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 (...
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John Serely Jan 05, 2013
Alright. That sounds good, I'll check it out
Zachary Maurer Jan 05, 2013
@john, ya it's nice, I'm pretty sure tony is an admin, I don't post any comments, but a lot of carbuzzers do, you should "like" it in Facebook, it's not like articles, but more like pics with captions, it's cool though
Patrick Schalk Jan 05, 2013
Quite a few of us are in it. It's mostly just posting pics and having discussions minus the trolls.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@zachary I've heard about that "car people are awesome" thing on Facebook. I'm not a big Facebook guy, so can you tell me what it's about? I might join it, how many guys are on it?
Zachary Maurer Jan 05, 2013
@john, Patrick is posting more, but besides that a lot have moved to car people are awesome on facebook.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@zachary that's good to here. Are all the regular guys still on here?
Zachary Maurer Jan 05, 2013
@john, about you being back, things haven't changed much, you missed a couple if trollers, but that's it
Jordan Smith Jan 05, 2013
Yeah I'd really like to see a new CLK AMG. That'd be sweet.
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
@zachary I sure hope so!
Zachary Maurer Jan 05, 2013
Does anyone know if they will introduce an e63 amg coupe in the future?
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
I think they gonna put new v6 that has 330 horses
Trevor Bodi Jan 08, 2013
I can't wait to see a Black Edition of this bad boy.
Tan Aik Joo Jan 07, 2013
Facelift E class...
Mark Fei Ling Jan 07, 2013
@Danny, I'm not here to argue about history and numbers, both brand are good cars. I just tired of people saying this looks like that or sth. It's happens every time new cars come out
Mark Fei Ling Jan 07, 2013
@Danny, BMW are good car's,but for a brand that claiming hard core performance driver's car, this is bit shame.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 07, 2013
@Danny, for racing, I do mention "big titles". The last and "only" Le Mans win is back in 1999 for BMW. For F1, there are none. Luckily, BMW do have it's first DTM winning this year.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 07, 2013
@Danny, I do made mistake by using 2010 data. It's true that BMW surplus BENZ without sibling brand in 2011 fiscal year.
Lucas Hill Jan 06, 2013
Finally. The un lifted e class was hideous
Danny M. Wong Jan 05, 2013
@ Mark Fei Ling: http://m.autoblog.com/2012/12/18/investors-value-mercedes-benz-at-half-of-bmw/ Enough said...
Danny M. Wong Jan 05, 2013
@ CarBuzz: The BMW 6-Series Coupe competes with the Benz CL, not the E Coupe.
Danny M. Wong Jan 05, 2013
@ Mark Fei Ling again: BMW set the benchmark with the 3-Series. 22 consecutive years on Car & Driver's Top 10 list. Everyone is still playing catch up. And did I really just read you say that BMW didn't win any racing titles? Wow...
Danny M. Wong Jan 05, 2013
@ Mark Fei Ling: Get your facts straight before you post. Mercedes lost the sales crown to BMW and yes, Mini helped, but take away Mini and BMW would still be ahead because Mercedes sales rely too heavy on Sprinters.
Jacob Burford Jan 05, 2013
@Megan Have you seen the CLS! Now I do like the design of many BMW's, but Mercedes does also make nice looking vehicles!
Jacob Burford Jan 05, 2013
Like this design a lot more on the coupe than the new E-Class sedan!
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
And the only reason they surpass Mercedes on sales number is because of MINI.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
BMW have some sales because they starting put money on small luxury cars(3 series) earlier than others( because back in the day they are small company on cars), and, also the performance part( which BMW really don't wins any racings on big titles) .
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
BMW got right on designing a car?! That's good joke! U put that kidney grill on any car, it will instantly turning any car into a joke! We just get used to see that on bimmer as BMW. And I don't think 3,5,7 share almost same design is a great job!
Megan Moody Jan 05, 2013
BMW is way ahead design wise. Mercedes is blending Hyundai, vw beetle, new impala even... here. They are a little lost design wise. Somehow it still sells which I can't figure out. Obama got reelected to so that says everything.
Bala Uncc Jan 05, 2013
Love the coupe
James Myron Darnell Crabbe Jan 05, 2013
I like it.
Janak Solanki Jan 05, 2013
Those are some huge air intakes
David Munasinghe Jan 05, 2013
Looks lot better with the new head lights.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
Hahaha, BMW and Audi are all Russian Matryoshka dolls.... How can u say that is better design? ( except R8, A7,6series)
Anthony Rullo Jan 05, 2013
I believe the competitors are the boring ones compared to this new design. It strikes out as a bolder statement and gets away with it quite nicely I think
John Serely Jan 05, 2013
I like it, but its competitors are just more appealing
Justin Harris Jan 05, 2013
Mercedes really needs to step up the design. They just look so average and expected to me compared to Audi and BMW.
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 05, 2013
I like Benz, but this new design language just isn't speaking to me very much...
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
Looks like a c-class coupe
Josh Negron Jan 05, 2013
I'll hold out judgement until I see what AMG does
Greg Kenerly Jan 05, 2013
Yeah. Very sporty. Still not as nice as the BMW 6. I'd spend my $75k elsewhere.
Max Laino Jan 05, 2013
Nice. It's a lot more sporty with these new changes
Tebogo Huddleston Mojalefa Chegodi Feb 15, 2013
Love the facelift when r they bring E 63 Coupe
Eric Chau Jan 05, 2013
Because you can't see that rear wheel arch and that ugly rear end. At least they fixed the front. I loved eclass I had the w210 & w211 but could not get myself to buy this gen, w212
David Munasinghe Jan 05, 2013
Lot better than the last model
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
Yeah! Agree
Sean John Jan 05, 2013
mych better now
Connor Scanlon Jan 06, 2013
I was kinda hoping they changed the rear end more.
Shaniqua Latisha Jan 05, 2013
I think it looks like a mercedes benz e class not any other car
Raven Khoury Jan 05, 2013
Agree, looks like lexus btw..
Raven Khoury Jan 05, 2013
Rear lights could be designed better...
Ian Barger Jan 05, 2013
Trust me, Mercedes would not look at a crap Toyota and say wow that looks good, lets copy it. This doesnt look like a Toyota at all
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
I see they killed muscle line that above the rear wheel in new sedan, but somehow they decide to leave it on coupe....
Brendan Crawford Jan 05, 2013
Looks like Acura TL kinda
Josiah Thomas Clements Jan 05, 2013
I see no Toyota in this. It looks really good.
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 05, 2013
Yeahhhhh... I'm looking at this and I'm not seeing what your seeing with the Toyota Rear...
Gazel Hebbert Jan 05, 2013
Back end reminds me too much of a Toyota :/
Carlton Salmon Jan 06, 2013
@ Mark Fei Ling. The car does have LED daytime running lights. If you look closely you can see them integrated into the headlight design running diagonally.
Chris Fitz Jan 06, 2013
Who ever says the older one looks better is CRAZY!!!...I don't even like the E-Class, and I'm digging this front end design..
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
That is to protect the radar gun inside for distronic system. Merc have this since 1999 if u have this option
Megan Moody Jan 05, 2013
I don't like what they did to the emblem. It's like a big plate where before air could go around it. Cost cutting no doubt.
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
I think they should have more sexy side mirrors
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
No daytime LED! Yeah!
Howard Ding Jan 06, 2013
Love those exhausts!
Chris Fitz Jan 06, 2013
Beautiful front, still doodie out back tho....BMW it is
Will Ridgway Jan 05, 2013
Mostly the inside of how the taillights are made up.
Will Ridgway Jan 05, 2013
To be honest I'm seeing a little Lexus here too
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
What is Lexus design? Can u tell? They have no traditional design language, so how can u tell something is Lexus when Lexus don't even know where they really are?
Rashid AlGhafli Jan 05, 2013
Lexus IS convertible... :D
Kyle McCullough Jan 05, 2013
The taillights should be styled a little bir
Kyle McCullough Jan 05, 2013
The back is a tad dull.
Jay Kolvenbag Jan 05, 2013
Thats a pretty nice butt
Connor Scanlon Jan 06, 2013
You kinda need something like that in a convertible. But I agree it looks cheap
Jack Porteous Jan 06, 2013
Totally agree on the poor color combo. Did anybody notice the tacky fishnet pocket attached to the passenger footwell?
Jacob Burford Jan 05, 2013
Nice interior, but not fan of the color combinations in this picture!
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
@phillip. Where Did you get that info from?
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
There is column shifter, the paddles are just if you want to go sporty and change gear manually
Phillip B Jong Jan 05, 2013
Guys chill. There's no column shifter. The car starts in park then the (+) paddle shifter puts it in neutral, click again for drive. Alternatively, the (-) paddle shifter puts it in reverse.
Elias Harb Jan 05, 2013
Yea but it's still considered sporty so it should have the floor shifter
Mark Fei Ling Jan 05, 2013
If u wanna floor shifter, u can always have AMG. For general buyer of this car, more useful space and right position cup holder would be a must
Jordan Smith Jan 05, 2013
I feel like column mounted gear shifters should be for trucks and SUVs. Not coupes and sedans.
Ian Ragsdale Jan 05, 2013
So the octogenarians that trade in their Oldsmobile for this can find the gear lever.
Rob Clark Jan 05, 2013
Why would they column mount the shifter!?
Chris Gaines Jan 05, 2013
column mounted shifters remind me of old minivans...
Varun Sudhakar Jan 05, 2013
this interior is pretty good with the air conditioned seats and all
Jacob Lerklint Jan 05, 2013
This is the worst color combo I've ever seen
Will Will Jan 05, 2013
At least the interior still pleases me.
Jack Porteous Jan 06, 2013
Mercedes needs to be more innovative in the tones and shapes of their interiors. Don't make the same solid business suit- make a magazine cover worthy suit.
Bala Uncc Jan 05, 2013
Looks fantastic
Ferrari Italia Jan 05, 2013
I think Mercedes's makes the best interiors
Varun Sudhakar Jan 05, 2013
excellent color combo
Dan Marino Jan 05, 2013
Favorite color interior right there
King Rich Jan 05, 2013
Appears that copied the Infiniti M door panel with the lines stitching