The covers are about to come off the new Mercedes E-Class facelift (but not at Geneva).
The teaser campaign for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift has switched up a gear. After showing off camouflaged prototypes roaming the streets of Las Vegas last month, Mercedes has given us our first look at the revamped E-Class undisguised.
A shadowy teaser video shared on the automaker's social media page shows the face of the 2021 Mercedes E-Class. Just as we've seen in spy photos and videos, the front fascia will be updated with reshaped headlights to match recent Mercedes models like the CLA. The grille also appears to be wider than the current model's, and the front and rear bumpers are also expected to be updated, but the image is too dark to see these changes.
Inside, the high-tech cabin will incorporate two 10.25-inch displays as standard for the gauge cluster and updated MBUX infotainment system and a new steering wheel with touch controls. Buttons for the cruise control, phone, audio, and voice command buttons have also been rearranged and a new active distance assist will help drivers avoid traffic jams.
Under the hood, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class will be offered with as many as seven plug-in hybrid options including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an integrated starter generator and a 48-volt system. This system will produce 268 hp, while Mercedes' EQ boost technology will provide an extra 20 hp.
Also on the engine options list will be a six-cylinder gasoline unit with an integrated starter generator and 48-volt system, which will generate 362 hp and will also get a 20-hp EQ boost.
Mercedes teases the E-Class facelift is "coming soon," which suggests the auotmaker was planning to unveil it at 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week. These plans have changed, however after the event was canceled due to the coronavirus. Mercedes hasn't made any announcements yet, but the updated Mercedes E-Class could still potentially debut online next week.