With its sleeker styling and a more comfortable, high-tech interior, the Mercedes E450 is more refined than ever.
The 2021 Mercedes E-Class facelift family is now complete. After unveiling the updated Mercedes E-Class Sedan and All Terrain wagon earlier this year, Mercedes has lifted the wraps off the more stylish 2021 E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet. Both models have been updated with more refined styling, a more comfortable and high-tech interior, and expanded electrified engine options.
At the front, the 2021 Mercedes E450 features flatter headlamps with all-LED technology, giving the E-Class a sleeker look. A new diamond grille also comes as standard with a single louvre and a central Mercedes star. Opting for the sporty AMG Line trim adds chrome-plated dots to the grille. Elsewhere, the LED taillights have also been completely redesigned and now match the Mercedes CLA's design.
As part of the facelift, four exterior paint colors are available for the 2021 E450 including Cirrus Silver Metallic, Graphite Grey Metallic, Mojave Silver Metallic and designo Patagonia Red Metallic. More aerodynamic wheel designs are also available to help reduce fuel costs.
Inside, the luxurious interior is enhanced with new trim options including open-pore grey ash wood. To improve comfort, Mercedes has added a new adaptive driver's seat adjustment function that automatically adjusts the seat position based on the person's height entered on the media display. The sport seats also feature prominent side bolsters and integrated head restraints, and can be finished in a variety of material combinations ranging from embossed leather to Nappa leather with diamond quilting and sun-reflecting leather in the Cabriolet.
Another major update is the addition of a new intelligent steering wheel available in leather or as a super sport flat-bottom version with the AMG Line trim. The control surfaces sport a high gloss black finish, while the trim elements and surrounds have a silver shadow finish. The touch controls are now capacitive and can be used to control functions of the instrument cluster and media display. This is the same sophisticated steering wheel that will be fitted to the new S-Class.
The updated E-Class comes equipped with the latest version of the MBUX multimedia system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). Two large 12.3-inch screens are included as standard for the touchscreen media display and digital instrument cluster arranged side-by-side to create a widescreen cockpit.
For the first-time, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are available with the same in-line six-cylinder engine paired with an integrated starter generator and a 48-volt system. Also available for the 2021 E-Class Sedan, CLS, GLE and GLS in the US, this setup produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. An available EQ Boost provides an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft for a short time.
Power can be sent to the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. 0-62 mph performance times haven't been announced yet, but both the E450 and E450 4Matic will max out at an electronically limited 130 mph. Packing a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo engine with an electric auxiliary compressor, the more powerful AMG E53 increases the output to 429 hp and 384 lb-ft, which can also be boosted by 21 hp and 184 lb-ft for a short time.
Pricing details will be announced at a later date before the 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet go on sale by late 2020. No pictures of the E-Class Coupe have been supplied; but you can check out the new E53 variant below.