The new Mercedes E-Class has been finally unveiled after hordes of teasers and leaked shots. The first apparent change is the headlamps. There is a choice of two grilles with the luxury version sporting a three-piece grille with the Merc logo perched atop the bonnet while the sport edition has a two-bar grille with the three-pointed star emblem nestled between them.
Mercedes has ditched the four headlamp cluster in favour of a single all-LED unit
. The dashboard has a new instrument cluster and design for the head unit. There are a host of safety systems on offer, most borrowed from the upcoming S-Class.
The lower front fascia has two air scoops which look aggressive. It also includes a radar-based collision control system and a 3D stereo multi-purpose camera which can detect objects at a distance of up to 1650 feet. Amongst the engine options, there is a 4-cylinder 193PS diesel engine which will be mated to the 4-Matic all-wheel drive system. The German automaker has incorporated minor changes at the back by including new exhaust tips and a re-profiled tail lamp cluster. The standard E-class range will be provided with just one petrol engine in two states of tune. The turbocharged 2.0-litre unit is accessible with 181bhp in the E200 and 208bhp in the E250. A third petrol option will also be included in the forthcoming E63 AMG, which is said to be offered with an additional increase over the 518bhp of the current twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8. Two carried-over diesels is also planned to be offered, which will be a 2.1-litre four-cylinder with 134bhp in the E200 CDI, 168bhp in the E220 CDI and 201bhp in the E250 CDI, and a 3.0-litre V6 with 248bhp in the E350. The revised E-class will also come with new safety systems which will include a radar-based collision warning system and Collision Prevention Assist. Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Brake Assist Plus with Junction Assist are the new improved optional systems included.
Whether or not the all-wheel drive version will come to India is still not clear.
Source - Multiple sources.
Apart from this, more details are here - Official 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class World Premiere | eMercedesBenz