Spied: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Facelift shows up undisguised

Article by Christian A., on November 2, 2012

The much-awaited next iteration of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was spied while undergoing tests. The car, which is in AMG form, doesn’t have the classic quad-headlight design and instead, it has two single units. However, the lights continue to have a separation down the middle to offer the illusion of having four single lights.

This is being done to merge the styling of all the brand’s models. This is evident on the C-Class looking front end on the new E.

It’s likely that the bi-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 will be powered by the E63 AMG, enabling it to deliver 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Several current AMG models already use this engine. There are reports that the car would drop its pontoon styling but these images reveal that the full-body belt line remains whole.

The new E-Class will feature all of Mercedes’ finest new technologies, which include night assistant, dynamic light assistant, intelligent lane assistant, intelligent brake assistant, congestion assistant, magic ride control and heads-up display. From these pictures, we know that the car gets a panoramic glass roof, probably with magic sky control.

Mercedes-Benz sharpens the general look of the E-Class as an effective means to improve its design. Smart alterations and styling upgrades have provided the E-Class with a fresh front and resulted to more adventurous proportions. The changes that were implemented were consistent to the exceptional design blueprint of Mercedes-Benz but were confident in giving new interpretations to the classic virtues of the company. Of course, the outcome is a sophisticated and exceptional look that combines emotion and athleticism.

The headlights were reinvented and built with all the necessary components with one headlight lens. The light elements that were emitted from the headlamps retained its signature “four-eyed” appearance which is unique in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class models, thus making the Estate and Saloon unmistakable during the night. The daytime running lamps and the low-beam headlights also utilize LED technology as a standard feature. For the first time in its lineup, full LED headlights are also offered as a smart design option.

Two different front ends to select

Designed with two distinct front ends, the E-Class is now offered in two variants. The basic ELEGANCE variant is equipped with the legendary, 3D Saloon grille with three-louvre appearance and the iconic Mercedes-Benz star. On the contrary, the sporty AVANTGARDE model integrates the athletic front end with the twin louvre and the central star in a way that accentuates its independent personality and highlights its sporty front-end design.

The front bumper and the swept-back bonnet have been restyled as well. With its smooth lines, the bonnet implements the updated design idiom in straightforward and classy manner. Its curves and contours also combine smoothly and elegantly with the outlines of the headlights and radiator trim. The restructured bumper, which is already free of light features, now gives a stunning shift between soft shapes and sharp contour lines. Also highlighting the sporty and athletic attributes of the E-class are the wing design of the spoiler lip and the car’s overall innovative appearance.

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