The E-Class has a long and diverse history spanning decades, and the 2014 model looks to add to that. The vehicle's rear fender flares have disappeared for the new year, and the overall fender design provides a smoother, cleaner-looking appearance.
On the front end, the vehicle's changes are more prominent and numerous. The front bumper and hood have both received a significant redesign that not only smooths out the edges but also adopts some AMG-like air intakes, giving the 2014 model the feeling of the performance line of Mercedes-Benz.
Drivers will be able to choose between two grilles, with the Luxury trim level featuring three louvers and the official Mercedes-Benz star on the hood, while the Sport level receives a unique grille with the star integrated into it.
The updated interior features a two-part trim available in Black Ash or Burl Walnut.
There is more to Mercedes-Benz than luxury, however — they are also known for their commitment to driving safety, which makes itself clear in this 2014 model. Some safety systems developed for future S-Class vehicles are actually making their debut in the E-Class, such as DISTRONIC PLUS with steering assistance. By using an array of sensors, the vehicle can actually help avoid potential hazards and keep the vehicle in the lane in traffic.
While this was clearly an unintended release, the official confirmation of rumors by Mercedes-Benz likely eases the minds of fans of the automaker. Drivers looking for more information on the 2014 E-Class should contact Motor Werks of Barrington (http://www.motorwerksmercedes.com/