Mercedes-Benz revealed the updated 2021 E-Class sedan a few months ago and now we have our first look at the updated coupe and convertible versions. You’ll notice the biggest change on the outside is a new face, while under the hood there’s a new mild hybrid powertrain.
On the outside the 2021 E-Class coupe and convertible get new LED headlights, which flank an updated grille. At the rear the LED taillights have also been updated. The changes to the outside of the E-Class coupe and convertible aren’t huge, but the changes do make both models look a little bit sleeker.
Inside the biggest addition of the MBUX system, which includes two 12.3-inch screens – one for the instrument panel and the other for the infotainment system. The dual screens give the E-Class models a more modern looking interior. There’s also a new steering wheel that can detect when your hands aren’t on the steering wheel. If you keep your hands off too long, the system will automatically engage the emergency braking system.
Now for what’s under the hood. All E-Class coupes and convertibles get a new mild hybrid system that mates a combination starter-generator and a 48-volt electrical system to add 21 horsepower and a 184 lb-ft. of torque. The E 450 is powered by a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that generates 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. If you want more power, go with the E 53, which has 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft. of torque thanks to its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E 450 and E 53 models will arrive later this year.