Mercedes-Benz debuts 2021 E-Class Coupe, Cabriolet, AMG E53 facelift

May 27, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
The new E-Class is luxury and power rolled into a tight, neat, and gorgeous looking package.

Are you a long-time Mercedes-Benz fan? Does the brand AMG tickle your fancy? Well we’ve got great news for you because Mercedes-AMG, in a bid to further strengthen its brand identity has just released three facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class models for the 2021 model year; the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and cabriolet, and their new AMG versions.

These new E-Class cars are given a fresh new face, more luxurious interiors, and a couple of new performance features that a Merc lover will not want to miss.

A picture of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class on the road

The E-Class is probably one of best cars for that long summer road trip to the beach

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E-Class: Of course it’s more handsome

If you’re familiar with the AMG E-Class, then you’ll note that this new version is much more “AMG” than its previous iterations.

That’s because what dominates the front is the new AMG-specific “A-shape” radiator grille which comes with twelve vertical louvres, a larger air inlet grille, and a new front splitter.

The said parts are also made with high-quality materials that provides them with a high-gloss black finish. For the regular, non-AMG E-Class, it likewise gets an “A-shape” design but with a diamond pattern grille adorned with chrome-plated dots, and one louvre.

Towards the sides, the new Mercedes-Benz also comes with mud flaps that can provide better airflow around the wheel arches resulting in better aerodynamics.

Even the new set of 19-inch alloy wheels are designed to improve aerodynamics. Towards the rear, both the couple and convertible also come with round tailpipes, as well as a boot lid spoiler that can either come in black or carbon fiber.

The non-AMG E-Class variant’s rear section retains the dual exhaust, but the two-piece tail-lights now feature LED technology.

A picture of the interior of the Mecedes-Benz E-Class

The normal E-Class has a light, airy looking interior made with premium materials. Aboard the AMG versions, it features more black

Inside, all the trim levels of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible are given luxurious materials, as well as the current MBUX infotainment system.

That’s typical of any modern Merc, but note however that the new AMG E-Class coupe and convertible are of course equipped with AMG specific interior elements like the luxurious set of black leather seats with AMG badging, as well as red stitching.

Aboard the non-AMG versions of the E-Class, the interiors, the general shape, and the high-quality remains the same, but instead of the black and red motif, it gets a grey ash wood and aluminum trim, and lighter colored leather seats.

Also note that despite being less powerful, the seats on the E-Class still feature added bolstering to hold you in place during spirited driving.

A picture of the rear of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E-Class can also seat four passengers so it's also a great double date car

With regards to the displays, the new 2021 E-Class now comes standard with a widescreen cockpit, which is formed by a shared glass cover.

And lastly for the AMG trims, there’s also the new AMG performance steering wheel clad in microfiber, and/or leather, as well as a set of seamlessly integrated haptic sensing controls for the cruise control, instrument cluster controls, the hands-free system, and volume control.

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The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E-Class: It’s got the power to back up its looks

Under the hood, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is powered by two engine options with varying tunes and power outputs. Of note however is the ISG, which is an integrated starter-alternator that can provide a 48-volt partial electrical system available on the E-Class and the AMG E-Class.

The said ISG is also linked directly to the transmission, as such, it can be used to provide extra power. Known as the EQ Boost, it can provide an additional 20 horsepower and 180 Nm of torque. For the more powerful inline-six, it can provide more at 21 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

A picture of the E-Class convertible near the ocean

If you don't like the soft-top convertible, there's also a coupe version

There are three main engine options for the non-AMG versions of the 2021 E-Class. There’s the 2.0 liter inline-4 for the E 220d, and the E22d 4MATIC.

Next, there’s the 1.9 liter inline-4 for the E200, the E200 4MATIC, and the E300. And lastly, the E400d 4MATIC and the E450 4MATIC variants are powered by a 3.0 liter inline-six. Here’s a spec table for the non-AMG variants to simplify things;

2021 Mercedes Benz E-Class Variants (Non AMG)
 
E220d
E220D 4MATIC
E400d 4MATIC
E200
E200 4MATIC
E300
E450 4MATIC
Transmission
9G-Tronic
Engine
Inline-4
Inline-4
Inline-6
Inline-4
Inline-4
Inline-4
Inline-6
Displacement
1950 cc
1950 cc
2925 cc
1991 cc
1991 cc
1991 cc
2999 cc
Output
194 Hp
194 Hp
340 Hp
197 Hp
197 Hp
258 Hp
272 Hp
Peak Torque
400
400
700
320
320
370
500
Added Output w/ EQ Boost
-
-
-
14 hp
14 hp
14 hp
22 hp
Added torque with EQ Boost
-
-
-
150 Nm
150 Nm
150 Nm
250 Nm

For the AMG variants, its sole 3.0 liter inline-6 engine option can make 435 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. With the EQ Boost, the AMG E-Class can take advantage of an additional 22 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

Power is sent to all wheels via the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system, which in of itself is a very high tech drive with multiple drive modes, which can provide optimum grip for varying road conditions.

A picture of the front of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class on a highway

Despite being less powerful than the AMG variants, the base E-Class variants are quite agile too

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The simpler 4MATIC all-wheel-drive is also available to the non-AMG variants specifically on the E220d 4MATIC, E400d 4MATIC, E200 4MATIC, and the E450 4MATIC.

All variants of the non-AMG E-Class are equipped with a 9G-Tronic transmission, which is vastly different compared to the more robust AMG Speedshift TCT 9G.

2021 Mercedes Benz AMG E-Class Variants
 
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
Transmission
AMG Speedshift TCT 9G
AMG Speedshift TCT 9G
Engine
3.0-liter inline-six with exhaust gas turbocharger and electric additional compressor
3.0-liter inline-six with exhaust gas turbocharger and electric additional compressor
Displacement
2999cc
2999cc
Output
435 hp
435 hp
Peak Torque
520 Nm
520 Nm
Added Output w/ EQ Boost
22 hp
22 hp
Added torque w/ EQ Boost
250 Nm
250 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.4s
4.6s
Top Speed
250 km/h
250 km/h

As of now, we do not yet know whether the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class including the AMG variants will get here to the Philippines.

Do note however that the E-Class is currently available in the country, so it wouldn’t be a stretch if Auto Nation Group, Inc, the said brand’s local distributor, will introduce the exciting new Mercedes-Benz E-Class models locally.

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