The Mercedes E-class has been around for a while and it remains a popular choice for luxury vehicle enthusiasts who expect the best in performance and creature comforts. It’s about halfway through the normal lifecycle of a Mercedes line, and there are plans to make a brilliant showing for 2021. There are some changes coming and although Mercedes has been playing their cards close to the vest, we have learned about some exciting new changes on the horizon with the new updated models. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that will give you something to look forward to.
1. It gets an updated infotainment system
One of the updates that we’re going to see is in the infotainment system. This is rumored to be an updated version of the Mercedes’ MBUX system that comes with a generous sized 12.3-inch touchscreen that works a lot like a tablet or smartphone for user convenience. The voice activation system and gesture recognition along with touch-sensitive surfaces give the driver the ultimate in control.
2. The instrument cluster is just as impressive
We also learned that the instrument cluster is presented with a second screen of equal size. The vehicle also gets a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive areas. These are just a few of the amazing updates that we’re going to see.
3. There will be more driver-assist features
The 2021 Mercedes E-Class is going to be loaded with the latest in electronic driver-assist technologies. Among them is enhanced adaptive cruise control. You’ll also have access to live traffic updates and you’ll even be informed when there is a huge traffic jam up ahead of you. This is thanks to a system that detects forward traffic and it will even slow the vehicle to 62 mph as a precautionary measure.
4. Brake assist is also enhanced
The new 2021 Mercedes E-Class sill feature a new brake assist with an integrated warning feature called cross-traffic that kicks in at intersections. The system will automatically sense when there is a risk of collision with oncoming traffic when you’re attempting to make a turn and it will automatically apply the brakes if there is a danger of collision.
5. The camera system gets an update
The previous camera system was good but the new one for the 2021 Mercedes E-Class is going to be even better. The updates now provide the driver with the total side view of the vehicle. This will make parallel and curb parking easier and it will let you know when you’re close to garage walls and other obstacles.
6. The 2021 Mercedes E-Class will be available in a range of options
This luxury line of automobiles is going to be offered in your choice of several models and styles. Youll have your choice of a two-door coupe, a 4-door sedan, or a cabriolet. You can also customize your own vehicle with optional packages to make it more individualized with add-on features to what will already be a luxury ride.
7. Enhanced comfort
We’ve also learned that the interior has received some upgrades. The cabin is not only ultra-luxurious, but it will also feature soft and pillowy seats with your choice of upholstery options and a variety of interior color schemes. It’s also been designed and engineered to offer passengers a quiet ride with minimal road noise. The rumored price is set to be more affordable than the S-class which offers the ultimate in luxury, but the E-Class is going to come close to offering similar luxury features and creature comforts.
8. A new All-Terrain is coming for 2021
Perhaps one of the most exciting events that will happen in the Mercedes E-class lineup for 2021 is the arrival of a new All-Terrain vehicle in the E-class. We recently learned that Mercedes Benz is planning to open this vehicle up to the US market and it’s going to be released in 2021 under the E450 All-Terrain. It’s going to be a wagon that is ready, willing, and able to take things off-road. It’s going to offer a taller ride along with all-wheel-drive and black cladding. We also learned that it’s going to come equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine and to give it an extra boost it’s going to be integrated with an AMG 53 series electric motor. It will be mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission and it’s rumored that the powerhouses will crank a total of 362 horsepower.
9. The base engine is smaller in the E350
The 3.0-liter isn’t going to come in all the editions that will be coming in the new 2021 line of Mercedes E-Class vehicles. The base engine is confirmed to be a 2.0-liter turbo-4. It’s going to be paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The E350 will be available in your choice of all-wheel-drive or in a rear-wheel drive. There will also be the E350e which is going to be a plug-in hybrid model that comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 along with an electric motor and it will generate 315 horsepower with the combined effort. This model will come out with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes has not yet released any claims on the mileage that the hybrid will get on electricity by itself but we assume that the figures will be disclosed as we near the release date.
10. The 2021 E-Class will have few exterior changes
We’ve also learned that the 2021 E-Class is going to come out with a few new exterior features but it will be so close to the previous model that you’ll have to look close to discern them. There will be a new crosshair design on the grille of the sedan with a Mercedes’ crossover grille on the E450 All-Terrain. There will be some slight changes to the headlights and the front and rear bumpers as well.