2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Roll Out to Dealerships

July 02, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
HAVERHILL, Mass., July 2, 2013 — Typically, a vehicle's mid-cycle refresh will involve relatively minor upgrades, but in an effort to gain an edge in the competitive midsize luxury-car segment, Mercedes-Benz has seemingly spared no expense with its revamped 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Following the arrival of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon in May, the new Coupe and Cabriolet models are currently rolling out to dealerships with more aggressive styling, refined interiors and innovative new technology.

Donning a heavily revised front fascia, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet both receive a single-rib grille that is flanked by new single-unit headlamps with LED technology in the main beams and daytime running lights. Underneath, larger air intakes give the models a bolder look that is echoed in the rear by newly sculpted fenders and sleeker wraparound LED taillights.

"The 2014 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet both have a distinctly athletic appearance, but the styling remains just as sophisticated as it has always been," said James Buckley, general manager of Smith Motor Sales, a Haverhill, Massachusetts Mercedes-Benz dealership. "That modern-yet-classic mix is reflected on the inside, with a higher quality interior that now features some of the most advanced technology on the market."

A three-tube instrument cluster and analog clock are the new centerpieces of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet, while a redesigned center console flows smoothly from the dashboard to in between the front sport seats. Mercedes-Benz stylists accomplished that nearly continuous design by moving the gearshift to the steering column, a change that opens up additional storage space in the console as well.

The latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class also benefits from new technology that was developed for the next generation of the luxury brand's flagship sedan: the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Debuting as an option throughout the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist allows drivers to engage in radar-based cruise control that automatically maintains a safe distance from vehicles ahead at speeds of up to 120 mph. Meanwhile, the Steering Assist function uses a stereo camera to identify lane markings and keep the car centered in its lane, even through slight curves.

"Mercedes-Benz could have held off and debuted DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist in its flagship S-Class, but it is very serious about winning the luxury sales crown this year, and the 2014 E-Class could very well put the automaker over the top," noted Buckley. "E-Class buyers are getting head-turning style, an impeccable interior design and industry-leading technology, and all that is backed by the superior performance that they've come to expect from Mercedes-Benz."

About Smith Motor Sales:
For more than 75 years, Smith Motor Sales has brought Mercedes-Benz ownership to customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Smith Motor Sales has remained an elite Mercedes-Benz dealer throughout the years through its commitment to customer service and its wide selection of new and used Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as its expert service and parts staff. Browse their inventory online at www.smithmercedesdealer.com, stop by their showroom at 420 River Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmithMercedes, or reach them by phone at 978-372-2552.