Automobile Magazine Details 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Updates

By Joel Arellano | March 15, 2012
Corporate sibling and "lifestyle" publication Automobile Magazine recently covered the upcoming refreshed Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is tentatively schedule to make a bow in 2013. The most interesting changes from the consumer side is the inclusion of more electronic gadgetry. "Congestion assistant" allows the E-Class to follow vehicles ahead even during lane changes. Combined with car-to-car wi-fi communication, the E-Class can slow down, stop, as well as follow in traffic while notifying the relaxed driver of emergencies ahead like adverse road conditions or even first responders at an accident scene. Other features that may be found in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class include more precise "night vision" displays, and cameras that help dynamically adjust suspension for an even more cushy ride. There are few changes to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class powertrain lineup especially from an American perspective. The E-Class' 3.5-liter V-6 gets a little bit more grunt while a regular and plug-in hybrid versions are tentatively scheduled to make their debuts in 2013 and 2014. Interestingly, there's a hint that a mild diesel hybrid (i.e., Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC) being prepped by the automaker.
Finally, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets "The Biggest Loser" treatment on its slimmed-down, wedge-shaped flanks and rear end, along with a simplified headlamp design, though unlike the before-and-after contestants of the show, you may be hard-pressed to notice the differences on the car. The 2013 Mercedes E-Class sedan is tentatively scheduled to roll out in spring, followed by the station wagon (estate) then finally the AMG and all-wheel drive models. Rollout plans for the U.S. have not been announced at the time of this posting. Pricing for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class for both sides of the Atlantic will be released around that time as well. Source: Automobile Magazine