Having unveiled the sedan and wagon versions of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the upcoming 2014 E-Class Coupe. Receiving a modest facelift over the previous 2013 model while sporting a streamlined exterior and maintaining its signature wide rear haunches, the two-door will be available in two different iterations – the E350 and the E550s. Under the hood, the E350 features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque while the more powerful E550s boasts a 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive will come standard on both models with all-wheel drive available as an option as both the E350 and E550s utilize seven-speed automatic transmissions alongside Mercedes’ DIRECT SELECT console-mounted shifter and paddle shifters mounted at the steering wheel. Furthering the efficiency of the vehicle, the new “M” mode will allow drivers to manually command an upshift of downshift in a short window with the car returning to automatic on its own after a brief period of time, thus avoiding the need for the driver to switch between modes. The Mercedes-Benz 2014 E-Class Coupe will make its debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show before hitting the streets in the months ahead.
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