2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BluTec 4Matic Road Test & Review
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BluTec 4Matic Road Test & Review: Introduction
The current generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class model range was introduced in 2010. The marketing team at Mercedes-Benz is calling this new 2014 model a redesign, however, given the mechanical changes are relatively minor, and the styling is largely updated rather than wholly revised, we’re a bit reluctant to go quite that far. We typically reserve the term “redesign” for an all-new model.
But that’s our preference.
Either way, whether you think of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class as a mid-cycle refresh or a redesign, the fact is for 2014, Mercedes-Benz is offering the E-Class with a broad array of new safety features, revised styling (for the sedans and wagons), new interior design cues, and new engines.
Encompassing sedans, coupes and cabriolets—as well as SUVs and roadsters, Mercedes-Benz offers a selection of some 13 different model ranges in the United States. Within those 13 model ranges, the E-Class accounts for 25 percent of the company’s sales. To say the E-Class is the mainstay of the brand would be quite the understatement. The most ubiquitous Mercedes-Benz model, as goes the E-Class, so goes Mercedes-Benz.