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Mercedes-Benz reveals new-look coupé and convertible

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new look for Coupé and convertible versions of the E-Class, as well as new engines and new technology.

The revisions are revealed two weeks after the facelift for saloon and estate models, and include sharper, more aggressive styling as well as extra safety features.

As standard in the UK, both the Coupé and Cabriolet models are fitted with Collision Prevention Assist, a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive brake assist systems. It helps reduce the risk of a rear-end collision.

Also forming part of the standard equipment is Attention Assist, which is now able to warn of inattentiveness and drowsiness across a wider speed range, and also inform the driver about their level of fatigue and the amount of driving time which has elapsed since their last break. It also offers an adjustable sensitivity level.

A range of other safety features, including lane keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking, active parking assistance and traffic sign recognition are all available as options.

For the E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz claims the lowest noise levels in its class, while the speed-dependent Aircap system which deflects wind from the cabin and helps reduce buffeting is also standard.

At launch, there will be two petrol engines available; E200 BlueEfficiency and E250 BlueEfficiency, and there are also three diesel engines; E220 CDI BlueEfficiency, E250 CDI BlueEfficiency and E350 Bluetec.

Four-cylinder petrol engines use what Mercedes-Benz calls BlueDirect technology, with direct injection and turbo-charging for improved fuel efficiency.

Transmission choices include a six-speed manual as standard with optional seven-speed automatic.

Like the saloon and estate models, in future the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet will be equipped with the electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. This combines speed dependent power assistance from speed-sensitive steering systems with a steering ratio that varies with the steering angle.

Prices will be announced closer to the car's arrival in the UK in the spring.

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