The classy, cushy Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has always been a great car—for our moms. But for 2014, the mid-size Benz range has gotten a smart facelift and a welcome interior refresh, bringing with it a new nose with a striking duo-brow LED light treatment and, on Sport models, aggressive front and rear bumpers.
The taillamps, too, have taken on an edgy glow, while the body sides have been smoothed out thanks to new rear-door skins. It's a refresh so significant that Mercedes is calling it a redesign, and that in any case makes it far more fashionable for the next generation.
The interior has also been upgraded—if less dramatically—making the ambience both more sophisticated and luxurious, and containing lots of great technology, too.
One particularly compelling E-Class model is the new-for-2014 E250 Bluetec, which is powered by a deliciously potent and quiet turbodiesel that combines press-you-into-the-seatback power with stunning fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. It may be the entry-level E-Class, but it makes absolutely zero compromises in terms of the luxury for which Mercedes-Benz is known.