Which Driver Assistance Systems will be available in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet?
As with almost all new vehicles on the market today, the all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet models will be packed with driver-assistive safety features when it becomes available. We wanted to go over which of these Driver Assistance Systems will be available in the two models today, to give you an idea of just how great either of these vehicles will be upon release.
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Standard Driver-Assistive Safety Tech
We’ve already spoken about the new capacitive steering wheel that will be available in the two vehicles upon release, and it has a lot to do with these great technologies. For instance, Emergency Stop Assist is one of the standard technologies that will come with the Coupe or Cabriolet, and it kicks in if the driver’s hands aren’t detected on the steering wheel after the warning sequence has already been initiated. The other standard technology is Active Brake Assist, which offers autonomous braking in certain situations to help prevent or reduce the severity of potential collisions.
Which Intelligent Drive features come with the Driver Assistance package?
Cross-Traffic Braking delivers autonomous braking capability in situations where you’re going to be turning across the oncoming lane of traffic, but the system senses a potential collision. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment is the adaptive cruise control system found in these two Mercedes-Benz vehicles, while Active Steering Assist is able to orient itself with lane markings, surrounding vehicles or even the vehicle directly in front of you at speeds below 37 miles per hour.
Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning not only gives you visual cues that someone is in your blind spot but can even deliver autonomous braking in response to these vehicles. Additionally, this feature now works within three minutes of the vehicle being turned off, alerting you both visually and auditorily to vehicles or cyclists traveling more than 4 mph as you attempt to open the door.
Finally, Active Parking Assistant with PARKTRONIC and 360° camera makes parking easier than ever before. Not only will your vehicle park itself between two vehicles, it can now recognize parking lines and can even be pulled out of the parking space as long as it was parked automatically.
We’ll continue sharing news about these two new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, so keep checking back if you’re interested in either of the new E-Class models.