Joining the Estate and the All‑Terrain is the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe that will make its global debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.
Featuring the best of the E-Class in terms of luxury, comfort, advanced technologies and stunning exteriors and interiors is the new E-Class Coupe. From the get go, the E-Class Coupe is elegantly designed and gives the best of the cars in the segment a run for their money. The Coupe features taut lines on the side and the bonnet give it a bit of a muscular appeal with a rear that is just as pleasing as the front.
The E-Class Coupe has a rear that follows the minimalistic design similar to C- and S-Class coupes, with horizontal, LED tail lamps. The all-new E-Class Coupe packs a punch from the old as well as the new thanks to the B-pillar-less side window design similar to the S-Class and a small bit of glass just before the C-pillar like the previous generation E-Class Coupe.
Cabin is stunning as well with a huge digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen up front at the centre. Comfort and luxury are at their peak thanks to the plush seats with the fine leather trim on every surface. The sedan’s 12.3-inch central COMAND screen is standard on the two-door, and there’s a second 12.3-inch digital instrument-cluster display which is offered as an option.
Connectivity has been taken care of through support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on models equipped with navigation, and there’s a wireless inductive charging pad for compatible smartphones.
Automatic emergency braking forms part of standard equipment, while the more advanced Drive Pilot semi-autonomous system is also made available on the car. Of course one more thing, there are 64 ambient lighting colours inside, yes sixty four!
The E-Class Coupe will come with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains all of which are equipped with ECO start/stop and comply with the Euro 6 emissions standard. When launched, there will be an initial choice between one diesel and three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 181 bhp to 328 bhp. Further engine variants and 4MATIC versions will follow.
The E-Class Coupe will get the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine from the new family of Mercedes-Benz engines which we’ve already seen on the E-Class saloon. The diesel engine produces 191 bhp. In addition, the four-cylinder with single-stage turbocharger and variable turbine geometry gets a cylinder head and the crankcase which are made of aluminium, and so it’s light. All the models will be equipped as standard with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds.`