The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been officially unveiled to complete Mercedes-Benz’ new line-up of Coupe’s! Surprise, surprise, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is built upon the platform of the brand new E-Class Sedan. As a result, it features many of the same state of the art technologies.

Designed for four-people, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe features a new style in-keeping with the rest of the range. A low grille and central star, together with a long bonnet and power dome create a sporting feel to the new Coupe. The E-Class Coupe retains its four frames windows

A unique feature of the E-Class Coupe is the extremely flat LED tail lamps which work in combination with the LED MULTIBEAM headlamps. When the E-Class is opened, the taillight LEDs illuminate successively from the centre of the vehicle outwards, when closed, the light sequence runs in the opposite direction. Small touches…

Inside, the E-Class Coupe gets two optionally available high-resolution 12.3-inch displays in the now familiar Mercedes-Benz style.The instrument cluster shows virtual instruments, which can be selected by the driver in three different styles including “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”. The various modes change the information displayed.

If you choose not to tick the option box, you gets two round dials and a 17.8 cm colour display cluster with a 21.3 cm central display installed in a single frame with a high-gloss piano-lacquer look. There are touch buttons on the steering wheel as well as a touch pad in the centre console. Interior seats are unique and lighting uses energy-saving LED’s with a 64 colour option available.

Customers will be able to spec an Avantgarde package with front and rear bumpers, skideskirts and wheels which differ from the AMG Styling package available as an option. AMG Styling options will gets characteristic diamond radiator grilles with chrome-plating and perforated brake discs for the front axle.

The E-Class Coupe is longer, wider and higher than the predecessor. The front track sits 67 mm wider while the front track is 68 mm wider. This translates to increased legroom, front and rear shoulder room as well as rear headroom. The Night package is also available with a host of design details in high-gloss black and tinted side windows.

All engines are equipped with ECO start/stop. Available from launch, the range will include a range of three petrol engines together with a diesel option. 4MATIC will follow with further engine options including an AMG version! All models available at market launch with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.

The new four-cylinder diesel engine will be offered in the E 220d, reliving 194 hp from 2.0 litres together with a combined NEDC average consumption of 4.0 litres per 100 kilometres. It includes a single-stage turbocharger and variable turbine geometry with aluminium cylinder head and the crankcase. Petrol engines will be limited to 333 hp.

Suspension gets Direct Control and sits 15 mm lower than the saloon with amplitude-dependent damping system. Dynamic Body Control is an optional extra, operated via a dynamic select system. Three modes are available with adjustment options including “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”. A further option includes Air Body Control, Mercedes-Benz multi-chamber air suspension.

The E-Class Coupe is fully integrated with your smartphone using Comand Online. Certain mobile phones can be charged wirelessly and also connected to the vehicle’s exterior aerial dispensing with the need to connect a cable. Your smartphone can even replace the traditional car key! Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are also compatible.

We would be here all day if we discussed the detail of the E-Class Coupe’s safety features. Active Brake Assist, Drive Pilot and Distronic are available which make the E-Class Coupe partly autonomous. Remote Parking Pilot is new and assists with manoeuvring into parking spaces and tight garages. This James Bond style feature allows the owner to exit the car and part remotely through use of the smartphone.

There is no word on when deliveries will begin or pricing will start.

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