Sexy new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe to be offered in three variants, with prices starting from $96,000
Mercedes-Benz has been turning out some stunning coupes recently, and their newest model, the E-Class coupe, could be argued as their prettiest yet. Based on the same W213 chassis as the sedan, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is bigger than its (gaudy) predecessor, and those bigger dimensions mean that rear passengers can enjoy 74 extra millimetres of legroom and 34 millimetres of extra shoulder room.
The range will open with the Mercedes-Benz E220d Coupe, which will be priced from $96,000 (minus government charges) and equipped with leather trim, Driver Assistance package, Benz’s COMAND Online infotainment system with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, push button start, along with 19inch wheels and an AMG Line body kit.
The E220d Coupe is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo diesel that produces 143kW and 400Nm. Said engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and the E220d can dash from 0-100 in a respectable 7.4 seconds. Average fuel consumption is quoted as 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
Step up to the E300 Coupe and you get the following standard equipment over the E220: heated front seats, AIRMATIC air suspension, LED headlamps and 20 inch wheels. The E300 Coupe is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine, which develops 180kW and 370Nm and is paired to the same nine-speed auto as the E220d. The E300 Coupe will be priced from $110,000 plus government charges.
The flagship of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range – for now, there’s no word of an E63 AMG coupe, yet – is the Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe. Priced from $145,900 plus taxes, the E400 4MATIC coupe is powered by a rorty 3.0 litre twin turbo petrol V6 that produces 245kW and 480Nm of torque, which is sent to all four wheels via that nine-speed auto.
Mercedes says that the E400 4MATIC Coupe will rocket to 100 kilometres per hour in a swift 5.3 seconds. Additional equipment over the E300 includes a 13-speaker 590-watt Burmester sound system, heads up display, a panoramic roof and metallic paint.
Should you wish to assert to others that you were one of the first to get your hands on a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe in E300 or E400 form, you could select the Edition 1 Package. Mercedes says that it is only available on 555 worldwide and adds two-tone nappa leather and nappa leather/micro fibre cloth on the steering wheel, a cabin air filteration system, designo white cashmere paint work and special 20 inch AMG wheels. There is of course Edition 1 badging and black exterior highlights. The Edition 1 Package adds $5900 to the base E300 and $2420 to the E400.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range will go on sale in Australia in June 2017.