Mercedes unveil the new E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest model in the E-Class range, the Coupe. It will be the fifth generation of the three-door model.

The coupe joins the saloon, estate and all-terrain versions of the executive model that was redesigned for its fifth generation at the start of 2016.

When announcing the new model, Professor Dr Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler AG board of management, said: “With its clear, aesthetic lines, our new E-Class Coupé appeals equally to heart and mind. It condenses contemporary luxury, agile sportiness and high-tech engineering into an automotive personality with esprit, offering exclusive, refined driving pleasure.”

The new model is larger than the fourth generation version with the drive track extended by 67mm on the front axle and 68mm on the rear axle. This means there’s more interior space. The height and length of the vehicle has also been increased for added comfort and storage space.

The latest in Mercedes’ engine line-up will also feature in the car, starting from a 2.0-litre diesel unit fitted to the E 220d and a 2.0-litre petrol installed on the E 200 model. All the engines are fitted with the Eco Start/Stop function and comply with the latest Euro emissions standards. A three-litre V6 unit will also be available in the E 400 4Matic.

Fitted with the latest in Mercedes-Benz’s vast bank of technologies, the E-Class Coupe can be specified with the optional ‘Windscreen Cockpit’ display panel, which combines two 12.3-inch high-resolution displays into one single panel that stretches from the driver-side door to the central console, relaying all the vital information to the driver.

Driving assistance systems include active brake assist, drive pilot and distance pilot distronic, which helps maintain the distance between the car and the vehicle in front.

Prices and specifications are to be announced early in 2017, with the release date coming in April of the same year.

Darren Cassey


December 16, 2016

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