When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its totally redesigned sedan, we all knew it was just a matter of time before it dropped a pair of doors. Well, that time is now, as Mercedes has just revealed the all-new E-Class Coupe.
Like the sedan, the new E-Class Coupe is significantly larger than its predecessor. It checks in at 190 inches long, 73.2 inches wide and 56.3 inches tall, making it 4.8 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider and 1.3 inches taller than the previous generation. Its wheelbase also grows to 113.1 – 4.4 inches longer than before.
With these new dimensions come a completely new look, too. The new E-Class Coupe, while similar to its sedan sibling, has plenty of cues that set it apart from the four-door model. These distinct cues include its S-Class-inspired taillights, restyled headlights, rounded backside, the power domes on the hood, its standard sports grille, its tweaked front apron, the frameless windows, and its reduction in shiny accents. The coupe also sets itself apart from the sedan with a swoopier roofline and more raked rear glass.
Inside, the new E-Class Coupe is all Mercedes with its decked-out and well-styled cabin. In here, you’ll find features like the standard 12.3-inch COMAND display, touch-control buttons, a center console-mounted touchpad with handwriting recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and more. As an option, buyers can add in a 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster.
The E-Class Coupe will launch in only a single state of tune, and that’s as the E400, which comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, and a nine-speed auto transmission. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available as an option. As standard, the E400 Coupe hits 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, while the 4MATIC’s extra heft increases the sprint time to 5.5 seconds. Regardless of the powertrain, the E400’s top speed is 130 mph.
Helping in both handling and comfort is the optional Air Body Control suspension, which uses three air chambers in the spring struts to adjust the suspension from soft to firm.
Pricing and a release date are not available just yet, so stay tuned for updates.