In Mercedes-Benz’s sedan-to-coupe line-up, we have seen the C-Class and S-Class receive the coupé treatment. Surely, Mercedes-Benz was not going to forget to remove two doors from their E-Class. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé.
The previous generation C207 E-Class Coupé had the same underpinnings of the W204 C-Class. As the two share the same platform and wheelbase, the C207 E-Class Coupé was not quite a proper E-Class. Onto the new C238 E-Class Coupé, it is based on the latest generation W213 E-Class sedan which means it has grown in every dimension: 4,826mm in length, 1,860mm in width, 1,430mm in height and 2,873mm in wheelbase. Compared to the previous generation, the new E-Class Coupé has grown a whopping 123mm, 74mm, 32mm and 113mm respectively.
Visually, the Coupé wears the same design as the sedan model, save for the omission of rear doors, frameless side windows and a slopping roofline. At the rear, no one would blame you for mistaking it for the C-Class Coupé or S-Class Coupé. The E-Class Coupé features a shorter rear overhang and a pair of slim LED taillights, similar to the design of the other two Coupés.
Inside, it continues the sedan’s tagline of the world’s most intelligent executive saloon as the Coupé is packed with high tech equipment. As standard, the Coupé is fitted with analogue dials and 7-inch colour instrument cluster. However, the optional 12.3-inch high-resolution instrument cluster enables a variety of function and display options. Other high-tech features include Touch Control buttons on the multifunctional steering wheel, Mercedes me connect Concierge Service, full smartphone integration, Linguatronic voice control system, 64-colour LED ambient lighting, among others.
The optional AMG-Line gives you signature chrome plated diamond radiator grille, larger AMG wheels, perforated front brakes as well as black Artico/Dinamica leather seats with grey contrast stitching and AMG leather sports steering wheel. Night package adds on high-gloss black trims and tinted windows.
The E-Class Coupé can be had with four engine options: a 194 hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder in two different states of tune – 184 hp and 245 hp – and a 333 hp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6. Regardless of engine choice, the Coupé comes with a sole nine-speed G-Tronic automatic transmission. Only the 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 comes with Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
As standard, the E-Class Coupé comes with Direct Control suspension that sits the Coupé 15 mm closer to the ground compared to the sedan model. As an option, customers can opt for the Dynamic Body Control suspension that offers variable damping settings. For even greater handling dynamics and comfort, there is an Air Body Control air suspension that adapts the damping settings to current road conditions.
Living up to the standards of the current E-Class family, the Coupé is equipped with an arsenal of safety features such as Active Brake Assist (which autonomously applies the brake when an imminent collision is detected), Drive Pilot (Mercedes-Benz’s next step to autonomous driving) and Distance Pilot Distronic (adaptive cruise control, up to 210 km/h). Lastly, Remote Parking Pilot is also a new feature which allows the vehicle to move in and out of parking spaces via a smartphone app.
As expected from a Coupé derived from the World’s Most Intelligent Executive Saloon, the E-Class Coupé packs an array of sophisticated features. For those looking to get a stylish and high-tech Coupé, perhaps the E-Class Coupé is what you’ve all been waiting for. For now, we can be certain that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) will be looking to add this into their Dream Cars Collection in the very near future so stay tuned for more updates!