Well well well, look at what we have here. After officially launching the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift here in Malaysia last month, the company is now gearing up for yet another launch, with a teaser of the new E-Class Coupe now up on its Facebook page.
The teaser doesn’t explicitly mention the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, and the video barely shows anything substantial. But with a bit of digging, you’ll notice that the short video sequence is from a Mercedes-Benz global video posted last year (here, at about the 3-second mark).
The second teaser does show off the car a little more, and if you’re a bit of a car nerd like us, the C-pillar and short boot’s silhouette in the image pretty much gives away the car; and the use of the #MyMBDreamCar hashtag on the post just tells us everything we need to know!
So now that we’ve identified the car, what can we expect? First of all, the new C238 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe facelift that was unveiled last year receives pretty much all the same exterior updates as the sedan variant, with a new grille up front flanked by new slimmer headlights, alongside updated bumpers and wheel designs.
Unlike the sedan, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe’s new grille is identically-shaped across all variants (with a downturned trapezoidal design). The grille mesh does differ according to variants, though, with only the AMG Line variant getting the iconic diamond pin design. The bumpers, as usual, also differ according to trim level.
Seeing that the outgoing Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is only offered here in Malaysia in the AMG Line package across all variants, we’re expecting the new model to mirror that configuration. That means we’ll be getting the sportier bumpers with large air “inlets” on the side, furnished with horizontal fins, plus larger and sportier alloy wheels.
Moving inside, the Coupe variant here also gets an updated dual 12.3-inch display set-up, running the Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX software stack. Other new additions on the AMG Line variant include a new three twin-spoke steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons, and a new infotainment controller on the centre console that jettisons the old rotary dial for a full touch-pad experience.
Aside from these, though, everything else should remain identical to the outgoing model.
As for powertrain options, we’ll only know more when the car is officially unveiled here on our shores. But if we had to make an educated guess, we’re leaning towards the same M264 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four engine as used in the sedan variants, with 197 hp and 320 Nm in the E 200 guise, and 258 hp and 370 Nm on the E 300.
Just like the sedan range introduced here last month, the 48-volt mild-hybrid EQ Boost system is also unlikely to be featured in the Malaysia-spec E-Class Coupe. Both variants should feature a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
With Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s new standard launch schedule, we probably won’t have to long more to see the new E-Class Coupe here on our roads. As always, keep your eyes peeled as we bring you the latest info as soon as we get them!
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