Mercedes-Benz revealed the all-new E-Class Coupe ahead of its debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in January. It's based on its sedan and wagon counterpart, and is essentially bigger than its predecessor.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is 122 mm longer, 74 mm wider, 33 mm taller, and has 112 mm longer wheelbase than the outgoing model. These figures mean extra space for its passengers to maximize ride comfort.
Up front, the all-new E-Class Coupe has a bold fascia featuring a mesh grille and a long, chiseled hood. The German marque’s huge signature 3-pointed star emblem is still positioned right in the middle of the grille, keeping the coupe’s strong appeal.
There has been a slight revision at the rear of the E-Class Coupe, which appears to be more muscular. The overall sleek design is then accentuated by the absence of the B-pillar and 4 frameless windows.
Mercedes-Benz says the 2018 E-Class Coupe is available with the optional Sport package which adds “edgier detail” to the front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and larger AMG-style rims. Moreover, the Sport package includes a chrome-tipped diamond-block grille and AMG leather sports steering wheel.
Inside, the vehicle’s dashboard is integrated with a 12.3-inch high-resolution display that has full smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To make things look and feel cooler, the air condition vents across the dashboard have a design that’s inspired by a turbine engine.
In addition, the controls for the entire driving system are conveniently placed in the steering wheel and the center console, with touch control buttons and touchpad that recognizes handwriting. It also has a voice control system that allows the driver to focus more on the road.
Lastly, the entire interior of the E-Class Coupe is available in 2 new innovative, light wood trim packages, with natural grain and high-gloss finishes as choices.
Powering the all-new E-Class Coupe is a 3.0L V6 biturbo gasoline engine with ECO start/stop system that has an output of 329 hp and 480 Nm of torque. This can make the car go up to 209 km/h. Another option that will be available in some markets is a new 4-cylinder diesel engine that can deliver 194 hp. Both engine options will be coupled to a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.
For flexibility, the all-new E-Class Coupe has DYNAMIC SELECT controls drivability including throttle response, ECO start/stop, and transmission. It has 5 transmission selection: Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport +, and Individual. The Individual mode allows the driver to manually configure his or her own transmission preference.
The all-new E-Class Coupe has driving technologies that are at the top of its class. Its Active Drive Assist comes standard, which warns the driver of imminent collisions and applies emergency braking if necessary. It can also detect pedestrians.
It also has DRIVE PILOT, which is a semi-autonomous feature that will keep the E-Class Coupe at a constant distance with the vehicle in front. Moreover, its Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® technology allows the car to automatically follow the car in front.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will be on sale in the U.S. by the 2nd half of 2017. However, we have yet to hear from Auto Nation Group Inc., the exclusive local importer of Mercedes-Benz, if and when will they bring this hot coupe into the local shores.
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