December 15, 2016 @ 04:04 PM

Welcoming 2017 in style with Mercedes’ new E-Class Coupe

More techs and less doors for Mercedes-Benz’s latest addition in the coupe family

As if it’s not enough to have the E-Class in saloon, estate and All Terrain configuration, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed another new version of the E-Class, this time with two fewer doors. The new E-Class coupe is Mercedes-Benz’s latest offering in the luxury world and while it does look somewhat similar to the C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe due to the shared design language, it does have a couple of its own tricks up its sleeves.

 

First up is what Mercedes themselves would like to highlight on their new E-Class Coupe: the welcome feature on their tail lamp. When the vehicle is opened, the taillight LEDs will illuminate from the centre of the vehicle outwards, and the opposite when it is locked.

DRIVE PILOT also showcases Mercedes’ next step in autonomous driving where the system allows the car to not only keep a correct distance behind vehicles on the road, it is able to do so up to an amazing speed of 210kph.

 

Sitting between the C and the S, the E-Class Coupe may come with lesser doors, but it is larger than its predecessor. And being larger here means that it offers the passengers more space and comfort, especially to those sitting in the rear.

It is also fitted with the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension for a silky-smooth ride without compromising its handling capabilities. But if one wishes to experience a more personalised driving feel, DYNAMIC SELECT allows one to pick either “Comfort”, “Eco”, “Sport”, “Sport+” or “Individual” driving modes.

 

The E-Class Coupe is offered with an additional high-resolution 12.3-inch display as an option that is positioned in the driver’s direct field of vision. The instrument cluster will display virtual instruments which come in three styles to choose from; “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”. In addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless inductive charging pad for compatible phones is also being offered.

Making it easier for the driver to use the multimedia system, Touch Control buttons installed on the steering wheel allows the driver to navigate through the options by only using finger swipes. The E-Class Coupe also comes with a centre console touchpad that could recognise handwriting, in addition to the LINGUATRONIC voice control system.

 

Powering the new E-Class Coupe will be a range of petrol engines and a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel that pushes out 194bhp and 400Nm. The most powerful engine in the petrol range will be the 3.0-liter V6 in the E 400 4MATIC that gives it 333bhp and 480Nm, allowing it to sprint from 0-100kph in 5.3 seconds. All variants are equipped as standard with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto transmission.

 

Hussein Zain

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