2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Unveiled

Mercedes has revealed the all-new E-Class Coupe which will go on sale in April 2017.

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all new 2017 E-Class Coupe ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto show in January 2017.

The design of the new E-Class Coupe is inspired by the S-Class and C-Class Coupes which came before it. LED headlamps flank the twin-blade grille with the Mercedes three-point star front and centre.

From the sides, the pillarless doors and the swooping roof line draw your attention to the car.

At the rear, E-Class Coupe plays host to a set of thin horizontal LED wraparound tail lights along with a small boot lip spoiler and exhausts coming out of either side of the bumper.

Inside, the new E-Class Coupe features twin 12.3-inch displays (which are available as an option on the regular E-Class) one of which replaces the instrument cluster while the other plays host to the infotainment system.

Also present is a 23-speaker Burmester sound system along with redesigned circular air vents and new front seats.

The new E-Class Coupe is based on Merc's MRA (Modular Rear Architecture) platform and is larger in all ways compared to the previous generation car.

The E-Class Coupe is 4826mm long (an increase of 123mm), 1860mm wide (extended by 74mm) and 1430mm tall (up by 32mm).

 

The wheelbase is also longer by 113mm at 2873mm. All this results in more room inside the cabin with an extra 74mm of knee room, 15mm of headroom, 34mm of shoulder room and 13mm of elbow room over the old model.

The new E-Class Coupe is available in three petrol and one diesel variants. The lone diesel variant, the E220d a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 191bhp and 400Nm of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

Two of the petrol variants the E200 and the E300 use the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and 9-speed gearbox to send power to the rear wheels. Under the hood of the E200, the engine produces 181bhp and 300Nm of torque while in the E300, the petrol powerplant produces 241bhp and 370Nm of torque.

The top of the line, E400 uses a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that cranks out 328bhp and 480Nm of torque. Unlike the other three variants, the E400's 9-speed gearbox sends the power to all four wheels.

The Mercedes E400 Coupe will sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h.

The new E-Class Coupe is available with three suspension setup options:the base steel-sprung Direct Control system, a steel-sprung with the Dynamic Body Control system which uses adaptive damping and an Air Body Control system with multi-chamber air springs.

All four variants of the new E-Class Coupe get four different driving modes which alter the driving characteristics of the new car: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.

The deliveries of the all-new Mercedes E-Class are set to start in April next year.

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