Following the release of a short video teasing the new E-Class Coupe earlier this week, Mercedes-Benz has revealed more details ahead of its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was introduced locally earlier in 2016 and by all accounts, it’s an impressive product. The E-Class Coupe, however, has been in development for some time and Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to reveal the new E-Class Coupe to the public. The new E-Class Coupe will make an official appearance at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017. The E-Class Coupe should arrive in South Africa towards the end of 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018.
Key design elements
The E-Class Coupe looks strikingly similar to the C- and S-Class Coupe but it's differentiated with a third side window, slim and long taillights, a dual power dome bonnet and less pronounced lines on the bodywork. You will also notice the striking rear “stardust effect” taillight clusters, giving the E-Class Coupe a distinct look when night falls. The interior design is more in line with the current E-Class, albeit with a new air vent design, new front seats and specific panel trim elements.
In terms of dimensions, the E-Class Coupe stands 4 826 mm in length, 1 860 mm wide and 1 430 mm tall and is some 123 mm longer, 74 mm wider and 32 mm taller than its predecessor. The 2 873 mm wheelbase has been stretched by 113 mm too, making way for a roomier cabin for passengers.
On the engine front, the E-Class Coupe will be powered by four engines at launch (Europe). These engines include a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine in the E220d with 144 kW. The E200 and E300 will be powered by 2.0-litre turbopetrol engines offering 135 kW and 180 kW respectively. The E400 4MATIC will offer 245 kW from its 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 engine. All models are equipped with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.
Further engine options are likely to be introduced at a later stage. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC will be offered in South Africa in about June 2017 and comes fitted with a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine with 450 kW and 850 Nm of torque. If you haven't read our first drive yet, do yourself a favour...
Mercedes-Benz may even decide to introduce the AMG E50 Coupe 4MATIC featuring a new 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre that could see power outputs reach 420 kW, but that remains to be seen.
We will keep you updated as more details regarding local introduction, specification and pricing become available.
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