At market launch, there will be an initial choice between three petrol engines with a range of power outputs from 135 kW (184 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp). Via the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs you can also influence the engine’s response – from sportily direct to emphatically comfortable and efficient. The all-wheel drive system 4MATIC (available with the E 400 4MATIC engine) also ensures that the engine output is converted to power with virtually no losses. All models are equipped with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds.
The suspension on the E-Class Coupé offers agile driving pleasure on winding roads together with exceptional ride comfort. The Coupé comes as standard with DIRECT CONTROL suspension. In the interests of a sporty look and improved driving stability, particularly in corners, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than on the Saloon and is tuned for comfort with an amplitude-dependent damping system.
Decidedly comfortable, extremely sporty or sparing on fuel – with the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs you can change the driving experience to suit your wishes. There are 5 drive programs in total: "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+", "Individual" and "Eco". In addition to the 4 preconfigured drive programs, the driver can define his or her own preferred driving characteristics almost without restrictions in the "Individual" program.
Using the DYNAMIC SELECT Switch, the driver is able to change the vehicle's damping properties. The adjustment options provide a wide spread between comfortable, sporty and very sporty configurations. The damping effect of the shock absorbers is increased in "Sport" and "Sport+" modes. The tauter suspension configuration facilitates a more dynamic driving style whilst comfort remains at the same high even even over long distances.
The damping at each wheel is adapted to the current driving situation and road surface condition. This is done rapidly and precisely using separate valves for the compression and rebound of the dampers. The occupants enjoy a soft basic suspension setup and the secure feeling of high handling stability as speed increases.