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Luxury meets athletic performance and transformative technology

  • The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé sets the bar a notch higher as it combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology.
  • With a length of 4826 mm, a width of 1860 mm and a height of 1430 mm, the new E-Class Coupé easily outstrips its predecessor in length, width and height.
  • The elegantly fashioned interior is stylistically in tune with the E-Class philosophy of fusing luxury and excitement. v As a member of the current E-Class family, the new Coupé is significantly more intelligent than its predecessor.
  • At market launch, there will be an initial choice between three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 135 kW (184 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp).

With its expressive coupé-esque proportions, clear and sensual design and long-distance comfort for four people, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the groundbreaking intelligence of the E-Class family with Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Widescreen Cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems with the option of, among other things, partially automated driving. Powerful engines with low exhaust emissions and comfortable suspensions with selective damping guarantee a sporty and agile driving experience.

Following in the steps of the world's most intelligent executive sedan, the newest member of the successful E-Class family is an exciting addition. "It takes an elaborate feat of engineering to uphold two hallmarks of the E-Class Coupe: its unmatched style and extraordinary strength. And the view from outside is no less enticing, with an undeniably athletic profile and chiseled physique that expresses confidence. The E-Class Coupé embodies passion that you can see and beauty that you can feel," said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.

The E-Class Coupé marks a new step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy by fusing the charm and technological superiority of the sedan with a sportier and sleeker profile. With its flawless proportions, the new Coupé exhibits a puristic, surface-accentuated design with reduced lines and sensual forms.

The vehicle’s coupé design is characterised by a distinctive front end with low-positioned sports grille and central star, a long bonnet with powerdomes, a rearward-shifted, squat greenhouse and a muscular rear end.

World premiere: welcome feature of tail lamp

Equally typical of a Mercedes coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps, which, in combination with LED MULTIBEAM headlamps, celebrate the world premiere of a welcome feature. When the vehicle is opened, the taillight LEDs illuminate successively from the centre of the vehicle outwards. Upon locking the vehicle, the light sequence runs in the opposite direction. Both are additionally combined with an up and down dimming feature.

Sporty, luxurious interior with refined details

The interior of the new E-Class Coupé embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence. Positioned in the driver's direct field of vision, the instrument cluster shows virtual instruments, which can be selected by the driver in three different styles, "Classic", "Sport" and "Progressive", depending on which information and views the driver considers relevant. Touch Control buttons in the steering wheel enable the driver to control the instrument cluster and multimedia system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.

The avant-garde yet highly luxurious seats in the Coupé take their cue from the sedan. The sporty individual-seat characteristics find their distinctive impression in all four seats. A wealth of extremely high-grade design details bear witness to the superlative standard of a sporty luxury coupé.

High-grade materials and contemporary colour landscapes come together to create a sporty, modernluxury. The attractive appointments in yacht blue in combination with macchiato beige lend the vehicle a cool, sophisticated yachting look. The new E-Class Coupé will also offer a choice of two new innovative, lightwood trim packages in open-pore and high-gloss finishes. The AMG Line, with its unique features, such as front and rear bumpers and side skirts and larger AMG Styling wheels, will come as standard.The dots in the diamond radiator grille are chrome-plated, while the brake discs on the front axle are perforated. The interior boasts a vast range of features such as seats in high-grade ARTICO/DINAMICA in black with grey contrasting topstitching, the Seat Comfort package and an AMG leather sports steering wheel. Additional personalization options come courtesy of the Night package with a host of design details in high-gloss black and tinted side windows.

Larger and more luxurious

With a length of 4826 mm, a width of 1860 mm and a height of 1430 mm, the new E-Class Coupé clearly outstrips its predecessor in terms of length, width and height. The principal beneficiary of the wider track, with 1605 mm at the front (+67 mm) and 1609 mm at the rear (+68 mm), is the driving dynamics.

The significantly larger footprint compared with the previous model benefits passengers with extra spaciousness and comfort.

Performance with high-tech

At market launch, there will be an initial choice between three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 135 kW (184 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp). Further engine variants will follow. All the models available at market launch are standardized with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds. This has a particularly beneficial effect on efficiency and noise.

Suspension – sporty comfort

The suspension on the new 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, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than on the sedan and is tuned for comfort with an amplitude-dependent damping system. Alternatively, the new E-Class Coupé can be equipped with multi-chamber air suspension, including all-round roll/pitch/heave stabilisation. The three chambers of different size in the spring struts of the rear axle and two in the spring struts of the front axle make it possible to control the hardness of the suspension in three stages. In this way, occupants enjoy soft basic suspension, along with the secure feeling of good handling stability at higher speeds.

DYNAMIC SELECT – choose your own driving characteristics

The DYNAMIC SELECT system not only makes it possible to select the suspension characteristics in combination with DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL and AIR BODY CONTROL, but it also enables the driver to influence other vehicle settings – such as the throttle response, ECO start/stop function, shift points of the automatic transmission and more. Depending on the equipment level, DYNAMIC SELECT provides the following transmission modes: Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport + and Individual. "Individual" allows the driver to configure their own preferred transmission modes.

E-Class innovations on board

As a member of the current E-Class family, the new Coupé pushes technological boundaries and is significantly more intelligent than its predecessor. It comes with all the features of the E-Class, the most intelligent executive sedan. Active Brake Assist comes as standard. It is able to warn the driver of an imminent collision, provide optimum support with emergency braking and, if necessary, also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing in the danger zone ahead of the vehicle.

Other highlights include DRIVE PILOT: this system represents Mercedes-Benz's next step along the road to autonomous driving. As Distance Pilot DISTRONIC, it is not only able to keep the car at the correct distance behind vehicles in front on all types of road, but, for the first time, it can also automatically follow them at a speed of up to 210 km/h. The models at a glance:

  E200 E 300 E 400 4MATIC
Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line 4/in-line 6/V
Displacement (cc) 1991 1991 2,96
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm) 135/184 at 5500 180/245 at 5500 245/333 at 5250– 6000
Rated torque (Nm at rpm) 300 at 1200-4000 370 at 1400 - 4000 480 at 1600 – 4000
Combined NEDC fuel consumption (l/100 km) 6.0 6.4 8.1
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km) 136 147 183
Efficiency class B B D
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 7.8 6.4 5.3
Top speed (km/h) 240 250* 250*

*Electronically limited

The E 200 Coupé will be available from April 2017 in the GCC with a starting price of USD 59,950, with the E 300 Coupé and E 400 4MATIC Coupé available from July 2017 for USD 70,650 and USD 80,550 respectively.

 

Contacts:

Raghad Tayeh
Media & Public Relations Senior Executive
Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East
Phone: +971 (0)4 806 5092
Email: [email protected]


Mutaz Albadri
Regional Account Director
Mojo PR
Phone: +971 (0)50 570 6785
Email: [email protected] 

 

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