Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has presented the anticipated E-Class Coupe for the domestic market. With its clear and aesthetic lines, the E-Class Coupé combines contemporary luxury, agile sportiness and technology at the highest level, further setting benchmarks in the premium segment of the automotive industry.
Based on the executive limousine, the sporty luxury Coupé marks a next step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design idiom. The coupé proportions typical of Mercedes-Benz are characterized by a distinctive front end with low-positioned sports grille and central star, a long bonnet with power domes, a rearward-shifted, squat greenhouse and a muscular rear end.
The dynamic looks are underlined by four frameless, fully retractable side windows and the absence of a visible B-pillar. Equally typical of a Mercedes coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lights, which in combination with MULTIBEAM LED headlights celebrate the world premiere of a welcoming function. Both are additionally combined with an up and down dimming feature.
The AMG Line exterior gives the exterior an added sense of sportiness with its perfectly matched equipment features, from the dynamic AMG bodystyling to the diamond radiator grille with chrome pins to the large AMG light-alloy wheels. Additional individualization for the E 300 Coupé comes courtesy of the Night Package with a host of design details in high-gloss black.
With a length of 4826 mm (+123 mm), a width of 1860 mm (+74 mm) and a height of 1430 mm (+33 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 and to offer more effective cabin space.
Two variants are available at launch, the E 200 Coupé AMG Line and the E 300 Coupé, as well as the E 300 Coupe Edition 1. Edition 1 is limited to only 555 units worldwide. It combines the AMG Line and the Night package with 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in white magno paint.
Inside, the E-Class Coupe embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence. Some of the highlights include two 12.3-inch hi-res displays, fascia-spanning trim, instrument cluster with virtual instruments (Classic, Sport & Progressive modes), steering’s Touch control buttons, touchpad with controller with handwriting capability and LINGUATRONIC voice control, and direct-access switches.
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. In conjunction with AMG Line it is also possible to choose very sporty, highly contrasting leather interiors in black/classic red or black/deep white, all with horizontal seams. The wide range of exterior paint finishes is harmoniously attuned to the modern interior color schemes. Additionally, the interior lighting with up to 64 color otptions makes exclusive use of durable, energy-saving LED technology.
Engine-wise, both variants are propelled by a 2.0-liter, in-line powerplant, paired to a 9G TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. The E 200 has an output of 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, while the E 300 Coupé gives up 245 hp and 370Nm and is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds.
On ride handling and stability, 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 AGILITY CONTROL suspension with passive, selective damping. In the interests of a sporty look, the suspension is 15 mm lower than on the sedan and is tuned for comfort with an amplitude-dependent damping system. To top it off, the DYNAMIC SELECT system enables the driver’s 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 drive modes: Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport + and Individual.
As a member of the current E-Class family, the new Coupé is significantly more intelligent than its predecessor. It comes with all the features of the E-Class like the Active Brake Assist and various intelligent systems.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is offered in two variants, E 200 and E 300 or E 300 Edition 1. The E 200 Coupe starts from RM 435,888, the E 300 is retailed at RM 499,888 and the E 300 Edition 1 is tagged at RM 534,888.