2018 E-Class Coupe Is an Intriguing Addition to the Mercedes-Benz Lineup [Photos]
“With its clear, aesthetic lines, our new E‑Class Coupé appeals equally to heart and mind.” said Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “It condenses contemporary luxury, agile sportiness and high-tech engineering into an automotive personality with esprit, offering exclusive, refined driving pleasure.”
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The 2018 E-Class Coupe utilizes the new Mercedes MRA platform, which provides the coupe with a longer wheelbase than its predecessor, allowing for more rear seat legroom. Also found inside the cabin is an optional 12.3-inch display that’s used to operate the advanced infotainment system.
Powering the E400 and E400 4MATIC trims will be a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 rated at 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Both of these cars come equipped a 9G nine-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain sends power to the rear wheels in the entry-level model, while the 4MATIC variant obviously comes with Mercedes’ premium AWD four-wheel drive system. Moreover, the E-Class E400 Coupe needs only 5.2 seconds to zip from 0 to 60 mph.
The exterior of the new E-Class Coupe is also worth mentioning, as it features a supposed pillarless design that allows the roof line to curve sharply downward towards the rear. The new E-Class Coupe also comes with an innovative LED taillight design and an eye-catching twin-blade grille containing the iconic Mercedes’ three-pointed star.
Mercedes is expected to show off the new E-Class Coupe at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show and the vehicle is scheduled to become available in the summer of 2017. However, pricing information for the luxury coupe has yet to be announced.
British automobile magazine Autocar has also reported a range-topping AMG E50 4MATIC will be released after the more affordable versions hit the market. The AMG E50 4MATIC is expected to be a mild hybrid and will be released as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Mercedes’ AMG division.
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Gallery: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Photos
News Source: Autocar
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