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Mercedes-Benz pulls wraps off new E-Class Coupe

Wednesday 14 December 2016, By Autovolo

Mercedes-Benz pulls wraps off new E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz pulls wraps off new E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has pulled the covers off the new E-Class Coupe prior to its official debut at next month’s Detroit motor show.

The coupe utilises the same underpinnings as the E-Class saloon, yet shares its aesthetics with the C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe. The E-Class Coupe gains model specific features such as welcome headlights, however. These illuminate in sequence from the centre when the car is unlocked, and then extinguish in the opposite direction when the car is locked.

The cabin of the coupe is similar to that of the saloon. The jet-inspired air vents, generous veneer on the centre console and touchpad controls on the steering wheel all feature, too.

An 8.4-inch central infotainment screen is fitted as standard, although this can be swapped out for two optional 12.3-inch screens, one of which is a replacement for the instrument binnacle. These are controlled by the touchpads on the steering wheel, or the rotary control dial on the centre console.

The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel that features in the E 220d will likely be the most popular engine option on the new car, boasting an economy figure of approximately 71mpg.

This will form the entry-level offering at the car’s launch, and will be offered alongside two petrol alternatives. The cheapest of which will be the E 300, which produces 241bhp and can move the car from 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds.

The E 400 4Matic will crown the range at launch. This features a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 329bhp, allowing the car to move from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds.

All engines will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, as well as sports suspension that is 15mm lower than the saloon’s.

Pricing is yet to be announced, although it is predicted the entry-level E220d will cost from £40,000 when it arrives in the UK in April.