The new Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupé line-up is topped by an AMG-engineered E50 4Matic mild-hybrid model will be presented that reveal during the second half of next year, Autocar can exclusively.
Be launched as part of the extensive 50-year anniversary planned for Mercedes’ AMG performance arm in the next year, to obtain the strong two-door under the first models, the German car manufacturer, the new M256 in-line six-cylinder petrol engine, which is on his debut in the S-class.
Running a conventional turbo in combination with an electrically driven compressor and a 48V electrical system, the 3.0-Liter engine delivering 402bhp in the standard garb. However, a number of improvements, including higher load pressure and internal changes, output of about 450hp for the powertrain application in the E50 Coupé.
Set to be his first public appearance in standard guise at the Detroit motor show next month before arrival in the UK in April next year, the new E-class Coupé was developed from the ground up for a more upmarket positioning than its predecessor.
With the adoption of Mercedes’ latest MRA platform, the E-class Coupé has grown, both in size and positioning. Official figures show that its length has been extended by 123mm to 4826mm, width from 74mm to 1860mm and height of 32mm to 1430mm has increased.
The wheelbase has also been extended by 113mm about the of their predecessors to 2873mm, while the front and rear tracks are of 67mm 68mm or 1605mm and 1609mm.
Due to the larger contact area the basis for a roomier cabin with an additional 18 mm of head space, 50mm of shoulder room and 38mm provides game room to the front. The increase in the interior mirror in the back, which gets an additional 74mm to the knee-space, a 15 mm head space, 34mm shoulder room and 13mm game space over the old model, which uses the same platform as the superseded C-class sedan.
The design of the four-seat cabin draws heavily on that of the other new models in the E-class receives a range of tailor-made Details, including the redesigned air intakes, automatic extending feeder arm for the front seatbelts and exclusive panels.
Key elements are two optional 12.3 shows, for the instruments and the infotainment system, the latter can be operated either via touchpads on the steering wheel or a rotary knob and the touchpad on the center console.
Outside, the unique features of a twin-blade radiator grille and frameless doors.
Mercedes has confirmed that three of the E-class will be offered Coupés, with the introduction in the UK, with the choice between a diesel and two petrol engines, ranging in power from 191bhp to 328bhp.
The line-up to kick-off with the E220d coupe, runs Mercedes’ latest aluminum-block 2.0-Liter four-cylinder diesel with 191bhp.
It is the mid-range E300 coupe, it is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-Liter four-cylinder gasoline engine power 242bhp.
Coronation of the regular line-up to launch the E400 4Matic coupe. It is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with 328bhp.
All models come standard with Mercedes’ in-house-produced nine-speed automatic transmission. The E220d coupe and E300 coupe are the rear-wheel-drive, while the E400 4Matic, as the name suggests, comes as standard with Mercedes’ four-wheel-drive system, which provides a nominal 45% front and 55% rear, the partitioning of the hard disk.
A choice of three different suspension set-ups will be offered on the new two-door: the base steel suspension, Direct Control system, steel-Spring-Dynamic Body Control) system with adaptive damping and an Air-Body-Control-system with multi-chamber air springs.
In combination with the Dynamic Body Control and Air-Body-Control suspension, E-class coupe also Mercedes’ Dynamic Select-system to change the driver, the characteristics of the car in four modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The prices are expected to be just under £40,000.
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