Before live premiere of coupe nearly a month, but Mercedes-Benz decided to give details of the replenishment in the family of E-Class now. Coupe appeared much like a normal sedan version, but there are some significant differences.
E-Class Coupe shares the modular platform MRA with sedan. By itself, this architecture allows for weight reduction. However, despite the fact that the coupe significantly increased in size compared to its predecessor, noticeably lighten it failed. Overall length of the E-Class Coupe was 4826 millimeters, width – 1860 mm, and height – 1430 millimeters. Novelty has become 12 cm longer, 7.5 centimeters wider and 3.3 centimeters higher, and the wheelbase has increased by 11.2 cm. It is alleged that the main benefit from the increased size will both rear passenger.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will be offered with four engines and two transmission options. The top option is coupe E400 and E400 4Matic, equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, which develops 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired with 9-speed automatic transmission and – in the second case – AWD system. Acceleration to 100 km/h will be 5.2 s in rear-wheel drive model and 5.5 seconds in all-wheel drive version.
In addition, the coupe can be equipped with another pair of petrol engines: E200 receives 184 hp, and E300 – 245-hp 2.0-liter unit. The coupe will also receive diesel engine variants. Modification E220d provide an engine capacity of 2.0 liters, develops 194 bhp These engines also work with 9-speed automatic transmission.
The list of standard equipment of coupe included sports suspension with reduced by 15 mm ground clearance, optional (as in the sedan) available multi air suspension, able to adapt to the road conditions.
Interior of coupe generally resembles the interior of a sedan, but there are differences – in particular, air deflectors, which, according to designers should remind plane turbine. Also previously reported that the coupe will be equipped by default sport front seats with good lateral support. Coupe as a sedan, can be equipped with two 12.3-inch displays, but the one that is intended to act as a dashboard, it is considered an additional option. The driver can choose from three styles of display on the monitors – Classic, Sport and Progressive. In addition, the list of options included interior ambient LED lighting with 64 shades.
At Mercedes-Benz has also developed several optional packages exterior changes, including sports. It includes more aggressive bumpers, overlays on thresholds, new wheels and a steering wheel in AMG-style.
Coupe received a host of driver assistants, including Collision Warning with pedestrian detection system and Drive Pilot, which is essentially a lightweight version of a autonomic management system. It is able to maintain the distance to the vehicle moving ahead, and follow him at speeds up to 210 km / h. Also coupe provide reasonable Multibeam LED optics with 84 LED-elements, not blind oncoming drivers and illuminates corners and adaptive headlamp Magic Vision Control.
Company Mercedes-Benz will present the E-Class Coupe in January at an international exhibition in Detroit. Later, the family, which now consists of a sedan, wagon and coupe, will join a convertible.