Mercedes Benz 2018 E-Class Coupe Release Date, Features & Update: Two Fewer Doors, No Less Luxurious

By CJ Estimada , Updated Dec 14, 2016 08:15 PM EST
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Mercedes-Benz is still revving up its new lineup of automotive personality with esprit, stately coupes. After the S-Class and then the C-Class, now comes the E-Class Coupe. Both the C-Class and S-Class variants take similar silhouettes and rear-end designs, and the E-Class holds the course. It summarizes modern luxury, swift sportiness and high-tech engineering.

The rear end is positively pretty, and it's vaguely reminiscent of the haunches found on the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. The new 2018 E-Class Coupe is now slightly larger than its predecessor, now with a stretched wheelbase.

Mercedes Benz 2018 E-Class Coupe: Luxurious Interior With A Powerful Engine

There's no doubt that this is still a luxury car, although its silhouette definitely ramps up the sporting pretension. Like the sedan, the E-Class Coupe can be outfitted with a pair of 12.3-inch widescreens, but not like the sedan, a single screen replaces the gauge cluster as regular equipment.

While the sedan lineup starts with the four-banger E300, the coupe's baseline is set at the E400 level. The E400 Coupe packs a 3.0-liter V6, a good 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of force. The only transmission offered is a nine-speed automatic. It's available in both rear and all-wheel drive, shares Road Show. Powerful engines with low exhaust emissions and comfortable suspensions.

Adaptive dampers are standard and air suspension is set as an option. Quality technology is everywhere, from standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to wireless phone charging to a suite of connected services and a concierge service. The AWD E400 Coupe also comes standard with Magic Vision Control, which controls the wiper-fluid nozzles to the wiper arm.

E-Class Mercedes-Benz Innovations On Board

Safety tech abound as the E-Class Coupe can be enhanced with standard autonomous emergency braking and the Drive Pilot suite of semi-autonomous driving systems. It is able to warn the driver of a looming collision, deliver the finest support with emergency braking and, if needed, also independently apply the brakes, cites the Mercedes-Benz website.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will receive its official unveiling for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2017 and it's set to go on sale in the US the following summer. The price is yet to be announced.

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