Don’t get your pocket change out just yet because that’s of course only the starting price and while the model can be ordered at home in Germany right now, it won’t reach its intended customers until March 2017.
For the asking price of €41, 220 – plus taxes – you can get from a German dealership an E200 packing the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine with 184 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 221 pound-feet (300 Newton meters) of torque. That’s not nearly enough for a large coupe so we recommend going for at least the E300 delivering some 245 hp (180 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) from the same engine – while traditionalists might be better off with the E400 delivering a more elegant 3.0-liter V6 churning out 33 hp (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm). For now, the only diesel option is the E220d with 194 hp (143 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm), which is actually a better choice than the E200 because it’s a tad faster and no less than 50 percent more frugal.
Anyways, all versions get the nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard and the E400 also packs the grippy 4Matic four-wheel-drive as standard, as opposed to rear-wheel-drive. For now, the only option for America is the E300, with or without 4Matic – but we’re pretty sure the AMG models will start popping out everywhere in no time. As for looks, the E Class Coupe is exactly like the sedan at the front while at the back you can choose to think it’s a bigger C Coupe or a smaller S Coupe.