The German automaker has presented its fullsize epitome of luxury, style and technology in the form of the all-new 2018 E Class Coupe, ahead of its official public premiere during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The front end is of course almost entirely taken from the regular E Class sedan and station wagon versions, while the rear end has the already known C and S Class Coupe minimalistic styling – thanks to the horizontal, LED taillamps. The B pillar is entirely absent to lend even more style – while the former E Class coupe is referenced through the small fixed glass just behind the last pillar. The interior is entirely an E Class affair, with the same level of technology and luxury as seen in the E Class sedan – we have the massive digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen front and center, alongside great seats and all the technology imaginable. Mercedes is so careful with details they are taking it to extremes – there are no less than 64 ambient lighting color options.
The E Class Coupe is expected to share the range of gasoline and diesel engines with the sedan and station wagon, but for now the company has only announced the powertrain choice for the United States – the E400, with rear-wheel or 4Matic all-wheel drive. The E400 has a 3.0-liter biturbocharged V6, shared with the AMG 43 models – but here it “only” has 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque and the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic. Performance levels are good though: 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) is done in 5.2 seconds, with maximum speed standing at 130 mph (210 km/h). Naturally, we’re pretty much taking the E 43 and E63/S models from AMG for granted, with more information on the E Class Coupe to be released when the model debuts in Detroit in January.