I’m starting fall head over heels for Mercedes new line of coupe models, and this is the icing on the cake. Introducing the 2018 Mercedes E-class Coupé, the middle brother gets some coupé love.
Mercedes have been on a roll with redesigning their coupé portfolio. First, it was the beautiful S-class coupé at the helm, followed by the C-class coupé, and now the mid-level E-class gets some coupé love as well.
The first thing you’ll notice is the Mercedes ‘Diamond’ grille, and the smooth flowing design lines we’ve come to love about the new redesigns. The car also features a B-pillar(less) design, allowing for a smooth flow from front to back.
The new E-class Coupé rides on a longer 190.0-inch wheelbase, sitting between the C-class 184.5 inch, and the S-class 197.5 inch length. The coupé now shares most of its parts with the E-class sedan, rather than last generation’s C-class parts.
The E-class Coupé will come to the United States as an E400 or E400 4-Matic alone. It is powered by a 3.0 litre Biturbo V6 forcing 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. They will come equipped with a 9 Speed 9G Tronic automatic transmission.
On the interior, the familiar Mercedes luxury is unmistakable. You get access to a wonderful selection of leathers, wood grain trims or aluminum trims, and a 12.3-inch COMAND display. The vehicle will be available with Mercedes Drive Pilot driver-assistance systems.
The new Mercedes E-Class Coupé is set to officially launch at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Pricing should sit around $60,000 including the premium over the sedan model, and release in the Summer. No word on an AMG variant, but we’re hopeful.
Photos courtesy of MBUSA.