The recent transformation in the E-Class range is now visible on the new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. Both cars now receive exclusive and luxurious refinement that give the occupants a refined and posh driving experience.
|Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet|
The redesigned front end with stylish new headlights gives both cars a stylish look. The headlamps are fitted with partial LED lights. This come instaled as standard. Just like the E-Class Sedan and Estate, the Coupe and Cabriolet can be ordered with full LED headlamps. Flowing light elements within the headlamps ensure that the “four-eye” look typical of the E-Class is retained.
|Mercedes E-Class Coupe|
The stylish front look is further boosted by large air intakes and the V-shaped front bumper. The muscular design that was visible at the side look remains unchanged. The long hood, extended side line, flat roof and powerful rear end remain untouched by the designer’s pen. The rear comes equipped with new tail lights and a wide rear bumper with a chrome strip. Two chrome tip exhaust are also visible on the new black rear diffuser.
|Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet|
All available engines on the Coupe and Cabriolet feature an ECO start/stop system. The engines are also powerful as well. For example the E350 Coupe and Cabriolet come with a V6 petrol engine and 302hp and 273 lb ft (foot pound) of torque. The top of the range E550 Coupe and Cabriolet come with a powerful twin-turbo direct-injection V8 engine with 402hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The engines are married to a 7-speed automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and shift paddles. The transmission has a new feature is called short-term ‘M’ mode. This feature switches the transmission to automatic shift after the driver has shifted either up or down. All Coupe and Cabriolet versions can be ordered with 4MATIC All-Wheel-Drive.
|Stylish front with full-LED headlamps|
The electronically-controlled system displays an impressive level of traction on all manner of terrain, raises active safety and offers an outstanding degree of driveline refinement. Power to the wheels is managed by the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system. Its shock absorbers adapt automatically to the condition of the road surface to ensure sporty handling and long-distance comfort. Another package known as ADVANCED AGILITY controls the suspension and transmission to give the Coupe or Cabriolet sportier acceleration. Like the Sedan and Wagon, the Coupe and Cabriolet are equipped with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. Like the Sedan and Wagon, the Coupe and Cabriolet are equipped with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard.
|Cabriolet with the roof up|
Fine materials adorn the Coupe and Cabriolet interior. The dashboard features a two-piece trim stretching across the entire dashboard. An analogue clock sits between the redesigned air vents that have been finished in chrome. The posh interior look is further boosted by the redesigned center console. A large display is now visible with improved graphics for the infotainment system.
|Mercedes E-Class Coupe|
Gear selection is now controlled by the DIRECT SELECT shift lever and shifter paddles located behind the new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. The lack of a gear selector knob creates more room for cup holders. A new electronic packing brake button is also visible on the dashboard. This eliminates the previous model’s annoying foot operated parking brake. Both cars have enough room for four occupants. Retractable rear side windows give both cars a four door characteristic.
|Multifunctional steering wheel|
The Cabriolet comes with an acoustic soft top with high-grade insulation. This ensures that the interior remains as quiet as it does on the Coupe even at high speeds. With the top down, the standard AIRCAP wind deflector helps reduce interior turbulence and wind noise. At speeds above 40km/h the wind deflector is deployed automatically and retracted back at speeds of 16km/h and below. The wind deflector between the rear head restraints responds to the number of occupants in the cabriolet.
|Long hood, coupe roof and muscular rear remain unchanged|
When an occupant buckles the rear seat belt, the front and rear wind deflectors extends to ensure moving air passes over all occupants. The Cabriolet front seats also feature an AIRSCARF neck-level heating system that blows warm air around the neck. The Cabriolet seats are also heated to ensure the car offers a comfortable open air-driving experience even at low temperatures.
|Rear seats with the rear wind deflector|
Standard infotainment systems include a 7-inch high-resolution color display, sound system with AM/FM/WB radio, in-dash DVD/CD player, in-dash memory card slot, auxiliary input jack and Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling. Mercedes also offer the amazing mbrace2 system as standard. The mbrace2 provides drivers top-of-the-line features related to safety, infotainment, personal assistance and vehicle care. It allows the car to access and run popular apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Local Search. It also comes with a Mercedes-Benz app designed to keep the driver posted on the condition of the vehicle, next service dates, discounts plus other information.
|E-Class Cabriolet front seat with AIR SCARF|
As with every Mercedes, hosts of system are installed to help boost the overall safety of the driver and car. Both the Coupe and Cabriolet come with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST as standard. The radar-based collision with adaptive brakes systems helps to significantly reduce the risk of a collision. ATTENTION ASSIST also fitted as standard.
|Comfortable rear seats on the coupe|
This alerts an inattentive or drowsy driver. It also lets the driver know his/her level of fatigue by calculating the driving time since the last break. Other optional assistance systems include DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist that can help the driver keep the vehicle centered in its lane and can semi-autonomously track lines of traffic. Next is Brake Assist system BAS PLUS with Intersection Assist. This is able to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians and also boost the braking power applied by the driver accordingly.
|Cabriolet rear design|
The Brake Assist System works with PRE-SAFE to trigger occupant protection measures to reduce the forces to which occupants are subjected. It can also firmly apply the stationary vehicle’s brakes in the event of a rear end collision to prevent secondary accidents. The Active Lane Keeping Assist now can detect when the adjacent lane is not clear, including when it is occupied by oncoming traffic. If a collision threatens, even if the lane marking is not a solid line the system can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally by applying the brakes on one side.
|E-Class Coupe interior|
An Active Parking Assist enables automated parking with active steering and brake control in both parallel and perpendicular spaces. Both cars can be ordered with a 360-degree camera that covers all four sides of the vehicle and enables a seamless all-around view including a virtual bird’s-eye perspective. Both the Coupe and Cabriolet come fitted with 9-airbags as standard. The Cabriolet comes with roll-over protection system that is active when the roof is down.
|Rear design with new LED lights|
Both the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will be available to customers from May 2013. Prices will be announced soon.