Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

Production Cars 7 Mar 2009
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new E-Class Coupé, which follows the sedan introduced three months ago. Among the design features are the absence of B-pillars, the fully retractable side windows and a drag coefficient of 0.24, which makes it the most aerodinamically efficient production car.



Mercedes Benz E Class CoupeThree months after the presentation of the new E-Class Sedan, at the Geneva Motor Show Mercedes-Benz has presented the E-Class Coupé, which offers sporty a interpretation of its four-door counterpart.

With a Cd-figure of just 0.24 (compared to the 0.25 of the sedan) this model is the world’s most aerodynamically efficient series-production car.

The new E-Class Coupé will be in the showrooms of the European Mercedes-Benz dealerships at the beginning of May 2009.

Design

Mercedes Benz E Class CoupeThe design of the new two-door model includes traditional styling elements such as the side windows, which are not interrupted by a B-pillar and are fully retractable.

Another hallmark of Mercedes Coupé design is the sports radiator grille with the large central star.

At the same time, however, the new model adopts a contemporary design idiom and shows its close family resemblance to the E-Class
Saloon.

This is shown by the twin-headlamp face, with rhomboid contours but somewhat sportier, sharper treatment for a more dynamic and incisive look.

Another design feature shared with the Saloon is the contour of the rear wing – a styling cue which also gave the S 220 "Ponton" Coupé of 1955 its athletic appearance.

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The arrow shape of the entire front section from front bumper to radiator to hood, the more extreme interpretation of the twin headlamp face and its more sinewy build give the E-Class Coupé a racier and more dynamic presence.

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Interior

The interior of the E-Class Coupé feature new sporty seats, which are electrically
adjustable for seat height and backrest angle as standard.

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The high, sports car-like seat backrests have a practical Easy-Entry function to make access and egress easier for rear-seat passengers.

The front seats are equipped with electropneumatically adjustable four-way lumbar supports; these are able to provide anatomically favourable support for the lower spine, which further improves seating comfort.

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Luxury seats with leather upholstery and active ventilation are available as
optional extras, as are newly developed multicontour seats with inflatable air chambers in the front seat cushions as well as in the centre and side bolsters
of the backrests. Two comfortable individual seats are available for the rear
passengers. These feature backrests which can be folded down individually
or together to increase the capacity of the luggage compartment.

Features

The range of engines includes two new 4-cylinder engines, which consume up to 17% less fuel whilst offering an increase in performance and torque.

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The new E-Class Coupé’s standard-fit Agility Control suspension adjusts automatically to the current driving situation. It combines driving enjoyment and excellent handling with the maximum comfort.

Mercedes Benz E Class CoupeThe new Coupé offers all the technical innovations of the new E-Class, including the selective damper control, drowsiness detection, preventive occupant protection and the Active Bonnet.

As a feature specific to the Coupé, the Dynamic Driving package allows different suspension setups at the touch of a button.

Additional control systems include Adaptive Main Beam Assist, road sign recognition and an automatic emergency braking system.

Beside the outstanding aerodynamics, other solutions targeted to a lower fuel consumption include on-demand activation of the steering and fuel pumps, the use of tyres with low rolling resistance and an alternator control system which takes account of the current driving situation and the vehicle’s electrical power requirements.

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Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupé – Engines

Model designation

Output (kW/hp)

Max. torque (Nm at rpm)

Combined NFDC fuel consumption (l/100 km)

E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé

150/204

500 at 1600-1800 rpm

5.3

E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé

170/231

540 at 1600-2400 rpm

6.8

E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé

150/204

310 at 2000-4300 rpm

7.0

E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé

215/292

365 at 3000-5100 rpm

8.5

E 500 Coupé

285/388

530 at 2800-4800 rpm

10.9

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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