Following some nice teasers rendered pointless by an early leak, the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe has now been unveiled in full glory, making those who want a sporty and luxurious two-door Benz even more confused as to what they should pick than before. And the thing doesn’t look particularly exciting, either.
The restrained looks of the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe could be intentional since the E-Coupe is supposed to the grown up coupe of the car maker’s range. If you want something naughty and playful you have the C-Class Coupe. What’s more, the E-Coupe is the spiritual successor to the old CLK-Class, so the fans of that model could potentially be interested in the new model. Should be find themselves thusly afflicted, they are in for a treat because the new E-Coupe is a fine vehicle with a range of good engines and a ton of features.
Speaking of features, the old trim level classification of Sport, Elegance and Avantgarde has given its place to “Classic,” “Sport” and “Progressive,” with the standard kit on all models including central 12.3-inch high-resolution COMAND display and an optional 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster, turbine-look air vents, touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel, and a touch pad on the center console, plus direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning. There is also fine wood trims and an LED ambient lighting system with up to 64 colors to choose from. What’s this, a Mustang?
Besides the regular four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe you also get the new E400 variant in both normal and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, powered by a 330 horsepower 3.0L V6 biturbo engine. It comes with a 9G- TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission for efficiency and an optional AMG Sport Package that changes the whole styling of the car and gives it a more sporty and purposeful look. We wonder what they have in store for the full-fat AMG version.