2018 Mercedes E Class Coupe Release Date Redesign, Specs, and New Features – The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238) combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology.
Is the new E-Class Coupe just as good as it looks?..
Mercedes-Benz’s current product range is immense. With no fewer than 13 distinct Mercedes-Benz model lines in the U.S. alone for 2017, ranging from diminutive roadsters to giant SUVs—to say nothing of the Maybach and AMG spinoffs—there’s no premium-automobile customer Mercedes won’t attempt to woo. Among them are traditional luxury-coupe buyers, a small but influential group that has proved valuable to Benz for decades. Of late, Mercedes-Benz has tripled down on two-doors, offering coupe versions of its primary C-, E-, and S-class car lines. Mercedes clearly appreciates these customers, who should, in turn, appreciate the 2018 E-class coupe.
The new E-Class Coupé.
Stylish and sporty. The new E-Class Coupé (C 238) combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology.
Evolution of the design language.
The coupé-esque proportions typical of Mercedes-Benz are characterised by a distinctive front end with low-positioned sports grille and central star, a long bonnet with powerdomes, a rearward-shifted, squat greenhouse and a muscular rear end. The dynamic looks are underlined by four frameless side windows and the absence of a B-pillar.
With these clear forms, the design of the Coupé conveys an air of luxury and style alike. Based technically on the Saloon, the sportily exclusive Coupé marks a next step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design language.
Welcome feature of tail lamp.
Typical of a Mercedes coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps, which, in combination with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, celebrate the world premiere of a welcome feature. When the vehicle is opened, the taillight LEDs illuminate from the centre of the vehicle outwards. On locking the vehicle, the light sequence runs in the opposite direction. Thanks to innovative crystal optics, the tail lamps also have a brilliant appearance reminiscent of the glow of a jet engine.
2018 Mercedes E Class Coupe Sporty, luxurious interior.
The two optionally available high-resolution and brilliant 12.3-inch displays are merged under a single lens to produce a Widescreen Cockpit that appears to float in space. As the key design element, it emphasises the width, as does the fascia-spanning trim, which terminates with a dynamic sweep in the door panel. A decidedly sporty note is set by the air vents, the form of which is heavily influenced by the look of a turbine engine.
Especially for the E-Class Coupé, there is a choice of two new innovative, light wood trim packages in open-pore and high-gloss finishes. Precisely executed seams give emphasis to the seat design of each equipment line. The impressive range of exterior paint finishes is harmoniously matched to the contemporary interior colour scheme. The interior lighting makes exclusive use of durable, energy-saving LED technology.
2018 Mercedes E Class Coupe Performance with high-tech.
Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines, all equipped with ECO start/stop and complying with the Euro 6 emissions standard, provide for lively performance and great fun behind the wheel. At market launch, there will be an initial choice between one diesel and three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 135 kW (184 PS) to 245 kW (333 PS). Further engine variants and 4MATIC versions will follow. All the models available at market launch are equipped as standard with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds.
As with most Mercedes coupes over the decades—the lovely W114/W115, W123, and W124 editions come to mind—the 2018 E400 coupe is intended to coddle and not cajole, and in that way it is a worthy successor to its ancestors. The coupe market may be shrinking overall, but this car proves the body style remains very much alive at Mercedes-Benz.