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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe (2017–)

Last updated 22 August 2018

 
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Dimensions
Length 4846–4848 mm
Width 2055–2065 mm
Height 1427–1438 mm
Wheelbase 2873 mm
Boot Space -

Full specifications

Interior

As per the driving experience, the E-Class Coupe’s interior is fundamentally excellent but is at its best when furnished with high-cost options.

A basic Coupe gets Mercedes-Benz’s Artico vinyl stuff, a fairly substantial (8.4-inch) infotainment screen, navigation, Bluetooth, DAB, climate control and a few other trinkets that make it feel executive – but to take it to luxury car level requires a significant spend. 

For example, a mere £4000 will buy you the ‘Premium Plus’ package, which will, among other things, mean you don’t have to press a button on the key fob to unlock the car (there's a proximity sensor), don’t have to readjust the driving position after your taller/shorter partner has been driving (memory seats) and can see all the bird poo on the roof without leaving the car (panoramic sunroof). You’ll get a mega 13-speaker Burmeister stereo too. 

A further £800 buys you rear heated seats and warm elbows – heated arm rests in the door and centre console. Another £600 will equip your car with automatic lane keeping on the motorway; £1700 will buy you a ‘Driving Assistance’ pack, which includes radar cruise control and a system that slows the car down automatically if the speed limit changes; £1500 makes the infotainment screen four inches bigger, and for a further £500 you can have another one in place of the traditional instrument binnacle. 

You get the picture: it’s possible to turn your four-cylinder diesel two-door into a near-autonomous tech fest, but one with an eye watering list price, only a fraction of which you’ll recover when you come to sell it. Assuming yours isn’t a company car, which it probably is. 

Regardless, the fundamentals of the E-Class Coupe’s cabin are almost beyond reproach. It has more interior space than the bigger S-Class Coupe, and and the cabin design is, to our eyes, neater and better resolved. And its quality is near enough the same too, while there’s a wide selection of colours and wood trims to suit most tastes. 

Being bigger in every which way than the outgoing E-Class Coupe means it feels far more spacious. Tall adults won’t enjoy life much in the back, but that’s par for the course with a car like this. Speaking of which, it has split-folding rear seats as standard so it’s actually moderately practical – especially for the golfer or skier types that car companies love to claim drive these sorts of cars. 

The boot space, at 450 litres, is 90 litres less than the saloon’s but that still makes it sizeable – for reference, a Ford Focus has a 316 litre capacity, while like-for-like rival the BMW 6 Series has a 460 litre space. 

You could, feasibly, run an E-Class Coupe as a family car if your children are slightly older and able to get themselves over the front seats – the doors open wide and the seats slide quite far forward for relatively easy access. 

Standard equipment

AMG Line specification includes Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with 8.4-inch display, Parktronic parking sensors with reversing camera and Park Pilot self-parking system; Collision Prevention Assist Plus autonomous emergency braking system, Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system (including Pre-Safe Sound, which helps prevent damage to hearing), 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting, two-zone automatic climate control, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with dual touchpads, Artico ‘leather’ upholstery with heated front seats, LED headlights and taillights; electrically folding mirrors, 19-inch alloy wheels, AMG styling elements, three-spoke AMG steering wheel, 

List Price from £38,150
Buy new from £27,639
Contract hire from £288.86 per month
 

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