Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe to cost from £40.1K

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Order books have been opened and prices revealed for the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

As The Car Expert reported when the new E-Class Coupé was unveiled last week, it will arrive on UK roads in April 2017 following its public debut at the North American Auto Show in Detroit in January.

The range will comprise three models – prices start from £40,135 for the E 220 d, the E 300 costs from £41,025, while the E 400 4Matic starts from £50,775.

The 2.0-litre diesel of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé E 220 d produces 194hp and 400Nm of torque, and will likely appeal to fleet buyers with CO2 emissions of 119g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 61.4mpg, along with a 0-62mph time of 7.4 seconds.

The E 300 relies on 2.0-litre turbo petrol power, putting out 245hp and torque of 370Nm while the current range-topping E 400 4Matic has a biturbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine of 333hp and 480Nm.

Only one trim level, AMG Line, will be available for the car. Highlights of the AMG Line include 19-inch alloy wheels each with five twin spokes, LED headlights and tail lights, parking sensors and a reversing camera.Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-Coupe-front34

Owners will also find amongst the equipment a seat belt feeder, Magic Vision Control, touch pads on the steering wheel, Artico and Dinamica upholstery, heated seats, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours and an 8.4-inch infotainment screen with a Garmin navigation system.

The E 400 upgrades the navigation to the Mercedes Comand Online system with a 12.3-inch screen, while E 300 models also gain a sports exhaust system.

Options include the £2,795 Premium Equipment Line that adds a memory package, panoramic sunroof, and Keyless Go entry and starting. At £3,895, a Plus version also includes a Multibeam LED intelligent light system and a Burmester surround sound system.

For £595 owners can add some extra safety in the form of the Lane Tracking Package that includes Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. Or for £1,695 the Driving Assistance package adds Drive Pilot (including steering, lane change, emergency stop distance and speed limit aids); Active Brake Assist with a cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist and Pre-Safe Plus.

The Comand Online infotainment with its 12.3in screen is available on E 200 and 300 cars for £1,495 and can be combined with the £495 12.3-inch cockpit display to create a widescreen cabin effect.

Other options include Air Body Control air suspension (£1,495 but standard on the E 400) and alongside the Premium or Premium Plus packages and the 360-degree camera, a Remote Parking Pilot which allows the vehicle to be parked using a smart phone. This costs £89 for a three-year subscription.

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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