Mercedes is still cranking out its new lineup of beautiful, stately coupes. First the S-Class, then the C-Class and now the E-Class Coupe. Sitting in the middle, the E-Class coupe’s price and luxury are probably just right if you want an elegant (quasi)pillar-less German machine with two doors.
The new 2018 E-Class Coupe is now slightly larger than its predecessor, now with a stretched wheelbase thanks to a new platform which conveniently offers a little more wiggle room for whoever didn’t call shotgun and is stuck in the back.
Speaking of, the interior is just as nice a place to be as the E-Class sedan promises, with lovely leather options, luxurious trim pieces of wood or brushed aluminum or what have you, and an infotainment system graciously offering a mix of physical controls and the familiar Mercedes touchpad hooked up to an optional 12.3 inch display.
The new coupe will launch in the U.S. with the E400 and E400 4MATIC models both boasting a 3.0 liter biturbo V6 worth 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Oddly, the 4MATIC gets from zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds while the normal E400 beats it at 5.2 seconds. Both coupes come with the 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission.
The car is also available with the new Mercedes Drive Pilot driver-assistance system that we couldn’t really get to work very well on our test of the sedan E-Class, which you can read about here.
The 2018 model year Coupe will debut for real at the Detroit Auto Show next month and go on sale sometime in the summer, with pricing yet to be announced. The AMG goodies will come after that as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebrations, according to Autocar.