The all-new 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe officially revealed ahead of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Coupe’s styling is based on the new 2010 E-Class Sedan, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show last month, and it shares most of its engines and its interior with the four-door as well.
With the new design, Mercedes claims that the E-Class Coupe will be the “world’s most aerodynamically efficient series-production car.” That’s a bold claim to make but one can see in the newly acquired sleekness of the body that things have changed. This Coupe, in its slight form with no B-pillars and completely retractable side windows, creates a drag coefficient of just 0.24.
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The sort of engines presented for the new E-Class Coupe composes four, six and eight-cylinder units with outputs from 150kW/200hp to 285kW/382hp – the top end genre being the E500/550. Expect to see an AMG edition, however, unveiling with at least 500hp (373kW) later in the year. The four-cylinder engines are newly urban address-booster units, which elaborate an elevated yield and torque than the comparable V6-engines of the preceding series despite a lesser displacement.
Kicking off the lineup is the E250 CDI four-cylinder diesel, which has a yield of 200hp (150kW) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. It is the most fuel-useful engine in the assemble and is rated at 44mpg (5.3L/100km). This is tied by a 200hp (150kW) four gasoline with 229lb-ft (310Nm) of torque.
Moving up the ladder is the E350 CDI, which sports a 228hp (170kW) and 398lb-ft (540Nm) V6 diesel, and a E350 CGI petrol V6 with 288hp (215kW) and 270lb-ft (365Nm) of torque. Finally, there is the E500/550 flagship with a 5.5L petrol V8 churning out 382hp (285kW) and 390lb-ft (530Nm) of torque.
Also fitted to the E-Class Coupe is Mercedes’ Agility Control active suspension set-up. This automatically adjusts the density of the suspension given the powerful conditions and facility together with an abuser-controllable selective deterrent setting called Dynamic Driving. Other technologies contain drowsiness detection caution systems, a pop-up boater, path authorize recognition, preset tragedy braking, and adaptive character-dimming headlights.
Inside, the car picks up newly urbanized sport seats with exciting adjustment for seat height and backrest approach as average. With thrilling seat adjustment with memory (an elective addition), the front seats are also equipped with electro-pneumatically adjustable four-way lumbar wires. For the rear seats, Mercedes has included a folding meaning to augment storage.
The new E-Class Coupe will first hit European showrooms this May and should be on selling in the U.S. by the third-quarter of the year. Expect pricing and availability details to be exposed following the car’s debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.