Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today welcomes the arrival of the all-new E-Class Coupé, a new addition to the company’s Dream Car Collection lineup.
Two variants are available at launch, the E 200 Coupé AMG Line, with 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, while the E 300 Coupé AMG Line, with 245 hp and 370Nm of torque is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 6.4 seconds.
For even more exclusivity, the E 300 Coupé is also available with Edition 1, limited to only 555 units worldwide. It combines the AMG Line and the Night package with 50.8 cm AMG light-alloy wheels in exclusive designo cashmere white magno paint. 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.
The Coupé comes as standard with Agility Control suspension with passive, selective damping. In the interests of a sporty look, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than on the sedan and is tuned for comfort with an amplitude-dependent damping system.
Based on the E-Class sedan, the all-new E-Class coupé can be 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, fully retractable side windows and the absence of a visible B-pillar.
Equally 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 welcoming function. When the vehicle is opened, the tail light LEDs illuminate from the centre of the vehicle outwards. On locking the vehicle, the light sequence runs in the opposite direction. Both are additionally combined with an up and down dimming feature. This taillight show welcomes and says goodbye to the vehicle user similarly to the familiar welcome feature of the blue optical-fibre show in the front headlamp. Thanks to innovative crystal optics, the tail lamps also have a brilliant appearance reminiscent of the glow of a jet engine.
In terms of its overall dimension, with a length of 4826 mm (+123 mm), a width of 1860 mm (+74 mm) and a height of 1430 mm (+33 mm), the new E-Class Coupé clearly outstrips its predecessor in terms of length, width and height. The principal beneficiary of the wider track, with 1605 mm at the front (+67 mm) and 1609 mm at the rear (+68 mm), is the driving dynamics.
The significantly larger footprint compared with the previous model is to the benefit of passengers with extra spaciousness and comfort. They profit especially in terms of rear knee room, front and rear shoulder room as well as rear headroom. In each of the four fully fledged seats with coupé-specific individual seat character, the driver and passengers enjoy genuine comfort on long journeys.
Inside the cockpit, there’s two 12.3-inch displays with a high resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels that are merged under a single lens to produce a Widescreen Cockpit that appears to float in space. The instrument cluster in the driver’s direct line of vision can be personalized in three different styles; Classic, Sport and Progressive.
Touch control buttons in the steering wheel enable the driver to control the instrument cluster and multimedia system using finger swipes without having to take a hand off the steering wheel. Additional controls come in the form of a touchpad with controller in the centre console, which can also recognise handwriting, plus the Linguatronic voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driver assistance systems.
A new era of connectivity and digitalisation is marked by the infotainment system in the E-Class Coupé with COMAND Online. This includes integration of the smartphone into the vehicle’s infotainment system by means of capacitive aerial coupling and wireless charging. This means that compatible mobile phones can be charged wirelessly and also connected to the vehicle’s exterior aerial. This dispenses with the need to find a plug and connect a cable. There is an added advantage: using Near Field Communication, the customer’s smartphone becomes the digital vehicle key with which the car can be locked and unlocked as well as started.
If the vehicle is equipped with COMAND Online, it is possible to use Apple’s smartphone-based infotainment system CarPlay as well as Google’s Android Auto (Android Auto mobile app availability is subject to local market conditions)
As a member of the current E-Class family, the new Coupé is significantly more intelligent than its predecessor. It comes with all the features of the E-Class, the most intelligent executive saloon. Active Brake Assist comes as standard. It is able to warn the driver of an imminent collision, provide optimum support with emergency braking and, if necessary, also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing in the danger zone ahead of the vehicle.
The new E-Class Coupé at a glance:
|Model||E 200 Coupé||E 300 Coupé|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||4/in-line||4/in-line|
|Rated output (kW/hp)||135/184||180/245|
|Rated torque (Nm)||300||370|
|l/100 km *||6.0||6.4|
|0-100 km/h (s)||7.8||6.4|
Price (OTR w/o Insurance)
*Price is inclusive of GST.
RM 534,888 (Edition 1)
Photo Gallery – E 200 Coupe AMG Line
Photo Gallery – E 300 Coupe AMG Line
Photo Gallery – E 200 Coupe Edition 1