Three-tier Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range kicks off from sub-$100k

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has launched in Australia with a three tier line-up priced from $96,000 plus on-road costs.

The latest member of the E-Class family bears a strong family resemblance with its larger S-Class and smaller C-Class siblings; so strong that you’d be hard pressed to tell it from the S-Class Coupe if you weren’t paying attention.

It’s in the finer details that the E-Class Coupe is set apart from its lesser siblings, such as the third side window, dual power domes on the bonnet, softer character line down its flanks and slimmer and longer tail lights.

Inside however, there’s no mistaking it’s the more expensive model with the dashboard carried wholesale from the E-Class sedan, including the availability of the twin 12.3-inch displays for the instruments and infotainment system.

Measuring 4,826mm in length, 1,860mm in width, 1,430mm in height and a 2,873mm wheelbase, the latest E-Class Coupe is larger in all directions compared to its predecessor, offering more space for all passengers.

Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Coupé

The Australian E-Class Coupé range opens with the E 220 d model, priced from $96,000 plus ORCs. Powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 143kW and 400Nm the E 220 d sprints from 0 to 100kph in 7.4 seconds. Combined with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission and ECO start-stop, it uses 4.9L/100km on the average cycle. Standard equipment includes an AMG Line body styling package, 19-inch alloys, leather upholstery, Driver Assistance safety package, COMAND Online infotainment system with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, PARKTRONIC parking assist, and Keyless-GO entry and starting system with hands-free access.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé

The E 300 Coupé is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 180kW and 370Nm, and is paired to the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Key additions over the E 220 d specification include 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system, AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension, heated front seats and MULTIBEAM LED headlights with 84 individually controllable LEDs. It fetches a sticker of $110,900 plus ORCs.

Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC Coupé

The E 400 4MATIC is motivated by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder bi-turbo petrol engine producing 245kW and 480Nm in conjunction with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system which help propel the E 400 4MATIC froom 0 to 100kph in just 5.3 seconds. Additions over the E 300 Coupé specification include a 13-speaker, 590-watt Burmester surround sound system, a head-up display, panoramic glass sunroof, metallic paintwork and privacy glass. Pricing for the E 400 4MATIC Coupé is set at $145,900 plus ORCs.

Edition 1 Package

The Edition 1 Package is limited to 555 cars worldwide, with Mercedes-Benz Australia securing an allocation for its customers to add to E 300 Coupé or E 400 4MATIC Coupé models. The package includes two-tone nappa leather upholstery and nappa leather /DINAMICA microfibre sports steering wheel, AIR-BALANCE interior filtering package, designo cashmere white magno paintwork, bi-colour 20- inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels, exterior design elements in black, and Edition 1 badging. The package adds $5900 to the E 300 Coupé and $2420 to the E 400 4MATIC Coupé.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available for order now from dealerships across Australia.

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