Mercedes-Benz has done a great job ahead of the Detroit Auto Show next month. The German-based automaker has officially revealed details of its new model in the W213 E-Class lineup – The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The new two-door coupe version will follow his siblings that have been released to the market, including E-Class Sedan and Wagon. Of course, two other new models from Mercedes are also expected to be released soon in the US that includes the 2018 E-Class Coupe AMG and convertible versions.
The 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe seems to get a complete redesign. It’s based on the same MRA modular platform with rear-wheel-drive system that has been introduced for the first time on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However, this two-door coupe is rumored to share the same design language with Mercedes C-Class and S-Class. In terms of dimensions, the new E-Class Coupe is basically a taller, longer and wider compared to the outgoing model. While the wheelbase and overall length of the car has increased by approximately 4.4 – 4.8 inches.
More Elegant and Aggressive Designs, plus also features AMG Sports Package
Take a look at its exterior design, the new E-Class Coupe now looks more elegant and beautiful without B-pillars. But this car has longhood with short deck, frameless windows, LED headlights with smart high beams, and the front-end design featuring familiar diamond grille. Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz also offers Sports Packages to their customers. It includes wheels and a steering wheel with AMG-style, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, body kits, as well as side skirts. Overall, this car looks special for all Mercedes enthusiasts in general.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe offers extra size for passengers thanks to a MRA modular platform and bigger chassis. Thus making the cabin more spacious, also more headroom, more shoulder room and more rear legroom. Mercedes offers a multi-chamber air suspension plus adaptive dampers which is available as optional for customers. However, unlike the sedan and wagon versions, the upcoming E-Class coupe is equipped with a lowered suspension.
Luxurious Interiors and High-Tech Features
In addition to more spacious cabin, the 2018 model year has a similar interior as his siblings “E-Class sedan”, including dashboard layout. But anyway the only difference is that the coupe version has air vents inspired by jet turbine, according to Mercedes. Don’t forget there are also some luxury and high-tech features, including Mercedes DRIVE PILOT semi-autonomous driver assist and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control which can manage distances up to a speed of 209,2 km/h (130 mph). Moreover, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will also be equipped with Magic Vision Control, Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Emergency Braking as standard equipment.
You will get a 12.3-inch infotainment display as a standard feature when you purchase this new E-Class coupe. While the 12.3-inch digital instrument-cluster is only offered as optional with three different styles available, including Classic, Progressive and Sports. Customers will also get some standard infotainment features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation system, wireless charging and much more. Meanwhile, the interior detail wrapped in two different types of light wood trims with natural grains or gloss elements.
2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Specifications
Under its hood, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a peak output of up to 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, Mercedes will only offer two choices of trim levels on the new E-Class coupe, including E400 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and E400 rear-wheel-drive versions. Both will be paired to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and will replace the previous 7-speed transmission. Mercedes has claimed it can improve fuel efficiency and increase acceleration. In fact, RWD E400 version of the upcoming E-Class coupe is claimed to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. In other words, it was 0.9 seconds faster than the previous E400 coupe model, which is also equipped with a similar engine.
There is no official word about engine options for the full-version AMG and convertible models. However, according to some leaked info, we guess the 2018 E-Class Coupe AMG will most likely be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine derived from the Mercedes-AMG GT. Another possibility is the new V6 turbocharged engine with a peak output of 450 HP will power the E-Class Coupe AMG, could come to the United States as well.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Release Date and Price
According to our sources, release date for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is scheduled for next summer with sales at US dealers will begin shortly thereafter. While the convertible and AMG version is expected to be released within a few months after the coupe version reaches US dealers. Official pricing details has not been announced at this time. However, we expect the new E-Class coupe will go on sale in the United States with an estimated starting price of around $55,000 – $75,000. These extra costs should be paid by customer for all the beautiful design and power of the latest E-Class coupe.
Anyway don’t forget to watch the Detroit Auto Show next January if you want to see this car in more detail. Or if you are Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, you should not skip this. NAIAS ticket price for a public audience only $13 per person for adults, $7 for children (7-12 years old) and seniors (65 years old – older).