2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe For When The S Coupe Is Too Big And The C Too Small

Bigger and roomier yet sexier looking than its predecessor, the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed online about a month before it debuts in the flesh at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

While bearing the E-Class nameplate, the Coupe does a nice job differentiating itself from its sedan and estate stablemates with coupé proportions and a rakish roofline, but on the other hand, the styling strongly mimics the two-door versions of the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class.

So much so, that unless you pay attention to certain details, such as the third side window, slimmer and longer tail lamps, the dual power domes on the hood and the softer and less pronounced side lines, you could easily mistake it for the C-Class Coupe.

There’s no mistaking the interior though, as with the exception of some minor touches like the jet-inspired air vents, certain panels and trimmings, and the individual rear seats that are unique to the Coupe, the rest of the cabin is sourced from the other new E-Class models. This includes the available twin 12.3-inch displays for the instrument panel and infotainment system. The entry-level model combines two round dials along with a 17.8cm color display cluster (1000 x 600 pixel resolution) and a central display with a 21.3 cm screen diagonal (960 x 540 pixels).

With a length of 4826 mm (190 in.), a width of 1860 mm (73.2 in.) and a height of 1430 mm (56.3 in.), the new E-Class Coupé outstrips its predecessor in terms of length by 123mm (4.8 in), in width by 74mm (2.9 in.) and in height by 1.3 in. (32mm). Together with the 113mm (4.4 in.) longer wheelbase at 2,873mm (115.7 in.), Mercedes claims that the new E-Class Coupe offers a lot more space for all passengers.

At launch, Mercedes has confirmed four models for the European market, including the 194PS (191hp) E220d with a 2.0L inline-four diesel, the 184PS (181hp) E200 and 245PS (242hp) E300, both powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four petrol, and the E400 4Matic featuring a 333PS (328hp) twin-turbo V6 petrol. As their names suggest, the first three are rear-wheel drive, while the E400 4Mmatic is all-wheel drive.

The US and Canada will get the E400 in both rear- and 4Matic all-wheel drive variants powered by the same 329hp 3.0L V6 turbo gasoline engine.

All models, regardless of market and engine, are equipped as standard with a 9G- TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes will add more engines to the lineup later on, including the sporty AMG 50, possibly featuring a +400hp version of Merc’s new straight-six engine, and the E63 AMG with a twin-turbo V8 delivering up to 563hp (571PS).

Buyers will be able to choose from three suspension set-ups, the base steel-sprung Direct Control system that sits 15mm lower than the E-Class sedan, the Dynamic Body Control system with adjustable damping and the Air Body Control with multi-chamber air springs. As with the E-Class sedan, there will be a comprehensive long list of standard and optionally available comfort, tech and safety features.

The new E-Class Coupe will reach European and North American showrooms in the summer of 2017.

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  • angie_merkel

    nice laguna coupe from mercedes

  • Lucas Hampel

    Previous generation, on the base, unsuccessful E-class, was a very nice car. New has a cleaner form. Then again they did the third window, by the pillar C. Look like the second pair door. Meanwhile the ones real, seem short.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Actually that was based on the C with E styling, as I recall.

      • Kagan

        Correct, but actually it’s more or less the same thing now also because they have a modular platform that is the same for C,E and even S.

    • Zeuster

      Yeah. That relatively huge third window is a let-down. I want uninterrupted.

  • BarryFastCars

    I like it better than the C-Class coupe. I am a sucker for the B-pillarless design. That base non-AMG model gives new meaning to fake exhaust tailpipes, good lord. As a whole, fantastic product. I sure hope this receives the new engines Mercedes is cooking up, and fast. The E300 should have a 300hp electric turbo 4 cylinder and the E400 should have the new electric turbo inline 6. This would make it one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road.

  • Scott Blakula

    the extra hood detailing, smoothed out shoulder crease, and lack of B-pillar make it much nicer than the already-nice C-coupe. the E-class interior is just a cherry on top

    • Kaisuke971

      The C Coupe doesn’t look that good, the rear end is too weird. In AMG form yeah the front looks badass so it kinda saves but the regular C Class… It falls behind the A5 and the 4 Series design-wise imo.

    • dumblikeyou2

      Lenscrafters must have sold you rose-colored glasses.

  • pcurve

    Love everything… except that mini side windows… I realllly don’t like those.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Well, if it didn’t have a rear wheelwell to clear. Or, if it had a shorter roofline. Or, if the rear windows were fixed. You get the idea.

      • pcurve

        yeah… I guess another option is to limit the rear window travel range with one piece glass. I personally would’ve preferred that given hardly anyone will sit in rear.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I can actually see this being cross-shopped with the Audi A7. They are two totally different cars, but they both share a similar audience with people who want to buy something that’s both beautiful, and yet sets them apart from everyone else in the parking lot. Nicely done.

  • MEH.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Love the fact hat they kept the split side windows. And with this model finally being revealed, you can actually see that they all have their own uniqueness, more evident than in the sedans, and overall look like fresh, elegant updates of the models that they replace. You from the front and side (jury’s still out on the back) can tell these apart. And I can’t help but applaud Mercedes for the job they did with these coupes. You can tell these are new models, and of which one. Where they faulted with the sedans, they made up for with these coupes. To nitpick, the C is not the prettiest, and doesn’t give off the aura of sportiness I felt the C204 did. Top Job, Stuttgart.

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    • Jesse A. C. Majors

      After seeing them all together, as you have laid out, the E class coupe has the best side profile styling of all 3.

  • theurbangent lee

    benz has went the way of the audi……didn’t audi get sued for making the same car in different sizes

  • Kash

    thos y-spoke rims are gorgeous!

  • TheBelltower

    At first I liked the air vents. Now I just see a row of sphincters.

    • Nordschleife

      And you have forced most of us to see the same thing. LOL

      • TheBelltower

        Oh no! I’m sorry! Cannot unsee, unfortunately.

  • diego

    pls make a foto compariso between C, E ans S coupe.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      My comment below did a side comparison, if that helps.

  • Yardie

    Don’t like the current Benz Coupés and Cabrios at all..

  • Miknik

    Still not fond of the two glued together tablets as instruments (especially with those thick bezels, which make them look like a 49$ Amazon Fire), but the rest of the interior is simply gorgeous)

  • Ermal Morina

    Tho it might look quite similar to the C Coupe and the S coupe, I can’t deny that it looks so fucking sexy and elegant,and the interior it’s honestly a masterpice. I guess,well done Mercedes

  • Alex

    Beautiful, but it looks like an unfinished version of S or C-class coupe (anyway they are the same)

  • Vassilis

    That split rear window is weird.

  • supermanuel

    Love it- much better proportions than the C Class and more of a ‘fastback’ shape than the S Class.

  • Nordschleife

    For all the hoopla of the B-pillar less design, they didn’t post not one full exterior shot with the windows down. I personally like the C better because I like the compact proportions. If they would have engineered the C-class to be pillar less as well (looks to have the clearance for the rear window) it would make some people change their views.

    • Zeuster

      True. I was looking for that to. I hope it goes down all the way given they went huge with the third window.

  • Sjaak

    strange proportions, especially the rear window size, the top window