Mercedes-Benz E-Class Has Arrived (VIDEO)
MotorWeek is first on the scene in Vancouver, British Columbia, driving the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe.
Debuting roughly a year after the sedan, the E400 coupe uses the same platform, which is responsible for the nearly five extra inches in overall length compared to the previous version, which rode on the smaller C-Class platform.
The increased length allows for more rear seat legroom resulting in a more reasonable 4-passenger coupe.
Outside, the coupe receives unique touches including two power domes running down the hood and into the coupe-specific diamond-pattern mesh grille.
The coupe is also the first Benz to feature a new, simplified design language that eliminates most of the sharp character lines we’ve seen throughout the lineup.
The abundance of technology carries over from the sedan with the availability of a 12.3” instrument cluster to go with the standard COMMAND display creating a continuous effect across the dash.
New air vents add even more flair to the cockpit. A 3.0L twin-turbo V6 sends power through a 9-speed G-TRONIC automatic transmission to the rear wheels or, for the first time, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
Total output is 329-horsepower and 354 lb.-ft of torque. The E400 Coupe goes on sale this summer and starts at $59,895 with 4MATIC adding $2,500. For more info on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, stay tuned to MotorWeek!