Mercedes-Benz has revealed its redesigned 2018 E-Class Coupe well in advance of the car’s launching at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Longer, wider, and bigger inside than the car it changes, which was based on the previous-generation C-Class platform, the brand-new E-Class Coupe will be at first offered as the E400 and equipped with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. Likely, Mercedes will apply its performance-oriented AMG treatment to the car, and lop the roofing off to change it into a convertible also.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Design
The 2018 E-Class Coupe is more than merely an E-Class sedan without rear doors. The coupe’s length and wheelbase are shorter than the sedan’s, and its track width is expanded by a shocking 2.6 inches. The coupe jettisons the sedan’s center seating position in the rear seat, offering lodgings for an optimum of 2 rear guests, much like the outgoing coupe. Note the absence of a side roof pillar, too– the E-Class Coupe’s pillarless “hardtop” body style enhances exposure while bestowing it with a breezily unique look.
Regardless of trimmer measurements than the sedan, the 2018 E-Class Coupe is significantly larger than the model it replaces. The previous E-Class Coupe was in fact developed on the smaller C-Class platform, which made it a completely different animal than its E-Class sedan counterpart. Interior area in the 2018 E-Class Coupe is stated to be considerably broadened as a result, with engineering manager Ola Källenius reporting that his 6-foot-4-inch frame fits conveniently in the rear seat. That’s something you couldn’t state about the outgoing model.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Engine
Worldwide, the coupe will be offered with a number of various engine choices and a minimum of two transmissions– there will be a six-speed handbook E200 offered someplace– however for now, North America is just getting the E400 with its 329-horsepower 3.0-liter biturbo V6 hooked to Mercedes’ brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission. Americans get to choose in between rear and all-wheel drive, while Canadians will get the 4Matic system requirement.
Eventually, there’s expected to be an AMG variation that need to feature Mercedes’ brand-new double-boosted inline 6, however nothing has been confirmed.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Release Date and Price
Pricing and fuel economy numbers for the 2018 E400 Coupe have not been launched, but we expect them to be just like the outbound model’s. We’ll understand more prior to the coupe reaches dealerships this summer season.