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2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe

Second Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal

 

Beautiful, dramatic and eye-catching, that is the E400 Coupe

This is the second time I test drive the E-400 coupe, first in Vancouver, Canada, and now in Florida. Through the mountains outside of Vancouver, or through the coast of Florida, this attractive coupe has perfect performance and driving precision.  The new generation E-Class Coupe by Mercedes Benz. For the first time Mercedes Benz built a coupe using the same powertrain of the E-Class. This two-door coupe is filling an empty space between the C-Class and the S-Class.

2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe

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Seats

All-Wheel Drive

Also available on Rear-Wheel Drive

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

Engine

3.0L V6 biturbo

Horsepower

329 hp @ 5,250-6,000

Top speed (mph)

130 (electronically limited)

Acceleration, 0-60 mph  5.2 sec

Torque

354 lb-ft 

Fuel Tank

17.4 gal

Fuel Economy MPG

22

Combined Estimated MPG

20 City / 26 Hwy

Introduction

The 2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe is a completely new generation of E-Class coupes. It is more spacious, stylish and certainly more beautiful than its predecessor.

Coupes are usually 2-doors smaller “cut” versions of a regular sedan automobile, with limited rear space, but very appealing as per their beautiful design and lines. Coupes are more streamlined and sportier than most four-door sedans. The new E-400 is a new kind of coupe, with larger space in the backseats and trunk but conserving the classic beautiful sporty look and appeal.  This E400 Coupe is the perfect middle between the S and C coupes. It is ideal for those drivers who feel that the S-class coupe is too big but the C-class is too small, it is also a good value a compromise in terms pricing, starting around $60K.

This stylish coupe has a new body, bigger and with perfect proportions to satisfy coupe lovers who need more space, especially because of a new roof and a completely new exterior design. More space for all passengers, thanks to the increased dimensions of the body and wheelbase.  The design of the E-class coupe comes with certain styling elements of new generations C-class and S-class, using the powertrain of the E400 sedan, and with its own personality, the curve from the roof to the back ends in an infinite-like aerodynamic shape.

 

Performance

Besides luxury and beauty  this coupe has a powerful and efficient 3.0L V6 biturbo engine fast and ready for any adventure. For better driving control and shifts, the E400 coupe comes with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.   For those who like power and precision, the 2018 E400 coupe produces 329 Horse Power and a Torque of 354 lb-ft.  There are other Mercedes Benz models that produce much more HP, but it will be very rare for a driver to use the full 329 HP that is already more than enough.

  • 3.0L V6 biturbo
  • Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
  • Horsepower 329 hp @ 5,250-6,000
  • Top speed (mph) 130 (electronically limited)
  • Torque 354 lb-ft

 

The powerful engine merges perfectly with the delicate suspension to create a sporty and agile ride.

 

Prices & Versions

The 2018 Mercedes Benz E 400 is available in 2 models: E400 Coupe and E400 4MATIC Coupe. Considering how beautiful, luxury and powerful is this coupe, the price is actually low when compared to other Mercedes Benz models or to other similar coupes.

Around $60K is the ticket price to drive this beautiful and spacious coupe that Mercedes Benz describes as “clear and sensual design”

Model Approximate Price
2018 Mercedes Benz E400 Coupe (rear wheel drive) Starting at $59,500
2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe (AWD) Starting at $61.000

Exterior

 

If you meet the new E400 coupe for the first time, be sure it will be love at the first sight.

The look of the 2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe is outstanding, it is marvelously stylish. The E400 Coupe has a very original design, especially the rear lines of its body are designed to look amazing but also to have more interior space. The trunk lid and tailpipes are different from the smaller and bigger brothers C and S class.  The two-door body type is unique and very attractive.

The exterior of the 2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe includes many classic features of the brand. It looks stylish, modern and sporty. Front LED headlamps multibeam teardrop shaped, spectacular grille with a large three-beam star, a fairing with sections of air intakes. A long hood line that continue the design with the top of the car. It looks elegant and clean and frame-free. Solid wheel arches with 17 or 18-inch discs.

A nice detail are the moving lights, changing their direction, depending on whether the car opens or closes.

  • AMG Line Package with AMG body styling
  • Multifunction sport steering wheel and 18” five-spoke or 19” twin-five-spoke wheels

 

Interior

The interior of the new generation Mercedes Benz Coupe has some similar details to other cars of the same brand but still it is unique. It has some similar details to the E-class sedan. The A/C vents are designed in a very unusual style that look like the nozzles of a jet engine turbines, that is just one more of several details that make the interior unique and very luxury. Also, specially designed for this coupe, front and rear seats design.

The luxury two-door 2018 Mercedes Benz E400 4Matic Coupe, has only high-quality finishing materials.

There are several color options for the interior design, including a few exclusive ones.

Some of the Interior Features:

  • Warmth and Comfort Package
  • Head-Up display
  • Ambient Lighting (64 colors)
  • LED Intelligent Light System with taillamp welcoming function
  • Multicontour seats with four different massage programs
  • Power Adjustable Front Seats with Lumbar Adjust. and 3-position Memory
  • Panorama roof
  • Leather upholstery
  • 3” digital instrument cluster
  • Keyless-start
  • Split Folding Rear Seats (40/20/40)

 

Safety Features

Safety always has been a priority for Mercedes Benz, these are some of the safety features included in the E400 coupe.

  • Active Emergency Stop Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist
  • Attention Assist
  • Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Touch Control Buttons
  • Air body control
  • Rear side air bags
  • Crosswind Stabilization
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • PRE-SAFE Predictive Occupant-Protection System
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Rearview Camera
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program

 

Conclusion

The driver of the 2018 Mercedes Benz E 400 Coupe can enjoy the performance beauty and safety of this car.  Priced at approximately 60K, it is a luxury car that many car buyers can afford, but in general this coupe can be perceived as a much more expensive car.

The E400 coupe feels and looks very luxury, and it comes with a great last name: Mercedes Benz.

This coupe comes with a lot of value and wonderful features that will enhance your driving experience, like active braking with pedestrian recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking system with the ability to remotely control via smartphone.  9-speed automatic 9G-Tronic, all-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive. 12.3-inch screen (instrument panel and Comand Online multimedia complex), 1450 W premium Burmester audio system with 23 speakers, first-row power seats with electric adjustment, heating, cooling and massage, three-zone climate control, multi-function steering wheel with touchpad, background LED interior lighting (a choice of 64 shades of luminescence), high-quality finishing materials, several electronic security features and more to make you fall in love.

Marco Carvajal
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